Yamaha YZF-R3 First Look

What Is It?

It's powered by a liquid cooled 321cc parallel twin engine which produces 41.4bhp at 10,750rpm and maximum torque at 9,000rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame and swingarm
  • 298mm disc up front with 2 piston caliper
  • 220mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • KYB 37mm upside down fork with 130mm travel
  • Adjustable KYB rear shock with 125mm travel
  • 2->1 exhaust system
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

Compared to the 2015 model the fork is now upside down, there's a new R6 style fairing, new LED headlights, new tank design, more aerodynamic screen, 22mm lower bars, completely new LCD dash and the wet weight is down a useful 2kg. The 10-spoke 17" wheels take a Dunlop Sportmax 110/70 tyre at the front and 140/70 at the rear.

Accessories are likely to include a Stainless Steel exhaust system, Akrapovic slip on muffler, LED indicators and a range of billet parts.

Colours: Black, blue


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