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Thread: Yamaha YZF R3 Ridden on the Buddh International Circuit

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    Default Yamaha YZF R3 Ridden on the Buddh International Circuit

    Reclaim, Redeem & Restore - these 3 words were seemingly the motivating force for folks at Yamaha when they woke up from their slumber and decided to finally bring a motorcycle that they are known to make. The occasion was the launch of the R3 and perhaps by then Indian motorcycle enthusiasts had started to believe that Yamaha India had forgotten to make performance motorcycles or they are so busy chasing numbers in the commuter segment that they conveniently chose to ignore the segment that brought them back from the verge of oblivion in the Indian market. And it was clear from the speeches of senior Yamaha folks at the launch that they were aware of this growing perception. Anyways as always it is better late than never. Those who got to ride the Yamaha YZF R3, including yours truly, seemed to forget the past as soon as they sat on the saddle and thumbed the starter.

    Styling wise, the Yamaha R3 carries forward the legacy of the R15 in India with its full fairing, sharp lines, and aggressive twin headlamps. The overall design looks stunning, especially in the blue paint scheme. Theres an immediate unrelenting desire to ride it as soon as you set your eyes on it. The riding posture is balanced it is not as aggressive as the R15 and not too upright either but perhaps tilted just a little bit towards comfort mode which makes it suitable for long hauls on the highway without breaking your back, but a potent track tool as well. There is enough room even for tall riders to sit comfortably without feeling cramped. The seat height of 780 mm is a bonus for not-so-tall riders. The large analogue + digital instrument cluster is a refreshing yet familiar design that houses an analogue tachometer with a digital screen on the right that displays the speedometer and fuel gauge along with other things like two trip meters, odometer, etc.

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    Default Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Ridden on the Buddh International Circuit

    Nice writeup as always
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    Default Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Ridden on the Buddh International Circuit

    nice write up n REVIEWED well. on the bike: being a direct competitor to cbr250r n ninja (both 250 n 300), the ex show room price quoted will keep yammy fans disappointed. duke 390 owners as suffering from quality issues (no offense to anyone) can be pooled by Yamaha r3 n can be used to boost or cover up there late coming but at this price bracket without abs they will look for something else. in our context this one will be hell bent performer but spending 3.5l is not going to work well.
    the most useful aspect Yamaha has given attention to is the mid-range power delivery which is very useful in ours road conditions. a rev happy two cylinder engine with enough of torque keep the bikers in us happy for both city n highway driving. if this falls in 2.25-2.75l bracket, this would be going to sell like cupcakes
    searching for a road to perfection

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    Default Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Ridden on the Buddh International Circuit

    A very nice write up as always.

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    Default Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Ridden on the Buddh International Circuit

    Hello frens, I am planning to buy this machine. Today, I visited the showroom and asked them whether this machine has ABS or not. They replied that it has ABS. Could you guys throw some light on this. I have read the previous posts and it states that this machine donot have ABS. Currently, I have Pulsar RS 200 ABS and want to upgrade. Plz guide.

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    Default Yamaha YZF R3 Ridden on the Buddh International Circuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumar_1417 View Post
    Hello frens, I am planning to buy this machine. Today, I visited the showroom and asked them whether this machine has ABS or not. They replied that it has ABS. Could you guys throw some light on this. I have read the previous posts and it states that this machine donot have ABS. Currently, I have Pulsar RS 200 ABS and want to upgrade. Plz guide.
    R3 doesn't have abs yet.Rumors however are that it will get abs in mid 2016 models. This will continue to be a rumor unless it reaches our shores.
    Do go through r3 ownership reviews for more informative and pros and cons of the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chans02 View Post
    R3 doesn't have abs yet.Rumors however are that it will get abs in mid 2016 models. This will continue to be a rumor unless it reaches our shores.
    Do go through r3 ownership reviews for more informative and pros and cons of the machine.
    Ok. I didn't find any thread for that. Anyways, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kumar_1417 View Post
    Ok. I didn't find any thread for that. Anyways, thanks.
    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...periences.html

    Here you go

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    Default Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Ridden on the Buddh International Circuit

    Can we expect a similar welcome change in India ?


    Yamaha R3 price slashed in Vietnam

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    Default Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Ridden on the Buddh International Circuit

    2017 r3 models in US markets have ABS. Hopefully this would come to India as well with a slightly better pricing.

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