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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by saquib3005 View Post
    It is very much comfortable with Ladies/any pillion even for long rides also.
    Apart from having grab rails it has greater comfort level for pillion.
    In 1st week of Oct'15, I we were accompanied with @ArnabC to and fro Goa from Bangalore with Pillion.
    He said both him and her pillion had a good ride and even she was fine with 15 hours return journey due to torrential rains while coming back from Goa.

    Though the seat and foot pegs are higher, comfort level is good and even calf muscles are not in strained position.
    But be cautious as there is no proper Tyre guard, in rains Pillion's leg is gonna have slushy shoes.
    @royaldesigner is also accompanied with pillion atleast ion city and hey may also give you more information.
    @ArnabC can give you more insight, right now he is busy riding back from Kolkata on his R3.
    My wife is more concerned about the ingress i.e. ease with which she can climb the seat.I am in love with the machine especially the engine, but I also want the bike so that we both can enjoy and not just me

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    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by Ron Syl View Post
      Hey, i passed on the questions to abhi over whatsapp since he isnt active here as of now. He sent the following reply
      "1. Yes contact points are made of rubber.
      2. no specific point. anywhere under the swingarm.
      3. yes, anywhere in india"

      Hope this helps.
      Originally posted by adithya.mv View Post
      Thank you sir. But who is the manufacturer? If i wanted one how to order? Any website or any link will be most helpful😊 Sorry if it's too much to ask for..
      Yes, all we need is the Manufacturer's contact details to order!
      Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by drdanishkhannew.540 View Post
        Didnt feel like a proper pd style review.. you know.. fast paced.. awesome background score.. slow mos... anyhow.. bike seems great..
        True. Dint have the regular PD josh.
        Originally posted by chetan6686 View Post
        Guys how has been the experience on R3 with respect to pillion? Is it conformable for ladies?
        Originally posted by chetan6686 View Post
        My wife is more concerned about the ingress i.e. ease with which she can climb the seat.I am in love with the machine especially the engine, but I also want the bike so that we both can enjoy and not just me
        I took my pillion for 600km ride and done over 1500kms in parts. Comfort needs some getting used to but not as bad as others. With enough breaks can be made manageable. Lack of grab rails is a issue under hard acceleration or deceleration. Getting on to the back seat is a pain for women. Idk when my pillion foot peg is gonna break lol
        Regardless, Life shall go on.

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        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

          Can the rear brake lever be adjusted? I found its position quite wierd coz i couldnt keep my whole foot without the side touching my feet and toes.

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          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Any owner done with 1st/2nd service? Can someone share the service costs?
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            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Congratulations to all the proud owners for this marvellous bike!!
              I have a question, can the bike be ridden at around 60-65 KpH in top gear?
              Finding Life

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              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by itsmridul View Post
                Congratulations to all the proud owners for this marvellous bike!!
                I have a question, can the bike be ridden at around 60-65 KpH in top gear?
                Yes it can be.. but on 5th at 60-65kph engine feels very comfortable. I generally ride on 5th gear in city.

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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by Deathmate.Zed View Post
                  Any owner done with 1st/2nd service? Can someone share the service costs?
                  Just the Oil filter and oil cost
                  Oil Filter Cost Rs 360 and Oil 450/litre

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                  Originally posted by faiz0210 View Post
                  Yes it can be.. but on 5th at 60-65kph engine feels very comfortable. I generally ride on 5th gear in city.
                  Yes it can be ridden. I have done it in 6th gear during my Break-in period.
                  Ride Safe! Journey is more important than destination

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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    Well done around 4080 kms for a round trip from Bangalore to Kolkata. Man this bike is awesome !! I'm too happy with the performance and the riding posture. Let me put out some of my experiences through sections:

                    Engine: Done around 6950 kms till now and the engine is getting smoother with every minute of riding. The engine is the best thing of this bike. The twin pots are really awesome. Enough power to overtake almost any vehicle. While coming back from Kolkata, there were some instances where some local and rude four wheelers were driving dangerously very near to me. So opened the throttle and the bike touched 150 kmph in no time and I got rid of those menances. I tried to maintain 100-110 almost all the time as that's the safest speed I feel on Indian highways where there's no dearth of idiots with little or no driving skills or traffic sense. And the bike responded fantastically obliging my requests all the time and still returning a modest, I would say great, 32 kmpl. And that exhaust is too good, though it's my personal view. Till 7K RPM it sounds so tame but twist the wrist and the exhaust sound gets aggressive. You'll feel like you're riding on a much bigger engine than a 300cc one.

