2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 - Coolness Factor = 74.2%

Your Coolness Factor of the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 is:

You may select 1 option

 
 
View results

User avatar
totalmotorcycle
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 28901
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:00 pm
Real Name: Mike
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 26
My Motorcycle: 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Contact:

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 - Coolness Factor = 74.2%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:28 pm

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

For MORE information and Photos click here: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... YZF-R3.htm

Image

Image

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

Welcome to the R World...

Introducing the easist way to enter the world of Yamaha R-series superbike performance. The all new 2015 Yamah R3 features a class-leading, fuel injected 321cc, liquid cooled engine, a slim, lightweight chassis for agile handling' and legendary Yamaha superbike styling, all at super value. It is the ultimate 300cc sportbike.

Yamaha has raised the bar in the entry sports class with the exciting new "R3". Sporting a new twin cylinder 320 cc engine and an all new chassis, the R3 offers a solid combination of class-leading power and light, agile handling. Add in the incredible MotoGP inspired M1 race bike styling, plus an easy to ride personality and you have the perfect recipe for a super fun riding experience !




2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Top Features:

•Large 321cc twin-cylinder engine offers excellent performance whether navigating cross-town traffic, hitting the twisties, or on the racetrack.
•Yamaha supersport inspired styling with a full fairing in a chassis that makes it perfect for first time riders or experienced riders who prefer a lightweight, nimble machine.
•Forged pistons just like the R1 and R6 are both lightweight and provide strength while the offset cylinders reduce friction for more power.
•The YZF-R3 offers a riding position that is very comfortable and the clip-on handlebars deliver a sporty rider position.
•With a seat height of only 30.7 inches and a flat seat design on the YZF-R3, it’s easy to get both feet firmly on the ground and inspire confidence, especially for beginner riders.
•Three beautiful livery options are available which means there is a color choice that is right for you.


2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 - http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4,990 - Raven - Available from February 2015; $4,990 - Team Yamaha Blue/Matte Silver - Available from February 2015; $4,990 - Rapid Red - Available from February 2015 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $4,990 CDN


Engine
Engine Type 321cc, liquid-cooled 2-cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 68.0 x 44.1mm
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injected
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission Constant mesh; 6-speed transmission
Final Drive Chain

Chassis
Suspension / Front 41mm KYB® telescopic fork; 5.1 in of travel
Suspension / Rear KYB® single shock; 4.9 in of travel
Brakes Front Hydraulic, 298mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic, 220mm
Tires / Front 110/70-17M/C 54H
Tires Rear 140/70-17M/C 66H

Dimensions
L x W x H 82.3 x 28.3 x 44.7 in
Seat Height 30.7 in
Wheelbase 54.3 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 25°
Trail 3.7 in
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal
Fuel Economy** N/A
Wet Weight*** 368 lb





For MORE information and Photos click here: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... YZF-R3.htm
2017 Motorcycle Model Guides
2016 Motorcycle Model Guides

Total Motorcycle is official Media/Press for Aprilia, Benelli, Beta, Bimota, BMW, Brammo, Buell, Can-Am, CCW, Ducati, EBR, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MV Agusta, Norton, Phantom, Piaggio, Polaris, Ridley, Roehr, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Ural, Vespa, Victory, Yamaha and Zero.

User avatar
totalmotorcycle
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 28901
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:00 pm
Real Name: Mike
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 26
My Motorcycle: 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Contact:

Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:29 pm

Everyone LOVES seeing manufacturers introducing new models, and here we go, a 300cc R3 from Yamaha for 2015!

Lets see if the comments come as fast as the bike is. :revv:

Mike
2017 Motorcycle Model Guides
2016 Motorcycle Model Guides

Total Motorcycle is official Media/Press for Aprilia, Benelli, Beta, Bimota, BMW, Brammo, Buell, Can-Am, CCW, Ducati, EBR, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MV Agusta, Norton, Phantom, Piaggio, Polaris, Ridley, Roehr, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Ural, Vespa, Victory, Yamaha and Zero.

