Yamaha YZF R3

The all new Yamaha YZF-R3 mounts a newly developed 321cc, liquid cooled, 4 stroke, in-line 2 cylinder, that churns out about 41 bhp at 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of peak torque at 9000 rpm. The motor comes paired to a 6-speed transmission. Other components remain the same as well with suspension duties performed by 41 mm Kayaba forks up front and a mono-shock unit at the rear sourced from KYB. Braking performance comes from 298 mm front and a 220 mm rear disc brakes. Internationally, the Yamaha R3 is available in both ABS and non-ABS versions.

Yamaha YZF R3

Yamaha YZF-R3 have more features such as front/rear disc brakes, telescopic front forks and amonoshockat the back continue to remain as such with the new bike. Weight has also increased on the new R3 — it now weighs 170kg, which is 3kg more than its predecessor. It is a new product which offers agile handling from the lightweight body, mass centralization measures, etc. The new Yamaha R3 competes against the KTM 390, Apache RR 310, Benelli TNT 300, Mahendra Mojo and the RE Classic 350. The Yamaha YZF-R3 is available in Nepal for Rs. 9,24,900.

Specifications of Yamaha YZF-R3

Engine and Transmission

Type 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Displacement 321 cc
Cylinders 2
Max Power 40.8 bhp @ 10,750 rpm
Max Torque 29.6 Nm @ 9,000 rpm
Bore 68 mm
Stroke 44 mm
Valves Per Cylinder 2
Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection
Fuel Type Petrol
Ignition TCI
Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder
Cooling System Liquid Cooled
Gearbox Type Manual
No. of Gears 6
Transmission Type Chain Drive
Clutch Wet, Multiple Disc

Tyres and Brakes

Front Tyre Size 110/70-17M/C 54H
Rear Tyre Size 140/70-17M/C 66H
Tyre Type Tubeless
Radial Tyres Yes
Wheel Type Alloy
Front Brake Type Disc
Front Brake Size 298 mm
Rear Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Size 220 mm
Calliper Type 2-Piston Caliper
ABS 2-Channel ABS
Wheel Size Front:- 17-inch, Rear:- 17-inch

Fuel Efficiency

Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres
Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.4 litres

Features and Safety in Yamaha YZF-R3

Odometer Digital
Speedometer Digital
Fuel Guage Yes
Tachometer Analogue
Stand Alarm No
Stepped Seat Yes
No. of Tripmeters 2
Tripmeter Type Digital
Low Fuel Indicator Yes
Low Oil Indicator Yes
Low Battery Indicator Yes
Pillion Backrest No
Pillion Grabrail Yes
Pillion Seat Yes
Pillion Footrest Yes
Digital Fuel Guage Yes
Start Type Electric Start
Shift Light Yes
Antilock Braking System Yes
Kill switch Yes
Clock Yes


Front Suspension Telescopic forks
Rear Suspension Swingarm


Kerb Weight 169 kg
Overall Length 2,090 mm
Overall Width 720 mm
Overall Height 1,135 mm
Wheelbase 1,380 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Seat Height 780 mm

Electricals in Yamaha YZF-R3

Head Light Twin 55-watt halogen bulbs
Tail Light LED
Turn Signal 12V,10Wx2
Battery 12V.7.0Ah (10HR)

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