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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Apparently Yamaha don't plan to bring this bike to India possibly till 2021, and it makes sense, holding a higher price and now the cheaper ninja300 available plus the lack of sales I feel is the issue here.
    Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
    Okay. So, I thought of sharing this video.

    https://youtu.be/elhtCktTCS4

    2019 R3 at its best.

    Cheers!
    VJ

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    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      getting delivery of my bike tomorrow, just wanted to know if there is an R3 specific PDI list
      Further, a 5 year comprehensive + TP insurance is costing me 16.8k
      the same with zero dep comes to 32k.

      Is it worth paying the premium to get the zero dep insurance?
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      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by Raman Swaminathan View Post
        getting delivery of my bike tomorrow, just wanted to know if there is an R3 specific PDI list
        Further, a 5 year comprehensive + TP insurance is costing me 16.8k
        the same with zero dep comes to 32k.

        Is it worth paying the premium to get the zero dep insurance?
        5 years Thrid party + 5 years Own damage for 16.8K! Added zero dep for 5 full years is a steal deal IMHO for 32K.
        Yes you'll lose out on the outright NCB discount every year but still currently very few dealers are offering full 5 years zero dep, you should go for it.
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        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by kiran2508 View Post
          5 years Thrid party + 5 years Own damage for 16.8K! Added zero dep for 5 full years is a steal deal IMHO for 32K.
          Yes you'll lose out on the outright NCB discount every year but still currently very few dealers are offering full 5 years zero dep, you should go for it.
          Corollary to this - I had initially wanted to ask if anyone had actually "claimed" a Nil dep insurance.
          Does it actually help with your costs?
          This is roughly around 3k each year for 5 years to ensure parts are replaced at full value come the 5th year.
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          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by Raman Swaminathan View Post
            getting delivery of my bike tomorrow, just wanted to know if there is an R3 specific PDI list
            Further, a 5 year comprehensive + TP insurance is costing me 16.8k
            the same with zero dep comes to 32k.

            Is it worth paying the premium to get the zero dep insurance?
            Seems like a light year, and pleasing to see you've finally zeroed in on the motorcycle after what seemed like a soul searching saga. Now, I did claim with zero dep and still ended up losing a couple of thousand rupees due to "sir this, sir that". But, that's just my story.

            Mind you, Nil Dep is a must for new vehicles and NIL Dep is to a certain year for all vehicles, plus, the little premium is worth it. You just never know.

            Do go through the PDI thread just in case you need to refresh and refer, hopefully.

            Nonetheless, post your "bundle of joy" experiences we'd love to hear it.

            Cheers!
            VJ
            Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
            The girl said, 'NO!'


            And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


            THE END

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            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
              Cheers!
              VJ
              Thanks a lot, VJ!
              I was conflicted about which post to thank you on, this seems the most appropriate now !
              Thanks for all the help in leading this horse to the right steed!

              Yes, I think I will go for the Nil dep, hopefully never have to use it.

              Also, very well versed with the PDI thread now, putting it to use tomorrow.

              Vanakkam,
              Raman!
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              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                SO, I got the delivery of my R3 on Dec 28th ! I got the Matt Black version.
                Got the delivery from Perfect Riders, Jayanagar.

                Will not say the process was awesome.
                Up to the point of buying the bike, everything was great, great attention too.
                However, was left very unsatisfied with the PDI.

                It felt like the bike was not washed, there was literally dust all over the seat.
                And a feeling of dread, I felt like I was given the bike that was on display when I first went.

                Which meant that, whenever they were showcasing the bike, they were cranking the accelerator like there is no tomorrrow !
                Had to stop him when he displayed this to me the first time, he cranked it all the way to 5k rpm from a cold start so that "I could feel the engine"!!!

                Further issues in the PDI, they were impatient with my checklist and the items I was checking.
                no comments on asking them to open and show the oil/liquid levels. Got only 3l of petrol too, barely.

                Luckily, went to the petrol pump nearby, and that's where Blackthorn's PDI list came handy

                The tyre pressure was 11 on both wheels!!! vs. a recommended f 29 and 33.

