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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by sumeet30mki View Post
    i did bike's 1st servicing at Rajpal Auto Lounge (earlier Yamaha Factory Shop, Wakdewadi)

    Total bill : 1924/-
    they charged me 30 Rs under Consumable Charges dont know for what it was....
    which was kinda strange!

    well i also fitted R&G Crash Protectors.
    Can you share the bill breakup? Why is it 1924! Mine came to 1747 even with all those bullshit extra charges added. This is sheer looting by dealers man :|
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    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by Deathmate.Zed View Post
      Can you share the bill breakup? Why is it 1924! Mine came to 1747 even with all those bullshit extra charges added. This is sheer looting by dealers man :|
      actually i was expecting my svc bill close to 2k
      but i guess dealer to dealer have different charges
      but what is Bike health card??? is it some kinda PDI check ???
      found it very strange....

      anyways here's breakup if 1st servicing bill -
      Oil Filter - 360/-
      Engine Oil 2 liters - 900/- --->> i guess they only change\topup 2 liters.
      Chain Cleaning and Lube - 350/-
      Coolent Topup - 200/-
      Consumable Charges - 30/- --->> dont know for what
      service tax @14.50% - 84
      Total Bill - 1924/-


      when i fitted Crash Protectors the guys gave my bike a free wash and lubed the chain for free.

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      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by sumeet30mki View Post
        Coolent Topup - 200/-.
        Which coolant does they use & how much quantity ? Motul motocool coolant 1L can comes at Rs.400 & Petronas Coolant 1L can comes at Rs 220.

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        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by sumeet30mki View Post
          actually i was expecting my svc bill close to 2k
          but i guess dealer to dealer have different charges
          but what is Bike health card??? is it some kinda PDI check ???
          found it very strange....

          anyways here's breakup if 1st servicing bill -
          Oil Filter - 360/-
          Engine Oil 2 liters - 900/- --->> i guess they only change\topup 2 liters.
          Chain Cleaning and Lube - 350/-
          Coolent Topup - 200/-
          Consumable Charges - 30/- --->> dont know for what
          service tax @14.50% - 84
          Total Bill - 1924/-


          when i fitted Crash Protectors the guys gave my bike a free wash and lubed the chain for free.
          Hi Sumeet,
          I am from Pune too. Bought the bike from Viraaj Yamaha/Auto Lounge (the same one at wakdewadi) on 21st Sept.
          Done with 1st service.

          To tell you frankly, they overcharged you on Chain lubing and Coolant top-up.
          I was asked Rs/-250 for chain lubing but I did it by my self, so did not have to pay.

          About the coolant top-up as well, I was asked for Rs/-200.
          I am their 1st customer for R3.
          I was there with the mechanic all the time while the servicing was going on. They hardly put 30/40 ml of collant.
          Rs/-200 was too much for that and upon forcing they did not take any charge for that.

          Only Rs/- 30 for consumable was charged apart from 2.1 ltr engine oil and Oil filter.
          Last edited by kuntalnag; 01-07-2016, 07:06 PM.
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          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by sumeet30mki View Post
            actually i was expecting my svc bill close to 2k
            but i guess dealer to dealer have different charges
            but what is Bike health card??? is it some kinda PDI check ???
            found it very strange....

            anyways here's breakup if 1st servicing bill -
            Oil Filter - 360/-
            Engine Oil 2 liters - 900/- --->> i guess they only change\topup 2 liters.
            Chain Cleaning and Lube - 350/-
            Coolent Topup - 200/-
            Consumable Charges - 30/- --->> dont know for what
            service tax @14.50% - 84
            Total Bill - 1924/-


            when i fitted Crash Protectors the guys gave my bike a free wash and lubed the chain for free.
            There..they charged you extra for the chain cleaning and lubing and coolant topup! They charged me 60 bucks for coolant topup and 250 for chain cleaning and lubing. I am sure they charged you for the crash guard fitting also. Cost me 100 bucks of labor for fitting my Puig frame sliders.

            And yeah this "health card" is another weird thing they will charge you for. Apparently it's a mandatory requirement for the R3 in which they connect the bike's electricals to their system and check for parameters. The printout is given to the customer.
            Last edited by Deathmate.Zed; 01-07-2016, 07:07 PM.
            The way you ride is the way you are..

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            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by kuntalnag View Post
              Hi Sumeet,
              I am from Pune too. Bought the bike from Viraaj Yamaha/Auto Lounge (the same one at wakdewadi) on 21st Sept.
              Done with 1st service.

              To tell you frankly, they overcharged you on Chain lubing and Coolant top-up.
              I was asked Rs/-250 for chain lubing but I did it by my self, so did not have to pay.

              About the coolant top-up as well, I was asked for Rs/-200.
              I am their 1st customer for R3.
              I was there with the mechanic all the time while the servicing was going on. They hardly put 30/40 ml of collant.
              Rs/-200 was too much for that and upon forcing they did not take any charge for that.

