Yamaha YZF-R3 is one of the most sought-after bikes in India. It is an incredibly practical and genuine lightweight sports bike that is good for both track and everyday use. Even though there are tough competitors like the Ninja 300 and the KTM RC 390, the Yamaha R3 has managed to rule the hearts of any beginner racer with its looks, appeal, and performance. There are many reasons why one would prefer the R3 over any other bike in the segment but here are the top five reasons to consider buying the bike.
5 Reasons to Buy Yamaha YZF-R3
1) Beginner’s Sports Bike
Anyone wishing to experience the way that a bike feels on the track, the Yamaha R3 is the bike, to begin with. It is an excellent choice for those who want to ride their bike on everyday roads as well as for an occasional day on the track. The cornering on the bike is quite stable and it gives you the confidence to learn about racing and leaning more and more on corners. The 50-50 weight distribution on the Yamaha R3 adds up to a better riding experience.
2) Excellent Performance
All things considered, the Yamaha YZF-R3 is one of the most powerful bikes in its class. It sports a 321cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine, which produces a maximum power of 41.4 hp at 10,750 rpm and a peak torque of 29.6 Nm at 9000 rpm. Even on high revs, such as 8000 rpm, the bike feels calm and composed, not letting the rider feel any strain at all. The mid-range revs of the bike are packed with power. The power build-up comes in at the 6000 rpm mark and eventually starts to increase all the way up to the 12,500 rpm red-line.
3) Solid Build Quality
The bike is made by Yamaha and there is no doubt that the Japanese company is good at doing what they do and making their bikes with the best materials. Everything from the plastics to the metals is finished in a well-engineered manner. There is low vibration and the harshness does not come up to the rider even at the higher revs.
4) Outstanding Handling
Some people might say that Yamaha took things a bit too far when they used the tubular steel frame on the front instead of the steel beam frame that we see on the R15, but this has been done to provide a functional edge to the R3. There is a rigidity that is experienced with the tubular steel frame and it helps with the handling since the engine is quite powerful too. It makes the bike great at cornering and there is a terrific balance between the responses and stability.
5) Impressive Shades
The Yamaha R3 is priced at INR 3.49 lakh, offering two mature shades for riders who are not into flare patterns and loud shades. The Racing Blue looks very elegant while Magma Black shows how matt finish can improve the overall design lines of a sportbike. The launch of Ninja 300 ABS at INR 2.98 lakh was a direct hit for Yamaha’s value for money factor in this segment.