User avatar
BRUMBEAR
Legendary 1000
Legendary 1000
Posts: 1227
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:27 am
Real Name: Dave
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 40
My Motorcycle: 2009 Buell 1125 CR
Location: in limbo

Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 - Vote Now

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:43 pm

I am smitten by the lines and the Euro throw back red and white Yamaha racing scheme
Image
It just takes me to a lot of places in my heart and mind :P
there aint nothin like it

User avatar
ceemes
Legendary 2000
Legendary 2000
Posts: 2130
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:35 pm
Real Name: a big secret
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 26
My Motorcycle: 1998 Triumph Trophy
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada, Sol 3, the Milky Way Galaxy, the Known Universe.

Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 - Vote Now

Unread post by ceemes » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:01 pm

Nice bike, reminds me of the RZ350 my buddy raced back in the day. If this four stroke performs close to the levels of the old RZ's and RD's, I will be impressed. Gave it a solid cool and reserve the right to bump it up to Awesome if it is a good as those old two strokes.
Always ask why.

Image

User avatar
HYPERR
Legendary 3000
Legendary 3000
Posts: 3158
Joined: Wed May 21, 2008 5:13 pm
Sex: Male
My Motorcycle: Year/Make/Model
Location: CT, USA

Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 - Vote Now

Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:39 pm

Looks great! Probably the best looking of the 300cc sport bikes. Wouldn't mind having one. I gave it awesome.
Had it been a ringading 2 smoke, it would have been off the chart awesome. :kicking:
2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100
2006 Kawasaki KLX250S
2004 Honda CBR600RR
2002 BMW R1150R
1996 Ducati 900SS

User avatar
ceemes
Legendary 2000
Legendary 2000
Posts: 2130
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:35 pm
Real Name: a big secret
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 26
My Motorcycle: 1998 Triumph Trophy
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada, Sol 3, the Milky Way Galaxy, the Known Universe.

Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 - Vote Now

Unread post by ceemes » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:59 pm

HYPERR wrote:Looks great! Probably the best looking of the 300cc sport bikes. Wouldn't mind having one. I gave it awesome.
Had it been a ringading 2 smoke, it would have been off the chart awesome. :kicking:
Did someone say ringading? You said the magic word, and here is your prize...enjoy.

Always ask why.

Image

User avatar
HYPERR
Legendary 3000
Legendary 3000
Posts: 3158
Joined: Wed May 21, 2008 5:13 pm
Sex: Male
My Motorcycle: Year/Make/Model
Location: CT, USA

Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 - Vote Now

Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:32 pm

Haha loved Crazy Frog back in the days! :party:
2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100
2006 Kawasaki KLX250S
2004 Honda CBR600RR
2002 BMW R1150R
1996 Ducati 900SS

User avatar
Grey Thumper
Legendary 1000
Legendary 1000
Posts: 1432
Joined: Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:21 am
Real Name: Dino
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 9
My Motorcycle: 2004 BMW R1150Rockster, 2015 BMW R1200GS
Location: Manila, Philippines

Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 - Vote Now

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:19 am

HYPERR wrote:Looks great! Probably the best looking of the 300cc sport bikes.
+1000 :kicking:
"If you ride like there's no tomorrow, there won't be."

User avatar
JackoftheGreen
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 954
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:10 am
Real Name: Eric
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 6
My Motorcycle: 2005 Ninja 500R
Location: Northern Utah
Contact:

Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 - Vote Now

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:34 pm

Definitely an impressive looking bit of machinery, and I like that it's in something of a sweet spot for experienced riders looking to move into the sport class. That is, it's not a lackluster 250 that's gonna leave you wishing you'd went bigger, but it's also not going to melt your face. As a cruiser rider who's considering a sportbike to play on, this is absolutely the sort of thing that would wind up on my short list.

Also, it is beautiful right? For a fully faired bike it looks very reserved, almost minimalist, and I like that bit of casing peeking out but not embellished. Tasteful.

