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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by manu4j1 View Post
    Folks I did some searching here in this thread before deciding to post, my question is about Motul. Thanks in advance
    If intended use is touring and city riding then stick to 7100.

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    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by Surya227 View Post
      my bad! I missed a deal wherein an R3 with 5000k on odo, for about 2.5l...damn!! these yamaha delears are lethargic! In a matter of day, i missed this deal!!! and again the wait for new lot continues....
      I can feel your pain. Even I had finalised a 4k on the odo R3 for 250. Finalised on the phone and told the dealer (not yamaha) that I would be making the payment in 2 days. Liquidated my investments too. And when I called him on the 2nd day to make the payment, he tells me it got sold.

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      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        I have seen so many friends upgrading their machine by now that i can see a pattern on what people might go to after a bike. But I don't know of anyone upgrading from R3 (including myself). Just out of curiosity and fun, wanted to ask other owners here. Which one is on your wishlist after R3?

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        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by Razrman View Post
          I can feel your pain. Even I had finalised a 4k on the odo R3 for 250. Finalised on the phone and told the dealer (not yamaha) that I would be making the payment in 2 days. Liquidated my investments too. And when I called him on the 2nd day to make the payment, he tells me it got sold.
          same happened with me!! hope someone out there having fun with that machine....and i guess after engaging with r3...ppl would usually opt for r6 or more but surely a yamaha product! but a frnd of mine owns ninja 650 and r3!(fortunate people though)[emoji3]

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          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by on_the_road View Post
            I have seen so many friends upgrading their machine by now that i can see a pattern on what people might go to after a bike. But I don't know of anyone upgrading from R3 (including myself). Just out of curiosity and fun, wanted to ask other owners here. Which one is on your wishlist after R3?
            Obviously the next logical upgrade would be to go for super sports. My heart beats for Daytona 675r. [emoji7]

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            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by on_the_road View Post
              I have seen so many friends upgrading their machine by now that i can see a pattern on what people might go to after a bike. But I don't know of anyone upgrading from R3 (including myself). Just out of curiosity and fun, wanted to ask other owners here. Which one is on your wishlist after R3?
              The next logical upgrade would be to a I4. For me it would be a N1000 or CBR 650F.
              Yamaha Ray ZR Street Rally -> 2020
              Kawasaki Ninja 1000 2019 -> 2019
              YZF-R3 -> 2017 -> SOLD 2019
              CBR 250R -> 2017 -> SOLD 2017
              Ninja 650 -> 2016 -> SOLD 2018
              Blue Activa 125 -> 2016
              Black YZF-R15 v2 -> 2011 -> SOLD 2016
              Black Discover 125 DTS-i -> 2005

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              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Perhaps the 2017 Ninja z650 with its slip assisted clutch and abs or the gorgeous daytona
                Torque over Top-end

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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by on_the_road View Post
                  I have seen so many friends upgrading their machine by now that i can see a pattern on what people might go to after a bike. But I don't know of anyone upgrading from R3 (including myself). Just out of curiosity and fun, wanted to ask other owners here. Which one is on your wishlist after R3?
                  I'm not a R3 owner, but, coming from a 250, the upgrade would depend on the use. If say I want more of commute friendly bike with weekend rides, I'd go with the Z650.
                  Supersports? Daytona 675, R1(2014)
                  Adventure tourer? African twin, Tiger, Versys 650
                  Cruiser? Indian Scout, HD Iron 883
                  Retro? Not really keen.
                  Bobber? Triumph Bonneville Bobber
                  Sports tourer? CBR650F
                  A machine for solely track purpose [not road legal]? Ninja 300, R3
                  :D

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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    Originally posted by on_the_road View Post
                    I have seen so many friends upgrading their machine by now that i can see a pattern on what people might go to after a bike. But I don't know of anyone upgrading from R3 (including myself). Just out of curiosity and fun, wanted to ask other owners here. Which one is on your wishlist after R3?
                    R6 all the way ! ! !...I spend my weekends watching R6 videos on youtube... unfortunately there is no easy way to get it to India

                    Leaving that aside, Ninja 650 is the obvious alternative...bigger bikes than these(600) would not be comfortable in B2B traffic conditions, which are a reality which we have to accept...otherwise strictly wishlist wise the next option is the N1000..which has become suprisingly affordable. More so in the used bike market.