              Only Rs/- 30 for consumable was charged apart from 2.1 ltr engine oil and Oil filter.

              i was there at servicing of bike ...
              even i did chain lubing after after 500kms,but chose to lube because it was 1st service...
              for chain cleaning and lubing...i wasnt satisfied with the way chain was cleaned and there wasnt enough of lube on the chain....so i asked the servicing guy to re-do it again hence the amount.
              and as far as Coolant topup goes i wasnt aware of the charges...but will scrutinize next time

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              Originally posted by Deathmate.Zed View Post
              There..they charged you extra for the chain cleaning and lubing and coolant topup! They charged me 60 bucks for coolant topup and 250 for chain cleaning and lubing. I am sure they charged you for the crash guard fitting also. Cost me 100 bucks of labor for fitting my Puig frame sliders.

              And yeah this "health card" is another weird thing they will charge you for. Apparently it's a mandatory requirement for the R3 in which they connect the bike's electricals to their system and check for parameters. The printout is given to the customer.

              the health card thing if its so important every dealer should do it.
              wonder whats with Rajpal Auto Lounge, they didnt do it at my 1st service.

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              Originally posted by Deathmate.Zed View Post
              I am sure they charged you for the crash guard fitting also. Cost me 100 bucks of labor for fitting my Puig frame sliders.

              yes they charged me for fitting the frame sliders
              about 300 Rs as it took 3 people to remove the side fairing! :P

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              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by Shashank Suresh View Post
                Congrats my friend. She looks sexy as ever. These pics remind me of the time when i was crazy behind R15 v2.

                I have booked the Benelli TNT 300 and I had to choose between R3 or the TNT300. The only reason I chose TNT was pillion comfort. Anyway, thats a personal choice.

                I have a few questions.

                1. What is the service interval period ? (both R3 and Ninja 300)
                2. How much does it cost ? (exclude the free service if it applies) (both R3 and Ninja 300).


                Once again, she looks sexy!!
                I am confused as to why you posted pic of R3 here when you booked a TNT 300

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                Originally posted by ArnabC View Post
                Well done around 4080 kms for a round trip from B'lore to Kolkata. Man this bike is awesome !! I'm too happy with the performance and the riding posture. Let me put out some of my experiences through sections:

                Engine: Done around 6950 kms till now and the engine is getting smoother with every minute of riding. The engine is the best thing of this bike. The twin pots are really awesome. Enough power to overtake almost any vehicle. While coming back from Kolkata, there were some instances where some local and rude four wheelers were driving dangerously very near to me. So opened the throttle and the bike touched 150 kmph in no time and I got rid of those menances. I tried to maintain 100-110 almost all the time as that's the safest speed I feel on Indian highways where there's no dearth of idiots with little or no driving skills or traffic sense. And the bike responded fantastically obliging my requests all the time and still returning a modest, I would say great, 32 kmpl. And that exhaust is too good, though it's my personal view. Till 7K RPM it sounds so tame but twist the wrist and the exhaust sound gets aggressive. You'll feel like you're riding on a much bigger engine than a 300cc one.

                Gearbox/Clutch: These things make the whole ride very enjoyable. The clutch is so smooth that you'll feel no discomfort riding the bike through heavy traffic. The fingers will not pain at all operating the clutch in heavy traffic. The gearbox, as everyone said, is very to-the-point. There'll be no miss and very sure shifting. Also, you can pull out of traffic at any gear thanks to the fantastic torque coming at mid-range.

                Looks: It's a touchy issue and my personal take is it's really subtle but distinct. I've not seen a single person who has noticed the bike but didn't look at it twice. First everyone mistakes it as R15 and then suddenly they understands that it's something different and look back. The uniquely designed headlights are the major player here.

                Headlights: Stock headlights are like a 100 times better than that of R15. I rode more than 1000 kms during the recent ride at night and never did I feel at any point of time that I need to stop due to lack of light spread. On good highways, the headlights, on high beam, extend approx upto 100-120 ft, good for going at 100-110 kmph. Even the low beam has a good spread and the beam lightens up the central part and not like R15 where only one side gets illuminated. I'm too happy with the stock lights and am now more confident about night riding.

                Brakes: A lot has been said about the brakes and their aggression. What I felt is the brakes are real good if you're using for touring purpose. I don't know how it'll do at tracks but I'm super satisfied with the brakes. Had some sudden braking moments and I never felt out of confidence. The brakes do stop the bike in a linear fashion and sure footedly without any issues and instil confidence. One example, was doing the Tirupati to B'lore section while returning. It was already dark as it was around 9:30pm. Was going happily as I was going gaga over the light spread and was doing around 100-105 kmph. Suddenly saw a big speed breaker. Thought I'm gonna fly now. Applied the brakes and the bike reduced the speed drastically to a very safe speed of 20-25 kmph. Many sudden potholes came afterwards and nowhere I ran over them as I was able to reduce the speed through the brakes.

