Yamaha YZF R3 2016

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Model History:

The Yamaha YZF-R3, commonly known as the "R3", is a sport motorcycle that has been manufactured by Yamaha since 2015. A first for Yamaha twins, the other being R25, the R3 uses an offset cylinder design.

The Yamaha R3 is an entry level sport motorcycle designed to compete with rivals in 250-400 cc sector, such as the Kawasaki Ninja 300, Honda CBR300R, and KTM 390 series. It is designed as a well- balanced sport motorcycle, with some design similarity to R25, such as engine (which is bored out). With a low seat height, the windscreen sufficiently deflects the wind overhead.The 321 cc performance-oriented engine is lightweight, powerful, and has a wide power band. Most of the power can be found from 7,000 rpm to redline (12,500 rpm approx.). [11][9] The engine uses a downdraft induction fuel injection system and the 10-spoke cast aluminum wheels reduce unsprung weight. The cylinders are all-aluminum. For 2017, the YZF-R3 offers optional ABS. [11][9] The 2018 Model has dual channel ABS and is EURO IV compliant.

The bike can reach 0–60 km/h (0–37 mph) in less than 3 seconds, and 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 5.5 seconds. The 2015 R3 has a braking distance of 131.5 feet from 100–0 km/h (62–0 mph). According to some reviewers, the braking system is not powerful enough to match the engine power and is also prone to fishtailing under hard braking (non ABS). However, engine braking can be used to assist deceleration, as the stock bike does not have a slipper clutch. [10] Minimal adjustable suspension is considered another downside on the bike. However, compared to other bikes in its class, it is considered finely tuned and sufficient.

Technical Specifications

Make Model Yamaha YZF-R3
Year 2016
Engine Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder
Capacity 321 cc / 19.5 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 68.0 x 44.1mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Induction Electronic Fuel Injection
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Starting Electric
Max Power 30.9 kW 41.4 hp @ 10750 rpm
Max Torque 29.6 Nm / 3.0 kg-m @ 9000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Transmission Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Delta box
Front Suspension 41mm KYB® telescopic fork
Front Wheel Travel 130 mm / 5.1 in
Rear Suspension KYB® single shock
Rear Wheel Travel 124.4 mm / 4.9 in
Front Brakes Single 298mm disc 2 piston caliper
Rear Brakes Single 220mm disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tyre 110/70-17M/C 54H
Rear Tyre 140/70-17M/C 66H
Caster 25°
Trail 93.9 mm / 3.7 in
Dimension Length 2090.4 mm / 82.3 in
Width 718.8 mm / 28.3 in
Height 1 135.3 mm / 44.7 in
Wheelbase 1379.2 mm / 54.3 in
Seat Height 779.7 mm / 30.7 in
Ground Clearance 160 mm / 6.2 in
Wet Weight 167 kg / 368 lbs
Fuel Capacity 14 Litres / 3.7 US gal

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