Inside Motorcycles Commuter Series - Yamaha YZF-R3

Written by  Inside Motorcycles on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 21:21

Welcome back to Inside Motorcycles’ online Commuter Bike series and a look at the Yamaha YZF-R3

With an increasing number of urban residents turning to motorcycles as a method of commuting to and from work and around town, we have created this unique video series to focus on this growing segment. Throughout 2018 we invited test riders to join us in one of Canada’s major urban centres and then provide their thoughts on whether or not the motorcycle measured up in each of the following categories:

• Affordability

• Performance and handling

• Appeal to new riders

• Capacity / Utility

• Overall styling

On behalf of all of us at Inside Motorcycles, I hope that you enjoy this series and encourage you to send us your thoughts and feedback.
Patrick Lambie, Managing Editor, Inside Motorcycles

2018 Yamaha YZF-R3

Technical Specifications:

• MSRP: starting at $6,299

• Engine: Liquid-cooled, Parallel-twin

• Displacement: 321 cc

• Weight: 167 kg (368 lb), wet

• Seat Height: 780 mm (30.7 in)

• Fuel Capacity: 14 L

Test rider: Jason Thorpe

Occupation: Senior Editor, Inside Motorcycles

Years of riding experience: 40

2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 – Score Card

 

Affordability 

Performance and handling

Appeal to new riders

Capacity / Utility

 

Overall Styling

Last modified on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 22:20
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