Since '02 xBhp is different things to different people. From a close knit national community of bikers to India's only motorcycling lifestyle magazine and a place to make like-minded biker friends. Join us

Castrol Power 1

Dawn & dusk make slight hard to adjust.

Our Partners

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by chinmayakar View Post
    Owners, I have a query. I am looking to buy a R3, however all the R3s I rode till today had a stiffer gear box. The upshifts do not happen with a click, rather feels very stiff, while the downshifts are perfect. Can owners confirm if this is a trait of the R3. Thanks in advance.

    Why?

    I mean, its not a bad bike. Heck I'd buy it if I had the money, but you have had a Duke 390, a Ninja 300 and now a Ninja 650.

    The R3 is just like the N300. Why'd you even sell the N300.

    I have no idea how much you lost on that sale, but you're literally throwing money away.

    Comment


    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by chinmayakar View Post
      Owners, I have a query. I am looking to buy a R3, however all the R3s I rode till today had a stiffer gear box. The upshifts do not happen with a click, rather feels very stiff, while the downshifts are perfect. Can owners confirm if this is a trait of the R3. Thanks in advance.
      Mine slots in like butter. Could you check if the clutch action is proper? I do hear a loud clunk now and then while i downshift to use engine braking and this is probably is due to the chain tension.

      Comment


      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by chinmayakar View Post
        Owners, I have a query. I am looking to buy a R3, however all the R3s I rode till today had a stiffer gear box. The upshifts do not happen with a click, rather feels very stiff, while the downshifts are perfect. Can owners confirm if this is a trait of the R3. Thanks in advance.
        The upshifts are butter smooth for me. The higher RPM you are at the sweeter is the shift. The gearbox is seamless!
        There is no better therapy than riding a bike down a straight road at full throttle with the sound of the engine for company.

        Comment


        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

          I booked R3
          The bike is ready to be delivered but I am waiting for 2016 to get 2016 registration and get the bike on my Birthday.
          Hero Honda Splendor (June 2001- Present)
          Yamaha YZF R3 (Jan 2016 - Present)
          TVS Scooty Zest 110 (Oct 2017 - Apr 2018)
          TVS Ntorq 125 (May 2018 - Apr 2019)
          KTM Duke 125 (Apr 2019 - Dec 2019)

          Comment


          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by Gollum View Post
            I booked R3
            The bike is ready to be delivered but I am waiting for 2016 to get 2016 registration and get the bike on my Birthday.
            At last, congrats for your 3.8L plastic [emoji12]
            (it's your own words BTW, check out your initial comments on this) [emoji23]

            Comment


            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Finally saw a R3 in Chennai yesterday near madhya kailash

              Comment


              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by Pulsar220F View Post
                At last, congrats for your 3.8L plastic [emoji12]
                (it's your own words BTW, check out your initial comments on this) [emoji23]
                lol you hate it till you don't own it.
                Hero Honda Splendor (June 2001- Present)
                Yamaha YZF R3 (Jan 2016 - Present)
                TVS Scooty Zest 110 (Oct 2017 - Apr 2018)
                TVS Ntorq 125 (May 2018 - Apr 2019)
                KTM Duke 125 (Apr 2019 - Dec 2019)

                Comment


                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  A small update on the 'khat' sound you here when you compress the front forks while holding the front brake.
                  The sound is coming from the 'floating disc' (a technology that is used in the R1). If you compress the forks without holding the discs you will not hear the sound.

                  How do you solve this? No idea till now but am working on it.

                  Cheers!
                  There is no better therapy than riding a bike down a straight road at full throttle with the sound of the engine for company.

                  Comment


                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    First Service update :

                    Got the bike serviced at Monarch Yamaha Tilak Road (bought it from there itself). Servicing done at 1032 kms.

