India-bound 2019 Yamaha R3 revealed with design inspiration taken from flagship R1 along with minor mechanical updates to improve handling
Yamaha has officially revealed the new R3 and changes on the new model is focused on styling. The front gets twin LED headlamps with faux air-intake and a tall design for the visor. The new design theme takes inspiration from R1, and R3 is the final model in R series lineup to get the flagship styling theme as the company has updated all other models.
The fairing also gets a new design theme with R name on the top. The fuel tank continues to be 14 litres but the design has been slightly tweaked and the split seats come straight from the current model. The rear continues to have the same design along with LED tail lamps.
One of the biggest updates on the new model is the instrument cluster as earlier R3 came with analogue tachometer and an LCD screen to display all other information- this analogue-digital combo started to show its age especially compared to newer models. So the company has given an all-digital instrument cluster for R3 but enthusiasts prefer the analogue tacho.
The LCD screen gets white backlight display and it gives lots of information like time, engine temperature, gear position indicator, speedometer, dual trip metre, odometer and more. The new clip-on handlebars on R3 gives a sporty riding position compared to the relaxed posture of the earlier model.
The new R3 comes with 37 mm KYB upside down forks and the rear retains the same mono suspension. Yamaha has improved handling compared to the previous model and the 17-inch wheels have been retained from the current model with 110/70 section tyre at the front and the rear gets 140/70 section tyre.
Yamaha R3 is powered by the same 321 cc liquid cooled twin-cylinder engine producing 42 PS of power at 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and braking duties are handled by 298 mm disc at front and 220 mm disc at the rear. The R3 will come with ABS as standard and the India launch is expected to take place next year.
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