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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by forty6 View Post
    Lastly stop being so cynical about the quality of plastics. It is a bike, not an artificial inflated boob, there is more to it.
    :-D :-D

    you win the internet for a week.

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    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by forty6 View Post
      Let me address a few things. One, I rode a cbr 250r for almost four years and never, ever, needed ABS. Ever. I did have a few scares but never did it get out of control. And trust me I was always pushing it to its edge.
      You've been lucky all those days and you still are. As they say, "there are riders who have fallen and riders who will fall". No matter how experienced you are, some day or the other the tarmac or tyres will give away. I personally have seen a rider fall because of lack of ABS and in this case, it was panic braking when he saw people crossing the road suddenly as a lorry was blocking his view, you never know when you'll need ABS. I have had my share of skidding and slipping but now I've made myself to buy a bike only if it has ABS, it simply is a life (and money) saver. Period.

      And as you said, certain things can be made better if you've got the money but that doesn't warrant the worthiness of a product.

      As [MENTION=26288]yellowspunk[/MENTION] said, owners seem to be happy with this bike and that's all that matters. This is a good bike, no doubt about that.

      (Also hoping Rossi wins this year, I can't but feel sorry for Lorenzo.)

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      • Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        I don't know what you consider worthy, but I am sure whatever that is, it is way beyond your budget. Because, let's keep it real for a bit, if Yamaha would have put a slipper clutch, ABS and the works, a lot of people would be crying copious amount of tears and making south-sudanese children faces at the price. As simple as that. I still believe the R3 will let you do a lot more, some better, and admittedly some a little less better, than its competition.

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        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by Gunslingin_Ridr View Post
          @Ron Syl - Yeah, the things I've mentioned are my personal views. Because I was one of those who was waiting for R3 since a year or so. I've had FZ for like 4 years now and I'm not a Yamaha hater, in fact I was pushing my brother to buy R3 before I went to check the bike out.

          Also to clear things out, all the things I mentioned was in comparison to N300, which felt absolutely well built. I'm not comparing things with KTMs (the switch gear however was the only thing that I could compare to without going 5 km from the Yamaha showroom to check out N300's).

          I've ridden TNT 300 and almost decided on that bike. The levers, overall fit and finish of the bike doesn't make it seem to be a Chinese manufactured bike. It's up there with N300. R3 however makes it look like they didn't pay attention to small details like Benelli did. As @Divya Sharan said, R3 compares to RC390 in terms of overall quality, but N300 is a notch above.

          And the features I meant when I said in point 4 was lack of Deltabox frame, having normal suspensions (N300 has 37mm telescopic forks though and even N650, CBR650F have 41mm telescopic :<), steel swingarm, no cross-plane crankshaft (which was highly expected to be in R3 and it still is for the new R6). N300 doesn't have such features too. All these may seem like what a normal buyer would never think and doesn't even matter for normal riding (Star City would also be fine, if we think about commuting) but when they market it like that, it's kind of funny.

          But I believe there are a lot of bikers out there who think about these first and jump to deciding whether to book it or not. I was one of those who wanted the acceleration, maneuverability, components used, ABS before the sound and premium-ness.

          I also believe Indonesian manufacturing capability isn't that much higher than that of India's. All that's needed is quality control and absolutely amazing products can be made in India (No Modi promotion here. lol :P), just my view.

          And as I said in the 1st point of the positives, the engine is what matters. Choosing a bike is always personal just like music, you can't say one is better than the other but that doesn't mean the lyrics and music can't be criticized.

          Many people upgrading from R15 to R3 might say something about the Yamaha brand, but if you look at the bike itself without the brand, it doesn't offer anything better than N300 and even less than the KTMs (comfort maybe, that also may depend on the person). And Yamaha after sales service isn't something to brag about, trust me I know.
          1. It does not matter to me what you hate or love.

          2. You should be praising tnt300 in the tnt thread. i am sure it will help prospective buyers there a lot.

          3. If you were following the R3 launch thread then you would know the discussions that happened on the frame, abs and so on. its really redundant here.
          i am guessing you are also talking about the absence of inverted forks. again redundant here.
          The r3 has offset cyl. read about it please. here

          4. They have to set up their manufacturing plant here for r3. which means investing money in crores. if they feel they will go in loss then why will they manufacture here. simple.