                    Total first service bill : 1747/-

                    Coolant top up - 60/- (Was doubtful about why this was charged. The coolant level should not go down in a month. My Duke did not need a coolant top up for 20k kms)
                    Engine oil - 900/-(They said they charged for 2 liters but put 2.1 liters as per manual. Not sure about this too)
                    Oil filter - 360/-(As per MRP)
                    Bike health card - 55/- Really strange addition to bill. Apparently it is a mandatory procedure to be followed for R3. Some diagnostic tool is connected to the system to check for various parameters of the bike. A printout is generated for which I was charged 55 bucks.
                    Labor charges - 100/- This was what hey charged me for fitting the frame sliders. Some dealerships gave this free of cost to one fellow R3 owner. No such luck here.
                    Chain lube - 250/- Other dealerships charge 140-150 bucks. This one charged me 250 :\

                    Took up these extra charges issue with Yamaha India customer care and surprisingly they said everything is justified. Will look to a different dealership next time for the second service.

                    The bike returned 22.45 kmpl in 100% city riding before first service. Expecting it to improve a bit now.

                    It used to touch 115-116 at 7k rpm in 6th gear. Today I opened it up on an open stretch and was pleasantly surprised to see a figure of 135 on the speedo with the rpm needle still below 8.5k. This bike is a silent monster that masks it speed brilliantly!

                    A few pics of the fitted Puig R12 frame sliders.

                    Click image for larger version

Name:	r3_4.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	127.6 KB
ID:	1927016


                    Click image for larger version

Name:	r3_5.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	110.5 KB
ID:	1927017

                    Click image for larger version

Name:	r3_6.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	115.9 KB
ID:	1927018
                    The way you ride is the way you are..

                    My Harley baraat!! |
                    Ooty through a bike's perspective | KTM Duke 200 : A 20000 km experience

                    Comment


                    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by Deathmate.Zed View Post
                      First Service update :
                      Monica Bellucci will loose the beauty contest here brother. R3 is a stunner.
                      R15S - Current
                      Honda Dio - Current
                      TNT 600i - Sold
                      Classic 500 - Sold
                      Pulsar 220 dtsi - Sold
                      Yamaha YBX125 - Sold

                      Comment


                      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by Deathmate.Zed View Post

                        [ATTACH]200515[/ATTACH]


                        [ATTACH]200516[/ATTACH]

                        [ATTACH]200517[/ATTACH]
                        from where did u buy frame sliders bro.
                        i wanna buy too.
                        Hero Honda Splendor (June 2001- Present)
                        Yamaha YZF R3 (Jan 2016 - Present)
                        TVS Scooty Zest 110 (Oct 2017 - Apr 2018)
                        TVS Ntorq 125 (May 2018 - Apr 2019)
                        KTM Duke 125 (Apr 2019 - Dec 2019)

                        Comment


                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by Gollum View Post
                          from where did u buy frame sliders bro.
                          i wanna buy too.
                          I got it from Horizon Moto Hyderabad. You can search it on Facebook.
                          The way you ride is the way you are..

                          My Harley baraat!! |
                          Ooty through a bike's perspective | KTM Duke 200 : A 20000 km experience

                          Comment


                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by Deathmate.Zed View Post
                            I got it from Horizon Moto Hyderabad. You can search it on Facebook.
                            They seem to give the best rate for the R12 sliders.But still I am looking for a cheaper alternative. This one is too expensive for me.

                            Comment


                            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by mustang28 View Post
                              A small update on the 'khat' sound you here when you compress the front forks while holding the front brake.
                              The sound is coming from the 'floating disc' (a technology that is used in the R1). If you compress the forks without holding the discs you will not hear the sound.

                              How do you solve this? No idea till now but am working on it.

                              Cheers!
                              are they fully floating rotor ? i doubt it.


                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJPCy2AsULo

                              Last edited by s1d; 12-30-2015, 11:53 PM.

                              Comment


                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by chetan6686 View Post
                                They seem to give the best rate for the R12 sliders.But still I am looking for a cheaper alternative. This one is too expensive for me.
                                There are cheaper options on aliexpress. You can get in touch with [MENTION=13846]Sarvajit[/MENTION] for details.

                                But reliability of those options is at best debatable. I went with puig because it is renowned globally in this field. If you have zero dep full insurance then you can skip sliders part totally.

                                Your call.

                                Sent from my XT1052 using xBhp Connect mobile app
                                The way you ride is the way you are..

                                My Harley baraat!! |
                                Ooty through a bike's perspective | KTM Duke 200 : A 20000 km experience

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X