Yamaha R3 Overview
One of the most practical sports bikes around, it will charm even the most seasoned bikers. You can be sure it will sweep you off your feet with its macho look and seamless performance.
The engine is incredibly lively and has loads of power just waiting to be explored. It offers a 41.4 bhp engine that gives a fair kick when it touches 5500rpm which just gets better when you touch 7000rpm through to 8000 rpm.
The bike’s ultimate power surge is when it is around 9000rpm with a 21lbft output of torque. When you reach the 1100rpm mark it really comes into its own.
The pistons are lighter than the traditional ones, while more durable and with lower inertia which offers increased stability at higher speeds. With lighter con-rods, less friction and better down stroke to minimise loss of power, it is a smooth ride all the way.
The Michelin tyres offer good road grip which makes turning the bike around the sharpest corners and twisties relatively easy.
The suspension is exceptionally good and riding over the most uneven and bumpy surfaces a smooth experience. Whether on the racing track or on the road the bike is exceptionally stable at all times.
The bodywork and design of the bike is impeccable, with attention paid to the minutest details. If you are seriously considering going for a sports bike that looks as well as performs to the highest standards, the R-3 is the bike to consider.
Yamaha R3 Spec
- Top speed108mph
- Average fuel consumption57mpg
- Seat height780mm
- EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, 8v
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Super smooth turns, controlling naturally every second of sliding on the turns, also enjoying its 'racing' roots, but at the same time perfect handling for city-style riding too.
Powerful, offers almost full power from low RPM and to top boost on highs!
– More built-in luggage storage (it is only tiny space for your license card or wallet)– LED signals by default (btw it's easy to install with tones of kits)
Yamaha warranty and safety recalls program at any little circumstances noticed - all that makes me trust this brand more and more.
ABS as a standard... What could I say more?
It's a really good ride, really smooth loads of pull even in top gear you can overtake easily. Really good overall and all in all an enjoyable ride.
Nice power output for the engine size and has plenty of power throughout the Rev range.
Really cheap and easy to run. I had an average of about 70-80 mpg. Tax is about £40-£50 for a year which is ok.
Excellent build quality of course being Japanese. Reliable and sound bike.
Decent breaks for the bike, if you want a bit more you could install braided lines. But otherwise stock are good enough.
It rides really well engine and gears are very smooth and you can really throw it around in the corners. Only issue is that the front end feels a tad light.
This is rated against the YZF R125 I had before. It’s not the fastest bike out there but compared to the 125 it is very quick. It picks up very well in all gears.
In terms of servicing it is very reasonable, similar to the 125. Fuel on the other hand isn’t as good as the tank is smaller and the engine is bigger.
Not had an issue so far
The grip under braking conditions is superb, however it feels fairly spongy. I think a set of braided lines will help with this.
Love the ride. Corners very smoothly and easy to handle. It's a little heavy for the smaller person but nothing too bad.
Not bad for the size of engine.
Getting roughly 95 to the gallon so I'm not complaining at that. Way above what was expected.
Feels a good solid bike so feels very safe.
Very responsive and smooth braking.