                    At the same time I confess that I am(my skills) yet to out grow the R3 itself. Everytime I go out on a ride I discover something new and there have been very few situations on the road when I felt the need of a bigger bike. Just last week I rode out to Anand (from Mumbai) to spend the Diwali evening with a friend. While returning back I could not stop myself from going out WoT on a particularly empty stretch..and I was overtaken by an expertly driven Vento. I tried catching up and had to give up around 170 or so...this was one of those rare occasions when a bike of the next segment would have protected my ego ()

                    Of late I have discovered the joys of cornering on the bike. Its so intoxicating(not sure its this is the right word !). I find myself throwing the bike into corners and coming out roaring. I have started doing this after some 25k kms of sedate riding on the bike.

                    cheers
                    Jawed
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                    1977 CI Bullet 350
                    2015 YZF-R3
                    2007 WagonR
                    2018 Hexa XT

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                    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by jawedsoft View Post
                      R6 all the way ! ! !...I spend my weekends watching R6 videos on youtube... unfortunately there is no easy way to get it to India

                      Leaving that aside, Ninja 650 is the obvious alternative...bigger bikes than these(600) would not be comfortable in B2B traffic conditions, which are a reality which we have to accept...otherwise strictly wishlist wise the next option is the N1000..which has become suprisingly affordable. More so in the used bike market.

                      At the same time I confess that I am(my skills) yet to out grow the R3 itself. Everytime I go out on a ride I discover something new and there have been very few situations on the road when I felt the need of a bigger bike. Just last week I rode out to Anand (from Mumbai) to spend the Diwali evening with a friend. While returning back I could not stop myself from going out WoT on a particularly empty stretch..and I was overtaken by an expertly driven Vento. I tried catching up and had to give up around 170 or so...this was one of those rare occasions when a bike of the next segment would have protected my ego ()

                      Of late I have discovered the joys of cornering on the bike. Its so intoxicating(not sure its this is the right word !). I find myself throwing the bike into corners and coming out roaring. I have started doing this after some 25k kms of sedate riding on the bike.

                      cheers
                      Jawed
                      But then how many times would you be tempted to do illegal speeds? Obviously Vento was doing it but the safety net for the Vento guy was at least 4 times that of us riders.
                      If I had the option and $$, I would have gone for R3 instead if R15 that I recently acquired.
                      Regards,
                      Akash Yadav

                      The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place. It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.

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                      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by Akash.Yadav View Post
                        But then how many times would you be tempted to do illegal speeds? Obviously Vento was doing it but the safety net for the Vento guy was at least 4 times that of us riders.
                        If I had the option and $$, I would have gone for R3 instead if R15 that I recently acquired.
                        Agree on both counts..I go that fast very rarely and yes...the car is a much safer ride.. Even if I do end up owning a bigger bike by some freak of destiny its not that I will be riding at > 150 most of the time...But the bigger bike will help me reach that illegal speed faster and then be done with it fast. I would rather go from 150 to 180 in a 5-6 secs and then overtake and then go back to normal speeds..sustained ride at high speeds....no, not for me Sir!

                        R3 would certainly be a good option to upgrade to from R15. You can ride to your hearts content and then look for the BS4 R3(hopefully it gets launched soon)

                        regards,
                        jawed
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                        1977 CI Bullet 350
                        2015 YZF-R3
                        2007 WagonR
                        2018 Hexa XT

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                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          [MENTION=89207]jawedsoft[/MENTION] - I completely echo your thoughts. When it comes to practicality R3 completely fits the bill and even I am yet to grow out of it. But yet again for most of us bikes are about listening to the heart than mind hence my wish lies on Ducati Supersport S!

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                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by obe_88 View Post
                            Hello riders

                            After waiting impatiently for Yamaha to relaunch the BS-IV version of the R3, I have bought a second-hand R3 in Delhi with 5,000 km on the odo this week. The bike is in great condition and as I am upgrading from an Apache 180, the smoothness of the engine and way the R3 just swoops you into three-digit speeds, has got me laughing for no reason whatsoever. Been following this thread for a good part of the year (as I am sure lot of other aspiring R3 owners also are) so I wanted to say hello and thank all the owners who have given their inputs and taken time to share their experiences so that people like me could get many perspectives on a bike for which no showroom is ready to give a TD.

                            Ridden about 500 km on the R3 and loving every single minute spent with it. Here are some pics from a small midnight ride to Murthal.
                            [ATTACH]235411[/ATTACH]

                            [ATTACH]235415[/ATTACH]

                            Thanks
                            Obe
                            Congratulations [emoji253] how much did it cost you?

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                            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by prashnagpal View Post
                              Congratulations [emoji253] how much did it cost you?
                              2.70L is a good deal according to me

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                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Been following the thread for a long time. Got a pre worshipped R3 with 4.2k on ODO. Coming from the 2014 RC 390, the immediate differences are better brakes, almost nil vibration, linear power delivery and increased comfort. Super happy about the purchase.

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