Limited “Rossi” Yamaha R3 from R1398pm

Lightweight supersport for everyday use

Lightweight supersport for everyday use

Yamaha’s legendary R-series bikes set the standard in the superport world thanks to their class-leading style, advanced technology and thrilling performance.

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Now there’s a new bike that fits perfectly into our supersport range between the top-selling YZF-R125 and the race-winning YZF-R6: introducing the all-new YZF-R3! Whether you’re moving up from a 125 or you’re new to two wheels, you can be sure that the YZF-R3 has been built using the same attention to detail that goes into every R-series motorcycle.

Take one look at the aggressive dual headlight fairing and aerodynamic bodywork and the pure R-series DNA is right there. New YZF-R3: a superbike you can ride every day!

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Features

Pure R-series DNA

YZF-R320

At Yamaha we are totally committed to creating a new generation of innovative and exciting motorcycles that add an extra dimension to everyday life.With the arrival of the sporty new YZF-R3, every A2-licence rider can feel the riding excitement that comes as standard with our R-series bikes. In the city or on the highway, this lightweight supersport’s pure R-series DNA gives a whole new level of performance.Its powerful new 321cc, twin cylinder engine and lightweight chassis benefit from the most advanced technology you’ll find in the class. Which means that every time you get on your new R3, you just know it’s going to be like nothing else.

Lively new 321cc, inline, twin cylinder engine

Lively new 321cc, inline, twin cylinder engine

Powering the latest Yamaha R-series supersport model is a newly designed 321cc, inline, twin cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that features some of the most advanced technology in the class. With a maximum power output of30.9kW/42PS at 10,750 rpm, the R3 engine delivers instant throttle response for a thrilling ride – every time.

R-series technology

R-series technology

The R3 uses sophisticated R-series technology, including a direct-drive camshaft, forged pistons, carburized con rods, low-friction cylinders – and more. To ensure a good balance of low speed riding and high-speed performance, the engine features a 180-degree crank design – while a primary balancer is adopted to reduce vibration and mechanical noise.

Sporty and agile diamond-type frame

Sporty and agile diamond-type frame

The compact and lightweight chassis is manufactured from high tensile steel tubing that gives an optimum balance of strength and rigidity. For sporty and agile handling characteristics the R3’s wheelbase is almost the same as the R6 at 1,380mm – while the 50/50 front/rear weight distribution and 780mm seat height give a balanced ride.

Long R1-type swinging arm

Long R1-type swinging arm

To underline its strong R-series DNA, the new YZF-R3 benefits from the use of an extra long R1-inspired swinging arm. Featuring the same swinging arm/wheelbase ratio as its legendary big brother, this race-proven layout ensures strong straight line handling performance and more efficient transmission of power to the road.

10-spoke cast wheels

10-spoke cast wheels

Featuring five pairs of thin cast spokes that complement the light and sleek image, the 17-inch wheels are fitted with a 110/70-17 front tyre and a wide 140/70-17 rear tyre. For powerful and progressive braking performance the YZF-R3 benefits from a large diameter 298mm front disc and a 220mm rear disc – and for added control, ABS is fitted as standard.

Distinctive R-series styling

Distinctive R-series styling

Check out the fabulous new R3 from any angle and it’s pretty obvious where its genes come from! The angular aerodynamic bodywork has distinctive R-series inspired lines, and the reverse slant dual headlights – as well as the short muffler and sharp upswept tail – are all strongly influenced by the look of our World Championship winning R6.

techspecs

YZF-R3
Engine
Engine type 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Displacement 321cc
Bore x stroke 68.0 mm x 44.1 mm
Compression ratio 11.2 : 1
Maximum power 30.9 kW (42.0PS) @ 10,750 rpm
Maximum torque 29.6 Nm (3.0 kg-m) @ 9,000 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch type Wet, Multiple Disc
Fuel system Fuel Injection
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Chassis
Frame Diamond
Front suspension system Telescopic forks
Front travel 130 mm
Caster angle 25º
Trail 95 mm
Rear suspension system Swingarm
Rear travel 125 mm
Front brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 298 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 220 mm
Front tyre 110/70-17M/C 54H (Tubeless)
Rear tyre 140/70-17M/C 66H (Tubeless)
Dimensions
Overall length 2,090 mm
Overall width 720 mm
Overall height 1,135 mm
Seat height 780 mm
Wheel base 1,380 mm
Minimum ground clearance 160 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 169 kg
Fuel tank capacity 14.0 L
Oil tank capacity 2.4 L