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2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition Guide

2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition

2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition 2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition 2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition 2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition 2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition

2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition: CELEBRATE 60 YEARS OF R HISTORY.

Introducing the new 2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition…

Same advanced twin cylinder engine, same ultra‑lightweight flickable chassis, now with brilliant World GP 60th Anniversary Edition styling.

R World is calling with the YZF-R3, boasting next-generation R-series styling and updated handling to bring it more in line with its supersport stablemates. Whether you’re tackling crosstown traffic or a twisty road, the R3 is perfect for new riders who want a sporty machine that’s also rider-friendly.

60 years of World GP heritage
It was back in 1961 that the company entered its very first international road race at the French Grand Prix. And to mark 60 years of racing success, Yamaha has created the very special R3 World GP 60th Anniversary featuring historic white and red racing colours – to pay tribute to the machines that have racked up more than 500 wins in World Grand Prix racing between 1961 and 2021.

The R3 World GP 60th Anniversary’s white bodywork features the famous red “speed block” graphics that were made famous by Yamaha’s legendary race bikes from previous decades. A red front fender and red stripe on the tank reinforce the GP pedigree – while the historic racing style is completed with golden wheels, a gold tank badge and a yellow race-style number plate.

The exclusive R3 World GP 60th Anniversary embodies 60 years of racing with the historic racing colour scheme that was made famous by the company’s pioneering GP bikes. With its timeless red “speed block” graphics, pure-white fairing, golden wheels and 60th anniversary emblem, the R3 World GP 60th Anniversary pays tribute to a special era in Yamaha’s journey.

 

 

 

 

2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

At a glance

  • World GP 60th Anniversary colour scheme
  • Radical M1 MotoGP® inspired look
  • R-Series inspired face
  • High revving 321cc EU5 engine
  • Lightweight A2-license supersport bike
  • Slim and lightweight sports chassis
  • R1 inspired dual LED headlights
  • 37mm KYB inverted front forks
  • Low fuel tank and handlebar position
  • Lightweight wheels and supersport tyres
  • Powerful braking system with ABS
  • Balanced 50/50 weight distribution

TOP FEATURES

  • Distinctive World GP 60th Anniversary Edition Styling
    From the distinctive 60th Anniversary Yamaha Heritage White and Redline chain-block livery to the numerous special detailing touches, including gold forks, gold wheels, Yamaha factory race-bike gold Tuning Fork emblems, black levers and special commemorative badging on the airbox cover, the striking YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition pays tribute to Yamaha’s passion for racing and winning at the highest levels of motorsport.
  • High-Revving Supersport Engine
    Yamaha’s championship-winning technology gives the YZF-R3 a broad spread of power with exciting high-rpm performance.
  • Advanced Suspension
    The R3’s inverted fork works with a Monocross rear shock to provide exceptional handling, with balanced chassis rigidity, a near 50/50 weight balance, and damping and spring settings designed for a wide range of road conditions.
  • Compact Chassis
    With a fully-fueled weight of only 375 pounds and a seat height of only 30.7 inches, the YZF-R3 is ultra-light, nimble and confidence-inspiring on everything from tight city streets to wide-open racetracks.
  • Practical Performance
    A range of exclusive technologies ensures the YZF-R3 combines Yamaha’s legendary refinement and reliability with thrilling performance, all while sipping fuel at an efficient 56 mpg.

 

 

 

2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE

  • Potent Twin-Cylinder Powerplant
    Yamaha’s 321cc liquid-cooled, inline 2-cylinder engine delivers excellent power and performance throughout the rpm range. With a 180-degree crank design and integrated counterbalancer, the layout minimizes vibrations for a smooth, refined engine character.
  • High-Revving Engine Architecture
    With a compression ratio of 11.2:1, double overhead cams (DOHC) and four-valve cylinder heads, the YZF-R3 motor is designed for quick-revving performance and high-rpm efficiency to deliver an exciting ride with a broad spread of power.
  • Six-Speed Transmission
    A smooth-shifting six-speed gearbox ensures the rider always has the right ratio, whether riding through tight canyon corners or racetrack straightaways.
  • Modern Fuel Injection
    Downdraft induction fuel injection system provides easy starting, excellent fuel economy and responsive performance in all conditions.
  • Advanced Cylinder Construction
    Yamaha’s unique DiASil—a high-silicon aluminum alloy—engine block is used to ensure excellent heat dissipation, with an innovative offset cylinder design that reduces horsepower loss and improves both power and fuel efficiency.
  • Strong, Lightweight Pistons
    Forged aluminum pistons—the same technology used for the YZF- R1—mean lighter weight and excellent strength at extreme temperatures, ensuring reliability at higher rpm.
  • Compact Exhaust System
    The short muffler design features modern styling and helps to centralize mass, improving agility for ultra-responsive handling.

