2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 Review

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 Review
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Yamaha’s legendary R-series bikes set the standard in the supersport world thanks to their class-leading style, advanced technology and thrilling performance.

Now there’s a new bike that fits perfectly into our supersport range between the top-selling YZF-R125 and the race-winning YZF-R6: introducing the all-new YZF-R3! Whether you’re moving up from a 125 or you’re new to two wheels, you can be sure that the YZF-R3 has been built using the same attention to detail that goes into every R-series motorcycle.

Take one look at the aggressive dual headlight fairing and aerodynamic bodywork and the pure R-series DNA is right there. New YZF-R3: a superbike you can ride every day!

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
Carburettor 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

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