Potent Twin-Cylinder Powerplant
Large 321cc twin-cylinder engine offers excellent performance whether navigating cross-town traffic, hitting the twisties, or on the racetrack.
Striking Yamaha R-Series Styling
Yamaha supersport-inspired styling with a full fairing in a chassis that makes it perfect for first time rider—or experienced riders who prefer a lightweight, nimble machine. And three beautiful coloring options are available which means there is a color choice that is right for you.
Advanced Engine Design
Forged pistons—just like the R1 and R6—are very lightweight while providing exceptional strength. And innovative Yamaha features like the offset cylinders reduce friction for more power.
Balanced Sportbike Ergonomics
The YZF-R3 features clip-on handlebars and a riding position that provides a great balance of comfort and sporty riding position.
Compact, Confident Rider Seating
With a flat seat design and a seat height of only 30.7 inches on the YZF-R3, it’s easy to get both feet firmly on the ground and inspire confidence, especially for beginner riders.
Modern disc brakes front and rear provide strong, controllable braking power. The YZF-R3 ABS model also features an antilock braking system to boost rider confidence and prevent wheel lock-ups in reduced-traction conditions.
Yamaha R-Series Styling
Legendary Yamaha R-series styling and performance come standard. The YZF-R3 combines modern styling matched to excellent engine performance and chassis design—the hallmarks of Yamaha’s R-series sportbikes.