Key Features To Look Out For
Motorcycle enthusiasts have a lot to be excited about, given the bikes' impressive specifications. The motorcycles are equipped with KYB upside-down front forks, rear monoshock, front and rear disc brakes, and dual-channel ABS. Both models also feature LED lighting and an LCD instrument panel, ensuring a seamless blend of style and functionality.
What Sets The Engine Apart
Both the R3 and MT-03 will sport a 321 cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. This engine setup promises to deliver a robust 41.4 bhp of power and a peak torque of 29.6 Nm. The powertrain is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and comes with a slip and assist clutch.
Competition And Market Potential
Upon their December release, the R3 and MT-03 will be competing with models like the Apache RR 310, G 310 RR, Ninja 300, and 390 Duke. Despite the competition, Yamaha's well-timed return is strategic. The entry-level premium motorcycle segment has seen consistent growth in India, making it a lucrative market for manufacturers.
Yamaha had briefly stepped back from this market following stricter emission laws implemented in 2020. However, the new models conform to these standards, allowing the automaker to re-enter the Indian market confidently.
The launch of these models in December will likely attract considerable attention, given the already high levels of interest they have generated.