          5. You are contradicting yourself. once you say abs and premiumness is very important and once you say engine is what matters. make up your mind please. The thing about criticizing : the critics too get criticized. i can say stuff about vibes in rc390 too in the rc thread. but guess what it does not help in anyway. buyers will buy and learn to live with it because you paid the amount it asked for. itne paise main itna hi milega.

          6. blah blah ... no more replies from myside on this. you can ask the mods to reopen the r3 launch thread and post these things there.

          Originally posted by JitenMistry View Post
          Gyus, @Gunslingin_Ridr and Ron Syl

          I think this is R3 owner's review and experiences thread and we should allow the owners to put their views and experiences with bike. We did lots of discussions about the bike without experience it ride.

          @Gunslingin_Ridr, I am in the same boat where you are now, but I want to hear something new from the owners so I can think positive about R3, otherwise we have still other options open.
          Totally agreed on your first line sir. I guess he should have known that first. Also right from page 1 to 10 i was just a spectator. even during the OT discussion about tank bags and all and pinging mods to clean it up. I just thought of intervening to this one so that same redundant things from R3 launch thread shouldnt continue here. anyways bowing out from here since i am not an owner of r3 yet.will probably come and post things once i buy in coming months. til then a mute spectator. (until nonsense pops up)

          Originally posted by forty6 View Post
          I don't get why the other thread was closed and this started when almost everyone is saying the same things. Except maybe the owners. Who mostly seem to be happy.

          P.P.S: figure what you want a bike for. Find the one that seems to fit, or at least is a good base and then mould it according to yourself. Of all the things I have read here, apart from ABS, everything can be sorted. Lastly stop being so cynical about the quality of plastics. It is a bike, not an artificial inflated boob, there is more to it.
          True. The other thread should have been open.
          The 6 r3 owners i know a riding left and right and are happy. no wonder they are not interested in posting.
          And ROFLMAO on your last line
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          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Hi Buddy, congratulations on your new bike. I see you are also a Ninja 300 owner. I too own a Ninja 300. There have been few discussions regarding build quality between Ninja 300 & R3. Ninja though has good quality however, it is not without issues. Issues like

            1. Indicators, headlamps and speedometer console fogging during every rain
            2. Rusting of exhaust
            3. Breaking of foot pegs.

            I hope R3 is without these issues.

            I read somewhere R3 requires blip of throttle to start her from cold. Is that true? Not that I am looking to buy R3 now, however, I am thinking of swapping my NInja 300 with the R3. I don't want to upgrade to a higher capacity bikes and want to move within Japanese manufacturers offerings in 300 to 400cc range.

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            Originally posted by yellowspunk View Post
            Guys,

            If the thread is inactive that means the bike is awesome. [emoji14] if you want activity check D390 thread..

            I am waiting for your ownership experience.

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            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by chinmayakar View Post
              Hi Buddy, congratulations on your new bike. I see you are also a Ninja 300 owner. I too own a Ninja 300. There have been few discussions regarding build quality between Ninja 300 & R3. Ninja though has good quality however, it is not without issues. Issues like

              1. Indicators, headlamps and speedometer console fogging during every rain
              2. Rusting of exhaust
              3. Breaking of foot pegs.

              I hope R3 is without these issues.

              I read somewhere R3 requires blip of throttle to start her from cold. Is that true? Not that I am looking to buy R3 now, however, I am thinking of swapping my NInja 300 with the R3. I don't want to upgrade to a higher capacity bikes and want to move within Japanese manufacturers offerings in 300 to 400cc range.

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              I am waiting for your ownership experience.
              On the bright side, the indicators, foot pegs are all made/borrowed locally. So you can always replace them for cheap. [emoji14]

              There are no cold start issues man. Maybe hot start? While cold, the bike starts in a single crank cycle of the starter motor but while hot it cycles twice or thrice before it starts. But it always starts in the first crank so no issues.

              The R3 is basically a hybrid of D390 power and Ninja refinement. That is all. Handling wise it is better but not a day and light difference.

              As for the review, too busy riding dude. [emoji14] Will try to post some opinions. The bike is great and would recommend if you have the budget.

              Also to all the people whining about the tyres or worried about the tyres. I rode my bike through not once but twice (one time with pillion) through heavy thunderstorms on the Chennai-Bangalore highway. And the bike handled splendidly. With avg speeds of about 70-100kmph over long sweeping corners, fully flooded highways and one application of emergency brakes since I couldn't see a bike guy crossing in the rain. Was riding with a D390 and RS200. The RS rider had some scary moments and when I swapped with the D390, YES the feedback from the metz is better as in you can feel exactly how much grip you got, which the mrf lacks but you know you got grip.

