New Yamaha R3 / R25 (2019) – Changes, Price, Specs, Release
The 2nd generation Yamaha R3 and R25 will be released in 2019. The bike will be officially unveiled next year and is expected to get a host of changes (both cosmetic and mechanical). Details are still vague but here’s what we know:
New Yamaha R3 / R25 (2019) Design
The Yamaha YZF-R3 is nowhere near as beautiful as the YZF-R1 or the recently launched R6. In fact, even its smaller siblings can give it a run for its money in the looks department. The problem came when Yamaha tried to make the bike somewhat of a sports-tourer, realising specific needs of the segment. Next time around, however, the design will be more in-tune with the current ‘R’s.
The new generation R6 just revived the middleweight sport segment, and how. The bike is stunning and we are excited that some of its sharpness will be brought forward to the R3. The changes are expected to include a revised front fascia, new side fairng and a different tail section.
New Yamaha R3 / R25 (2019) Engine, Specs
The 2017 R3 is likely to stick to its diamond frame and engine. However, features like USD front forks, Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) and slipper clutch could be made available. Sadly, ride modes will not be made available and that should mean ride-by-wire too.
New Yamaha R3 / R25 (2019) – Availability (Countries)
The new R3/ R25 will come to most markets, including India by mid-2019. Prices will go up slightly
Yamaha R25 Indonesia
Like the current generation, the Yamaha R25facelift will be launched first in Indonesia. This is expected in Q4, 2018.
Yamaha R3 UK, USA, India
Subsequently, the Yamaha R3 will also receive identical updates and will be officially released in USA and UK in the first months of 2019.
Launch in India will only happen after this, possibly by mid-2017.
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