                    Gearbox/Clutch: These things make the whole ride very enjoyable. The clutch is so smooth that you'll feel no discomfort riding the bike through heavy traffic. The fingers will not pain at all operating the clutch in heavy traffic. The gearbox, as everyone said, is very to-the-point. There'll be no miss and very sure shifting. Also, you can pull out of traffic at any gear thanks to the fantastic torque coming at mid-range.

                    Looks: It's a touchy issue and my personal take is it's really subtle but distinct. I've not seen a single person who has noticed the bike but didn't look at it twice. First everyone mistakes it as R15 and then suddenly they understands that it's something different and look back. The uniquely designed headlights are the major player here.

                    Headlights: Stock headlights are like a 100 times better than that of R15. I rode more than 1000 kms during the recent ride at night and never did I feel at any point of time that I need to stop due to lack of light spread. On good highways, the headlights, on high beam, extend approx upto 100-120 ft, good for going at 100-110 kmph. Even the low beam has a good spread and the beam lightens up the central part and not like R15 where only one side gets illuminated. I'm too happy with the stock lights and am now more confident about night riding.

                    Brakes: A lot has been said about the brakes and their aggression. What I felt is the brakes are real good if you're using for touring purpose. I don't know how it'll do at tracks but I'm super satisfied with the brakes. Had some sudden braking moments and I never felt out of confidence. The brakes do stop the bike in a linear fashion and sure footedly without any issues and instil confidence. One example, was doing the Tirupati to B'lore section while returning. It was already dark as it was around 9:30pm. Was going happily as I was going gaga over the light spread and was doing around 100-105 kmph. Suddenly saw a big speed breaker. Thought I'm gonna fly now. Applied the brakes and the bike reduced the speed drastically to a very safe speed of 20-25 kmph. Many sudden potholes came afterwards and nowhere I ran over them as I was able to reduce the speed through the brakes.

                    Tires: Again a subject of debate but I felt the tires are good for touring. I did try some leaning with my saddle bag behind, but the tires held up really good. Maybe not good for tracks but for touring they're absolutely fine. You don't need to go for other options if you're into touring only with some interest in cornering/leaning.

                    Seating Posture: Another awesome feature of R3. I did some long tours on my R15V2 and R3 is like a boon for me. I did Kolkata-B'lore in 2 days, first day rode for around 1100 kms till Rajahmundhry and next day the remaining 870 kms to B'lore and I'm still quite OK to go to office the very next day. With my R15V2 it would have been impossible both to attend office and to do Kolkata-B'lore in two days only. So be assured you'll not be tired.

                    Seats: Could have been more comfy but then I'm not complaining. If you're riding your bike for 27-28 hours you can't/shouldn't complain about the comfort. Pillion seat is definitely much more comfortable than R15V2. I did Goa also early this month with a pillion and she never complained about the seats. Actually, before this ride she never went out for long rides, and she didn't complain after the long 1450 kms round trip and that too 400 kms in torrential rains, where sitting actually hurts a lot.

                    RVMs: Maybe the weakest link in this whole package. RVMs are tinted, which is good as no high beam glare, but they're too small to show you the traffic behind. I think Yamaha should seriously consider this.

                    Also, for me, I hope that Yamaha should also change the rear brake pedal which doesn't go with the bike well.

                    Mileage: Now coming to one of the most 'kitna deti hain' wala question. In city, I hardly got above 24-25 kmpl no matter how well I ride. In the highways, in between 95-115 kmph, sixth gear, I got around 32 kmpl with a tank range close to 360 kms. Though I didn't check the tank range in particular as I was filling as soon it hit the single bar mark but still it's not before 320 kms.

