Yamaha XSR 300 In Works, Price, Specs, Images & Launch Date In India
According to some reports, Yamaha is now working on a new sports heritage bike, the new Yamaha XSR 300. Yamaha XSR 300 is under the initial development stage according to some sources from the automotive industry. This is now the 2nd small capacity sports heritage motorcycle that Yamaha is currently working on reportedly.
There are other speculations of the XSR 250 & XSR 155 to be launched soon. XSR 250 will be targeted for Europe or countries where MT 25 is already sold. While the XSR 155 is targeted for the Asian countries. Yamaha has already made clear that the XSR 155 will hit the market soon. So the launch of XSR 300 could be a real thing.
Yamaha XSR 300 will be based on its faired sibling the YZF R3. It will share its engine and major hardware components from the R3. Its design will be similar to its elder sibling the XSR 700 & XSR 900. Here are the Expected Launch date, features, and specifications of the upcoming XSR 300 in India.
Launch of Yamaha XSR 300 In India
The XSR 300 will be launched in India after the launch of Yamaha XSR 155. Yamaha has already confirmed the launch of XSR 155 in India soon. As the XSR 155 is already revealed in Indonesia, it is expected to launch in India before the end of the year 2020. So India based XSR 300 will be launched in early 2021. The Expected Price of Yamaha XSR 300 in India is around 3.6 lakhs INR (Ex-Showroom)
|RS 3.6 Lakhs INR
|Launch In India
Key Features And Specs Of Yamaha XSR 300
Here are the expected specifications and features of the upcoming XSR 300.
Note: The Specifications mentioned are inspired by Yamaha MT 03 and R3, it could be different in the upcoming model.
- Powerful Twin-Cylinder Engine
- Fuel Injected Engine
- Anti-lock Braking System 2-channel (ABS)
- Dual-Purpose Tyres
- Slipper Clutch
- LED Headlamps
- LED Taillamps
- Digital Instrument Cluster
- Lightweight Chassis
- Stylish Retro Design
Specifications Of XSR 300
|321cc, Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC, 8-valve
|Electronic Fuel Injection System
|6 Speed Gearbox, Constant Mesh
|Diamond Frame Chassis
|298 MM Hydraulic Disc
|220 Hydraulic Disc
|Expected Price (Ex-Showroom Price)
|Rs 3.6 Lakhs INR
Design: XSR 300 will be based on its other sibling from the sports heritage lineup. It will borrow its design cues from the bigger XSR 700 and Yamaha XSR 900. It will have retro heritage design like its elder siblings. All the bikes in this lineup have a retro-looking round headlamp and a premium finish single-seat, and the same is expected for XSR 300.
The signature tiny round LED taillamps will retain. If possible it may also be equipped with dual-purpose tires like the XSR 155. Overall, each bike from the Yamaha XSR family looks great and appealing and XSR 300 will follow the same.
Engine & Performance: XSR 300 will share its powertrain with its sibling YZF R3 and MT03. It will be equipped with a 321cc parallel-twin, Fuel-injected, Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 8-valves, DOHC Engine. It will have an assist & slipper clutch mechanism.
The power and torque output will remain the same. The expected maximum power produced by the engine would be 42 PS and the peak torque is expected to be around 29.8 nm. However, the power delivery could be tweaked accordingly.
Suspension & Brakes: It will have a telescopic fork at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. XSR 300 will have a 298mm hydraulic disc at the front wheel and a 220mm hydraulic floating caliper disc at the rear, similar to its other siblings. The dual-channel ABS will ensure safe braking under harsh and panic braking situations.
Othe Features & Dimension
The XSR 300 will weigh around 160KG* and will have a ground clearance of 170MM. The saddle height is expected to be at 810MM as the other bikes in the lineup have the same. The fuel tank on all the XSR models has an almost similar volume, so on XSR 300, it could be in the range of 10.5 to 11 liters.
The Headlamp and taillamps units are full-LED setup as the other bikes. It will have a fully digital instrument cluster in round shape. The other XSR’s also have an inbuilt hazard light function so XSR 300 will also have the feature. Yamaha offers a wide range of accessories for the XSR bikes to customize it according to your needs.
Yamaha XSR 300 will face stiff competition in this segment in India. There are already some good 300cc bikes already in the Indian market that are loved by the Indian consumers. Here are some of the best competitors of XSR 300 in India.
- Benelli Leoncino 250
- Husqvarna Vitpilen 250
- Husqvarna Svartpilen 250
- Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
India Spec XSR 300
Yamaha could skip some features for India bound XSR 300 to keep costs in check. It will skip the USD forks and will be equipped with conventional telescopic forks. Rest all the components will be similar to the international spec XSR 300. The suspension could be retuned according to the Indian road condition. The engine and all the other parts will be the same as the global variant with all the other features.
Conclusion On Yamaha XSR 300
Yamaha XSR 300 will be a great addition in the Yamaha lineup. As retro look motorcycles have a great demand in the Indian market and Some of the bikes in this segment have already proved that. The newly launched Husqvarna twins had a good initial response and the RE 650 twins have generated good sales numbers, so XSR 300 could take a share in this segment.
If Yamaha prices this competitively it could be a great product for Yamaha in India. So, let’s see if it makes it to the Indian market or not.