2023 Yamaha YZF-R3 Guide

2023 Yamaha YZF-R3

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Introducing the new 2023 Yamaha YZF-R3…


Legendary Yamaha superbike styling, advanced twin cylinder engine and ultra‑light chassis—the perfect entry into R World.

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.

R-World is calling. Driven by a high-revving 321cc EU5 engine, the R3 comes fully equipped with a wide range of key features that give you outstanding performance, alongside class-leading quality and head-turning style. It’s Yamaha’s ultimate lightweight A2 licence supersport.

R/World is calling.
The R3’s slim and athletic bodywork features a central air intake that’s inspired by Yamaha’s iconic race-winning M1 MotoGP® machine. Its radical good looks, aerodynamic race-bred fairing and aggressive dual LED headlights underline its pure R-Series DNA, making it the most desirable 300 on the road or track.

High-specification 37 mm KYB inverted front forks ensure precise suspension feel and feedback – and the combination of a low fuel tank and low handlebars gives the R3 an ergonomic riding position with plenty of comfort together with precise control. You are now ready to enter R/World.



Powering the R3 is a 321 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.



Featuring flowing bodywork and ergonomics inspired by the MotoGP® YZR-M1, complemented by new colors and graphics, the YZF-R3 is sleek, aerodynamic and refined.



The R3 has been designed to provide a fun, enjoyable riding experience. To that end, the R3 utilizes a lightweight diamond type steel frame which is narrow and compact with a low 780 mm (30.7″) seat height. Despite the cool super sport styling, the R3 offers a comfortable, upright riding position which reduces rider fatigue and increases the fun factor.



2023 Yamaha YZF-R3 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • Sleek R-Series Styling
    Featuring flowing bodywork and ergonomics inspired by the MotoGP® YZR-M1, complemented by new colors and graphics, the YZF-R3 is sleek, aerodynamic and refined.
  • 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.
  • High revving 321cc EU5 engine
  • M1 inspired body with new duo-tone Icon Blue colour scheme
  • Aggressive R1-inspired face
  • 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
  • Digital multi-function instruments






2023 Yamaha YZF-R3 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


  • 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.



  • 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. 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.



  • Sleek R-Series Styling
    The R3’s aggressive design continues the legendary styling born from the YZR-M1 MotoGP® machine and improves overall aerodynamics at high speeds too. The glaring face of the R3 features compact LED headlights with a central air duct that maximizes cooling airflow for the engine.
  • 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.

High revving 321cc EU5 engine
With a compression ratio of 11.2:1, double overhead cams (DOHC) and four-valve cylinder heads, the 321cc two-cylinder motor is designed for quick-revving performance and high-rpm efficiency. With a maximum power output of 30.9 kW (42PS) at 10.750 rpm, the R3’s potent EU5 engine delivers thrilling acceleration with an exciting ride and a broad spread of power.

M1 inspired body with Icon Blue colour scheme
Featuring radical bodywork inspired by the race-winning YZR-M1 – and available in a new duo-tone Icon Blue colour scheme – this is the sharpest R3 ever built. The central M1-style air duct gives a pure race-bred look – and with a high overall specification and idealized 50/50 weight distribution, the R3 is ready to thrill you on the road and track.

Aggressive R1-inspired face
With its glaring face, this bike is pure R Series, and features an aggressive front fairing and a race-type screen inspired by the iconic R1. Dual LED headlights and a central air duct work with the cross-layered fairing panels to maximize cooling air ow for the EU5 engine, making this the most
outstanding supersport in the 300cc A2 license class.

Lightweight A2-license supersport bike
Whether you’re an A2 license rider or someone who wants the ultimate lightweight supersport, the R3 has the technology, performance and style that
you’re looking for. Developed using the same no-compromise philosophy that goes into every R-Series model, this bike’s race-bred DNA is built to thrill.

Slim and lightweight sports chassis
The compact and lightweight chassis is manufactured from high tensile steel tubing that gives an optimum balance of strength and rigidity. For sporty and agile handling characteristics the R3’s short wheelbase gives outstanding agility – while the near 50/50 front/rear weight distribution and accessible seat height deliver a con dent and balanced ride.

R1 inspired dual LED headlights
The front fairing is equipped with R1-style headlights that underline the R3’s strong genetic links with Yamaha’s larger R-Series supersport models. Utilizing bright and long-lasting LED technology, the dual headlights produce excellent visibility and illumination with minimal power draw – and
give the bike a radical race-bred look.




2023 Yamaha YZF-R3 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $5499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $6999 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £5950 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
6.3 in
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal
Fuel Economy 56 mpg
Wet Weight 375 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Team Yamaha Blue; Midnight Black; Phantom



2023 Yamaha YZF-R3 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details


ENGINE Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8 valves (4 valves/cyl.), inline twin
BORE AND STROKE 68 x 44.1 mm
FUEL DELIVERY 32 mm throttle body F.I.
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION± 23.5 kpl / 66 mpg (Imp.)
FINAL DRIVE O-ring chain



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



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




2023 Yamaha YZF-R3 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine type 2-cylinder;Liquid-cooled;EURO5;4-stroke;4-
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
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
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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