Yamaha discontinues YZF-R3 for the Indian market

Japanese two wheel giant Yamaha has discontinued its 300cc offering YZF-R3 in the Indian market.

Yamaha has discontinued the sale of the YZF-R3 in India due to its not-compliance with BSIV emission norms. The motorcycle manufacturer has even taken the bike of its website.

The news is not all bad as according to reports, the R3 will make a comeback in May. The new bike will be BSIV compliant and will get more features like ABS. Bookings for the bike can be made at Yamaha dealerships by paying a token amount of Rs 25,000.

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The Yamaha R3 has a 321cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor that makes 42bhp of power at 10,750 rpm and 29.6Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm. It is unlikely that these figures will change on the BSIV compliant motorcycle.

The YZF-R3 competes against the likes of KTM RC 390 and Kawasaki Ninja 300.

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