Manoj Kumar, a Chennai-based avid motorcycle rider, has given his 2017 Yamaha R3 a new visual identity that makes his prized possession a lot more attractive than before. Actually, Kumar’s R3, which has been nicknamed ‘Toshu’, has been given an MV Agusta F3 AMG-like livery. The modified Yamaha R3 looks attractive enough to attract a lot of attention on the streets.
Manoj has said that many have approached him with questions on this customization job. Speaking to media, Manoj said that he actually wanted his R3 in a shade of black but somehow, he ended up purchasing a blue motorcycle. He further says that while he liked the original Yamaha paint scheme, he felt that there is a lot more than can be done to make the R3 more attractive. Hence, he researched on the internet to find interesting ideas. Finally, Kumar’s love for the MV Agusta and the huge road presence that an F3 AMG enjoys pushed him to go ahead with the modification you can see above.
Kumar said that he was impressed with the quality of some modification work that has been carried out on his brother’s Yamaha R3 by Chennai-based Knight Auto Customizer. Hence, he headed to the same mod shop for the execution of the mod ideas he had. Initially, the customizer planned to use wraps for achieving the AMG livery. However, it was found more feasible to give Kumar’s R3 a white-red dual-tone paint scheme as the base color scheme. Many decals were added to complete the appearance.
Furthermore, the wheels have been painted glossy black while the brake calipers get a metallic silver touch. Other mods include custom brake levers, steel braided brake lines, new handlebar-end weights, axle sliders, fender protector, new turn indicators, custom radiator guard, and Galfer brake pads. Other than this, there’s no change in the hardware of the motorcycle. However, Kumar is said to be planning a handful of performance mods for the second-phase of the customization. The best part? It took only Rs 23,000 and 20 days to complete this stunning paint job!