Top 10 Premium Bikes at Around 5 Lakh in India

9Yamaha R3

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 test ride
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Yamaha R3 is one of the finest examples of sports bikes in the segment. The bike is priced at Rs. 3.26 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the YZF-R3 comes styled in a manner that is easily capable of earning it a ‘superbike’ moniker. This bike is pretty lightweight thanks to the usage of a lighter chassis and body panels. Yamaha is known for manufacturing some of the spectacular bikes and while designing this one, the aerodynamic efficiency and controllability have been two factors followed with expertise.

The Yamaha R3 comes with a high level of riding performance with perfect balance and comfort for the rider. Speaking about the design, the bike features sharp dual headlamps that give it an aggressive and bold appearance. Moving to the side profile, the bike gets sharp fairing that not only enhances the masculine appeal of the YZF-R3 but also gives it an edgy look and increases aerodynamic efficiency.

The muscular 14-litre capacity fuel tank comes with a sculpted look. The split seats, stepped up saddle seat, sharp and narrow tail section and sleek taillight enhance the visual appeal of the bike. The blackened upward lifted exhaust with chrome tip also increases the style of the Yamaha R3 along with the blue coloured alloy wheels. Overall, the bike has been designed in such manner that catches attention at the very first glance.

Power source for the Yamaha YZF-R3 is a 321 cc in-line twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine that is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine is well capable to churn out 42 PS of peak power at 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of peak torque at 9,000 rpm. The engine returns a fuel efficiency of 22 kmpl.

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For braking and suspension duty, the Yamaha R3 gets top-notch equipments. Stopping power is provided by a 298 mm front disc brake and 220 mm rear disc brake. Suspension duty in the 169 kilogram weighing sportsbike is done by a telescopic front fork and a swingarm at rear.

Price: Rs. 3.26 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)