Yamaha r3 2015




Yamaha r3 2015

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    Yamaha YZF-R3. There's been a lot of activity in the subcc sportbike class. Long the uncontested domain of Kawasaki's old Ninja.

    The Yamaha YZF-R3, known more commonly as the "R3," is a sport motorcycle that has been manufactured by Yamaha since A first on Yamaha twins (the .

    Yamaha r3 2015

    Yamaha r3 2015

    Buying experience Salesman entertained me with a sincere report that when the Dow dropped below 15K the U. Are you looking at a future legend? Skip to main content. The brakes, on the other hand, took some getting used to.

    Yamaha r3 2015

    Yamaha r3 2015

    Yamaha r3 2015

    Yamaha r3 2015

    Yamaha r3 2015

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    When I was in high school, I couldn't wait to get a motorcycle. At the time, the RD was considered an entry-level bike. For me it definitely was. And it was much more than just my first motorcycle. But the RD, with its roots deeply seeded in the TZ racers of the early 70s, was quite a handful for a beginning rider.

    Although it threw me down the road a few times, I was happy to be starting out on a small, lightweight motorcycle. Eventually, the two-stroke era faded and small four-strokes took over. But all the cool cc mini superbikes were sold everywhere else, not in the US. Yamaha did bring the FZR to the States, but it disappeared after only a few years.

    Yamaha r3 2015

    Too bad, because we needed more of them. Plus, nobody was stepping up to challenge Kawi. Clearly, this is a great opportunity for new riders to buy a real entry-level sportbike, and Yamaha has timed it perfectly with the new R3 joining the fray. Most smaller bikes these days are aimed at entry-level riders.

    But these new small-displacement machines are also performance-based. To properly compete, Yamaha designed the new R3 to cater to the former without neglecting the needs of experienced riders. At first glance, the R3 looks very sport-oriented. After all, the R in the name tells us the bike is a member of the Yamaha sportbike family.

    Yamaha r3 2015

    The bodywork shares the same mass-forward silhouette and race-style tail section as the R6. The twin cat-eye headlights also give the R3 a sporty look. There is plenty of DNA from the R6 in the styling, but there is also some R1 influence in the cc parallel twin, which has forged pistons. Like the RD, the R3 is a very basic motorcycle. And the linkless rear suspension has no damping adjustments, just a seven-step preload adjuster for the KYB shock. Up front, the conventional 41mm KYB fork offers no provision for adjustment.

    We started out on the freeway before hitting the back roads. The first thing I noticed? The aggressive sound of the 2-into-1 exhaust at startup. The R3 has a low first gear to facilitate easy starts. It took me a little while to figure out that I had to keep the revs in the 7, to 9, rpm range to get the bike up to speed. Once you reach 70 mph or so in fifth or sixth gear, the bike purrs right along. There is a fair amount of roll-on acceleration available at speed, which is really impressive considering it's only a cc engine.

    Wind protection is good, as I was able to get tucked nicely behind the windscreen on the highway. As nice as the R3 was on the freeway, how would it do on the back roads where you need some extra grunt to pull you out of the corners?

    Yamaha r3 2015

    On a road with a combination of fast and flowing corners and some tight curves, the R3 was fun. For the beginner, the R3 will make you a much better rider. The more you ride it, the better you feel about it. Power felt good on the back roads. Weighing in at just pounds, the R3 is among the lightest in its class.

    At first, the suspension felt soft and a little out of balance, but it handled the rough roads well. The bike soaked up bumps with minimal deflection, returning the front wheel to the road quickly and in control. Only on the very fast sweepers did it feel undersprung and unnerved, lacking the stiffness associated with more serious sportbikes.

    2015 Yamaha R3 Test Ride



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