Race Concepts, a car and motorcycle tuning outfit based out of Bangalore, has given the Yamaha R3 a solid power boost. The motorcycle now gets a full exhaust system from Race Concepts that has pushed up power output by nearly 10%. No other changes to the motorcycle have been made. Notably, Race Concepts has also released dyno charts detailing the increase in power and torque. Dyno charts reveal that the stock Yamaha R3 makes about 31.9 Bhp at the rear wheel, and the one featuring the Race Concepts full exhaust system makes 34.9 Bhp at the rear wheel. This is a 3 Bhp increase in wheel horse power.
The stock Yamaha R3 is powered by a twin-cylinder, four-stroke engine. The parallel twin is liquid cooled and fuel injected. It makes about 42 Bhp of peak power at the crank and torque is rated at 29.6 Nm. If you are wondering why the R3 makes just 31.9 horsepower at the wheel as indicated by the Race Concepts dyno chart, it is because of transmission losses.
The sportsbike was recently relaunched in India with key changes to be compliant with Bharat stage 4 emission norms, such as twin channel ABS. The Yamaha R3 is priced at Rs. 3.48 lakhs, and the motorcycle competes with bikes, such as the KTM Duke 390 and the Kawasaki Ninja 300.
The R3 is built to be a motorcycle that is at ease on both the street and the race track. The riding position is quite aggressive and the rider does a get a full fairing to tuck behind at speed. Suspension components on the motorcycle include telescopic forks at the front and a gas charged monoshock at the rear. Only the rear monoshock is adjustable for pre-load. Yamaha is working on an all-new R3, which is expected to make its global debut by the end of this year. The all-new Yamaha R3 is expected to arrive into India next year. The new motorcycle will look a lot sharper, feature Yamaha’s variable valve timing and also get improved suspension components.