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After just launching the R15 V3.0, Yamaha has upped it ante by launching the 2018 YZF-R3 Sportsbike at the Auto Expo 2018. Priced at Rs 3.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) buyers can choose from two available colour options – Racing Blue and Magma Black.
Big news is that Yamaha has now made the R3’s 321cc parallel-twin, four-valve, engine BS-IV compliant. Power and torque figures stand at 41.9hp at 10,750rpm, and 29.6Nm of at 9,000rpm respectively and the engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox.
Also, the YZF-R3 gets new dual-channel ABS and Metzeler M5 tyres. Suspension duties continue to be handled by the same 41mm Kayaba forks up front and preload-adjustable shock at the rear. It gets a 110/70 R17 tyre at the front and a 140/70 R17 tyre at the rear, each mounted on 17-inch alloys.
Otherwise, the R3 more or less remains the same with its instrument cluster displaying information like current and average fuel consumption, the coolant temperature and two trip meters.