                Tires: Again a subject of debate but I felt the tires are good for touring. I did try some leaning with my saddle bag behind, but the tires held up really good. Maybe not good for tracks but for touring they're absolutely fine. You don't need to go for other options if you're into touring only with some interest in cornering/leaning.

                Seating Posture: Another awesome feature of R3. I did some long tours on my R15V2 and R3 is like a boon for me. I did Kolkata-B'lore in 2 days, first day rode for around 1100 kms till Rajahmundhry and next day the remaining 870 kms to B'lore and I'm still quite OK to go to office the very next day. With my R15V2 it would have been impossible both to attend office and to do Kolkata-B'lore in two days only. So be assured you'll not be tired.

                Seats: Could have been more comfy but then I'm not complaining. If you're riding your bike for 27-28 hours you can't/shouldn't complain about the comfort. Pillion seat is definitely much more comfortable than R15V2. I did Goa also early this month with a pillion and she never complained about the seats. Actually, before this ride she never went out for long rides, and she didn't complain after the long 1450 kms round trip and that too 400 kms in torrential rains, where sitting actually hurts a lot.

                RVMs: Maybe the weakest link in this whole package. RVMs are tinted, which is good as no high beam glare, but they're too small to show you the traffic behind. I think Yamaha should seriously consider this.

                Also, for me, I hope that Yamaha should also change the rear brake pedal which doesn't go with the bike well.

                Mileage: Now coming to one of the most 'kitna deti hain' wala question. In city, I hardly got above 24-25 kmpl no matter how well I ride. In the highways, in between 95-115 kmph, sixth gear, I got around 32 kmpl with a tank range close to 360 kms. Though I didn't check the tank range in particular as I was filling as soon it hit the single bar mark but still it's not before 320 kms.

                So, this has been my brief overview on the R3 till now. Ride it to understand it. I'm sure it'll bring a wide grin to you. And yes, it is less powered than RC390 but then doing 1950 kms with a RC390 will not be this comfortable I guess. Just a thought, think over it !!
                Thanks a ton for detailed review of the R3 ..I was frankly loosing my patience going though the owner ship thread from page 1 on xbhp..i understand most of the folk who wrote earlier has given only a limited review since they were in the run in period..I was hunting for someone like you who can give a long term review..I currently have 200NS since 2013 and I am strongly considering the R3 as it want to either move to double cylinder bike...Thanks again and here is wishing you more revs to your heart with more miles on the R3 odo..cheers !!!
                Ride HARD but Ride SAFE
                Cheers !!

                Javed

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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by Gollum View Post
                  Wow cool, So does R3 in the US have ABS?
                  And your Dash mush be in MPH?
                  No ABS yet, but 2016 models will be getting ABS. Yes dash in MPH.

                  R3 (2015)

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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    Guys from Bangalore, Can you please let me know some way to cover the clutch lever cable at the lever side.
                    The cable is exposed and would lead to dust getting into the cable housing.

                    Example:

                    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 Javed Basheer View Post
                      I am confused as to why you posted pic of R3 here when you booked a TNT 300
                      I did not post any pic. I commented on a pic that was posted by an owner in this group
                      Its better to sweat than to bleed...

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                      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        @krish2778 , bro was it you at silk board signal around 7:45am today ? I was the one on green RTR..

                        The bike looks much bigger than R15 and almost same size as the ninja.. The exhaust is sweet sounding and was not too silent as it's said.. I was staring at your bike until you disappeared into oblivion, hope you didn't mind.. :P
                        Last edited by satish_patil; 01-10-2016, 04:40 PM.
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                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by satish_patil View Post
                          @krish2778 , bro was it you at silk board signal around 7:45am today ? I was the one on green RTR.. I was literally staring at the R3, more than anyone would have stared at a supermodel.. :P

                          The bike looks much bigger than R15 and almost same size as the ninja.. The exhaust is sweet sounding and was not too silent as it's said.. I was staring at your bike until you disappeared into oblivion, hope you didn't mind.. :P

                          Yup mate, that was me. It was a pleasure meeting you. Its a shame we couldn't talk properly, the bike in between did not help.

                          Cheers
                          Ride Safe
                          Krishna
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                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by banerjee.obhi View Post
                            Hey is that the Rynox Nomad v2.1 saddle bag ??
                            Yea man. Dont buy it lol it doesn't suit the R3.
                            Regardless, Life shall go on.

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                            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              A week after getting my baby I got the chance to go out for a drive.
                              Completed a full 25 Kilometers
                              Got lots of stares on the streets of Bangalore.

                              Enough talk, Photos.


                              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
                                A week after getting my baby I got the chance to go out for a drive.
                                Completed a full 25 Kilometers [emoji14]
                                Got lots of stares on the streets of Bangalore.

                                Enough talk, Photos.
                                25kms? Take it slow man. You might be hurting it [emoji12], I guess you will complete run in next year. BTW nice helmet.
                                Last edited by The Monk; 01-18-2016, 04:58 PM. Reason: Please don't quote all the pictures. Thanks

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