2017 Yamaha YZF-R3


2017 321cc Liquid-cooled, (4valves/cyl.) Inli

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R3


Yamaha has set the standard in the entry sports class with the exciting "R3". Sporting a twin cylinder 320 cc engine and an ultra lightweight chassis, the R3 offers a solid combination of class-leading power and light, agile handling. Mix in an easy to ride personality and you are ready for a super fun riding experience!


Powering the R3 is a 320 cc, DOHC, parallel twin featuring a 4-valve cylinder head, 32 mm throttle body fuel injection and 6-speed transmission. Dig a bit deeper and you will find many of the high tech features found in our R6 power plant inside this engine too. Highway speeds are easily obtainable making the R3 a very versatile machine.


The R3 has been designed to provide a fun, enjoyable riding experience. To that end, the R3 utilizes a lightweight diamond type steel frame which is narrow and compact with a low 780mm (30.7") seat height. Despite the cool super sport styling, the R3 offers a comfortable, upright riding position which reduces rider fatigue and increases the fun factor.

Features may include:

  • Lightweight & compact, 320cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valves (4-valves/cyl), fuel injected, inline-twin cylinder engine. The engine has been designed to provide solid performance right across the rev range, with very linear throttle response, low vibration & excellent fuel economy.
  • Downdraft style, compact combustion chamber
  • The YZF-R3 uses regular 87 octane gas
  • Intake valves are 26 mm in diameter & exhaust valves are 22.5 mm.
  • Valve adjustment interval is every 42,000 kms.
  • Automatic cam chain tensioner.
  • Lightweight, all aluminum DiASil cylinder (die cast all aluminum cylinder with silicone content).
  • Offset cylinder design.
  • 180 degree crankshaft with uneven firing order.
  • Gear driven "primary coupled-force" balancer shaft.
  • Lightweight forged aluminum pistons
  • Carburized connecting rods (carburizing is a form heat treating).
  • "Closed loop" 32 mm throttle body fuel injection system.
  • Air box utilizes a viscous paper type air filter.
  • Compact, 6-speed transmission.
  • Compact, wet-type, multi-plate clutch.
  • Low mounted, 2 into 1 exhaust system.
  • Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI).
  • Easy access spin-on type oil filter & engine oil drain plug.
  • Air Induction System (AIS... not ram air).
  • Lightweight, diamond-type, high tensile, steel frame
  • The riding position is one of the most important features of the R3. Despite its super sport styling the R3 offers excellent rider comfort thanks to its upright riding position.
  • 41mm KYB conventional style fork offers 130 mm (5.1") of wheel travel.
  • Adjustable Monocross link-less rear suspension with 125 mm (4.9") of wheel travel.
  • 298 mm floating front disc brake squeezed by a twin piston caliper.
  • 220 mm rear disc is squeezed by a lightweight single piston slide-type caliper.
  • Lightweight, cast-aluminum 10-spoke mag wheels.
  • Lightweight hollow axles front & rear.
  • Clip-on style handlebars.
  • 14-litre fuel tank.
  • Separate rider & passenger seats with low 780 mm (30.7") seat height.
  • Full featured liquid crystal multi-function meter.
  • Race inspired full fairing.