Auto Expo 2018: New Yamaha YZF-R3 launched at a price of Rs 3.48 lakh: Dual-channel ABS, Metzeler tyres & more

Auto Expo 2018 has seen the launch of the highly awaited 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3. The motorcycle has been launched with multiple new features and improved styling that should definitely make it stand in front of its rivals more confidently.

By: | Updated: February 9, 2018 3:18 PM
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Auto Expo 2018 is seeing multiple product launches even on Day 3 and Yamaha has just launched the new 2018 edition of YZF-R3 in India. The price of the motorcycle has been kept at Rs 3.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The most prominent change on the new R3 is the integration of a dual channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) for improved braking. Another change in the new Yamaha YZF-R3 ABS is the Metzeler tyres as against MRF rubber that used to come on the previous model. For those not in the know, the Yamaha YZF-R3 was retired with the onset of BS-IV emission norms. There had been rumours since long that Yamaha will launch the new R3 soon but the manufacturer chose the opportunity to launch the new Yamaha R3 ABS at Auto Expo 2018. The new Yamaha YZF-R3 ABS has been launched in the country in two new colours that go by the name Racing Blue and Magma Black.

Powering the new 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 ABS is the same 321cc, parallel twin engine mated to a six-speed transmission system. The engine is good for churning out respective power and torque outputs of 42 PS and 29.6 Nm. The suspension system of the motorcycle comprises of conventional telescopic forks at the front along with a monoshock at the rear. The Yamaha YZF-R3 ABS showcased at Auto Expo 2018 has been equipped with the same digital-analog instrument cluster that gives an access to all the useful information to the rider.

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Commenting on the launch of new 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 ABS at Auto Expo 2018, Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said, “The new version of YZF-R3 carries the testimony of Yamaha’s commitment to its customers. The award winning, twin cylinder motorcycle is now available with the dual channel ABS technology and Metzeler radial tyres that disburse extraordinary grip and high performance. Known for its riding controls and nimbleness, Yamaha is confident that the new YZF-R3 will earnestly appeal the biking enthusiasts and will continue to be the preferred choice for the customers.”

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