Yamaha RD300 Concept by Autologue Design is another digital marvel for the automotive enthusiasts of India. The retro-modern machine that is seen here has the body of an RD350 and utilizes cycle parts from the popular Yamaha YZF-R3. The motorcycle has been imagined with the same massive frame, using golden USD front forks to add muscular character to the bike.
The complete fairing of Yamaha R3 has been removed to add a titanium Akrapovic exhaust and minimal belly protection to the cafe racer design. The fuel tank, side panels, and headlight have been directly derived from the RD350. Autologue is yet to clarify if a production version for the same will arrive or not.
The front and rear tires as seen in the rendered image are track friendly while spoke wheels add retro character to the motorcycle. The rear fender is independent while the front end has been imagined with dual disc brakes. The seat has a two-step layout while the rear light has also been derived from the 350cc RD model.
Yamaha RD350 was powered by a 30.5BHP engine for the Indian market while the international version was good for 39BHP. The RD350 was one among the limited number of twin-cylinder motorcycles of its era, and Yamaha R3 is a worthy successor to this segment for 2020.
Yamaha has also updated the R3 in select markets, with India waiting for the model to be launched here as the 2021 variant. The new R3 comes with USD front forks, LED headlights, all-new digital console and much more in comparison to the present-generation Indian version.
The R3 is powered by a 321cc twin-cylinder engine producing 42HP of maximum power and 29.6Nm of peak torque. Before being discontinued, the BS4-compliant model of R3 was available in India with an ex-showroom price tag of INR 3.52 lakhs while the all-new variant is expected to launch in the Indian markets by the mid of this year with a price tag of around INR 3.70 lakhs (ex-showroom).