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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by chetan6686 View Post
    Congrats Abhishek.Take the CBU logic with a pinch of salt.
    Chetan6686, I think it was you who had asked about the Benelli frame sliders on the TNT300 thread. I read a forwarded message yesterday that was posted in the Superbikes Classified group in which someone was complaining about the poor quality of the sliders that broke with very little effort. Dont know how true it is, but thought it was worth sharing.

    Originally posted by Deathmate.Zed View Post
    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.
    Agree. Cheers!

    Originally posted by krish2778 View Post
    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
    Nice pictures there. I like the AGV helmet, I think its their best design in the K3 series. My wife uses the same one. Please do get your plates fixed at the earliest buddy. Bangalore's traffic police have been noticeably very active this month and are out in big numbers to catch offenders. I myself have seen at least 5 instances of people getting caught for minor and major traffic offences.
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    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by Gunslingin_Ridr View Post
      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?
      Well, the difference is felt once you have some room to open up the throttle. The smoothness is just very apparent. I cannot comment for the Benelli 300, but for the R3 and N300, I can say for sure, you won't go wrong with the purchase. Just that ownership costs will be higher, but then it is expected and obvious.

      Originally posted by neil.jericho View Post
      Nice pictures there. I like the AGV helmet, I think its their best design in the K3 series. My wife uses the same one. Please do get your plates fixed at the earliest buddy. Bangalore's traffic police have been noticeably very active this month and are out in big numbers to catch offenders. I myself have seen at least 5 instances of people getting caught for minor and major traffic offences.
      Hi Neil,
      Thanks, yes its the k3, bought it about 2 years back.
      Yes, the Number plates have been fixed. The issue was the plates provided by orion was not fitting on it, like i mentioned in the review. But i have fixed it by making holes at the required place on the plate (I have the Temp registration number for now and all related documents). Will get the official reg number on Tuesday and then going for a new plate.

      Cheers
      Ride Safe
      Krishna
      Last edited by krish2778; 12-14-2015, 11:10 AM.
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      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Ended up going on a small trip to pondy. But before that, detailed the R3 .

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        Have a question though. Is it normal for vibes at 7k rpm and they smoothened out near 7.5k to 8k?

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        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by arch-angel View Post
          Ended up going on a small trip to pondy. But before that, detailed the R3 .

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          Have a question though. Is it normal for vibes at 7k rpm and they smoothened out near 7.5k to 8k?
          Yes I am also having vibes around 5k. Should smoothen out after the first service. Can you share the cost of the detailing? And what all it included?
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          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by Deathmate.Zed View Post
            Yes I am also having vibes around 5k. Should smoothen out after the first service. Can you share the cost of the detailing? And what all it included?
            I did it myself. Autofinesse tripple AIO (polish/glaze/wax) and protected the plastics with the meguiars interior trim and plastic polish. Tyres got the 3M tyre dresser. I do detailing for my vehicles (like DIY stuff, lol).

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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
              Hi Krishna,
              I was wondering why would you go from 250 to 320, I agree that it's a twin and all but I mean it's not a big leap in performance I think.

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              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                My wife and I went to the Vinayak Yamaha dealership today to take the follow up test ride that I had requested for earlier. The team lead who I had interacted with last week was not available so I spoke to the ladies at the sales counter and explained the situation to them. They said they will find out in a few minutes and then took so long to get things moving. Since they were wasting our time with their extreme inefficiency, I repeatedly pushed for them to show us the ready stock of black and blue bikes side by side (stored in the Benelli service area on the 2nd floor) so that we could at least take one step forward towards a decision. After multiple requests they did and we decided that it would be the black one if we decided to go for the R3 over the N300. In fact, seeing their apathy and complete lack of customer centricity, my wife even said, "If this is how they treat you before you buy the bike, I can only imagine how they will they treat you later ....."


