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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by mustang28 View Post

    As far as I know, there is no extended warranty offered on the R3. I looked at a sales brochure for all Yamaha models - there were extended warranty options available for all except R3.
    And if I am not wrong INR 777 for a 3 year extension is quite cheap (which makes me even more doubtful).
    Yes even i saw it at pearl Yamaha showroom in September but thought it might have changed .


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    Originally posted by Motomonster View Post
    Hey you could try at dealer in lakdikapul area.15 days back I saw a blue r3 there.
    I think that must be the venkatesha motors dealer, will go to them on Monday and see how it goes.



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    Originally posted by Pulsar220F View Post
    Well said, it is better that dealers would not allow to give test rides and sell the same bike to some guy whose hard earned money is spent on spoilt bike. There is a video by an Indian guy in Hyderabad I think who took R3 for a test drive and filled just around for 100/200rs petrol and ripped the bike. And in the next video he puts it in neutral and showing us exhaust sound. I hope they will not sell such bike to customers.
    That bike was from pearl Yamaha showroom because i recognize the mechanic, this was the very reason i was not willing to buy from pearl Yamaha and started looking for other dealers, i even got my first bike from them.



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    Dear Krishna,

    Sorry to hear about your bad experience, i feel you man even i'm going through a similar thing (house construction) but the way you narrated it felt live. One should make a short film and send it to Yamaha

    Wishes on your new bike


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    Originally posted by sanjaysangar1990 View Post
    You should have given your piece of mind when the mechanic was revving the engine.
    Dear Sanjay,

    I do agree but it may not have been possible at the time or Mr.krishna is a softer person but if it were my father or brother they would have take there peace of mind.

    Sahil
    Last edited by sahilkit; 12-12-2015, 11:30 PM.

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    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by krish2778 View Post
      Note: Long post

      TL;DR:
      Bought the bike
      First of all Congratulations and warm welcome to R3 family here. Really sorry to hear your experience. I hope R3 will cover for your bad experience and the rides will surely give you a pleasant feeling.

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      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        [MENTION=35815]krish2778[/MENTION], that's a total bummer I should say. All motorcycles sold in India according to RTO, must have both the front and rear number plates and of course installed. It's such a shame that see ORION in Bangalore, are a let down, so much so for their SELECT OUTLETS.

        Krish, I hope that the bike's riding experience negates the delivery conundrum.

        Do treat us with pics.

        Cheers!
        VJ
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        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by mustang28 View Post
          There are only a few showrooms across India selling R3s. There is only ONE mechanic per showroom who is trained on working with a R3. There is no one else who iis going to touch the bike in the showroom or in the godown. Its too expensive to screw up.
          Compare it to a KTM and Ninja, all KTM SVCs service Ninjas. All KTM mechanics can and do work on Ninjas.
          There are 2 ways of looking at this buddy, being more of a pessimist I would say that if the only mechanic who is trained on the R3 turns out to be incompetent you are in a spot of bother. In bigger cities, word of mouth will ensure that discerning riders will go to the showroom that has the best mechanic but in smaller cities with only one dealership what will owners do if the only trained mechanic is a liability rather than an asset?

          Originally posted by mustang28 View Post
          I am sure Yamaha is not going to screw this one up - especially when it is trying to get a foothold in the market.
          Hmmm lets see - limited dealerships selling the bikes, no advertising anywhere and test rides that cost Rs 5000. Compare it to Kawasaki which gives you a better customer experience and more trained mechanics (ok so most of them in Bangalore arent good but there are a few gems).

          Originally posted by Deathmate.Zed View Post
          P.S For xBhp people taking TRs of Odo disconnected bikes : Please DO NOT take such test rides. Even if you do, do not rip the bike like you stole it. At least we xBhp members are responsible and sensible enough to avoid such unethical practices. What if the person who buys the abused bike is a fellow xBhpian? What if it were you in his/her place. It's easy to rant about wrong things but very tempting to sample those things for ourselves.
          Apologies Deathmate.Zed, on second reading I realize my earlier post wasnt elaborate enough and hence was misleading which resulted in your request to forum members to avoid such test rides. To to set the record straight, I realized that the odo was disconnected while returning on my test ride when I saw the display wasnt showing any reading and I was looking to see what speeds I was doing in 3rd gear. Of course, the showroom folks said that the PDI hadnt been done yet. I havent had time to go for a follow up test ride, I will check if this is still the case and will update you guys.

