Yamaha and Aprilia Gear Up to Unveil New Twin-Cylinder Motorcycle Models

The Indian two-wheeler scene is about to witness a thrilling surge of power and performance with the imminent launch of three exceptional bikes featuring twin-cylinder engines.

Yamaha, renowned for its innovation, is marking its return with the highly anticipated R3 model.

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Joining the league of twin-cylinder excitement is Aprilia, with a new offering spotted testing on Indian roads.

Let’s delve into the trio of upcoming twin-cylinder marvels set to make their presence felt in the country within the next year.

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1. Yamaha YZF R3: A Resounding Revival

Japanese powerhouse Yamaha is all set to reintroduce the iconic YZF R3 motorcycle in the Indian market.

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The 2023 iteration of the Yamaha R3 promises enhancements such as LED indicators and a captivating new purple color option.

Under the hood, a liquid-cooled, 321cc parallel-twin engine roars to life, churning out an impressive 42bhp at 10,750rpm and a peak torque of 29.5Nm at 9,000rpm.

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2. Yamaha MT-03: Unleashing the Streets

Yamaha’s zest for performance extends to the MT-03 naked streetfighter, poised to make its mark on the Indian roads.


This new entrant is expected to debut as a Completely Built Unit (CBU), with the possibility of eventually offering it in Completely Knocked Down (CKD) form.

Equipped with the same robust 321cc parallel-twin engine found in the R3, the MT-03 flexes its muscle with 42bhp and 29.6Nm of torque.


LED projector headlights featuring LED DRLs illuminate the path for this fierce contender.

3. Aprilia RS440: The Future of Thrills

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In the testing and development phase, the Aprilia RS440 is generating buzz with its sporty lineage, drawing design cues from the illustrious RS660.

Sporting split LED headlights, a commanding windscreen, clip-on handlebars, a divided seat, and stylish grab rails, this model is a visual delight.

The heartbeat of the RS440 might be a 440cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine, capable of dishing out around 48bhp.

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With an estimated top speed of 180 km/h, the motorcycle is likely to feature a 6-speed gearbox, along with the possibility of a slipper clutch and quickshifter.

The imminent arrival of these dynamic twin-cylinder engine bikes is poised to ignite a new era of riding exhilaration for enthusiasts across the nation.

Stay tuned as these power-packed machines redefine the thrill of the open road.


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