2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3
MSRP $4,990

The new Yamaha YZF-R3 model runs on a 321cc inline twin cylinder engine with downdraft induction fuel injection. It is on a lightweight chassis with a full fairing, utilizes a forged piston and a 298mm floating mount front disc brake. The Yamaha YZF-R3 spins around on a 41 mm KYB front suspension with 5.1 inches of travel, has a street height of 30.7 inches and has a flat seat.

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Engine TypeTwo-cylinder DOHC, four valves per cylinder
Engine Displacement321cc
Bore Stroke68 mm x 44.1 mm
Compression Ratio11.2:1
Fuel SystemFuel Injected
IgnitionTCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Starting SystemElectric
TransmissionConstant mesh; Six-speed
Final DriveChain
Rake Trail25° / 3.7 in.
Seat Height30.7 in.
Wheelbase54.3 in.
Front Suspension41 mm KYB telescopic fork; 5.1 in. of travel
Rear SuspensionKYB single shock; 4.9 in. of travel
Front BrakeHydraulic, 298 mm
Rear BrakeHydraulic, 220 mm
Front Tire110/70-17M/C 54H
Rear Tire140/70-17M/C 66H
Fuel Capacity3.7 gal.
Dry Weight368 lbs. (Wet)

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Ride

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Ride

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