              I do not do track days so do not ask and idk how guys are comparing the mrfs to the Michelin available with the R3 abroad and saying THAT is better. Did you fly to the US to compare? Lol but in my humble opinion, the mrfs are good enough for the streets, the highways and the ghats.

              P.S. if you crash trying to test it don't blame me lol raining riding is part art part science.
              Last edited by yellowspunk; 09-26-2015, 07:13 PM.
              Regardless, Life shall go on.

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              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                I rode the bike and booked mine today.
                It is everything that any R15 owner could expect from a touring upgrade.
                I didn't expect it to look this big or handle this well, or sound this good either.
                Especially going by the puny size of the exhaust

                It has a shorter reach to the handlebars, more comfortable stance, and filled with torque on 2 up. You will very easily cross the limit of 7K RPM in run in.

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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by Ron Syl View Post
                  1. It does not matter to me what you hate or love.


                  The 6 r3 owners i know a riding left and right and are happy. no wonder they are not interested in posting.
                  And ROFLMAO on your last line

                  Originally posted by chinmayakar View Post
                  Hi Buddy, congratulations on your new bike. I see you are also a Ninja 300 owner. I too own a Ninja 300. There have been few discussions regarding build quality between Ninja 300 & R3. Ninja though has good quality however, it is not without issues. Issues like

                  1. Indicators, headlamps and speedometer console fogging during every rain
                  2. Rusting of exhaust
                  3. Breaking of foot pegs.

                  I hope R3 is without these issues.

                  I read somewhere R3 requires blip of throttle to start her from cold. Is that true?
                  No nothing like that, it starts on cold easily. humm.. Maybe I didn't observe because I am in Mumbai and here its not that cold.
                  I believe the bike is EFI.
                  if Yamaha R15 doesn't give cold starting problems why would the R3 give?
                  I guess people living in Delhi will be able to better enlighten.


                  I am waiting for your ownership experience.

                  Thanks Bro,
                  yes Ninja 300 is a lovely bike, and we are lucky to have both.
                  No my Ninja doesn't have these three problems like the ones you mentioned.
                  Infact I dropped my Ninja ones, then also footpegs didn't break.
                  No water fogging on headlights or meter console.


                  Originally posted by yellowspunk View Post
                  Guys,

                  If the thread is inactive that means the bike is awesome. [emoji14] if you want activity check D390 thread..

                  Coming now to R3:

                  Ooh you are so RIGHT bro.
                  yes I am Busy riding both the beauties one by one and with other stuff, who bothers replying to crazy comments,
                  I haven't received the registration no. of my bike yet, and believe me it will go on long rides, asap.


                  I am here for the benefit of my rider buddies and from now on won't reply any comments related to bikes comparison.

                  one pic for you frens:


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                  The first mod ever, an Indigenous Tail Tidy:

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                  After I removed the bulky rear fender.


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                  And the Donor bike for the rear fender,
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                  My Leh Trip:
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                  Because I love U...

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                  Two troubled Lads:

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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    So far done 250kms in a week & yes the starter takes more thn 2 clicks to start once the engine heats, had a problem when the signal turned green & bike didn't start.
                    Showroom didn't check the air pressure at the time of delivery & i felt bike was little unstable & stiff to ride,with under inflated tires. Now after pumping in the suggested air press, ride has improved a lot & much more stable at high speeds.
                    Friends comparing R3 with benelli 300,yes the benelli build quality is much better thn R3,but R3 engine is a delight to drive.
                    The service engineer told me tht during their training they asked why Mrf tyres were offered as customers at this price point can afford premium tyres & yamaha told them tht these tyres r more suitable to Indian conditions.

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                    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by Ron Syl View Post
                      2. You should be praising tnt300 in the tnt thread. i am sure it will help prospective buyers there a lot.

                      3. If you were following the R3 launch thread then you would know the discussions that happened on the frame, abs and so on. its really redundant here.
                      i am guessing you are also talking about the absence of inverted forks. again redundant here.
                      The r3 has offset cyl. read about it please. here

                      5. You are contradicting yourself. once you say abs and premiumness is very important and once you say engine is what matters. make up your mind please. The thing about criticizing : the critics too get criticized. i can say stuff about vibes in rc390 too in the rc thread. but guess what it does not help in anyway. buyers will buy and learn to live with it because you paid the amount it asked for. itne paise main itna hi milega.
                      2. Is it wrong comparing a bike of similar capacity and price range?

