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  • #76
    Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by Divya Sharan View Post
    Pardon me if I sound like an amateur but how can you compare a tank bag to a saddle bag? Do you indend to keep clothes, basic tools etc perched on the tank in case of a 3-4 days trip?

    I use Viaterra Fly and I'm satisfied with it. Yes, it's not as convenient as the magnetic ones in mounting or dismounting at petrol pumps or hotels but it only takes 2 min to do so.
    I carry my camera and lenses, glasses, bike papers, keys, wallet etc very comfortably in it. For longer trips, I would prefer a saddlebag any day.
    Just my opinion.

    For a 2-3 day trip, I only need about 20-30 Litre of space, and so a Tankbag suits me perfectly, partly because nobody makes saddle bags that small, and partly because I'm always worried that my luggage will fall off, or that someone will steal it(insert i'm stupid smiley here), even though all it has is clothes. Or that a bungee cord will snap, and it will just fall down on the road, without me even realizing.

    And thats my issue with saddlebags. I just cannot forget that I have luggage. I, instinctively have to keep checking every 3 minutes whether or not my luggage is there. Heck, if there was a 70 L tankbag, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.


    And then, again coming to the Fly. The Fly was designed as a secondary luggage, for someone who has the Claw, and then needs extra space, not as a standalone bag. As opposed to the Rynox Optimus.
    The Fly was designed as a gadget and quick access bag.

    I tend to carry none of these anyway. (except for bike papers, that is). The only gadget I have is a Videocon V1404 mobile, a charger, and sometimes a point and shoot, and its charger. I dont have a fancy DSLR, and half a dozen lenses, neither am I so important that I need to carry my laptop. And being spectacled, the only glasses I carry are the ones on my nose.

    So yes, me asking a bigger tankbag is more out of paranoia about my luggage falling off/being nicked, and the super-easy removal/attachment of a tankbag, than an actual flaw in the usage of a saddlebag.

    And with a saddlebag like viaterra wolf/rapide, you always have to split your luggage into two, and make sure that the luggage is equally split into them, and they both weigh the same, else you have a side heavy motorcycle.


    I can go on and on and on and on, but like a lot of my posts, whatever i spew out is utter garbage anyway.

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    • #77
      Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by ankit mishra View Post
      Duke is also same?
      Ankit, how do you pit R3 against TNT 300? (ignore the fact that it's faired and non faired bikes) In terms of it's handling, brakes, power etc.

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      • #78
        Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Just an update about the price of R3 in Kerala. Called up two dealers, one said 4L 6 thousand and another said 4.10Lacs. Anyway I couldn't believe and this is ridiculous. Also 3 month waiting period. Never thought that this will cross the 4 Lac barrier.

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        • #79
          Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by Pulsar220F View Post
          Ankit, how do you pit R3 against TNT 300? (ignore the fact that it's faired and non faired bikes) In terms of it's handling, brakes, power etc.

          yes i would also like to know the answer to this question. I have asked at multiple forums but nobody answers.

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          • #80
            Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by Smith01 View Post
            People indicating lights are on is very irritating though
            Second it!

            Originally posted by kuntalnag View Post
            Congrats to all the owners across India.
            We,3 owners from Pune, have couple of issues on the bike though the bikes are from different showrooms.
            1. If you try checking the front suspension by pressing the handle bar (on standstill), while going down, it seems there is an obstacle in between. It does not go down smoothly.May be some loose bearing. Not from the handle bar/cone set. Its coming fron the wheel bearing , it seems.

            2. The right side handle bar is much nearer to the fuel tank than the left side. So while taking a sharp turn on right side,wrist almost touches the fuel tank which is not the case on left side.

            This issue is same for all 3 of us and I have checked the bikes present in showroom, are having the same issues.

            But I have checked with couple of owners from Bangalore, seems they dont have the same issue.

            Please let us know if any of you face the same. We, owners from pune, are planning to contact Yamaha India, as the problem seems to be for Pune lot only.
            This is true. I've noted this in my bike, a friends bike and the showroom bike. I understand this is to allow our wrist to comfortable twist the throttle, I might be wrong.

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            Originally posted by Gollum View Post
            I am sorry if this has been asked before.
            But VIBRATIONS!!!
            are they present?
            If yes, at what RPM?
            Which portion of the Bike are they felt at?
            Does the Pillion rider feel it if not the rider?
            Yes, there are vibes between 5-6K rpm and post 9K rpm, its not butter smooth. But I will hold my judgement till the run in period is over.
            Regardless, Life shall go on.

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            • #81
              Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by chetan6686 View Post
              yes i would also like to know the answer to this question. I have asked at multiple forums but nobody answers.
              The engine smoothness and ride quality is far better in R3 when compared to TNT300.
              TNT300 overcomes R3 only on the exhaust note category.
              Rest all R3 it is

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              Originally posted by yellowspunk View Post
              Second it!

              This is true. I've noted this in my bike, a friends bike and the showroom bike. I understand this is to allow our wrist to comfortable twist the throttle, I might be wrong.
              Yeah, could be. I will check with SVC again to get the confirmation.
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              • #82
                Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Owners, how is the pillion comfort, especially getting on and getting off the pillion seat for average Indian ladies(wifey's approval is required to get any bike here)

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                • #83
                  Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by chetan6686 View Post
                  Owners, how is the pillion comfort, especially getting on and getting off the pillion seat for average Indian ladies(wifey's approval is required to get any bike here)
                  Pillion comfort is almost as bad as R15(V2).
                  The only good thing is that the rider does not feel the stress/pain on wrist because of the upright riding posture.
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                  • #84
                    Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    Originally posted by chetan6686 View Post
                    Owners, how is the pillion comfort, especially getting on and getting off the pillion seat for average Indian ladies(wifey's approval is required to get any bike here)
                    Pillion comfort is good for 50-100kms or city rides depending on if they can balance without any grab rails. The seat height is an issue though, they will have to stand on the foot peg and then swing their leg over. But as the other person said, the rider is not affected due to the seating position.
                    Regardless, Life shall go on.

