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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
    Hi Chandan,

    I blame Yamaha because I have experienced it. Don't know about other Japanese brands. If they behave the same way definitely they also deserve the same words. I will not comment about what I have not experienced. Plus you need to differentiate between price of a bike and customer treatment. Leave aside the bike, the price and it's capability. If you don't know how to deal with your customers then you should shut your shop and go home. Experience of buying a product is not limited to you giving the money and just getting the bike. It also includes service and maintenance. Idiolize brands/personalities but don't become blind. That's the whole point.
    Idioilize brands? Have you read this complete thread? If not read it completely. I have listed all downsides of yamaha. Please be sure what you’re saying to someone.

    I agree on the fact that dealers can make experience bitter, and same other dealer can make experience sweet too. Things you are complaining about yamaha are same for kawasaki too where things are more painful when it comes to procurement of parts (your service point).

    I am not impressed with service of yamaha in Chhattisgarh but super happy when it comes spare parts cost.

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    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by Chandan92 View Post
      Idioilize brands? Have you read this complete thread? If not read it completely. I have listed all downsides of yamaha. Please be sure what you’re saying to someone.

      I agree on the fact that dealers can make experience bitter, and same other dealer can make experience sweet too. Things you are complaining about yamaha are same for kawasaki too where things are more painful when it comes to procurement of parts (your service point).

      I am not impressed with service of yamaha in Chhattisgarh but super happy when it comes spare parts cost.
      Please don't get offended buddy..I am sure you have all the knowledge about Yamaha and it's downsides and you must have listed that in ghis forum as well but for me it was a disappointing experience, both from the dealership and the main company as well. I am not pointing things to you but pointing out to people who follow things without even knowing the reality.

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      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by Finney View Post
        The New Apache 310 RR looks very impressive & getting positive raves all over!
        I may mostly book this bike as I am sick of waiting for R3 with Yamaha India so lethargic in communicating its launch plans!
        Me too!! Just getting tired of waiting for R3 now. 310RR offers almost everything, except a twin cylinder engine, I am looking for. I'll probably wait till Jan'18 mid and if there's no update on R3 till then, I'll go with the 310RR.

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        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

          Auto expo is in first week of Feb. That might give us a clear picture probably.
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          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by abhinesh4r15 View Post
            Me too!! Just getting tired of waiting for R3 now. 310RR offers almost everything, except a twin cylinder engine, I am looking for. I'll probably wait till Jan'18 mid and if there's no update on R3 till then, I'll go with the 310RR.
            Same plan here. Will wait till Jan second week & then take a final call.
            Last edited by Finney; 12-11-2017, 10:02 PM.

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            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by Finney View Post
              Same plan here. Will wait till Jan second week & then take a final call.
              RR 310 has killed buyers interest in R3. It has lots of safty features with almost the HALF on-road price (around 2.2L) where as YAMAHA has shown us only ignorance and killed the golden goose (read R3) by delaying the launch. The pricing dont event come into picture! I highly doubt it will have dual channel ABS and even if it will price will be over 4L.

              So basically - from a customer point of view - the more preferable choice would be RR310. Also spare parts and servicing cost will be on par with R3 - if not less.

              By By R3.

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              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by AmitBanik46 View Post
                RR 310 has killed buyers interest in R3. It has lots of safty features with almost the HALF on-road price (around 2.2L) where as YAMAHA has shown us only ignorance and killed the golden goose (read R3) by delaying the launch. The pricing dont event come into picture! I highly doubt it will have dual channel ABS and even if it will price will be over 4L.

                So basically - from a customer point of view - the more preferable choice would be RR310. Also spare parts and servicing cost will be on par with R3 - if not less.

                By By R3.
                It won't be bye bye for R3, it'll find it's takers. It's a very competent motorcycle especially the engine, added with better fuel tank capacity (w.r.t RR310) it will still be the choice for those who are looking for a sports tourer.

                I hope, at some point, Yamaha decides to manufacture R3 in India. Indian public is now, gradually, moving up from 150 to 300+ segment it should be enough incentive for them to start manufacturing here.
                Last edited by abhinesh4r15; 12-12-2017, 01:09 PM.

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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by abhinesh4r15 View Post
                  Me too!! Just getting tired of waiting for R3 now. 310RR offers almost everything, except a twin cylinder engine, I am looking for. I'll probably wait till Jan'18 mid and if there's no update on R3 till then, I'll go with the 310RR.
                  If Jan 18th is the deadline, then you should book the Akula right away. R3 would *probably* be launched with few goodies (ABS, upgraded headlamps) at the auto expo. That means one can't buy it before March/April.
                  And if you feel that R3/N300 are "just one extra cylinder" then you should better off be buying a single cylinder motorbike.
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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    Ofcourse R3 will find it buyers , but now instead of 10 ppl it will find 1 person.
                    if ppl buying kawasaki x300 in india with the current price, then surely any product will find its fans.

                    i have used twin cylinder bike and i can say apart from stress free engine and refinement nothing else you can get , which you can't get from these latest bikes [read mojo,dominar,rr310] . again it comes to personal choice at the end.

                    the only reason many would go for RR310 instead N300/R3/B312 is Price and most important QUALITY , earlier ppl were shying away from other product only because of build quality and reliability , now if that they are getting it from RR310 then , surely ppl will choose it. [not applicable to certain bread of ppl who obsessed with multicyclinder of imported bike]
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                    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by Divya Sharan View Post
                      And if you feel that R3/N300 are "just one extra cylinder" then you should better off be buying a single cylinder motorbike.
                      Very well said.
                      R3 and N300 are in a different league and cant be compared with RR310, RC390, Duke 390, Dominar etc.
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                      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by hellgate View Post
                        Very well said.
                        R3 and N300 are in a different league and cant be compared with RR310, RC390, Duke 390, Dominar etc.
                        Different league in what sense? Only difference is R3 & N300 are twin cylinders and has more reliability than the Indian brands.
                        But, Indian brands are catching up fast, so Jap brands need to offer more for the price they demand, take the customers more seriously & price their bikes competitively to stay in the market.

