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2017 Yamaha YZF-R3 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
R WORLD STARTS HERE...
The 2017 YZF-R3 is the easiest way to enter the world of Yamaha R-series superbike performance.
Lightweight supersport for everyday use
Yamaha's legendary R-series bikes set the standard in the supersport world thanks to their class-leading style, advanced technology and thrilling performance.
There's a bike that fits perfectly into our supersport range between the top-selling YZF-R125 and the race-winning YZF-R6: the 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. YZF-R3: a superbike you can ride
Yamaha has raised the bar again in the entry sports class with the addition of ABS braking to very popular R3. Sporting a twin cylinder 320 cc engine and an ultra lightweight chassis, the R3 offers a solid combination of class-leading power and light, agile handling. Add in an easy to ride personality and confidence inspiring ABS brakes and you have the perfect recipe for a super fun riding experience !
Powering the R3 is a 320 cc, DOHC, parallel twin featuring a 4-valve cylinder
head, 32 mm throttle body fuel injection and 6-speed transmission. Dig a bit
deeper and you will find many of the high tech features found in our R6 power
plant inside this engine too. Highway speeds are easily obtainable making
the R3 a very versatile machine.
The R3 has been designed to provide a fun, enjoyable riding experience. To R3 utilizes a lightweight diamond type steel frame which is narrow and compact with a low 780 mm (30.7") seat height. The addition of ABS gives you piece of mind while braking under pressure or in wet conditions.
2017 Yamaha YZF-R3 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Potent Twin-Cylinder Powerplant
Large 321cc twin-cylinder engine offers excellent performance whether navigating cross-town traffic, hitting the twisties, or on the racetrack.
Striking Yamaha R-Series Styling
Yamaha supersport-inspired styling with a full fairing in a chassis that makes it perfect for first time rideror experienced riders who prefer a lightweight, nimble machine. And three beautiful coloring options are available which means there is a color choice that is right for you.
Advanced Engine Design
Forged pistonsjust like the R1 and R6are very lightweight while providing exceptional strength. And innovative Yamaha features like the offset cylinders reduce friction for more power.
Balanced Sportbike Ergonomics
The YZF-R3 features clip-on handlebars and a riding position that provides a great balance of comfort and sporty riding position.
Compact, Confident Rider Seating
With a flat seat design and a seat height of only 30.7 inches on the YZF-R3, its easy to get both feet firmly on the ground and inspire confidence, especially for beginner riders.
2017 Yamaha YZF-R3 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
New ABS-Equipped Model Available
For 2017, the YZF-R3 offers the option of an ABS model to support the hydraulic disk braking system. The antilock braking system boosts rider confidence by preventing wheel lock-ups in reduced-traction conditions.
Lightweight & compact, 320cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valves (4-valves/cyl), fuel injected, inline-twin cylinder engine. The engine has been designed to provide solid performance right across the rev range, with very linear throttle response, low vibration & excellent fuel economy.
Downdraft style, compact combustion chamber
4-valves per cylinder
straight intake path into the combustion chamber for excellent power output
4-valves per cylinder enhances the low to midrange torque
The YZF-R3 uses regular 87 octane gas
Intake valves are 26 mm in diameter & exhaust valves are 22.5 mm.
Isonite surface treatment on the valve stems for improved durability & wear resistance
valves feature carbon cutters on the valve stems to help reduce carbon build-up during slower speed operation
Valve adjustment interval is every 42,000 kms.
