As per one of our earlier reports, Yamaha Motor India was expected to launch the MT-03, XSR155 and the new YZF-R3 in the Indian markets by the mid of this year but due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the launch of these three bikes is now uncertain.
Some of the online reports suggest that Yamaha will launch the MT-03, XSR155 and the new YZF-R3 by the mid of 2021 but we don’t have any confirmed details regarding the same. If launched, the upcoming motorcycles will most likely be made available to the customers via the ‘Yamaha Blue Square’ outlets.
The 2021 Yamaha MT-03 features a revised design inspired by its elder sibling MT-09. The motorcycle features a triple LED headlight design mated to LED DRLs. The next-gen model of the MT-03 features prominent tank shrouds while the fuel tank design has also been revised.
Powering the motorcycle is the YZF-R3-inspired 321cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine that is capable to generate a maximum power of 42HP and a peak torque of 28.8Nm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission. Once launched in India, one can expect the 2021 Yamaha MT-03 to be priced around INR 3.25 lakhs to INR 3.40 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Coming to the updated variant of the YZF-R3 sports bike, the brand has equipped the motorcycle with improved styling as well as a new suspension system. The 2021 Yamaha YZF-R3 will be available to the customers in two new colour variants namely Midnight Black and Icon Blue.
The motorcycle has been built on a revised chassis frame while the reports suggest the India-spec model of the motorcycle to feature USD forks at the front similar to the one offered on the international variant. Powering the motorcycle will be a 321cc, liquid-cooled engine that is good for 42HP of maximum power and an utmost torque of 28.8Nm. The new model of the R3 is expected to get an ex-showroom price tag of around INR 3.70 lakhs.
The third India-bound motorcycle is the Yamaha XSR155. The smallest bike under the “Sports Heritage” portfolio offered by the brand, the XSR155 features a classic retro design with modern components. The motorcycle features a round LED headlight setup and is equipped with a fully-digital instrument console that offers apt riding statistics.
Powering the motorcycle is a 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that is capable to develop a maximum power of 18.6HP and a peak torque of 14.1Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The Yamaha XSR155 is expected to launch in India with a price tag of around INR 1.60 lakhs (ex-showroom).