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Yamaha YZF-R3, from $77/day

  • 26 January 2018
  • Author: Circle NZ
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Yamaha YZF-R3, from $77/day

Lightweight, nimble, fast, smooth and comfortable. What more could you want from this super little pocket rocket from Yamaha? ABS, yep got that. Fuel injection, yep got that. 6 speed box, yep got that too. Cycle World say

"Once you reach 70 mph or so in fifth or sixth gear, the bike purrs right along. There is a fair amount of roll-on acceleration available at speed, which is really impressive considering it's only a 321cc engine. Wind protection is good, as I was able to get tucked nicely behind the windscreen on the highway - the more you ride it the better it gets- comfortable and accessible yet still sporty"

Couldn't agree more. Perfect for those on a budget or wanting a lightweight machine with a low seat height but still enough get up and go to get gone.



Engine Type 321cc, Twin Cylinder
Cylinders 2
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke
Cooling Liquid
Valve Configuration DOHC
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Starter electric
Power 42bhp (30.93kw) @ 10,750rpm
Torque 29.6Nm (21.18 lb·ft) @ 9,000 rpm
Fuel Requirements Regular
Fuel Type Gas
Transmission Type Manual
Number Of Speeds 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain
Wheels & Tires:
Front Tire (Full Spec) 110/70 R17
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 140/70 R17
Front Brake Type single 298 mm disc twin piston caliper ABS
Rear Brakee Type 270mm disc ABS
Technical Specifications:
Wheelbase (in/mm) 1,379 mm
Fuel Capacity (litre) 14 litres
Weight 167kg- ready to ride
Seat Height 779mm (30.7 inches)

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