This lightweight supersport gets a whole new MotoGP-inspired look that makes it the most radical 300 on the street… or track. Its sleek new bodywork echoes Rossi’s race bike – and the aggressive new dual LED headlights underline its pure R-series DNA.
New high-specification 37mm inverted front forks offer enhanced suspension feel and feedback – while a lower fuel tank and revised handlebar position improve rider ergonomics to give you greater comfort and control.
Step up to the plate, and enter R-World.
321CC INLINE TWIN CYLINDER ENGINE
Featuring the latest combustion technology together with lightweight forged aluminium pistons and all-aluminium DiASil cylinders with an offset design, the smooth-running and quick-revving YZF-R3 engine produces easy-to-manage power.
INVERTED FRONT FORKS
Achieving the right balance of comfort and sport riding performance for both street and track, the new KYB 37mm inverted fork features a larger surface area between the outer and inner tubes than on conventional forks. The inverted design significantly improves fork-leg rigidity, giving a sporty front-end feel and precise levels of surface feedback - while maintaining high levels of riding comfort.
10-SPOKE CAST WHEELS WTIH ABS
Ten-spoke cast aluminium wheels, single 298mm front brake disc with a floating twin-piston caliper, 32 degrees of handlebar steering range, a 780mm seat height and approximately 50/50 front-rear weight ensures the YZF-R3 chassis delivers agile and responsive handling. For added control, Anti-Lock Braking is fitted as standard equipment raising confidence levels even further.
A lightweight high tensile steel tubular frame with a simple design incorporates the engine's crankcase as a stressed structural member of the chassis. The long asymmetrical swingarm design ensures the efficient transmission of engine power to the rear wheel and delivers excellent straight-line stability.
DISTINCTIVE R-SERIES STYLING
The YZF-R3 features a front fairing and windscreen design that pays homage to Yamaha's flagship MotoGP race bike, the YZR-M1. The aggressive new look also achieves outstanding aerodynamic performance providing an increase of up to 8km/h in top speed. The YZR-M1 style central fairing duct also functions to direct airflow to the radiator, contributing to engine cooling performance.
INFORMATION RICH INSTRUMENT PANEL
A trick multi-function instrument panel includes an analogue tachometer and digital speedometer – and to underline its strong R-series heritage the R3's instruments feature a shift timing indicator lamp similar to the design used on the YZF-R1. There's also a gear position indicator, fuel gauge, water temperature gauge as well as fuel economy information, clock, trip-meters and more. All of course wrapped into an impressive liquid-crystal-type display.
NEW LED LIGHTING
The iconic R-Series M-shaped intake duct and twin-eye front design of the new YZF-R7 houses an adaptive bi-functional LED headlight. The R7 is also equipped with a new LED taillight and front and rear turn signals. Light and compact, the new LED lighting complements the next-generation style of the bike and reinforces the premium specification of the supersport class. Not only do the LEDs offer long life with minimal power draw, they provide brilliant illumination for confidence and visibility day or night.
ACCELERATOR POSITION SENSOR
An all-new Accelerator Position Sensor with Grip (APSG) ride-by-wire system- featuring Yamaha's Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) - eliminates throttle cables and reduces weight while providing smoother throttle operation.
New lightweight, compact LED twin headlights for both the low and high beam, combined with the redesigned body styling to create a new front face symbolising the next-generation of R-Series design.
Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve
Bore x Stroke (mm)
68.0 × 44.1
11.2 : 1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
Constant mesh 6-speed
USD Telescopic forks, 130mm travel
Swingarm, 125mm travel
Hydraulic single disc, 298mm – ABS
Hydraulic single disc, 220mm – ABS
110/70-17M/C 54H Tubeless
140/70-17M/C 66H Tubeless
Seat Height (mm)
Ground Clearance (mm)
Wet Weight (kg)