                I then got a long ride back home in the fantastic Bengaluru mid day traffic.
                Had to navigate through traffic.

                Few observations, i felt the clutch is rather not stiff for a bike that doesnt have a slipper clutch, definitely alright to be using it for 30m of slow moving traffic.
                That said, my bike has a lot of vibrations, I can feel it all the way up to 3rd gear.

                There also seems to be quite a "click" when the gear engages (after i release the clutch lever).
                hope these 2 issues get resolved after the first service.

                The bike itself is a hoot, and I get so much attention on the streets (I dont prefer this, but its nice to get a "OH!" look from the ones that know the bike).

                Had 3 false neutrals within like 5 minutes after i had ridden in the traffic for 45 minutes. The engine heat does pilfer a lot to your legs.

                But an injury while playing football means I haven't touched the bike since! :|
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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by Raman Swaminathan View Post
                  SO, I got the delivery of my R3 on Dec 28th ! I got the Matt Black version.
                  Got the delivery from Perfect Riders, Jayanagar.

                  Will not say the process was awesome.
                  Up to the point of buying the bike, everything was great, great attention too.
                  However, was left very unsatisfied with the PDI.

                  It felt like the bike was not washed, there was literally dust all over the seat.
                  And a feeling of dread, I felt like I was given the bike that was on display when I first went.

                  Which meant that, whenever they were showcasing the bike, they were cranking the accelerator like there is no tomorrrow !
                  Had to stop him when he displayed this to me the first time, he cranked it all the way to 5k rpm from a cold start so that "I could feel the engine"!!!

                  Further issues in the PDI, they were impatient with my checklist and the items I was checking.
                  no comments on asking them to open and show the oil/liquid levels. Got only 3l of petrol too, barely.

                  Luckily, went to the petrol pump nearby, and that's where Blackthorn's PDI list came handy

                  The tyre pressure was 11 on both wheels!!! vs. a recommended f 29 and 33.

                  I then got a long ride back home in the fantastic Bengaluru mid day traffic.
                  Had to navigate through traffic.

                  Few observations, i felt the clutch is rather not stiff for a bike that doesnt have a slipper clutch, definitely alright to be using it for 30m of slow moving traffic.
                  That said, my bike has a lot of vibrations, I can feel it all the way up to 3rd gear.

                  There also seems to be quite a "click" when the gear engages (after i release the clutch lever).
                  hope these 2 issues get resolved after the first service.

                  The bike itself is a hoot, and I get so much attention on the streets (I dont prefer this, but its nice to get a "OH!" look from the ones that know the bike).

                  Had 3 false neutrals within like 5 minutes after i had ridden in the traffic for 45 minutes. The engine heat does pilfer a lot to your legs.

                  But an injury while playing football means I haven't touched the bike since! :|
                  Vibrations will vanish after run in period.

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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    Originally posted by Raman Swaminathan View Post
                    SO, I got the delivery of my R3 on Dec 28th ! I got the Matt Black version.
                    Got the delivery from Perfect Riders, Jayanagar.

                    Few observations, i felt the clutch is rather not stiff for a bike that doesnt have a slipper clutch, definitely alright to be using it for 30m of slow moving traffic.
                    That said, my bike has a lot of vibrations, I can feel it all the way up to 3rd gear.

                    There also seems to be quite a "click" when the gear engages (after i release the clutch lever).
                    hope these 2 issues get resolved after the first service.

                    The bike itself is a hoot, and I get so much attention on the streets (I dont prefer this, but its nice to get a "OH!" look from the ones that know the bike).

                    Had 3 false neutrals within like 5 minutes after i had ridden in the traffic for 45 minutes. The engine heat does pilfer a lot to your legs.

                    But an injury while playing football means I haven't touched the bike since! :|
                    Congratualtions, Raman!

                    My bike was also a bit harsh. I stopped using Yamalube oil and switched to Motul 7100. Makes a significant difference.