                    So, this has been my brief overview on the R3 till now. Ride it to understand it. I'm sure it'll bring a wide grin to you. And yes, it is less powered than RC390 but then doing 1950 kms with a RC390 will not be this comfortable I guess. Just a thought, think over it !!
                    Last edited by ArnabC; 04-27-2016, 09:20 PM. Reason: Added RVMs & Mileage section
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                    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by faiz0210 View Post
                      Yes it can be.. but on 5th at 60-65kph engine feels very comfortable. I generally ride on 5th gear in city.
                      How would you compare it against the D390 in the city and on the highways?
                      There is no better therapy than riding a bike down a straight road at full throttle with the sound of the engine for company.

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                      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by trybeingarun View Post
                        PD review for YZF R3 is out.



                        P.S. Moderators, if you guys feel this is not the right place to share review video link please feel free to either move it to the most appropriate location or delete it.
                        Am guessing the Moderators should find it cool

                        Originally posted by drdanishkhannew.540 View Post
                        Didnt feel like a proper pd style review.. you know.. fast paced.. awesome background score.. slow mos... anyhow.. bike seems great..
                        The idea here was to throw in and answer all the prospective buyers about what the bike aims to be - a everyday liveable superbike, but yes we are listening and watch out for the comparison, that should have a lot more jazz
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                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by mustang28 View Post
                          How would you compare it against the D390 in the city and on the highways?
                          I tried replying to your PM but it was full.
                          Still in running period so yet to check the full power of the bike.
                          1) not as flickable as duke but good enough for city riding.
                          2) you will miss the throttle response of duke.
                          3)very comfortable in riding on low rpm's unlike duke and can pull from 50-55 in 6th without lugging.
                          4) tires needs to be changed asap.
                          5) i did felt a bit of vibes but my rear seat is a bit loose, could be because that. Need to get it checked.
                          6) Engine heat is okay and fan starts as soon as it reaches the 4th bar. Fan is quiet, you won't even know if its running.
                          7) Bike is still in running period so yet to test the top end. 7k rpm on 6th makes you go at 110kmph.

                          Let me know if you want to know anything else, I am on 300km and still exploring the bike.

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                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            [QUOTE=ArnabC;1182977]Well done around 4080 kms for a round trip from B'lore to Kolkata. Man this bike is awesome !! I'm too happy with the performance and the riding posture. Let me put out some of my experiences through sections:


                            Tires: Again a subject of debate but I felt the tires are good for touring. I did try some leaning with my saddle bag behind, but the tires held up really good. Maybe not good for tracks but for touring they're absolutely fine. You don't need to go for other options if you're into touring only with some interest in cornering/leaning.


                            Nice review,i wanted to know what saddle bags you use ,since i used my old cramster colt on my R3 for a roadtrip of 1200km ,after half day of riding when i was checking on the bag and it was fine ,but evening after the ride i noticed the right side bag had rubbed against the rear tyre ,there was a big hole ,luckily nothing fell out since i had packed everything in a polythene bag ,i had to tie a bungee chord to ensure it didn't touch the tyre again ,left side bag was fine because of the saree gaurd.
                            Last edited by bharatheshk; 10-27-2015, 11:00 PM.
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                            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by bharatheshk View Post

                              Nice review,i wanted to know what saddle bags you use ,since i used my old cramster colt on my R3 for a roadtrip of 1200km ,after half day of riding when i was checking on the bag and it was fine ,but evening after the ride i noticed the right side bag had rubbed against the rear tyre ,there was a big hole ,luckily nothing fell out since i had packed everything in a polythene bag ,i had to tie a bungee chord to ensure it didn't touch the tyre again ,left side bag was fine because of the saree gaurd.
                              I'm using Viaterra Claw.. not the mini one, and I never had any issues.

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                              Originally posted by faiz0210 View Post
                              4) tires needs to be changed asap.
                              Faiz, I felt the tires are really good and give an all-round performance. They're really good for touring and for some medium cornering/leaning also. Never I lost confidence. What's your view on this? Why you think they need to be changed ASAP?
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                              Yamaha YZF R3 (Sep, 2015 - Present)

                              My Review of Yamaha R3 at 100K ODO

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                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by ArnabC View Post
                                Well done around 4080 kms for a round trip from B'lore to Kolkata. Man this bike is awesome !! I'm too happy with the performance and the riding posture. Let me put out some of my experiences through sections:

                                Engine: Done around 6950 kms till now and the engine is getting smoother with every minute of riding. The engine is the best thing of this bike. The twin pots are really awesome. Enough power to overtake almost any vehicle. While coming back from Kolkata, there were some instances where some local and rude four wheelers were driving dangerously very near to me. So opened the throttle and the bike touched 150 kmph in no time and I got rid of those menances. I tried to maintain 100-110 almost all the time as that's the safest speed I feel on Indian highways where there's no dearth of idiots with little or no driving skills or traffic sense. And the bike responded fantastically obliging my requests all the time and still returning a modest, I would say great, 32 kmpl. And that exhaust is too good, though it's my personal view. Till 7K RPM it sounds so tame but twist the wrist and the exhaust sound gets aggressive. You'll feel like you're riding on a much bigger engine than a 300cc one.