 

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION

  • Inverted Front Fork
    The YZF-R3 features an inverted fork with optimized spring and damping settings, significantly improving fork rigidity, front-end feedback and control feel. The design also includes a YZR-M1-inspired top clamp for improved supersport style.
  • Monocross Rear Shock
    The single-shock design further centralizes mass and is tuned to strike a balance between ride comfort and sporty performance, for capability across a wide range of uses, from urban commuting to track days. It’s also adjustable for spring preload which accounts for passengers or cargo.
  • Potent Braking with ABS
    The 298mm floating-mount front disc brake ensures excellent stopping power, supported by a 220mm rear disc, and an anti-lock braking system boosts rider confidence and prevents wheel lock-ups in reduced-traction conditions.
  • Sportbike-Spec Wheels & Tires
    Stylish 10-spoke cast aluminum wheels minimize unsprung weight for improved suspension responsiveness and refined handling. Grippy Dunlop® radial tires offer enhanced traction and feedback for sporty riding too.
  • Perfectly Balanced
    Thanks to the engine placement and overall machine dimensions, the YZF-R3 features a near 50/50 front/rear weight distribution for enhanced performance, especially in dynamic canyon-carving or racetrack riding environments.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Distinctive World GP 60th Anniversary Edition Styling
    From the distinctive 60th Anniversary Yamaha Heritage White and Redline chain-block livery to the numerous special detailing touches, including gold forks, gold wheels, Yamaha factory race-bike gold Tuning Fork emblems, black levers and special commemorative badging on the airbox cover, the striking YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition pays tribute to Yamaha’s passion for racing and winning at the highest levels of motorsport.
  • LED Lighting
    Light Emitted Diode (LED) elements are used for both the taillight unit and headlights. Not only do LEDs offer long life with minimal power draw, they provide brilliant illumination for confidence and visibility day or night.
  • Refined Sportbike Ergonomics
    Thanks to the low-profile fuel tank design and relatively compact handlebar position, the rider is able to naturally grip the machine for confidence, especially when tucking aggressively behind the windscreen on the racetrack.
  • Digital Instrumentation
    The compact multi-function meter informs the rider of gear position, fuel capacity, real time and average fuel economy, water temp, clock, and an oil change trip meter—all presented in a clean, modern layout.

 

 

 

2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $5499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $6299 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 321cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC inline twin- cylinder; 4-valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 68.0mm x 44.1mm
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
Transmission 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front Inverted telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel
Suspension / Rear Monocross single shock, adjustable preload; 4.9- in travel
Brakes / Front 298mm hydraulic disc with ABS
Brakes / Rear 220mm hydraulic disc with ABS
Tires / Front 110/70-17 Dunlop® Sportmax GPR-300F
Tires / Rear 140/70-17 Dunlop® Sportmax GPR-300R
L x W x H 82.3 in x 28.7 in x 44.9 in
Seat Height 30.7 in
Wheelbase 54.3 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 25.0°
Trail 3.7 in
Maximum Ground
Clearance
6.3 in
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal
Fuel Economy 56 mpg
Wet Weight 375 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Heritage White/Rapid Red

 

 

 

2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

ENGINE

ENGINE Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8 valves (4 valves/cyl.), inline twin
DISPLACEMENT 321 cc
BORE AND STROKE 68 x 44.1 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 11.2:1
FUEL DELIVERY 32 mm throttle body F.I.
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION± 23.5 kpl / 66 mpg (Imp.)
LUBRICATION Wet sump
IGNITION / STARTING TCI / Electric
TRANSMISSION 6-speed
FINAL DRIVE O-ring chain

 

CHASSIS

SUSPENSION (FRONT) 37 mm upside-down fork / 130 mm (5.1″) wheel travel
SUSPENSION (REAR) Adjustable Monocross / 125 mm (4.9″) wheel travel
BRAKES (FRONT) 298 mm floating disc / twin-piston caliper / ABS equipped
BRAKES (REAR) 220 mm disc / single-piston caliper / ABS equipped
TIRES (FRONT) 110/70-17
TIRES (REAR) 140/70-17

 

CRITICAL DATA

LENGTH 2,090 mm (82.3″)
WIDTH 730 mm (28.7″)
HEIGHT 1,140 mm (44.9″)
WHEELBASE 1,380 mm (54.3″)
RAKE / TRAIL 25 degrees / 95 mm (3.7″)
GROUND CLEARANCE 160 mm (6.3″)
SEAT HEIGHT 780 mm (30.7″)
FUEL CAPACITY 14 litres (3.1 Imp. gal.)
WET WEIGHT 167 kg (368 lb)
COLOUR(S) World GP 60th Anniversary Edition
Yamaha Racing Blue
Performance Black

 

 

 

2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
  • Engine

Engine type

2-cylinder, Liquid-cooled, EURO5, 4-stroke, 4-valves, DOHC

Displacement

321cc

Bore x stroke

68.0 × 44.1 mm

Compression ratio

11,2 : 1

Maximum power

30.9 kW (42.0PS) @ 10.750 rpm

Maximum torque

29,5 Nm (3.0 kg-m) @ 9.000 rpm

Lubrication system

Wet sump

Clutch type

Wet, Multiple Disc

Ignition system

Electric

Starter system

TCI

Transmission system

Constant Mesh, 6-speed

Final transmission

Chain

Fuel system

Fuel Injection

  • Chassis

Frame

Diamond

Caster angle

25° 00′

Trail

95 mm

Front suspension system

Telescopic forks

Rear suspension system

Swingarm

Front travel

130 mm

Rear travel

125 mm

Front brake

Hydraulic single disc, Ø298 mm

Rear brake

Hydraulic single disc, Ø220 mm

Front tyre

110/70 R17M/C 54H Tubeless

Rear tyre

140/70 R17M/C 66H Tubeless

  • Dimensions

Overall length

2.090 mm

Overall width

730 mm

Overall height

1140 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 L

Oil tank capacity

2.50 L

 

 

 

 

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