          Coming to the 'ethical' part of taking a test ride on a bike with a disconnected odo as a xbhpian - a test ride bike that is not registered to someone else is a test ride bike. If they tell me, here is a customers bike, take a test ride, I would obviously refuse. If they tell me here is a dealership test bike with a disconnected odo, I will ask them to connect it and give it to me for a test ride. Will a common buyer think this much? Obviously not.

          In a country like India where consumer laws are not as much in favour of the common man as compared to say, the US, the rule of caveat emptor (let the buyer beware) holds true. If one were to buy a low volume bike like the R3, I would strongly suggest they insist on seeing bikes in the godown immediately after taking a test ride (I already did and listed the available stock in that dealership in my earlier post) and ensure they take the VIN details and get it in writing that the dealership will register that bike itself. Alternatively, if your dealership only has a test ride bike and doesnt have ready stock but promises you delivery in some time, make a note of the VIN of the test ride bike and do a pre registration check of your bike once it arrives.

          Yes, an ignorant buyer might end up with a test ride bike (xbhpian / family member / close friend etc doesnt matter in this case) but that is out of his / her ignorance and carelessness. If an Xbhpian doesnt do the necessary due diligence before making an automobile purchase, well what can I say .....

          Originally posted by krish2778 View Post
          Note: Long post

          TL;DR:
          Bought the bike, showroom that providing service was Orion motors, I am NEVER returning to Orion Motors, be it for service or purchase or anything at all. NEVER.
          Congratulations on your purchase Krish2778, it is unfortunate that your delivery experience was this bad. I too bought my R15 from Orion and it was pleasant enough but this was back in 2009 when their overall customer centricity was a lot higher. Do share your experiences with Yamaha and hopefully they will take corrective action. In the last 6 months, I have written to Ford, Mahindra and Honda regarding issues with bookings my family had made and found that they all reverted and addressed the respective situations to my satisfaction. If emails dont work, Facebook is the next step to escalate. A Ford representative called within 10 minutes of me posting my complaint on their FB page and got the issue resolved on that very same call.

          To be honest, I was worried that dealing with Yamaha would result in a similar experience which turns even more bitter when we consider the amount we are shelling out.

          As others have said, the bike is fantastic and once you find the best mechanic in Bangalore you are well set to thoroughly enjoy the R3. The YRC group is active and should help you with that. And yes, more pictures!
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          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            [MENTION=35815]krish2778[/MENTION] - congrats brother! You're on a roll. I feel sooner than later you'd graduate to a proper super sport and I'd still be riding my elephant.

            Regarding the pathetic experience, it's a shame. No idea why Yamaha (dealers) aren't interested in selling the bike. Low margins? Poor policing on select outlets? In the end, only the customer gets affected.
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            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by neil.jericho View Post

              Apologies Deathmate.Zed, on second reading I realize my earlier post wasnt elaborate enough and hence was misleading which resulted in your request to forum members to avoid such test rides. To to set the record straight, I realized that the odo was disconnected while returning on my test ride when I saw the display wasnt showing any reading and I was looking to see what speeds I was doing in 3rd gear. Of course, the showroom folks said that the PDI hadnt been done yet. I havent had time to go for a follow up test ride, I will check if this is still the case and will update you guys.

              Coming to the 'ethical' part of taking a test ride on a bike with a disconnected odo as a xbhpian - a test ride bike that is not registered to someone else is a test ride bike. If they tell me, here is a customers bike, take a test ride, I would obviously refuse. If they tell me here is a dealership test bike with a disconnected odo, I will ask them to connect it and give it to me for a test ride. Will a common buyer think this much? Obviously not.

              In a country like India where consumer laws are not as much in favour of the common man as compared to say, the US, the rule of caveat emptor (let the buyer beware) holds true. If one were to buy a low volume bike like the R3, I would strongly suggest they insist on seeing bikes in the godown immediately after taking a test ride (I already did and listed the available stock in that dealership in my earlier post) and ensure they take the VIN details and get it in writing that the dealership will register that bike itself. Alternatively, if your dealership only has a test ride bike and doesnt have ready stock but promises you delivery in some time, make a note of the VIN of the test ride bike and do a pre registration check of your bike once it arrives.

