India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt. Ltd. has officially launched the 2018 version of its YZF-R3 sports bike in India at the Auto Expo 2018. The launched in presence of Bollywood star and Yamaha’s brand ambassador John Abraham. The new bike comes with the dual channel ABS technology and the price of the new sports model is Rs. 348,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).
The new model comes with dual channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) technology that ensures reliable braking on slippery roads, and that is done by automatically adjusting the brake fluid pressure. The Dual channel ABS is not the only feature upgrade but there are some other new features as well, including the premium Metzeler radial tyres for high-safety performance and enhanced grip.
The model will be available in two colour variants – Racing Blue and Magma Black. The winner of industry’s most prestigious “Indian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY)” awards in 2016, YZF-R3 will retain all of its original features of a twin cylinder model along with a dual channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS).
For the power, the Yamaha YZF-R3 has a 321 cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line 2-cylinder, fuel-injected engine. The new sports bike is getting launched this month. On the occasion, The Chairman of Yamaha Motor India Group of companies, Mr. Motofumi Shitara said, “The success and popularity gained by the YZF-R3 in India is a major achievement by the company. The development team has put all of their engineering skills and passion into developing this new model with dual channel ABS in order to provide improved riding experience and more excitement to the customers.”
Apart from the YZF-R3, the other sports models that are present under the India Yamaha Motor lineup include YZF-R15 version 3.0 (155 cc), YZF-R15S (149 cc); Blue-Core Technology
enabled models such as FZ 25 (249 cc), Fazer 25 (249 cc), FZ-S FI (Fuel-Injected, 149
cc), FZ FI (Fuel-Injected, 149 cc), Fazer FI (Fuel-Injected, 149 cc), SZ-RR version 2.0
(149 cc), Saluto (125 cc), Saluto RX (110 cc), Cygnus Ray-ZR (113 cc), Fascino (113
cc), Cygnus Alpha (113 cc), Cygnus Ray Z (113 cc); latest superbike MT-09 (847 cc) and
YZF-R1 (998 cc).