                The test ride bike finally came and I gave my details to the security guard before gearing up and waited for the showroom guy who would follow us to arrive. Since there was no sign of him for so long, I told the sales lady that once again they were wasting our time which is when she decided to put in some effort towards finding him. Much later he came (remember my wife and I are fully geared up and standing by the side of the road for quite a while by then) and said the route is up to the signal and back only. I said I had taken a much longer test ride last time and am going to take the same route with my wife as a pillion and he can follow us. He rudely refused and said it isnt possible. By then I had enough and told the sales lady that I am not taking a test ride to the signal and returning and she mumbled something and didnt make any attempt to resolve the situation.


                Since they had wasted more than half an hour (all they had to do was get a test bike from the basement) and refused to give us a proper follow up test ride which they had anyways promised us earlier, I collected my license and we left immediately after giving them a piece of our minds. They didnt even make any effort to talk to the rude showroom guy who was supposed to follow us or try to fix things and keep us happy. Such levels of indifference have to be seen to be believed.


                I loved the Yamaha R15 and I made a lot of good friends through this forum because of it. Im sure the R3 is a really nice bike. But it counts for nothing when dealers ruin the experience for potential and new buyers (as krish2778 has unfortunately experienced). No Yamaha! We are happy to spend the extra money at a Kawasaki dealership which at least treats us well.

                P.S - the odo on the test bike was connected this time but it was at 0 or 0.5 KMs, I dont recall exactly.

                P.P.S - before anyone says dont let a poor dealership ruin the experience and buy the bike for what it is, please remember that this is a buyers market and not a seller market. We are not in the dark ages of the 70s and 80s where people booked scooters and got delivery 14 years later. If a company wants us to part with our hard earned money, they have to treat us with basic courtesy and respect at every step of the way.

                P.P.P.S - poor dealership experiences seem to be the norm across Bangalore from what I see on this thread and feedback from others.
                Last edited by neil.jericho; 12-14-2015, 04:33 PM.
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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  ^^ It is really sad to see a good product getting killed by the dealers. I always had very good experience with my R15.
                  It is happening across multiple dealers, that is what I can understand from this thread. Does that mean the profit margin is less for R3

                  I really liked this product. We should find a way to escalate this to YAMAHA India?
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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    Lot has been said here on how Yamaha showrooms are treating potential customer poorly. Well here is my experience at Pearl Yamaha Hyderabad (Long post!).

                    I never got a TR of a R3. Some people in Hyderabad were lucky to get one with connects at the right places. This said the KTM showroom had taken a month to give me the TR for a N300 (That too a used and bashed up N300). As of today no showroom in Hyderabad will let u TR a N300 till you do not 'know' someone, forget about the bigger bikes. Of course, you can always TR Benellis!


                    Now to the buying experience:

                    Saturday (5/12):
                    Without a TR and with lot of helpful advise from fellow xbhpians, I booked the black R3 on Saturday (5/12) at Pearl Yamaha, Hyderabad.
                    Booking amount - 3000 INR (This is all the cash I had in my pocket). Avoided the extra 5% for Debit card usage
                    Delivery date - To be announced on Monday.

                    Monday (7/12):
                    Called up the Manager at 1 PM asking for delivery date. He said might be possible today. Please check by 4 PM.
                    Called up again at 4 PM and he said you can take the delivery today!
                    Now, I always wanted to ride the bike from the godown. Did not want her to be loaded onto a truck or rode down to the showroom. Wish granted!
                    At around 7 PM, I rode to the Yamaha godown on a Saluto given by the Showroom manager (joys of a commuter I tell you) to find the black Yamaha YZF R3 - with 0 kms on the ODO, and and without a drop of petrol in the tank. The guy who is responsible for SBK deliveries was personally there to setup the bike at 8 PM in the night.

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                    Petrol was put in and I had the opportunity to crank her up for the very first time (that is what the odo told me anyway!).
                    PDI was done the next day afternoon in my presence.

                    The rest ladies and gentlemen is history! As they say, if you want her, go get her.

                    As for the bike, let us leave her to a separate post, shall we!
                    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 neil.jericho View Post
                      My wife and I went to the Vinayak Yamaha dealership today to take the follow up test ride that .
                      Things are completely different here in Chhattisgarh, by now only one dealership has got R3 and other one is getting it by January 15th. Here, showroom owner himself takes care of R3 customers apart from Sales Executive.

