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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by ROHAN SPEEDOFREAK SHARMA View Post
    Has anybody done more than 250 kms ride? I need some answers. Please reply !
    I did one - Chennai to Pondicherry - 330 km overall. Had a lot of fun in the highway. Real comfortable.

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    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by ROHAN SPEEDOFREAK SHARMA View Post
      Has anybody done more than 250 kms ride? I need some answers. Please reply !
      Read this, two R3 had done 800 kms ride.
      http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/showthread.php?t=33497

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      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Thank for the reply. [emoji1] [emoji106]

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        • 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.
          Originally posted by Ivin View Post
          I have the answer. Thats because you use those Kawasakis. The gear shifts are so smooth in them and hence you feel the tightness in R3's . Coming from an R15 and riding R3, you maynot feel it. Yamaha doesn't want to make it too smooth. Thats what Yamaha has been doing all along. R3 has that click sound too while shifting. But if you shift it like you do on your bike, what you are going to find is false neutrals

          Faced the issue plenty times on my few days with @krish2778 's R3. I also dint feel much has changed after the servicing as well.
          But again thats just getting used to.
          Chinmay, brother, you really need to learn to stay satisfied with the bikes you already own .. Now in all seriousness, i also did feel the shifts are a bit sticky(for th lack of a better term), but it has improved over time with more miles clocked in, it is almost very responsive now, thats 2.5k plus on the odo. And like @Ivin also said after having ridden my bike with him for a few days, it was just the initial few kms that had this stiffness, I guess the Yamaha branded oil also doesn't help. Maybe a change in oil would bring some change to it.

          Originally posted by ROHAN SPEEDOFREAK SHARMA View Post
          Has anybody done more than 250 kms ride? I need some answers. Please reply !
          I just did a 1.7k kms ride on the R3, and it was wonderful, the effortless way it handles triple digit speeds, I mean, the CBR and Duke390 which does the same, but the R3 does it with extra grace, yeah that's the twin pot doing its magic. Mostly in highwya ides gear shifts are less, it can be lesser with the r3, the thing pulls like a charm from 45kmph in 6th gear. So very few instances only where shifting was needed, as far as comfort goes, I felt pretty comfortable, but then again, do frequent long rides, so my body is used to it.


          BTW guys, the Black is indeed a very sexy color, but i have to say this, those horrendous stickers do no justice to the bike, I just had to get rid of it, apart from the Fairing R3 stickers, I removed all the other ones. I'm attaching a picture of the end result




          Cheers
          Ride Safe
          Krishna
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          Run-in Procedure | Power Loss Solutions | Riding Gears 101 | Biking Brotherhood

          P
          ulsar 220F
          |2013 Honda CBR250R|KTM Duke390|Yamaha R3|Yamaha R1|Triumph Tiger XRX

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          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by krish2778 View Post




            Cheers
            Ride Safe
            Krishna
            Hi,
            Within a month of ownership you clocked 2.5K? Nice going? I see you are in Kerala I think with all the coconut trees around?

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            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by Pulsar220F View Post
              Read this, two R3 had done 800 kms ride.
              [Photo Feature]: [ENDURANCE RIDE] : The Ride to Belum Caves
              one r3 did 800km
              one r3 did 400km
              one r3 did 200km
              nice multiple numbers eh

              yesterday two r3's did approx 360km

              yours truly was part of the 800km and 360km on his humble D200.

              a snap from yesterday's ride to nagarjun sagar dam:
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              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Add 1300kms to it. [emoji14]

                BLR - Mangalore - Coorg - Wayanad - Calicut - Bandipur - Mysore - BLR

                Regardless, Life shall go on.

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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Well, my R3 did something around 10K kms now. And I'm getting used to it more and more. Like cutting through traffic, the braking and believe me it will bring smile to your face.
                  Yamaha YZF R15 V 2.0 (Oct, 2012 - Present)
                  Yamaha YZF R3 (Sep, 2015 - Present)

                  My Review of Yamaha R3 at 100K ODO

                  Ride a motorcycle if you want to live free, but above all ride it safe and make others' lives safe.

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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    Originally posted by ROHAN SPEEDOFREAK SHARMA View Post
                    Has anybody done more than 250 kms ride? I need some answers. Please reply !
                    Had done a 4K kms ride with my R3... B'lore to Kolkata and back... Did 1100 kms in a day, from Kolkata to Rajahmundhry... And still was quite able to do another 870 kms till B'lore on the very next day... And was able to attend office also the day after I reached B'lore. How can I help you??
                    Yamaha YZF R15 V 2.0 (Oct, 2012 - Present)
                    Yamaha YZF R3 (Sep, 2015 - Present)

                    My Review of Yamaha R3 at 100K ODO

                    Ride a motorcycle if you want to live free, but above all ride it safe and make others' lives safe.

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                    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by ROHAN SPEEDOFREAK SHARMA View Post
                      Thank for the reply. [emoji1] [emoji106]
                      I've done a 350km one day, single tank highway ride. And also a 130km all in city traffic conditions.. It's a nimble machine once you get used to the Lil extra weight if upgrading from the R15..

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                      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by Pulsar220F View Post
                        Hi,
                        Within a month of ownership you clocked 2.5K? Nice going? I see you are in Kerala I think with all the coconut trees around?
                        Yeah, I tend to do that with most bikes i have . Ok, i swear i did not mean to brag..!!

                        The pic was taken from my home town in Kerala, I was there for a few days from Dec 24th on-wards. Now been back to Bangalore for about a week or so, back to daily office commutes and busy schedules.

                        Cheers
                        Ride Safe
                        Krishna
                        --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Run-in Procedure | Power Loss Solutions | Riding Gears 101 | Biking Brotherhood

                        P
                        ulsar 220F
                        |2013 Honda CBR250R|KTM Duke390|Yamaha R3|Yamaha R1|Triumph Tiger XRX

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                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by krish2778 View Post
                          Yeah, I tend to do that with most bikes i have [emoji14]. Ok, i swear i did not mean to brag..!!

                          The pic was taken from my home town in Kerala, I was there for a few days from Dec 24th on-wards. Now been back to Bangalore for about a week or so, back to daily office commutes and busy schedules.

                          Cheers
                          Ride Safe
                          Krishna
                          Where in kerala are you located? Do you use NH7?

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                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by yellowspunk View Post
                            Add 1300kms to it. [emoji14]

                            BLR - Mangalore - Coorg - Wayanad - Calicut - Bandipur - Mysore - BLR


                            Hey is that the Rynox Nomad v2.1 saddle bag ??

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                            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Got my Bike on My Birthday.

                              It was my Birthday Yesterday. So cake cutting at the dealership

                              With my friend.


                              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)

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                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by Gollum View Post
                                Got my Bike on My Birthday.

                                It was my Birthday Yesterday. So cake cutting at the dealership

                                With my friend.


                                Congratulations. Ride safe
                                Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly.

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