Yamaha YZF-R3 tech specs including power and official images revealed

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When the world was waiting for Yamaha’s new quarter-litre motorcycle, the YZF-R25, the Japanese manufacturer revealed something even more special. Yamaha has expanded its YZF range of motorcycles with the introduction of the all new YZF-R3. The Yamaha YZF-R3 has been introduced to fill the gap between the YZF-R125 and the YZF-R6 in the European market. The new motorcycle also qualifies for the lightweight A2-licence category supersport bike. Yamaha has introduced the YZF-R25 to compete against the KTM RC390 in the European market.

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Yamaha claims that the new YZF-R3 will benefit from the newly developed engine and a lightweight chassis. At the heart of the new Yamaha YZF-R3 is a 321cc inline, two-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that puts out 42PS of power and 29.6Nm of torque. The engine comes paired with constant mesh, 6-speed transmission. The R3 uses R-series technology which includes a direct-drive camshaft, forged pistons, carburized con rods, low-friction cylinders and much more.

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The YZF-R3 also gets a compact and lightweight chassis that is manufactured from high tensile steel tubing that gives an optimum balance of strength and rigidity. The braking power is provided by a large diameter 298mm front disc and a 220mm rear disc which come with ABS as standard. The Yamaha YZF-R3 will be available in two colour shades – Race Blue and Midnight Black.

Here is the technical chart of the new Yamaha 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

We feel that Yamaha has developed the YZF-R3 for the developed markets while the developing markets are more likely to receive the YZF-R25. How far is this assumption true? That is something that only Yamaha can answer.

Which motorcycle would you like to see in India – YZF-R3 or the YZF-R25? Share your thoughts and opinions with us through comments below. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates from motoring industry.

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