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2019 Yamaha R3 unveiled: A true heir to the R heritage

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  • 2019 Yamaha R3 unveiled: A true heir to the R heritage

    Yamaha has been relentless in the last few months or so when it comes to smaller capacity sportbikes. Whether you think of the R15 V3 or the updated R125, all of them were reminiscent of the bigger R motorcycles like the R6 and the R1. The only motorcycle that was missing out on the ‘real R’ pedigree was the R3 but not anymore. 2019 Yamaha R3 has been unveiled and looks thunderous.



    Without undermining the current R3, the looks did look a bit subtle and conservative. But the 2019 Yamaha R3 fixes that and it does it in style. It looks leaner, meaner, athletic and way more aggressive than before. The design philosophy of the bigger R’s has finally trickled down to the R3.

    Now, the changes are not only cosmetic too. The first that grabs one’s attention is the new inverted forks. The front suspension duties are now handled by 37mm USD forks from Kayaba. This addition should change the handling of the R3 from laid-back to sporty. Yamaha also claim that the new forks will improve the rigidity and damping control to provide a sportier ride without compromising the comfort. Another visual addition as a result of the new fork is the yoke that holds the forks. The milled-out top yoke emits strong ‘bigger R’ vibes. The analog-digital unit has been replaced by a new LCD dashboard.

    The fairing design has also changed and it is another factor that adds to the aggression of the 2019 Yamaha R3. The twin headlights at the front are now LED units and are widely spaced to accommodate the central air-scoop. The new fuel-tank and cover appear wider at the knees but slightly lower in profile. The tank capacity remains the same 14-litres.

    Mechanically though we don’t see any changes. The engine is pretty much identical. The torque output remains the same at 29.6 Nm which comes at 9,000 rpm. The power output remains the same as well at 41.4 Bhp @ 10,750 rpm. We would have loved the addition of slipper clutch and VVA to the 2019 Yamaha R3 but those are also not coming as far as we know. But even with the same engine, Yamaha claims that the aerodynamic improvements are set to give an 8-9 kmph boost to the top speed of the motorcycle.

    It is available in Classy Blue and Black, or Menacing Black and White paint schemes.

    2019 Yamaha R3 specs


    Engine: 321cc liquid-cooled parallel twin
    Chassis: Diamond-type
    Front suspension: Upside-down telescopic fork
    Power: 41.4 Bhp
    Torque: 29.6 Nm
    Weight: 167kg (kerb)
    Seat height: 780mm
    Tank capacity: 14 litres
















































    Last edited by NewsReaper; 10-11-2018, 12:48 PM.

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    Re: 2019 Yamaha R3 unveiled: A true heir to the R heritage

    Originally posted by NewsReaper View Post
    2019 Yamaha R3 has been unveiled and looks thunderous.


    The power output hasn’t been revealed as of yet but we expect it to remain the same as well.

    It is available in Classy Blue and Black, or Menacing Black and White paint schemes.

    2019 Yamaha R3 specs


    Engine: 321cc liquid-cooled parallel twin
    Chassis: Diamond-type
    Front suspension: Upside-down telescopic fork
    Power: 42 Bhp (Expected)
    Torque: 29.6 Nm
    Weight: 167kg (kerb)
    Seat height: 780mm
    Tank capacity: 14 litres

    The output is very much available in UK site. Its the same 42 PS , which will be around 41.4Bhp. Engine stays the same.
    https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/gb/en/pr...-r3/techspecs/
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      Re: 2019 Yamaha R3 unveiled: A true heir to the R heritage

      Originally posted by Ivin View Post
      The output is very much available in UK site. Its the same 42 PS , which will be around 41.4Bhp. Engine stays the same.
      https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/gb/en/pr...-r3/techspecs/
      Updated the post.
      Thank you for the information.
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        Re: 2019 Yamaha R3 unveiled: A true heir to the R heritage

        Beautiful, look much better than the outgoing version. R3 V2 it is!

        I wonder how much the price will be hiked because of the changes.
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          Re: 2019 Yamaha R3 unveiled: A true heir to the R heritage

          Am I the only one who still thinks the good old Karizma looked way better than the ones on offer and same goes with the new R3 as well!
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            Re: 2019 Yamaha R3 unveiled: A true heir to the R heritage

            Well, for me that stupid looking center hole spoils the look totally. What the hell is that gap for I wonder.

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              Re: 2019 Yamaha R3 unveiled: A true heir to the R heritage

              Originally posted by sparky View Post
              Well, for me that stupid looking center hole spoils the look totally. What the hell is that gap for I wonder.
              I do wonder what it is since R1 and R6 have them too and now all the YZF-Rs have them.
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                Re: 2019 Yamaha R3 unveiled: A true heir to the R heritage

                Originally posted by MotoBlizzard View Post
                I do wonder what it is since R1 and R6 have them too and now all the YZF-Rs have them.
                Ehhh. Air Intake?
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                  Re: 2019 Yamaha R3 unveiled: A true heir to the R heritage

                  Originally posted by rreneav1987 View Post
                  Ehhh. Air Intake?
                  Surely thats not the intended purpose of that otherwise the older generation YZF-Rs or rather the other SBKs would have had it too isnt it?
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                    Re: 2019 Yamaha R3 unveiled: A true heir to the R heritage

                    Originally posted by MotoBlizzard View Post
                    Surely thats not the intended purpose of that otherwise the older generation YZF-Rs or rather the other SBKs would have had it too isnt it?
                    I thought the Previous version R6 had front air intakes..
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                    • #11
                      Re: 2019 Yamaha R3 unveiled: A true heir to the R heritage

                      How is this true heir to the R heritage with that basic frame?
                      The R15 and the R125 have proper perimeter beam frames. This is just like the CBr250R.
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                        Re: 2019 Yamaha R3 unveiled: A true heir to the R heritage

                        Originally posted by Doga View Post
                        How is this true heir to the R heritage with that basic frame?
                        The R15 and the R125 have proper perimeter beam frames. This is just like the CBr250R.
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                          Re: 2019 Yamaha R3 unveiled: A true heir to the R heritage

                          Originally posted by MotoBlizzard View Post
                          Surely thats not the intended purpose of that otherwise the older generation YZF-Rs or rather the other SBKs would have had it too isnt it?
                          It's the air intake. The R6 has had that same hole for a while, and the R1 now has one as well, as have most of the Kawasaki bikes going back to the mid-2000s. Honda, Suzuki, and Ducati go with a pair of smaller inlets rather than one big one. GP bikes also have had just the single inlet for some time. The paired smaller inlets have mostly been required due to the limitations presented by the headlight assemblies. LED and projector lights have reduced headlight size and made it easier to put in a more direct inlet path.
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                            Re: 2019 Yamaha R3 unveiled: A true heir to the R heritage

                            Originally posted by MotoBlizzard View Post
                            Surely thats not the intended purpose of that otherwise the older generation YZF-Rs or rather the other SBKs would have had it too isnt it?
                            many bikes do have an intake at that very similar position on the front..sometimes referred to as 'ram air intake', and some have pseudo 'intake' for aesthetic or maybe even aerodynamic reasons.
                            the current r3 iirc doesn't come with the intake at the front, and i am not sure if this 2019 model would feature the intake from the front.. maybe it is for aerodynamics/drawing in air and directing it downward to cool the engine (heat management). Let's wait and see.

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                              Re: 2019 Yamaha R3 unveiled: A true heir to the R heritage

                              Originally posted by sparky View Post
                              Well, for me that stupid looking center hole spoils the look totally. What the hell is that gap for I wonder.
                              I think it's a faux air intake. It's quite unaesthetic imo.

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