The Yamaha YZF-R3, which was launched in India earlier this year is set to get another update soon. The Japanese manufacturer has revealed the new 2019 YZF-R3 with many design updates and new features. The Yamaha YZF-R1 inspires the design the design of the R3 heavily and with the updates, the entry-level performance segment bike looks even closer to the Yamaha’s flagship sportsbike.
The 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 gets sleeker LED headlamps with a new faux ram-air intake positioned in the middle of the split lamps. This is the same design layout used on the Yamaha YZF-R15’s front. The bike also gets an updated fairing that looks much more aggressive. The new fairing makes the YZF-R3 look very much similar to the YZF R1. The size of the windscreen has been increased too and it is expected to deflect the wind in a much better way.
Yamaha has also updated the side fairing of the bike and it gets a big “R” series branding on it. The shape of the tank has been altered by a bit but the major changes have happened on the fairing of the bike. Even the tail section gets minor updates and remains similar to the current-gen model. With all the updates, the 2019 YZF-R3 looks much sharper and aggressive than the current model.
The changes are not limited to the visual updates, the 2019 R3 also gets an updated instrument cluster. The fully digital instrument cluster gets a white backlit TFT screen and shows various information like gear position indicator, engine heat level and a digital clock among others. It gets the same 37mm KYB upside forks at the front and a mono-suspension unit in the rear.
The bike also uses the same 321cc, the liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine that produces a maximum of 41 Bhp and 29.6 Nm of peak torque. It gets the 6-speed transmission. The Yamaha R3 also gets disc brakes on both the wheels and ABS as standard.
Yamaha sells the YZF-R3 in India as a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) bike. The Indian-spec bike is expected to get the similar updates as the international version. Currently, the bike is priced at around Rs. 3.5 lakhs in the market but with the update, the price may go up marginally.