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                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          At the heart of it you should buy what your heart says within the limitations of budget and practicality of course and be convinced of your choice .Otherwise you will sometimes regret your decision later ,for me growing up lusting after the RD 350 the R3 was a perfect choice as in a twin cylinder and tourer friendly bike though lack of abs was the only down side .Initial problems of recall and error 19 was disheartening Yamaha handled it fairly in the end and now after 2 years of ownership i can say it was worth it.So decide for yourself and think it out because waiting without any news of the launch is also quite frustrating .
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                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by Finney View Post
                            Different league in what sense? Only difference is R3 & N300 are twin cylinders and has more reliability than the Indian brands.
                            But, Indian brands are catching up fast, so Jap brands need to offer more for the price they demand, take the customers more seriously & price their bikes competitively to stay in the market.
                            Reliability is a BIG thing if you tour. You dont want things acting up in the middle of nowhere.
                            Lets come to the Indian products. Most of the Pulsar's have small niggles that need attention, Japs dont need the same. Same goes for KTM as well. KTMs heat up very badly in B2B traffic. Do you think that it has a very well designed cooling system? They heat up a LOT more than a Ninja 650, leave alone R3/N300.
                            RR310 is yet to prove anything. All we have is test ride data provided by media.

                            Now comes the part of twin cylinders. Do we have any Indian brand which has a twin? If the RR310 was a twin, price would have shot by by around another lac.
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                            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by hellgate View Post
                              Reliability is a BIG thing if you tour. You dont want things acting up in the middle of nowhere.
                              Lets come to the Indian products. Most of the Pulsar's have small niggles that need attention, Japs dont need the same. Same goes for KTM as well. KTMs heat up very badly in B2B traffic. Do you think that it has a very well designed cooling system? They heat up a LOT more than a Ninja 650, leave alone R3/N300.
                              RR310 is yet to prove anything. All we have is test ride data provided by media.

                              Now comes the part of twin cylinders. Do we have any Indian brand which has a twin? If the RR310 was a twin, price would have shot by by around another lac.
                              Have you gone thru the cbr250 thread from its initial days? The R3 had a couple of major issues (that Yam later issued a recall for).
                              These are machines, and nationality doesn't make them immune from breakdowns . I'd rather have a pulsar that breaks down than a 650, i know what's easier to fix and move on.
                              Now, comparing a single KTM to a twin and that too faired twins.. one point being, the heat felt will be lesser due to the fairing and the other being it is a single that pumps out more power than its class rivals, so yeh expect more 'heat'.. It's just their character and not that it has a poorly designed cooling system! Putting in all that power and performance in a light weight package is not an easy task ! And yes, if you ride these ktm's in choc-a-bloc traffic it is bound to cause some heat discomfort but I am glad many more folks use ktm's as their daily ride compared to the bunch that owns a 650 or an n300/r3
                              I think Bajaj+ktm has put more smiles on peoples faces than any Jap has ever did in India to date. (no offence to the RX and RD's ! They were probably the last ones that created magic for us desi folks). And btw, i own a couple of Japs and the Austrian but I do not judge them based on their nationality. I'd ride anything on two wheels and respect it , with me buying what suits my preference. (of-course i wish to buy almost every motorcycle out there someday )

                              Coming to what TVS has done, they have learnt from Bajaj+ktm that local manufacturing AND price (which is affected depending on import vs local) is the key to get our folks interested in their products. They have nailed it with the 310rr, and I've seen folks who are contemplating giving up their n300 and r3 for the 310rr!!
                              Only time will tell if the 310rr is going to be 'reliable' in the long run.. many folks are already hooked on to it purely from it's looks, pricing and performance(on paper). A bit late but a very good move from tvs, going to suck up a lot of potential rc/r3/n300 buyers !! Hopefully doesn't disappoint.

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                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by s1d View Post
                                Have you gone thru the cbr250 thread from its initial days? The R3 had a couple of major issues (that Yam later issued a recall for).
                                These are machines, and nationality doesn't make them immune from breakdowns . I'd rather have a pulsar that breaks down than a 650, i know what's easier to fix and move on.
                                Now, comparing a single KTM to a twin and that too faired twins.. one point being, the heat felt will be lesser due to the fairing and the other being it is a single that pumps out more power than its class rivals, so yeh expect more 'heat'.. It's just their character and not that it has a poorly designed cooling system! Putting in all that power and performance in a light weight package is not an easy task ! And yes, if you ride these ktm's in choc-a-bloc traffic it is bound to cause some heat discomfort but I am glad many more folks use ktm's as their daily ride compared to the bunch that owns a 650 or an n300/r3
                                Nooo..... I just had a dream one fine night and hence got a R3, CBR 250R and a Ninja 650

                                It seems like you got a grudge against the Japs. Doesnt KTM have a faired bike (I think RC390 might be faired )?
                                To each his own. Whatever suits you and pleases you.

                                I aint judging anyone based on nationality. I have used a Discover 125 DTS-i as well (heck I still have it at home).

                                Peace!
                                Last edited by hellgate; 12-12-2017, 10:50 PM.
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