Yamaha unveils 2021 YZF-R3 motorcycle in Japan
Japanese automaker Yamaha has unveiled the 2021 YZF-R3 motorbike in its home country. It comes in three color options of Cyan Metallic, Deep Purplish Blue Metallic, and Matte Dark Grey. The two-wheeler has a fully-faired design, packs a digital instrument cluster, and gets optional accessories like a tank pad and graphics protector. It runs on a 320cc, liquid-cooled engine. Here's our roundup.
2021 Yamaha YZF-R3: At a glance
The 2021 Yamaha YZF-R3 has a fully-faired muscular design, featuring a stepped-up seat, a twin-pod headlamp cluster, a clip-on handlebar, an upswept exhaust, and a raised windshield. The bike packs a digital instrument console, an all-LED setup for lighting, and runs on designer alloy wheels. It also comes with optional accessories such as a sportier windscreen, a graphics protector, and a tank pad.
Power and performance
The 2021 Yamaha YZF-R3 draws power from a 320cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that generates 41.5hp of maximum power at 10,750rpm and 29Nm of peak torque at 9,000rpm. The motor comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
What about safety and suspension setup?
To ensure the safety of the rider, the 2021 Yamaha YZF-R3 is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels along with dual-channel ABS for improved handling on the roads. Meanwhile, the suspension duties on the motorcycle are taken care of by inverted telescopic forks on the front side, and a mono-shock unit with adjustable preload on the rear end.
Pricing and availability
The 2021 Yamaha YZF-R3 will go on sale in Japan from January 15, 2021. As for the pocket-pinch, it carries a price-tag of ¥6,87,500 (approximately Rs. 4.90 lakh) in the country.