The Yamaha R3 is fully faired performance motorcycle in the popular 300cc class. The motorcycle looks edgy and aggressive thanks to the sharp front end with angular twin-pod headlights up front. The motorcycle also gets a large windscreen to reduce wind blast.
The front fairing is aggressively designed with cuts and creases for aerodynamics and blends well with the muscular fuel tank. The tail section of the R3 gets a sleek LED tail light and a short fender. The step-up seat design and the chunky rear tyre adds to the sporty appeal of the R3.
The Yamaha YZF R3 is powered by a 321cc liquid-cooled, fuel injected, parallel-twin, 4-valve engine with a maximum power output of 41.4bhp at 10,750rpm and a peak torque output of 29.6Nm at 9,000rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The Yamaha R3 offers a superior performance, and the handling has been improved with the long swingarm for extra stability. The power delivery is linear but offers a strong punch in the top end to thrust the motorcycle to a claimed top speed of 188km/h.
The Yamaha R3 is all about performance and most of the buyers doesn’t look for mileage when buying such a bike. But the R3 returns a decent average mileage of around 30kpl despite being a 300cc motorcycle.
The Yamaha R3 is loaded with premium features such as digital-analogue instrument cluster with gear position indicator, large windscreen, LED tail light, alloy wheels and wide rear tyre.
Braking duties are handled by 298mm disc at the front and 220mm disc at the rear with the dual-channel ABS. The R3 is equipped with telescopic forks up front and monoshock suspension at the rear. The motorcycle rides on 17-inch alloy wheels shod with Metzeler tyres.
The Yamaha R3 offers outright performance and the highlight of the motorcycle is its strong top end. If you are planning to upgrade from 150cc or 200cc bike, then the R3 should be your best options with the superior performance on offer. With the dual-channel ABS, the R3 is a complete package.
|Calliper Type||2-Piston Caliper|
|Front Brake Size||298 mm|
|Front Brake Type||Disc|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic forks|
|Front Tyre Size||110/70-17M/C 54H|
|Front Wheel Size||17 inch|
|Rear Brake Size||220 mm|
|Rear Brake Type||Disc|
|Rear Suspension||Preload-Adjustable Rear Monoshock|
|Rear Tyre Size||140/70-17M/C 66H|
|Rear Wheel Size||17 inch|
|Ground Clearance||160 mm|
|Kerb Weight||169 kg|
|Overall Height||1,135 mm|
|Overall Length||2,090 mm|
|Overall Width||720 mm|
|Seat Height||780 mm|
|Clutch||Wet, Multiple Disc|
|Cooling System||Liquid Cooled|
|Fuel Delivery System||Fuel Injection|
|Max Power||40.8 bhp @ 10,750 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||29.6 Nm @ 9,000 rpm|
|No. of Gears||6|
|Spark Plugs||1 Per Cylinder|
|Transmission Type||Chain Drive|
|Valves Per Cylinder||2|
|0 to 60 kmph||--|
|60 to 0 kmph||--|
|Fuel Efficiency Range||--|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14 litres|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||2.4 litres|
|Antilock Braking System||Yes|
|Brake/Tail Light||LED Tail Lamp|
|Digital Fuel Guage||Yes|
|Electric System||12V DC|
|Headlight Bulb Type||12V,55Wx1,55Wx1|
|Headlight Type||Halogen Bulb type|
|Low Battery Indicator||Yes|
|Low Fuel Indicator||Yes|
|Low Oil Indicator||Yes|
|No. of Tripmeters||2|
|Start Type||Electric Start|