                      Other showroom was getting R3 I got to knew when I took my R15 for engine oil & oil filter change, it was new showroom so I directly went to sales area and enquired about both R3 and service area, hearing my interest in R3 Sales Executive himself took my bike to service bay and asked me that work will be done in 10 minutes and to my surprise no labor charge was charged ( I had purchased engine oil and oil filter beforehand), I gave my contact details and asked them to inform me when R3 is available in their showroom.

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                      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        [QUOTE=neil.jericho;1192854]My wife and I went to the Vinayak Yamaha dealership today to take the follow up test ride that I had requested for earlier. The team lead who I had interacted with last week was not available so I spoke to the ladies at the sales counter and explained the situation to them. They said they will find out in a few minutes and then took so long to get things moving. Since they were wasting our time with their extreme inefficiency, I repeatedly pushed for them to show us the ready stock of black and blue bikes side by side (stored in the Benelli service area on the 2nd floor) so that we could at least take one step forward towards a decision. After multiple requests they did and we decided that it would be the black one if we decided to go for the R3 over the N300.
                        [ /QUOTE]

                        Neil how many more Black and Blue R3s were in stock when you saw in their benelli service area?

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                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by chetan6686 View Post
                          Neil how many more Black and Blue R3s were in stock when you saw in their benelli service area?
                          Same as last week Chetan, one black and one blue on the Benelli service floor. In addition to that they have the black display bike and a black test ride bike. Not sure about more stock as I havent seen their basement.
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                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by neil.jericho View Post
                            Same as last week Chetan, one black and one blue on the Benelli service floor. In addition to that they have the black display bike and a black test ride bike. Not sure about more stock as I havent seen their basement.
                            Ya I was told 3 more blacks and 2 blues left.Anyways its really sad to hear about your experience. Wasn't Akmal around? He was my SA.I had decent experience with him.

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                            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by mustang28 View Post
                              Lot has been said here on how Yamaha showrooms are treating potential customer poorly. Well here is my experience at Pearl Yamaha Hyderabad (Long post!).

                              I never got a TR of a R3. Some people in Hyderabad were lucky to get one with connects at the right places. This said the KTM showroom had taken a month to give me the TR for a N300 (That too a used and bashed up N300). As of today no showroom in Hyderabad will let u TR a N300 till you do not 'know' someone, forget about the bigger bikes. Of course, you can always TR Benellis!


                              Now to the buying experience:

                              Saturday (5/12):
                              Without a TR and with lot of helpful advise from fellow xbhpians, I booked the black R3 on Saturday (5/12) at Pearl Yamaha, Hyderabad.
                              Booking amount - 3000 INR (This is all the cash I had in my pocket). Avoided the extra 5% for Debit card usage
                              Delivery date - To be announced on Monday.

                              Monday (7/12):
                              Called up the Manager at 1 PM asking for delivery date. He said might be possible today. Please check by 4 PM.
                              Called up again at 4 PM and he said you can take the delivery today!
                              Now, I always wanted to ride the bike from the godown. Did not want her to be loaded onto a truck or rode down to the showroom. Wish granted!
                              At around 7 PM, I rode to the Yamaha godown on a Saluto given by the Showroom manager (joys of a commuter I tell you) to find the black Yamaha YZF R3 - with 0 kms on the ODO, and and without a drop of petrol in the tank. The guy who is responsible for SBK deliveries was personally there to setup the bike at 8 PM in the night.

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                              Petrol was put in and I had the opportunity to crank her up for the very first time (that is what the odo told me anyway!).
                              PDI was done the next day afternoon in my presence.

                              The rest ladies and gentlemen is history! As they say, if you want her, go get her.

                              As for the bike, let us leave her to a separate post, shall we!
                              Congrats on ur r3 bro, Keep us posted about your ownership, mileage, refinement compared to N300,tnt300

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                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                [MENTION=11298]MR ACE[/MENTION], Karthik, where are you with your R3 ??
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