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.
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.
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 type||2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves|
|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|
|Transmission system||Constant Mesh, 6-speed|
|Front suspension system||Telescopic forks|
|Front travel||130 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)|
|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.
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