Automatic cam chain tensioner.
reduces mechanical engine noise & maintenance
Lightweight, all aluminum DiASil cylinder (die cast all aluminum cylinder with silicone content).
offers outstanding cooling performance / heat dissipation for consistent power delivery
reduces weight since there are no heavy liners & cylinder is made completely of aluminum
Offset cylinder design.
offsets the cylinder 7 mm relative to the crankshaft (to the exhaust side)
reduces frictional losses between the pistons & cylinder wall during the power stroke
improved power output & improved fuel economy
180 degree crankshaft with uneven firing order.
helps reduce "pumping losses" for maximum power output
provides an interesting exhaust note
Gear driven "primary coupled-force" balancer shaft.
reduces engine vibration for excellent rider comfort
Lightweight forged aluminum pistons
provide fast engine response
reduced mechanical vibration for excellent durability
Carburized connecting rods (carburizing is a form heat treating).
excellent strength & durability
"Closed loop" 32 mm throttle body fuel injection system.
system uses an idle speed controller (ISC) to maintain a steady idle regardless of engine temperature
12 hole injectors for optimum fuel atomization
system is "tuned" to provide excellent "ride ability" & "linear" throttle control.
"closed loop system" uses an oxygen sensor to "sniff" spent exhaust & automatically adjust the fuel / air ratio for reduced emissions
fuel injection benefits include choke-free starting, steady idling during warm up, excellent fuel economy & reduced emissions
Air box utilizes a viscous paper type air filter.
Compact, 6-speed transmission.
ratios specially designed to suit the character (torque & power) of the engine
5th & 6th gears are overdrive gears to reduce engine rpms at highway speeds
Compact, wet-type, multi-plate clutch.
ensures consistent, positive shifting
light, easy clutch lever pull.
Low mounted, 2 into 1 exhaust system.
utilizes a short design muffler fitted with a 3-way catalyzer to reduce exhaust emissions
low mounted design centralizes mass for agile handling & lightweight feeling
Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI).
produces a strong spark for fast starts
provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
Easy access spin-on type oil filter & engine oil drain plug.
fast & easy oil changes
oil change interval is 5,000 kms after the initial 1,000 km break-in oil change
Air Induction System (AIS... not ram air).
reduces harmful exhaust emissions
injects fresh air into exhaust ports to fully burn any unburnt fuel, further reducing exhaust emissions
Lightweight, diamond-type, high tensile, steel frame
features an optimized rigidity balance for light, agile handling with excellent stability
engine is a stressed member of the chassis, allowing a lighter, more compact main frame design
frame features a mix of both solid & rubber engine mounts
Electrostatic paint helps prevent corrosion
The riding position is one of the most important features of the R3. Despite its super sport styling the R3 offers excellent rider comfort thanks to its upright riding position.
Key chassis geometry figures include:
1380 mm (54.3") wheelbase
25 degrees of rake & 95 mm of trail
50 / 50 front to rear weight distribution
chassis dimensions and shape have been designed to centralize mass & lower the centre of gravity to provide the rider with light, agile handling
Tapered, long design, high tensile steel swingarm.
lightweight design reduces unsprung weight for superior suspension performance
excellent rear wheel traction & control
41mm KYB conventional style fork offers 130 mm (5.1") of wheel travel.
plastic chip guards help prevent damage to the fork tubes & seals
Adjustable Monocross link-less rear suspension with 125 mm (4.9") of wheel travel.
features a single KYB rear shock adjustable for 7-positions of spring pre-load
adjustable design allows rider to tailor pre-load settings to match load & road condition
ABS equipped 298 mm floating front disc brake squeezed by a twin piston caliper.
provides solid stopping power
brake force & feel are tailored towards new riders
ABS equipped 220 mm rear disc is squeezed by a lightweight single piston slide-type caliper.
Anti-lock braking system (ABS).
controlling ECU & hydraulic unit are combined into a single compact unit to reduce weight & centralize mass
when ABS system senses impending wheel lock-up (via active type wheel sensors) it regulates hydraulic braking pressure to the point just before the wheel or wheels lock-up
ABS benefits include; excellent control under hard braking or when braking on wet, slippery or loose surfaces
Lightweight, cast-aluminum 10-spoke mag wheels.
reduce unsprung weight for great handling & suspension performance
front wheel size is MT2.75-17 fitted with a 110/70-17 tire
rear wheel is MT4.00 fitted with a 140/70-17 tire
Lightweight hollow axles front & rear.