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                    • #85
                      Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      What is the OTR at Bangalore? Pacer Yamaha @ Hebbal says its 3,94,080/- isn't it on the higher side? I thought it was ~3.85?
                      200 | 300 | 1200 BOXER

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                      • #86
                        Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        [MENTION=13161]tanay[/MENTION]: Maybe they are quoting you higher Life Tax @ 14% (for 2nd vehicle registered in your name). Check the rate of first vehicle @ 9%

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                        • #87
                          Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by Pulsar220F View Post
                          Ankit, how do you pit R3 against TNT 300? (ignore the fact that it's faired and non faired bikes) In terms of it's handling, brakes, power etc.
                          I have not ridden TNT300, just saw it in real life. Somehow it didn't excite me.
                          Neither a Kawasaki ER6n/ninja650 excites me. (I feel they both belong to same design philosophy. Lower from the back, and a hump on the tank, with a commuterish headlight upfront.)
                          And I feel their design needs a drastic improvement.

                          (Bike is like a babe, it should be sexy and beautiful)



                          Coming to TNT300, the lovely looking bike in that segment is Kawasaki Z250.
                          I would have bought ER6n without thought had it looked like a Z-series bike. (e.g.Z800)



                          Originally posted by chetan6686 View Post
                          Owners, how is the pillion comfort, especially getting on and getting off the pillion seat for average Indian ladies(wifey's approval is required to get any bike here)
                          Pillion comfort is not as good as the rider comfort.
                          The padding on R3 pillion seat is very thin and will suit the bums of a supermodel girlfriend, though the seat is really long.

                          if you wish to carry a pillion the bikes are CBR250,
                          Ninja fares better in Pillion comfort.



                          Fuel:

                          R3 needs to feed on high octane fuel, e.g. power from HP and the likes. The compression ratio of R3 is 11.6:1 with that high compression ratio bike needs a higher octane fuel to give a smoother ride and throttle feel. While in Ninja300 compression ratio was much lower 10.6:1, which meant that I could fill the bike at any of the petrol pumps. Though feeding her on high octane won't be a monetary problem, but I wonder at how many remote places I will find special fuel especially with the touring nature I have.
                          Last edited by ankit mishra; 09-25-2015, 12:24 AM.

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                          • #88
                            Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by ankit mishra View Post
                            I have not ridden TNT300, just saw it in real life. Somehow it didn't excite me.
                            Neither a Kawasaki ER6n/ninja650 excites me. (I feel they both belong to same design philosophy. Lower from the back, and a hump on the tank, with a commuterish headlight upfront.)
                            And I feel their design needs a drastic improvement.

                            (Bike is like a babe, it should be sexy and beautiful)



                            Coming to TNT300, the lovely looking bike in that segment is Kawasaki Z250.
                            I would have bought ER6n without thought had it looked like a Z-series bike. (e.g.Z800)





                            Pillion comfort is not as good as the rider comfort.
                            The padding on R3 pillion seat is very thin and will suit the bums of a supermodel girlfriend, though the seat is really long.

                            if you wish to carry a pillion the bikes are CBR250,
                            Ninja fares better in Pillion comfort.



                            Fuel:

                            R3 needs to feed on high octane fuel, e.g. power from HP and the likes. The compression ratio of R3 is 11.6:1 with that high compression ratio bike needs a higher octane fuel to give a smoother ride and throttle feel. While in Ninja300 compression ratio was much lower 10.6:1, which meant that I could fill the bike at any of the petrol pumps. Though feeding her on high octane won't be a monetary problem, but I wonder at how many remote places I will find special fuel especially with the touring nature I have.
                            Thanks for the comment on TNT300.

                            About the fuel part, R3 just needs normal petrol(unleaded). All the global forums confirms the same.

                            I had to ask one more thing, does the R3 has self cancelling signal lights after the turn is completed like in cars (or like in Pulsar 220 :P)
                            Last edited by Pulsar220F; 09-25-2015, 12:35 AM.

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                            • #89
                              Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by Pulsar220F View Post
                              Thanks for the comment on TNT300.

                              About the fuel part, R3 just needs normal petrol(unleaded). All the global forums confirms the same.

                              I had to ask one more thing, does the R3 has self cancelling signal lights after the turn is completed like in cars (or like in Pulsar 220 :P)

                              R3 can run on normal fuel,
                              But once you put high octane the difference is easily visible. Testimony is me.

                              R3 doesn't have self cancelling indicators.
                              Does KTM RC series have self cancelling indicators?

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                              • #90
                                Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                What is the engine compression ratio?
                                For engines running 10:1 or higher, premium fuels are better.

                                Edit: Googled and found it to be 11.2:1.
                                So premium fuel is definitely recommended (>10.6:1) as per http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/showthread.php?p=574837 thread here on xBhp.

                                On the other hand, availability on highways will be scarce.
                                I cannot trust that it is really high octane fuel!

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                                Last edited by Sarvajit; 09-25-2015, 01:29 AM.
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