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Key Features

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    High revving 321cc EU5 engine

    With a compression ratio of 11.2:1, double overhead cams (DOHC) and four-valve cylinder heads, the 321cc two-cylinder motor is designed for quick-revving performance and high-rpm efficiency. With a maximum power output of 30.9 kW (42PS) at 10.750 rpm, the R3’s potent EU5 engine delivers thrilling acceleration with an exciting ride and a broad spread of power.

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    M1 inspired body with Icon Blue colour scheme

    Featuring radical bodywork inspired by the race-winning YZR-M1 – and available in a new duo-tone Icon Blue colour scheme – this is the sharpest R3 ever built. The central M1-style air duct gives a pure race-bred look – and with a high overall specification and idealised 50/50 weight distribution, the R3 is ready to thrill you on the road and track.

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    Aggressive R1-inspired face

    With its glaring face, this bike is pure R-Series, and features an aggressive front fairing and a race-type screen inspired by the iconic R1. Dual LED headlights and a central air duct work with the cross-layered fairing panels to maximise cooling airflow for the EU5 engine, making this the most outstanding supersport in the 300cc A2 licence class.

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    Lightweight A2-license supersport bike

    Whether you're an A2 licence rider or someone who wants the ultimate lightweight supersport, the R3 has the technology, performance and style that you're looking for. Developed using the same no-compromise philosophy that goes into every R-Series model, this bike's race-bred DNA is built to thrill.

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    Slim and lightweight sports chassis

    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 short wheelbase gives outstanding agility – while the near 50/50 front/rear weight distribution and accessible seat height deliver a confident and balanced ride.

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    R1 inspired dual LED headlights

    The front fairing is equipped with R1-style headlights that underline the R3's strong genetic links with Yamaha’s larger R-Series supersport models. Utilising bright and long-lasting LED technology, the dual headlights produce excellent visibility and illumination with minimal power draw – and give the bike a radical race-bred look.

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    37 mm KYB inverted front forks

    The R3 features 37 mm KYB inverted forks with optimised spring and damping settings. This design gives a large surface area for the sliding tube that ensures high levels of fork rigidity for sporty front-end feel and feedback without losing real-world comfort – and the special top clamp reinforces the radical YZR-M1 inspired style.

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    Low fuel tank and handlebar position

    Thanks to the low fuel tank design and low handlebars, the R3's ergonomics give a pure supersport riding experience. As well as being extremely comfortable, the riding position makes it easy to grip the machine with your knees for improved confidence, especially when you’re tucking in close to the bodywork for maximum aerodynamic efficiency.

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    Lightweight wheels and supersport tyres

    Featuring five pairs of thin cast spokes that complement the bike's sleek R-Series image, the 17-inch wheels are fitted with a 110/70-17 radial front tyre and a wide 140/70-17 radial rear tyre. These cast aluminium wheels with light hollow axles are both strong and stylish, while also minimising unsprung weight for refined handling performance.

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    Powerful braking system with ABS

    The 298 mm floating-mount front disc brake ensures excellent stopping power with plenty of feel at the lever, while a 220 mm floating disc handles the braking performance at the rear. And with its ABS anti-lock braking system, the R3 rider can ride confidently – even when traction is reduced in wet or slippery conditions.

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    Balanced 50/50 weight distribution

    Thanks to the engine placement and overall machine dimensions, the R3 features a near 50/50 front/rear weight distribution – widely regarded as being the ideal set up for supersport bikes – giving precise handling performance, easy agility and plenty of feedback from the road.

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    Digital multi-function instruments

    The R3 features multi-function LCD instruments that display information on gear position, fuel capacity, real time and average fuel economy. There’s also a water temp gauge, clock, oil change indicator and trip meter – all presented in a clean, modern layout.

Technical Specifications

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  • Engine
    Engine type
    4-stroke, 2-cylinder, Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves
    Bore x stroke
    68.0 × 44.1 mm
    Compression ratio
    11,2 : 1
    Maximum power
    30,9 kW (42,0PS) @ 10.750 rpm
    Maximum torque
    29,5 Nm (3,0 kg-m) @ 9.000 rpm
    Lubrication system
    Wet sump
    Clutch type
    Wet, Multiple Disc
    Ignition system
    Starter system
    Transmission system
    Constant Mesh, 6-speed
    Final transmission
    Fuel consumption
    4.1 L/100 km
    CO2 emission
    94 g/km
    Fuel system
    Fuel Injection
  • Chassis
    Caster angle
    25° 00
    95 mm
    Front suspension system
    Telescopic forks
    Rear suspension system
    Front travel
    130 mm
    Rear travel
    125 mm
    Front brake
    Hydraulic single disc, Ø298 mm
    Rear brake
    Hydraulic single disc, Ø220 mm
    Front tyre
    110/70 R17M/C 54H Tubeless
    Rear tyre
    140/70 R17M/C 66H Tubeless
  • Dimensions
    Overall length
    2.090 mm
    Overall width
    730 mm
    Overall height
    1140 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 L
    Oil tank capacity
    2,50 L