              Yes, an ignorant buyer might end up with a test ride bike (xbhpian / family member / close friend etc doesnt matter in this case) but that is out of his / her ignorance and carelessness. If an Xbhpian doesnt do the necessary due diligence before making an automobile purchase, well what can I say .....

              Well first of all I wasn't pointing you out alone. There are a few others I have seen in previous posts too. The names don't matter.

              Secondly I am not talking about test ride bikes. I am talking about customer bikes or non-display bikes. Sometimes the dealers shamelessly announce that the bike is a customer bike or another dealer allotted bike in which case we should avoid riding it or at least ripping it in my opinion. Again I am not saying that you ripped the bike. I don't even remember your post clearly I think.

              My only point is that if we know that these dealers indulge in such practices and that the bike being given to us is NOT a display/TR bike then we should avoid riding and ripping it. Apologies if you felt I was pointing you out as unethical. I was not.
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              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by sahilkit View Post
                - would be interesting to know what riding gear you guys are using and from where one can source them.
                Depends on your budget Sahil. For more info, please refer to the riding gear thread in the forum.

                Originally posted by sahilkit View Post
                - Guys one of the R3 dealers from Hyderabad has offered me an extended warranty for 777/- for 3 more years. Can any of the owners confirm this.
                None here in B'lore got this offer. AFAIK, Yamaha is not providing any such offers either. It must be a way to get 777 more from you which later will not be accepted at other places or maybe they themselves not accept it.

                Originally posted by sahilkit View Post
                - what should be the odo reading at delivery time?
                - they are offering me a showroom demo piece saying i won't be getting new unit of same colour and odo is at 22km the bike also has some marks.
                For me the ODO was 2 only. For some it was 4. Never accept the showroom demo piece. You don't know, but might be and mostly, it's used for TRs. Just tell then to get you a new piece which, for better assurance, should be unloaded from the truck in front of you only.
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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by sanjaysangar1990 View Post
                  If they were manhandling the bike, you could have have asked for a new one. You should have given your piece of mind when the mechanic was revving the engine.

                  Cheers,
                  Sanjay
                  The manhandling was a very obvious thing to be expected, but i was not expecting it at plain sight of the customer. I was a bit surprised actually, but decided not to lose it and insteaded stayed calm, as i just wanted to get done with the showroom guys.

                  Originally posted by sahilkit View Post
                  Dear Krishna,

                  Sorry to hear about your bad experience, i feel you man even i'm going through a similar thing (house construction) but the way you narrated it felt live. One should make a short film and send it to Yamaha

                  Wishes on your new bike


                  Dear Sanjay,

                  I do agree but it may not have been possible at the time or Mr.krishna is a softer person but if it were my father or brother they would have take there peace of mind.

                  Sahil
                  Thanks for the wishes mate,
                  And you guessed it right, i am not a native resident of KA and nor do i speak the language well enough to deal with them in the required level they deserve, so i decided against it, as the tone of the voice from these guys towards the end was going south pretty fast when Ivin could not handle the torrent of stupidity from their mouth. So i decided it's better to play it cool, do off with their stupidity and be off with the bike.


                  Originally posted by Pulsar220F View Post
                  First of all Congratulations and warm welcome to R3 family here. Really sorry to hear your experience. I hope R3 will cover for your bad experience and the rides will surely give you a pleasant feeling.
                  Thanks mate, and Yes, what a beautiful bike to be riding.

                  Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
                  @krish2778, that's a total bummer I should say. All motorcycles sold in India according to RTO, must have both the front and rear number plates and of course installed. It's such a shame that see ORION in Bangalore, are a let down, so much so for their SELECT OUTLETS.

                  Krish, I hope that the bike's riding experience negates the delivery conundrum.

                  Do treat us with pics.

                  Cheers!
                  VJ
                  It does VJ, it surely does..


