The Yamaha YZF-R3, commonly known as the “R3”, is a sport motorcycle that has been manufactured by Yamaha since 2015. A first for Yamaha twins, the other being R25, the R3 uses an offset cylinder design. The YZF-R3 was updated for 2019.
For the 2015 model year, Yamaha unveiled its YZF-R3 sport bike. It quickly gained attention for its finely tuned performance and eye-catching Yamaha OEM fairings. There is no question that it is an excellent option for many entry-level and moderately experienced riders seeking a fun but manageable sports & coolest bike.
Yamaha YZF R3 Competitors
The YZF-R3 competes with the Kawasaki Ninja 300, Benelli 302R, Honda CBR250R and KTM RC390
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Yamaha YZF R3 Specifications
|Engine CC||321 cc|
|No of cylinder||2|
|Max Power||41 bhp @ 10750 rpm|
|Max Torque||29.6 Nm @ 9000 rpm|
|Valves Per Cylinder||4|
|Fuel Delivery||Fuel Injection|
|Cooling System||Liquid Cooled|
|Starting Mechanism||Self Start|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14 L|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||2.4 L|
|Overall Riding Range||308 km|
Dimension and Weight
|Kerb Weight||173 kg|
|Ground Clearance||160 mm|
|Seat Height||780 mm|
Chassis and Suspension
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Fork|
|Front Brake Type||Hydraulic Single Disc|
|Rear Brake Type||Hydraulic Single Disc|
|Front Disc/Drum Size||298 mm|
|Rear Disc/Drum Size||220 mm|
|No. Of Gears||6 Gears|
|Battery||12 V, 7.0 Ah(10 HR)|
|Headlight||12V, 55W x 2, Halogen Bulb|
Wheel and Tyres
|Wheel Size||17 inches|
|Wheel Type||Alloy Wheels|
|Front Tyre||METZELER / SPORTEC M5 INTERACT 110/70R-17M/C 54H (Tubeless)|
|Rear Tyre||METZELER / SPORTEC M5 INTERACT 140/70R-17M/C 66H (Tubeless)|
Yamaha YZF R3 Features
|BS IV Compliant||Yes|
|Metzeler Radial Tyres||Yes|
|Dual Channel ABS||Yes|
|Long swingarm for Stability||Yes|
|Diamond Type Frame||Yes|
|Fully-loaded Instrument Panel||Yes|
|Metzeler Sportec M5 Radial tyre||Yes|
|Fuel Warning Indicator||Yes|
|Low Oil Indicator||Yes|
|Low Battery Indicator||Yes|
|Engine Kill Switch||Yes|
Yamaha YZF R3 Price
₹ 3,51,180.00 (Approx.)
Aesthetics are certainly a subjective quality; nonetheless, the looks created by the R3’s motorcycle OEM parts are quite eye-catching. The bike is available in a variety of colors and, like most Yamahas, can be further customized with aftermarket options. The sporty design makes it an attractive choice for riders looking to get started in the sport bike category.
The Yamaha YZF-R3’s engine can send it from 0-60 km/h in less than three seconds and 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds. These are impressive numbers for a bike powered by a 321cc engine. It is lightweight and relatively capable around the track or carving a canyon compared to other bikes in the category. Nonetheless, it has some shortcomings, particularly the brakes and suspension adjustability.
Yamaha’s offering in the 300cc category is a strong contender. It has the classic sport bike look and the performance to get riders excited.
Of course, there aren’t many other options to choose from. While there were once many competitors in this segment, today there are only a few genuine entry-level sport bikes. So, the 2015 YZF-R3, with its racing-inspired looks, is an easy contender for the top choice of many riders.
Customize Your Bike
Whether you choose the Yamaha YZF-R3 or any other bike, modifying your ride to have the exact look and feel you want is a rewarding experience. Pick up some Yamaha motorcycle parts online and either stick with the attractive motorcycle OEM parts of the R3 or mix things up with aftermarket modifications. When you start working on your own bike, the choices are endless.