Yamaha did not manage to sell even a single unit of the motorcycle last month compared to 80 units sold during the same period of time last year
Yamaha sold 0 units of their entry-level parallel twin-cylinder motorcycle in May 2019. Could this mean there is a possibility that they could launch the updated 2019 model in India soon? Almost all the automobile manufacturers stop the production of a product to make way for a new one so the dealers can sell the remaining stock across the country.
Usually, most of the brands keep a gap of a few weeks before actually introducing a new model. During the gap, the dealers start accepting bookings for the new model and if Yamaha follows the same rule then there is a possibility that they too could officially announce the bookings for the new YZF-R3 soon.
Yamaha introduced the updated model of the sportsbike Internationally in 2018. The new R3 is powered by the same 321cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected motor. This unit paired with a 6-speed gearbox produces about 42 hp of peak power at 10,750 rpm and a peak torque of 29.6 Nm at 9000 rpm.
Compared to the current motorcycle, the 2019 Yamaha R3 features a new all-digital instrument cluster with a rectangular display. The new display provides plenty of information including a digital tachometer, gear shift and position indicator, etc. The updated front fascia too looks sharper and takes its styling cues from the updated R-series models including the R1 and R6.
It features a larger windscreen and a full LED headlamp setup. The new R3 also gets a revised rider triangle with lower fuel tank and a lowered handlebar position, however, the tail section and the exhaust muffler looks identical to the older motorcycle.
Another major update made to the motorcycle comes in the form of new KYB 37mm USD forks at the front that replaces the old telescopic units. The motorcycle carries forward the preload-adjustable KYB monoshock unit and the braking setup from the old motorcycle. It also gets a dual channel ABS system as standard for the safety of the rider. Just like we mentioned earlier, expect Yamaha to introduce the 2019 YZF-R3 within the next few months in India.