Clip-on style handlebars.
provide a super sport image but offer a comfortable, more upright riding position since they are mounted above the top triple clamp
14-litre fuel tank.
offers a slim design with great knee grip
"reserve" portion of the tank is 3 litres (low fuel light will illuminate)
tank is steel with tough, yet stylish plastic covers, which can reduce costs in the event of damage
Separate rider & passenger seats with low 780 mm (30.7") seat height.
offer excellent comfort
narrow design rider seat makes it easier to touch feet flat on the ground
passenger seat can be removed & replaced by the optional Genuine Yamaha Accessory rear seat cowl if desired
Full featured liquid crystal multi-function meter.
functions include: centrally located analogue tachometer, digital speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, fuel reserve trip meter (counts kilometers since the low fuel went on reserve), clock, gear indicator, plus instant & average fuel consumption
other features include: temperature gauge, oil change indicator & adjustable shift light
back lighting is adjustable
Race inspired full fairing.
provides that eye catching super sport image
helps reduce wind on the rider for a comfort ride
Reverse slant, dual multi-reflector 55 watt halogen headlights.
Brilliant, 24 - LED rear tail light
unique running / brake light display
Lightweight aluminum footrests & mounts
Threaded mounts on swingarm for rear race type stand
Excessive lean angle sensor... if unit is on its side the engine will shut down
Stylish rear fender extension helps reduce splash in wet conditions
Lightweight, low-maintenance sealed battery (batteries should be charged during winter storage)
Yamaha diagnostic tool coupler is located under the passenger seat. This system can significantly reduce diagnostic time in the event of a problem.
2017 Yamaha YZF-R3 - www.Totalmotorcycle.com
USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4,999 - Matte Black - Available from March, 2017
$4,999 - Team Yamaha Blue - Available from March, 2017
$5,299 - ABS - Matte Black - Available from March, 2017
$5,299 - ABS - Vivid White - Available from March, 2017
Engine Type 321cc liquid-cooled, DOHC inline twin-cylinder; 8
Bore x Stroke 68.0mm x 44.1mm
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
Ignition Digital TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 6-speed, wet multiplate clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front 41mm KYB® telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel
Suspension / Rear KYB® single shock; 4.9-in travel
Brakes / Front 298mm hydraulic disc; ABS model available
Brakes / Rear 220mm hydraulic disc; ABS model available
Tires / Front 110/70-17
Tires / Rear 140/70-17
L x W x H 82.3 in x 28.3 in x 44.7 in
Seat Height 30.7 in
Wheelbase 54.3 in
Rake (Castor Angle) 25.0°
Trail 3.7 in
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal
Fuel Economy 56 mpg
Wet Weight 368 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Matte Black; Team Yamaha Blue; ABS - Matte
Black; ABS - Vivid White
2017 Yamaha YZF-R3 - www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $5799 CDN
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valves (4-valves/cyl), in-line twin
Bore and Stroke
68 x 44.1 mm
32 mm throttle body F.I.
Estimated Fuel Consumption±
23.5 kpl / 66 mpg (Imp.)
Ignition / Starting
TCI / Electric
"O" ring chain
41 mm fork / 130 mm (5.1") wheel travel
Adjustable Monocross / 125 mm (4.9") wheel travel
298 mm disc / twin piston caliper / ABS equipped
220 mm disc / single piston caliper / ABS equipped
2,090 mm (82.3")
720 mm (28.3")
1,135 mm (44.7")
1,380 mm (54.3")
Rake / Trail
25° / 95 mm (3.7")
160 mm (6.3")
780 mm (30.7")
14 litres (3.1 Imp. gal.)
169 kg (373 lb)
2017 Yamaha YZF-R3 - www.Totalmotorcycle.com
European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
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
Limited power version N/A
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
Fuel consumption N/A
CO2 emission N/A
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)
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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