                      3. Offset cylinder and crossplane crank are both different.

                      5. When you don't have ABS and premium-ness, it comes down to the bike's engine and dynamics. That's what I meant. ABS should've been there, but that doesn't deter my opinion of this bike having a great engine.

                      And this is absolutely gorgeous.

                      Last edited by Gunslingin_Ridr; 09-26-2015, 08:16 PM.

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                      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        This is a never ending debate, people will crib about one thing or another

                        1) Duke 390 - have everything but build quality
                        2) TNT 300 - good build quality but lack abs and is heavy
                        3) Z250 - priced very high for a 250 cc bike
                        4) RC 390 - same issue's as duke 390 along with uncomfortable seating
                        5) Ninja 300 - costlier spares, availability of spares and lack of ABS
                        6) R3 - lack of ABS
                        7) Ninja 650 - Lack of ABS
                        8) Benelli 600i - Lack of ABS & Heavy
                        9) Honda 650F - out of budget
                        10) Z800 - out of budget
                        11) Street Triple - way out of budget

                        Buy one that suits your style of riding style and is in accordance with your budget. Cribbing here won't make the manufacturers bring out a tailor made bike just for you.
                        I for one would have loved to get Street triple but it's not in my budget, I am going to opt for R3 or N300 just waiting for a few reviews and ownership updates to finalize my decision. i am quite sure one can never go wrong with either of these bikes.

                        Ride safe.

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                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Dude, are you in Navi Mumbai? I am from Navi Mumbai too. Is it possible to meet. I will get my Ninja300 while you get your R3. Will be fun. I just got Akra slipon installed last week.

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                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by faiz0210 View Post
                            This is a never ending debate, people will crib about one thing or another

                            1) Duke 390 - have everything but build quality
                            2) TNT 300 - good build quality but lack abs and is heavy
                            3) Z250 - priced very high for a 250 cc bike
                            4) RC 390 - same issue's as duke 390 along with uncomfortable seating
                            5) Ninja 300 - costlier spares, availability of spares and lack of ABS
                            6) R3 - lack of ABS
                            7) Ninja 650 - Lack of ABS
                            8) Benelli 600i - Lack of ABS & Heavy
                            9) Honda 650F - out of budget
                            10) Z800 - out of budget
                            11) Street Triple - way out of budget

                            Buy one that suits your style of riding style and is in accordance with your budget. Cribbing here won't make the manufacturers bring out a tailor made bike just for you.
                            I for one would have loved to get Street triple but it's not in my budget, I am going to opt for R3 or N300 just waiting for a few reviews and ownership updates to finalize my decision. i am quite sure one can never go wrong with either of these bikes.

                            Ride safe.
                            CBR650F is the best bike in 600cc TBH. Has as much power as Striple and doesn't weigh as much as TNT 600i and is priced in between.

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                            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by pkhammu2005 View Post
                              yes the starter takes more thn 2 clicks to start once the engine heats, had a problem when the signal turned green & bike didn't start.
                              I checked about this with abhishek sircar and 2 more r3 owners including arnab today . None had that issue. They however said that once u crank the engine you have to give a little throttle to start At same time . This is similar to n300 is what they said. I think that's the reason ankit didnt have similar problem. So its not a issue as per them but kinda a thing to do. This we had noticed when we were picking up abhis bike.
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                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by ankit mishra View Post

                                Just realised, the garage looks like Imrans garage at Seawoods. Is that Imran's garage? I am a regular too to his garage. I get all after market stuff installed by him. Lets meet at his garage.

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                                Originally posted by Ron Syl View Post
                                I checked about this with abhishek sircar and 2 more r3 owners including arnab today . None had that issue. They however said that once u crank the engine you have to give a little throttle to start At same time . This is similar to n300 is what they said. I think that's the reason ankit didnt have similar problem. So its not a issue as per them but kinda a thing to do. This we had noticed when we were picking up abhis bike.

                                Ninja does not require throttle to start. Just press the starter button and she fires up. Cold, warm any condition and any time. Want to know if R3 starts too like that, without throttle.

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