                                Gearbox/Clutch: These things make the whole ride very enjoyable. The clutch is so smooth that you'll feel no discomfort riding the bike through heavy traffic. The fingers will not pain at all operating the clutch in heavy traffic. The gearbox, as everyone said, is very to-the-point. There'll be no miss and very sure shifting. Also, you can pull out of traffic at any gear thanks to the fantastic torque coming at mid-range.

                                Looks: It's a touchy issue and my personal take is it's really subtle but distinct. I've not seen a single person who has noticed the bike but didn't look at it twice. First everyone mistakes it as R15 and then suddenly they understands that it's something different and look back. The uniquely designed headlights are the major player here.

                                Headlights: Stock headlights are like a 100 times better than that of R15. I rode more than 1000 kms during the recent ride at night and never did I feel at any point of time that I need to stop due to lack of light spread. On good highways, the headlights, on high beam, extend approx upto 100-120 ft, good for going at 100-110 kmph. Even the low beam has a good spread and the beam lightens up the central part and not like R15 where only one side gets illuminated. I'm too happy with the stock lights and am now more confident about night riding.

                                Brakes: A lot has been said about the brakes and their aggression. What I felt is the brakes are real good if you're using for touring purpose. I don't know how it'll do at tracks but I'm super satisfied with the brakes. Had some sudden braking moments and I never felt out of confidence. The brakes do stop the bike in a linear fashion and sure footedly without any issues and instil confidence. One example, was doing the Tirupati to B'lore section while returning. It was already dark as it was around 9:30pm. Was going happily as I was going gaga over the light spread and was doing around 100-105 kmph. Suddenly saw a big speed breaker. Thought I'm gonna fly now. Applied the brakes and the bike reduced the speed drastically to a very safe speed of 20-25 kmph. Many sudden potholes came afterwards and nowhere I ran over them as I was able to reduce the speed through the brakes.

                                Tires: Again a subject of debate but I felt the tires are good for touring. I did try some leaning with my saddle bag behind, but the tires held up really good. Maybe not good for tracks but for touring they're absolutely fine. You don't need to go for other options if you're into touring only with some interest in cornering/leaning.

                                Seating Posture: Another awesome feature of R3. I did some long tours on my R15V2 and R3 is like a boon for me. I did Kolkata-B'lore in 2 days, first day rode for around 1100 kms till Rajahmundhry and next day the remaining 870 kms to B'lore and I'm still quite OK to go to office the very next day. With my R15V2 it would have been impossible both to attend office and to do Kolkata-B'lore in two days only. So be assured you'll not be tired.

                                Seats: Could have been more comfy but then I'm not complaining. If you're riding your bike for 27-28 hours you can't/shouldn't complain about the comfort. Pillion seat is definitely much more comfortable than R15V2. I did Goa also early this month with a pillion and she never complained about the seats. Actually, before this ride she never went out for long rides, and she didn't complain after the long 1450 kms round trip and that too 400 kms in torrential rains, where sitting actually hurts a lot.

                                RVMs: Maybe the weakest link in this whole package. RVMs are tinted, which is good as no high beam glare, but they're too small to show you the traffic behind. I think Yamaha should seriously consider this.

                                Also, for me, I hope that Yamaha should also change the rear brake pedal which doesn't go with the bike well.

                                So, this has been my brief overview on the R3 till now. Ride it to understand it. I'm sure it'll bring a wide grin to you. And yes, it is less powered than RC390 but then doing 1950 kms with a RC390 will not be this comfortable I guess. Just a thought, think over it !!
                                Dada congrats on the trip.
                                Amar monehoina keo.ekhono 4000kms complete koreche .
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