Launching Soon - Yamaha R3, R7, MT03, MT07 & MT09 in India

CalenderPublished at April 7, 2023 by BikeJunction
Launching Soon - Yamaha R3, R7, MT03, MT07 & MT09 in India

Yamaha’s 5 150 cc faired motorcycles — Yamaha R3, R7, MT03, MT07, and MT09 are launching soon in India. Out of all, Yamaha R3 and MT-03 are the most anticipated bikes for the Indian market. These bikes will add new meaning to the quarter-litre segment. The bikes will hit the Indian market probably at the end of the year.

The wait for the special motorcycles from Team Blue is over for the Indian motorcycling fraternity. After so long, Yamaha is bringing some attractive models from its vast collection to India. Motorcycles like R7 and MT-09 are now ready to be showcased for the final. Yamaha’s current flagship offering for India includes – MT-09, MT-07 and MT-03 street-fighter motorcycles and R3 and R7 faired motorcycles. These models were unveiled to dealers in a recent event.

Yamaha MT-03 & R3 – Biggest Hit for Quarter-Litre Segment 

In the recent event, out of all, R3 and MT-03 stole the show. These bikes are equipped with fancy attributes like — a TFT screen. Moreover, you will get ABS, ride-by-wire, traction control, and ride modes. 

The MT-03 bike was showcased to dealers in two colour options: Grey & Cyan, while R3 was unveiled in Racing Blue. The brand will bring out more colour options during the launch. Both bikes are available with:

  • Diamond frame chassis.
  • 37 mm USD front forks with 130 mm travel.
  • A rear mono-shock with 120 mm travel.
  • 298 mm & 220 mm brake rotors at front & rear.
  • The tyres are of dimensions — 110/70-17M at the front and 140/70-17M at the rear (though we would have loved fatter tyres)
  • Both bikes have a low 780 mm seat height and a 1,380 mm long wheelbase that offers straight-line stability. 
  • These bikes’ 160 mm ground clearance is suitable for Indian roads. 
  • Also, both models have 14 litres of fuel tank.
  • MT-03 gross weight is 168 kg, but R3 is heavier than MT-03 only by a kilo.

Yamaha MT-03 & R3 - Engine Specifications

Both Mt-03 and R3 have a DOHC setup & their parallel-twin arrangement displaces 321 ccs, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Both offer 42 PS of power at 10,750 RPM, following 29.6 Nm of torque at 9,000 RPM, making them the best in the segment. These bikes are competing closely with KTM 390 Duke and Kawasaki Ninja 300.

R7, MT-07 & MT-09 - Technical Specifications

For middle-weight offerings, Yamaha is bringing R7 and MT-07. 

  • These bikes offer 73.4 PS of power at 8,750 RPM, following 67 Nm of torque at 6,500 RPM generated from their 689 ccs parallel twin motor, with 6-speed transmission.
  • Both R7 and MT-07 are available with a much fancier TFT display with high-end functionalities. 
  • They moreover have dual 298 mm and single 245 mm front and rear disc brake setups. They have 120/70-17M front and 180/55-17M rear tyres and a 14-litre fuel tank. 
  • MT-07 weighs 184 kg, while R7 weighs 188 kg.

MT-09 is the “Triple” of Yamaha’s lineup with a 3-cylinder,  kicking 890 cc engine delivering 119 PS of power at 10,000 RPM, following 93 Nm of torque at 7,000 RPM, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. It has fully adjustable 41 mm front USD forks and tyres similar to MT-07, weighing 189 kg with 14 litres of fuel. This model mechanics will take the power-to-weight ratio to a new level.

Expect the pricing to be on the higher side; after all, it’s a must-awaited collection from the Blue Team. 

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