                  Originally posted by neil.jericho View Post
                  Congratulations on your purchase Krish2778, it is unfortunate that your delivery experience was this bad. I too bought my R15 from Orion and it was pleasant enough but this was back in 2009 when their overall customer centricity was a lot higher. Do share your experiences with Yamaha and hopefully they will take corrective action. In the last 6 months, I have written to Ford, Mahindra and Honda regarding issues with bookings my family had made and found that they all reverted and addressed the respective situations to my satisfaction. If emails dont work, Facebook is the next step to escalate. A Ford representative called within 10 minutes of me posting my complaint on their FB page and got the issue resolved on that very same call.

                  To be honest, I was worried that dealing with Yamaha would result in a similar experience which turns even more bitter when we consider the amount we are shelling out.

                  As others have said, the bike is fantastic and once you find the best mechanic in Bangalore you are well set to thoroughly enjoy the R3. The YRC group is active and should help you with that. And yes, more pictures!
                  Yes, intending to get find a good place to service it, if all else fails, get the required tools and do it at home. Starting to collect the tools required has already started.
                  Pics coming up


                  Originally posted by Divya Sharan View Post
                  @krish2778 - congrats brother! You're on a roll. I feel sooner than later you'd graduate to a proper super sport and I'd still be riding my elephant.

                  Regarding the pathetic experience, it's a shame. No idea why Yamaha (dealers) aren't interested in selling the bike. Low margins? Poor policing on select outlets? In the end, only the customer gets affected.
                  Lol, saarrr..!!
                  Super sport territory is nowhere near in sight, but i do have a few plans lets see how it turns out by next year end..!!








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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    [MENTION=35815]krish2778[/MENTION] - I know the answer but still, how's R3 compared to CBR250R. I just have a soft spot for the CBR.

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                    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by Gunslingin_Ridr View Post
                      @krish2778 - I know the answer but still, how's R3 compared to CBR250R. I just have a soft spot for the CBR.

                      Twins just have this smoothness about them. The ease at which they ride is actually a bit addicting.

                      If you can afford a twin, get it. Period.

                      Cheers
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                      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        I came to my hometown (Coimbatore) since Chennai was flooded and have been here for the past week.
                        I was also planning for upgrading to 250+ bike from my SF. Anyway I had time so why not check out some showrooms in town.
                        First showroom is Orpi Yamaha and they bad a R3. On road price is 3.66 and no TD available. They also told that they has sold 4-5 already in here. They also had a good interest% on the loan. About 7.5% and they also said they can reduced by 1% if I increase the initial payment to around 1.7l. They also gave a good exchange rate for my SF(70k) though it is Chennai registered. So far I am happy with how things were handled here.
                        The reason I am posting here is, I also enquired about that 3 year extended warranty for rs.777. I was told its not for R3. I will attach a pic of the price list which has this.

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                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by krish2778 View Post
                            Twins just have this smoothness about them. The ease at which they ride is actually a bit addicting.

                            If you can afford a twin, get it. Period.

                            Cheers
                            Ride Safe
                            Krishna
                            Maybe it's the R3, but TNT 300 and N300 that I've ridden didn't really feel that different from many singles that I've ridden (in city), except of course the vibes are a lot less with the twins. I had almost bought TNT 300.

                            You keeping the CBR?

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                            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              @kannanmr16, appreciate you posting the split out. I am curious as to know why the protection plus wasn't offered for the R3, did you care to ask them why? Especially in an era where people want insurance and all the financial coverage they possibly could get their hands on, suffice to say, I hope this isn't a humbug of some sort. I or anyone for that matter would love to get this so called (Protection Plus) or any extended warranty for a bike costs 3L plus, no?

                              Do they still have that bike in showroom? And what color was it?

                              Cheers!
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                              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.


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                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
                                @kannanmr16, appreciate you posting the split out. I am curious as to know why the protection plus wasn't offered for the R3, did you care to ask them why? Especially in an era where people want insurance and all the financial coverage they possibly could get their hands on, suffice to say, I hope this isn't a humbug of some sort. I or anyone for that matter would love to get this so called (Protection Plus) or any extended warranty for a bike costs 3L plus, no?

                                Do they still have that bike in showroom? And what color was it?

                                Cheers!
                                VJ
                                They said that it's a imported bike and since its quality is better than the other bike's, they have not included the PP for it.
                                The violet one was on display. One other thing is they have both colours with them and delivery can be made immediately.[emoji4]

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