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2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 Review
2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
The all-new YZF-R3 features a class-leading, fuel-injected 321cc engine, slim, ultra-light chassis and legendary Yamaha superbike styling for the ultimate 300cc sportbike…
WELCOME TO R WORLD
The all-new R3 features class-leading performance and legendary Yamaha superbike styling.
2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key 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.
2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
•Newly developed 321cc, liquid-cooled, in-line 2-cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, fuel-injected engine delivers excellent power and performance throughout the powerband.
•With a compression ratio of 11.2:1 the engine develops maximum power at 10,750 rpm for an exciting ride.
•With a 180 degree crank design the machine provides a compact engine design and superior feeling when accelerating through the rpm range.
•Downdraft induction fuel injection provides easy starts and smooth performance in all conditions.
•Yamaha’s all-aluminum DiASil cylinder is used to ensure excellent heat dissipation and the unique design reduces horsepower loss.
•Forged aluminum pistons, same technology used for the R1 and R6 means lighter weight and excellent strength at higher temperatures while the offset cylinder helps reduce horsepower loss at the point of combustion.
•Newly designed steel frame and swingarm.
•Powerful 298mm floating mount front disc brake ensure excellent stopping power while a 220mm floating disc handles the braking performance on the back.
•41mm KYB® front suspension offers 5.1 inches of travel for rider comfort and control.
•10 spoke cast aluminum wheels are both strong and high in style while reducing unsprung weight.
•The multi-function meter informs the rider of gear position, fuel capacity, real time and average fuel economy, water temp, clock, two tripmeters and an oil change indicator light.
•Legendary R-series styling and performance are inherent with the YZF-R3. Great styling matched to excellent engine performance and chassis design are the hallmarks of Yamaha’s R-series and YZF-R3 carries on the heritage with great results.
2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4,990 – Raven – Available from April 2015
$4,990 – Team Yamaha Blue/Matte Silver – Available from April 2015
$4,990 – Rapid Red – Available from April 2015
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
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
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** 56 mpg
Wet Weight*** 368 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Raven; Team Yamaha Blue/Matte Silver; Rapid Red
** Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha.
Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle,
accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as
applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is
useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.
2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Starting from $NA CDN
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.
* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less. See your local dealer for out the door pricing.
± Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
2016 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)
Bore x stroke
68.0 Ã— 44.1 mm
11.2 : 1
30.9 kW (42.0 PS)@ 10,750 rpm
29.6 Nm (3.0 kg-m) @ 9,000 rpm
Force-feed lubrication,wet sump
Fuel supply system
Constant mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission system
Telescopic fork, Ã˜ 41 mm
Front wheel travel
Rear wheel travel
Hydraulic single disc, Ã˜ 298 mm
Hydraulic single disc, Ã˜ 220 mm
110/70-17M/C 54H (Tubeless)
140/70-17M/C 66H (Tubeless)
Min. ground clearance
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
*Starting at MSRP is the manufactured suggested price and excludes delivery, setup, tax, title, license, and additional fees and expenses. Bikes may be shown with optional accessories. Final sale price determined by an authorized dealer. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change.
Manufacturer Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice on Total Motorcycle (TMW).