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Anyone with an inkling of eventual cost to those in the UK? I'm hopeful pricing may be similar to the North American market, as the CBR300 shares a similar price on both sides... £4,299.00 vs $4,399.00
 

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I spoke with a friend from my local cycling club who works at the local Yamaha dealer.
They know nothing about the bike at all yet - absolutely nothing other than what we have all read.
No further information has been released to UK dealers.

He will let me know anything when he knows.
Mind you, they are taking refundable deposits on them! £99.00

I suspect it will be nearer the CBR that Kawasaki in price terms - at the basic level. I don't know about any different launch version - i.e. with or without ABS, etc.

My guess is £4495.00
 

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I spoke with a friend from my local cycling club who works at the local Yamaha dealer.
They know nothing about the bike at all yet - absolutely nothing other than what we have all read.
No further information has been released to UK dealers.

He will let me know anything when he knows.
Mind you, they are taking refundable deposits on them! £99.00

I suspect it will be nearer the CBR that Kawasaki in price terms - at the basic level. I don't know about any different launch version - i.e. with or without ABS, etc.

My guess is £4495.00
Interesting, keep us info'd if he develops any new information ;)

I'm quite curious on cost, R125 retails for £4,349.00...
 

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yeah, you'd think so..

The main reasons why I suspect it might be this cheap is to not move it too far away from the main rivals. Plus, the R125 is in fact quite briliant and Yamaha know they can get a good price for it as it is surely the most 'wanted' learner legal bike (UK) out there. Its alnmost a different market.. I believe a lot of young UK learners cant get the R3 until 2 years of riding.

If it comes in at £5000 then I would be surprised but still interested.
If I am right then happy days! :)

As soon as I find out anyting from my Yamaha dealer friend I will report back, even if he says its just rumours.
 

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Of course, it they sit the R3 price wise between the R125 and R6 then we are looking at £6000 to £6500 - eek. Of course, the R6 is a LOT further away from the R3 then the R3 is from the R125.

Actuall;y, the R3 has ABS as standard I believe.. This is worth £500 probably which would put it up to £5000 - still.. let;s see. Any more than £5000 and suddenly the CBR looks cheap as chips and better for most learners, and the Ninja looks good as well.

I can hardly wait... I think I am probably too optimistic! :)
 

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Went down to see my friend at the Yamaha dealer.
He reckons, as it has ABS, that it will retail at £4995.00 - so just £700 more than the R125.

Whilst I was there, somebody bought an MT-09 with an aftermarket Akrapovic fitted - Holy crap - what a sound!!!
 

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He was just guestimating though..
The dealers still know nothing for sure regarding date and price.

They DO know that they will each get two R3s . One for demo and one for the showroom BUT they do not know when this will be. I will be down there on that day for sure and will report back with a ride report and photos :)
 

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@Evotion the other plausible scenario is R125 undergoes a price cut allowing R3 to slot in sweetly?
Bloody hope not - will have to get one as well for my oldest kid! :D

Has anybody mentioned how friggin' annoying it is that the US price is so close to the UK price usually, not even taking into account the exchange rate.
£1 is about $1.60

If they were made in the US then I would understand- a bit.:crying:
It's the same with the Playstation 4 and Xbox... madness.

Bottom line is.. don;t live in the UK - it is hideouslessly expensive.
 
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