Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Yamaha discontinued the YZF-R3 in India during the transition from BS-III to BS-IV emission norms.
Now, Bikeadvice reports that the BS-IV version of the Yamaha YZF-R3 is all set to make its return in November 2017. The information was revealed by Roy Kurian, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Yamaha India.
Speaking at the launch of Fazer 25, Kurian said that the YZF-R3 was temporarily discontinued in the Indian market and it will be brought back very soon in around three months.
The updated YZF-R3 is likely to draw power from the existing 321cc inline twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine producing 41bhp and 29.6Nm of torque. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox.
The motorcycle features telescopic forks up front and monoshock suspension setup at the rear. Braking duties are handled by disc brakes at both the ends. Yamaha might offer ABS, at least as an option.
Yamaha has been importing the BS-III YZF-R3 as Completely Knocked Down (CKD) units from Thailand. Which means India will get the updated motorcycle after it is introduced in Thailand.
Yamaha is all set to relaunch the YZF-R3 in India. The fully faired motorcycle might also feature cosmetic updates to compete with its modern rivals. Once launched the YZF-R3 will rival the likes of Benelli 302R, KTM RC390 and Kawasaki Ninja 300.