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2023 Yamaha YZF-R3, MT-03 India launch tomorrow

Gajanan Kashikar Published: December 14, 2023, 04:34 PM IST

Yamaha is all set to introduce the 2023 YZF-R3 and MT-03 in India on December 15, launching the two motorcycles initially as CBU units via its premium Blue Square touchpoints. Both bikes were showcased at the recent 2023 MotoGP Bharat held at the Buddha International Circuit. For an in-depth review, you can explore our first ride review of the 2023 Yamaha R3 and MT-03.

2023 Yamaha YZF-R3 and MT-03: Engine, performance, and mileage

The heart of the 2023 YZF-R3 and MT-03 lies in a 320cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine, delivering 42PS at 10,750rpm and 29.5Nm of torque at 9,000rpm (29.6Nm in the MT-03). Coupled with a six-speed gearbox, the R3 claims a mileage of 25.4kmpl based on the World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC).

2023 Yamaha YZF-R3 and MT-03: Specifications

Both the 2023 YZF-R3 and MT-03 boast KYB upside-down front forks, an adjustable rear mono-shock, a 298mm front disc coupled with a 220mm rear disc setup, a slipper clutch, dual-channel ABS, a fully digital LCD console, and all-LED lights. The tyre setup comprises a 110/70 17 front and 140/70 17 rear units.

In recent updates, Yamaha refreshed the YZF-R3 for the 2023 model year, introducing a new purple paint option and LED indicators. The supersport now offers three new colours: Deep Purplish Blue Metallic, Black Metallic, and Dark Blueish Purple Metallic. Similarly, the MT-03 will likely be available in three shades in India.

2023 Yamaha YZF-R3 and MT-03: Prices

Anticipating the CBU route, the 2023 YZF-R3 and MT-03 are expected to be priced between Rs 4 lakh and Rs 4.50 lakh. Once launched, the 2023 YZF-R3 will compete with models, such as the KTM RC 390, Kawasaki Ninja 300, and Kawasaki Ninja 400. Meanwhile, the MT-03 is set to rival the 2024 KTM 390 Duke, Harley-Davidson X440, and Triumph Speed 400.

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Displacement
321cc
Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
42.00
Max Torque(Nm)
30.00
Mileage
-NA-
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Transmission
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12.40
Max Torque(Nm)
13.60
Mileage
-NA-
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Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
39.00
Max Torque(Nm)
26.10
Mileage
-NA-
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Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
49.00
Max Torque(Nm)
38.00
Mileage
-NA-
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Starts Rs 2,52,928
Displacement
373cc
Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
43.50
Max Torque(Nm)
37.00
Mileage
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Displacement
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Transmission
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Max Power(ps)
43.00
Max Torque(Nm)
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Mileage
-NA-
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