                    I've never had false neutrals. The only minor niggle I have sometimes is while up-shifting from 1 to 2. It would sit on N. But not false neutrals. I think these minor things may go away after the 1st service.

                    I have removed my R3 sticker from the bike to avoid unwanted attention and harassment. Lots of squids wanna race and they keep cutting you on road. I faced this a lot with TNT300. Still happens with R3 too. But many think it's a V3. BS6 V3 now comes with blue wheels. Will blend in.

                    Happy riding. Enjoy!
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                    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Congratulations Ram. I totally hear you on the post delivery drama that happens once the check is signed, and the fist clenching, jaw gnashing that goes along.


                      Don't worry about the misshifts, heat, notchy gearshifts. In a couple of thousand kays, the engine will slowly open up, and post oil changes you will feel the bike significantly better than prior services.

                      Get well soon, and ride safe.

                      Cheers!
                      VJ
                      Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
                      The girl said, 'NO!'


                      And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


                      THE END

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                      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by Raman Swaminathan View Post
                        SO, I got the delivery of my R3 on Dec 28th ! I got the Matt Black version.
                        Got the delivery from Perfect Riders, Jayanagar.
                        Congratulations on your new ride. Do you mind sharing which month is your bike manufactured. I am contemplating purchasing R3. Dealer here in delhi has told that it will be Sep'19 manufactured. Did you get any discounts?
                        Last edited by saurabh041086; 01-02-2020, 07:09 PM.

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                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by dhawz29 View Post
                          Congratualtions, Raman!

                          My bike was also a bit harsh. I stopped using Yamalube oil and switched to Motul 7100. Makes a significant difference.

                          I've never had false neutrals. The only minor niggle I have sometimes is while up-shifting from 1 to 2. It would sit on N. But not false neutrals. I think these minor things may go away after the 1st service.

                          I have removed my R3 sticker from the bike to avoid unwanted attention and harassment. Lots of squids wanna race and they keep cutting you on road. I faced this a lot with TNT300. Still happens with R3 too. But many think it's a V3. BS6 V3 now comes with blue wheels. Will blend in.

                          Happy riding. Enjoy!
                          That is exactly what I meant too, I just termed it as a false neutral!

                          Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
                          Congratulations Ram. I totally hear you on the post delivery drama that happens once the check is signed, and the fist clenching, jaw gnashing that goes along.


                          Don't worry about the misshifts, heat, notchy gearshifts. In a couple of thousand kays, the engine will slowly open up, and post oil changes you will feel the bike significantly better than prior services.

                          Get well soon, and ride safe.

                          Cheers!
                          VJ
                          Makes sense VJ, thanks

                          Originally posted by saurabh041086 View Post
                          Congratulations on your new ride. Do you mind sharing which month is your bike manufactured. I am contemplating purchasing R3. Dealer here in delhi has told that it will be Sep'19 manufactured. Did you get any discounts?
                          I actually got not clue which month the bike is from!!
                          got a major 2500 discount lol :P
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                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by Raman Swaminathan View Post


                            I actually got not clue which month the bike is from!!
                            got a major 2500 discount lol :P
                            Haha, i guess 20k being offered here in Delhi looks good then. manufacturing details must be there in your RC.

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                            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by saurabh041086 View Post
                              Haha, i guess 20k being offered here in Delhi looks good then. manufacturing details must be there in your RC.
                              20k!! WTH
                              I feel hard done now !
                              especially because including my insurance, my on road price in Bengaluru was 4.51l
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                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by Raman Swaminathan View Post
                                20k!! WTH
                                I feel hard done now !
                                especially because including my insurance, my on road price in Bengaluru was 4.51l
                                OMG bikes are indeed too expensive in Bangaluru!

                                I think considering that its 2019 manufactured being sold in 2020 they will have to discount it. I am just trying to hard bargain further under the BS6 cut off looming ahead.
                                But somehow this bike's fulfillment is different from other manufacturers. Bikes are dispatched only after dealers raise the order. Had it been a case of inventories parked at dealer it would have been easier to derive max discounts under this BS6 rush.

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