2017 YZF-R3 ABS

$5,799

Yamaha has raised the bar again in the entry sports class with the addition of ABS braking to very popular 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. Add in an easy to ride personality and confidence inspiring ABS brakes and you have the perfect recipe for a super fun riding experience !

Dealer #: 6249


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Key Improvements for 2017

  • ABS equipped brakes

Engine

  • 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
    • 4-valves per cylinder
    • straight intake path into the combustion chamber for excellent power output
    • 4-valves per cylinder enhances the low to midrange torque
  • The YZF-R3 uses regular 87 octane gas
  • Intake valves are 26 mm in diameter & exhaust valves are 22.5 mm.
    • Isonite surface treatment on the valve stems for improved durability & wear resistance
    • valves feature carbon cutters on the valve stems to help reduce carbon build-up during slower speed operation
  • Valve adjustment interval is every 42,000 kms.
  • Automatic cam chain tensioner.
    • reduces mechanical engine noise & maintenance
  • Lightweight, all aluminum DiASil cylinder (die cast all aluminum cylinder with silicone content).
    • offers outstanding cooling performance / heat dissipation for consistent power delivery
    • reduces weight since there are no heavy liners & cylinder is made completely of aluminum
  • Offset cylinder design.
    • offsets the cylinder 7 mm relative to the crankshaft (to the exhaust side)
    • reduces frictional losses between the pistons & cylinder wall during the power stroke
    • improved power output & improved fuel economy
  • 180 degree crankshaft with uneven firing order.
    • helps reduce “pumping losses” for maximum power output
    • provides an interesting exhaust note
  • Gear driven “primary coupled-force” balancer shaft.
    • reduces engine vibration for excellent rider comfort
  • Lightweight forged aluminum pistons
    • provide fast engine response
    • reduced weight
    • reduced mechanical vibration for excellent durability
  • Carburized connecting rods (carburizing is a form heat treating).
    • excellent strength & durability
  • “Closed loop” 32 mm throttle body fuel injection system.
    • system uses an idle speed controller (ISC) to maintain a steady idle regardless of engine temperature
    • 12 hole injectors for optimum fuel atomization
    • system is “tuned” to provide excellent “ride ability” & “linear” throttle control.
    • “closed loop system” uses an oxygen sensor to “sniff” spent exhaust & automatically adjust the fuel / air ratio for reduced emissions
    • fuel injection benefits include choke-free starting, steady idling during warm up, excellent fuel economy & reduced emissions
  • Air box utilizes a viscous paper type air filter.
  • Compact, 6-speed transmission.
    • ratios specially designed to suit the character (torque & power) of the engine
    • 5th & 6th gears are overdrive gears to reduce engine rpms at highway speeds
  • Compact, wet-type, multi-plate clutch.
    • ensures consistent, positive shifting
    • light, easy clutch lever pull.
  • Low mounted, 2 into 1 exhaust system.
    • utilizes a short design muffler fitted with a 3-way catalyzer to reduce exhaust emissions
    • low mounted design centralizes mass for agile handling & lightweight feeling
  • Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI).
    • produces a strong spark for fast starts
    • provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
  • Easy access spin-on type oil filter & engine oil drain plug.
    • fast & easy oil changes
    • oil change interval is 5,000 kms after the initial 1,000 km break-in oil change
  • Air Induction System (AIS… not ram air).
    • reduces harmful exhaust emissions
    • injects fresh air into exhaust ports to fully burn any unburnt fuel, further reducing exhaust emissions

Chassis

  • Lightweight, diamond-type, high tensile, steel frame
    • features an optimized rigidity balance for light, agile handling with excellent stability
    • engine is a stressed member of the chassis, allowing a lighter, more compact main frame design
    • frame features a mix of both solid & rubber engine mounts
    • Electrostatic paint helps prevent corrosion
  • 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.
  • Key chassis geometry figures include:
    • 1380 mm (54.3″) wheelbase
    • 25 degrees of rake & 95 mm of trail
    • 50 / 50 front to rear weight distribution
    • chassis dimensions and shape have been designed to centralize mass & lower the centre of gravity to provide the rider with light, agile handling
  • Tapered, long design, high tensile steel swingarm.
    • lightweight design reduces unsprung weight for superior suspension performance
    • excellent rear wheel traction & control
  • 41mm KYB conventional style fork offers 130 mm (5.1″) of wheel travel.
    • plastic chip guards help prevent damage to the fork tubes & seals
  • Adjustable Monocross link-less rear suspension with 125 mm (4.9″) of wheel travel.
    • features a single KYB rear shock adjustable for 7-positions of spring pre-load
    • adjustable design allows rider to tailor pre-load settings to match load & road condition
  • ABS equipped 298 mm floating front disc brake squeezed by a twin piston caliper.
    • provides solid stopping power
    • brake force & feel are tailored towards new riders
  • ABS equipped 220 mm rear disc is squeezed by a lightweight single piston slide-type caliper.
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS).
    • controlling ECU & hydraulic unit are combined into a single compact unit to reduce weight & centralize mass
    • when ABS system senses impending wheel lock-up (via active type wheel sensors) it regulates hydraulic braking pressure to the point just before the wheel or wheels lock-up
    • ABS benefits include; excellent control under hard braking or when braking on wet, slippery or loose surfaces
  • Lightweight, cast-aluminum 10-spoke mag wheels.
    • reduce unsprung weight for great handling & suspension performance
    • front wheel size is MT2.75-17 fitted with a 110/70-17 tire
    • rear wheel is MT4.00 fitted with a 140/70-17 tire
    • Lightweight hollow axles front & rear.
  • Clip-on style handlebars.
    • provide a super sport image but offer a comfortable, more upright riding position since they are mounted above the top triple clamp
  • 14-litre fuel tank.
    • offers a slim design with great knee grip
    • “reserve” portion of the tank is 3 litres (low fuel light will illuminate)
    • tank is steel with tough, yet stylish plastic covers, which can reduce costs in the event of damage
  • Separate rider & passenger seats with low 780 mm (30.7″) seat height.
    • offer excellent comfort
    • narrow design rider seat makes it easier to touch feet flat on the ground
    • passenger seat can be removed & replaced by the optional Genuine Yamaha Accessory rear seat cowl if desired
  • Full featured liquid crystal multi-function meter.
    • functions include: centrally located analogue tachometer, digital speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, fuel reserve trip meter (counts kilometers since the low fuel went on reserve), clock, gear indicator, plus instant & average fuel consumption
    • other features include: temperature gauge, oil change indicator & adjustable shift light
    • back lighting is adjustable
  • Race inspired full fairing.
    • provides that eye catching super sport image
    • helps reduce wind on the rider for a comfort ride
  • Reverse slant, dual multi-reflector 55 watt halogen headlights.
  • Brilliant, 24 – LED rear tail light
    • unique running / brake light display

Details

  • Helmet holder
  • Lightweight aluminum footrests & mounts
  • Threaded mounts on swingarm for rear race type stand
  • Excessive lean angle sensor… if unit is on its side the engine will shut down
  • Lockable steering
  • Folding mirrors
  • Stylish rear fender extension helps reduce splash in wet conditions
  • Lightweight, low-maintenance sealed battery (batteries should be charged during winter storage)
  • Yamaha diagnostic tool coupler is located under the passenger seat. This system can significantly reduce diagnostic time in the event of a problem.

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