Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has
announced that the YZF-R3 Sports Model motorcycle powered by a 320cc
water-cooled, inline two-cylinder engine is scheduled for release globally,
starting with North America in late January 2015 and then later in Europe, Asia
and other regions.
The YZF-R3, a model tailored
for the global market, is based on the YZF-R25 model introduced in Indonesia in
July, 2014. The YZF-R3 Sports Model boasts increased displacement and a lighter
yet higher-performance chassis, a winning combination that immediately establishes
the model as one of the most competitive entries in its class, said a press
release from Yamaha.
Like the YZF-R25, the Sports
Model is a super-bike designed for daily use. Features include:
easy-handling inline two-cylinder engine
• Lightweight body for
enhanced mass centralization
• Body based on the popular
YZF-R series platform
The YZF-R3 is a high-end model
designed to please diverse motorcyclists, from daily users to ardent
road-racers. Its 320cc displacement, relatively large for ASEAN and other Asian
countries, anticipates the surging popularity of sports models in such markets.
In developed markets, where
displacements of 600cc and over are considered mainstream, the YZF-R3 is
expected to attract younger, less experienced riders looking for their first
motorcycle. As an entry model, it is hoped to create new Yamaha fans who will
step up to larger models someday.
The YZF-R series features a
wide lineup, beginning with the YZF-R1 (1000cc) super-sports flagship model,
followed by the YZF-R6 (600cc), YZF-R25 (250cc), YZF-R15 (150cc), and YZF-R125
Manufacturing will be carried
out in Indonesia at PT. Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing, the press release
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