And just now I'm trying to recall what the exhaust looks like, and I'm realizing I didn't even note it in the pictures. That alone tells me it's just what it should be on a bike like this - nondescript.

Awesome.

User avatar
Flipper
Site Supporter - Gold
Site Supporter - Gold
Posts: 253
Joined: Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:49 pm
Real Name: Nancy
Sex: Female
Years Riding: 7
My Motorcycle: 2010 Ninja 250
Location: Mar Vista, Calif.
Contact:

Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 - Vote Now

Unread post by Flipper » Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:49 pm

I also think it's the best looking 300 yet.
Very nicely proportioned and cool paint.

I'm so happy to see that motorcycle manufactures have wised up these
last few years and are offering smaller displacement bikes that look good.
Hopefully, more people will consider riding if we can lure them in with less intimidating bikes.

Good job Yamaha.
Now where's the Ducati 300?
2010 Ninja 250
2006 CB600F (sold)
2006 Honda Rebel (sold)

User avatar
BRUMBEAR
Legendary 1000
Legendary 1000
Posts: 1227
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:27 am
Real Name: Dave
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 40
My Motorcycle: 2009 Buell 1125 CR
Location: in limbo

Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 - Vote Now

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:16 am

Here ya go Flip :mrgreen: Image just kidding but this is the same as a bike I used to have built by Aeromachi or some thing like that for HD in the 70's and I'll tell ya it was a fun fun machine.
there aint nothin like it

User avatar
totalmotorcycle
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 28901
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:00 pm
Real Name: Mike
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 26
My Motorcycle: 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Contact:

Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:24 pm

I went with: Cool

Wow, it has been one of those crazy busy weeks getting the 2015 models up (so many were launched this week) that I basically am casting my vote at the last possible minute of this great bike!

I'm so very happy that Yamaha decided to bring the R3 over (Japan I believe had them for many years) to North America. The 300cc category is an odd one, but as long as we don't see it creep up too much beginners will be happy with these engines. Be it a 250cc or 300cc, either are super choices for a new rider or a rider wanting a very light, flickable motorcycle.

Note that it's very rare you see a price for a motorcycle the same in both USD and CDN. So it's nice to see everyone is getting a great deal on the new R3 too. :)

Way to go Yamaha! Good job!

Mike
2017 Motorcycle Model Guides
2016 Motorcycle Model Guides

Total Motorcycle is official Media/Press for Aprilia, Benelli, Beta, Bimota, BMW, Brammo, Buell, Can-Am, CCW, Ducati, EBR, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MV Agusta, Norton, Phantom, Piaggio, Polaris, Ridley, Roehr, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Ural, Vespa, Victory, Yamaha and Zero.

User avatar
totalmotorcycle
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 28901
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:00 pm
Real Name: Mike
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 26
My Motorcycle: 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Contact:

Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:28 pm

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 - Coolness Factor = 74.2%
Featured: October 17th, 2014 - October 24th, 2014
Most popular vote category: Cool

Image

Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=50199
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... YZF-R3.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 is:

Awesome (3 points) 32% [ 10 ]
Cool (2 points) 58% [ 18 ]
Uncool (1 point) 10% [ 3 ]
Fail (0 point) 0% [ 0 ]

Total votes : 31

= a Coolwall Factor of 74.2%

NOTES: What a wonderful light sport bike, perfect for new riders or riders wanting something light in weight. It's also great looking and an easy to afford price at under $5k USD or CDN! Plus has lots of modern features on it as well... what's not to like?

Next 2014 TMW Cool Wall bike is now up for voting on, have fun!
2017 Motorcycle Model Guides
2016 Motorcycle Model Guides

Total Motorcycle is official Media/Press for Aprilia, Benelli, Beta, Bimota, BMW, Brammo, Buell, Can-Am, CCW, Ducati, EBR, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MV Agusta, Norton, Phantom, Piaggio, Polaris, Ridley, Roehr, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Ural, Vespa, Victory, Yamaha and Zero.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ceemes, montanalifter, NorthernPete and 120 guests

cron