Yamaha YZF-R3 Review
Yamaha YZF-R3 is a super sports bike from Yamaha for those crazy sports bike lovers at any cost. It is Expected to be launched by the End of 2015. The bike prices around Rs. 3,50,000 in showrooms. Yamaha YZF-R3 expected to be available in White/Red colors.
Updated on 17/10/2014
The much awaited Yamaha YZF-R3 sports bike expected to be launched in Europe and UK in April 2015. It is officially unveiled by Yamaha. The bike will showcase and explore the specifications at the Milan show in early November. There is probably no plans to launch YZF-R25 – the South-East Asian bike. It is priced $4990 in US.
This is the Europe-bound 2015 42PS YZF-R3 sports bike. The power is higher than the R25. But when comparing with the main rival – Kawasaki Ninja 300 Yamaha YZF-R3 is a better option. This is a powerful bike from Yamaha with performance edge over the CBR300R. You can also compare it with the KTM RC 390.
Yamaha YZF-R3 Key Specifications
- 320cc twin cylinder engine
- 7Nm of peak torque
- 42PS of peak power
- 6 Speed gears and Wet Multiplate clutch
- Tubular Diamond frame chassis
- Liquid Cooling engine
- Telescopic Suspension (Front)
- Swingarm Suspension (Rear)
- Disc brakes in front and rear
Engine, Gears and Performance
Yamaha YZF-R3 is a powerful sports bike from Yamaha runs on 320 cc. The bike powered by 320cc twin cylinder engine. It is said to be a bored out version of the YZF-R25‘s engine. The R25 is currently on sale in certain South-East Asian markets. It can offer you slightly lower compression. Engine makes 7Nm of peak torque and 42PS of peak power on ride.
Engine is mated with 6 Speed gears transmission. It is powerful to make Bore x Stroke of 68.0 x 44.1mm. Yamaha YZF-R3 features Wet Multiplate clutch and Tubular Diamond frame chassis for best quality. Compression Ratio is 11.2:1 and gets DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder Valvetrain. Engine offers Fuel Injected technology.
Safety and Comfort Features
The headlamp is a powerful Halogen headlamp. Yamaha YZF-R3 packed low Fuel Indicator, Low Oil Indicator and Low Battery Indicator for good riding experience. The wide and big tyres are perfect for best class stability. Other features are Stand Alarm, Self start, Step-up Seat and pass light. All this ensures perfect safety and stability on ride. Yamaha YZF-R3 features Alloys and MF battery.
- Low Fuel Indicator
- Low Oil Indicator
- Low Battery Indicator
- Halogen headlamp
- Alloys and MF battery
- Stand Alarm, Self start
- Step-up Seat and pass light
The bike is light weight of 169 kg kerb weight only. It gets Front Tires of 110/70-17M/C 54H and Rear Tires of 140/70-17M/C 66H. Dimensions includes Seat Height of 30.7 inch, Wheelbase of 54.3 inch, Rake / Trail of 25°/ 3.7 inch, Fuel Capacity of 3.7 gallon and Curb Weight of 368 pounds (claimed).
Brakes and Suspension
Suspension and braking in Yamaha YZF-R3 is good and it gets Telescopic Suspension in Front. There is Swingarm Suspension (Rear) for stability on ride even at high speed. amaha YZF-R3 features good braking options too. It is packed with Disc brakes in front and rear – floating 298mm rotor and two-piston caliper up front and 220mm rear.
If you are further interested in Yamaha sports bike, you can also check another awesome bike from Yamaha known as Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F. It is expected to be priced Rs. 7,00,000/- in India. It is powered by liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 600cc engine which churns out 76.4 BHP @ 10000 rpm power and 59.7 NM @ 8000 rpm torque on ride.
Yamaha YZF-R3 Full Technical Specifications
|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|
|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|
Yamaha YZF-R3 Price in India: Rs. 3,50,000/- Approx