Legendary Yamaha superbike styling, advanced twin cylinder engine and ultra-light chassis make it the bike of choice. Features may include: Sleek R-Series Styling Featuring flowing bodywork and ergonomics inspired by the MotoGP® YZR-M1®, complemented by new colors and graphics, the YZF-R3® is sleek, aerodynamic and refined. High-Revving Supersport Engine Yamaha’s championship-winning technology gives the YZF-R3 a broad spread of power with exciting high-rpm performance. Advanced Suspension The R3’s inverted fork works with a Monocross® rear shock to provide exceptional handling, with balanced chassis rigidity, a near 50/50 weight balance, and damping and spring settings designed for a wide range of road conditions. ENGINE Potent Twin-Cylinder Powerplant Yamaha’s 321cc liquid-cooled, inline 2-cylinder engine delivers excellent power and performance throughout the rpm range. With a 180-degree crank design and integrated counterbalancer, the layout minimizes vibrations for a smooth, refined engine character. High-Revving Engine Architecture With a compression ratio of 11.2:1, double overhead cams (DOHC) and four-valve cylinder heads, the YZF-R3 motor is designed for quick- revving performance and high-rpm efficiency to deliver an exciting ride with a broad spread of power. Six-Speed Transmission A smooth-shifting six-speed gearbox ensures the rider always has the right ratio, whether riding through tight canyon corners or racetrack straightaways.