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2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 [Specs, Features, Photos]

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2022 Yamaha YZF-R3: Yamaha’s Supersport Point of Entry​

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Designed and marketed as Yamaha’s perfect entry point into their supersport motorcycle family, the R3 delivers a humble yet exciting package that is easily manageable for both beginner and intermediate riders. It’s lightweight, agile, and puts down quite a bit of power despite it’s smaller single-cylinder engine making it one of the perfect places to start when looking to get into team blue’s 2022 model lineup.

The 320cc inline-twin lays down a capable 50 horsepower which is more than enough to get you up to highway speed. Unline other starter-motorcycle models, the R3 comes fully equipped with quite a few helpful rider-aids such as dual zone ABS, anti-slip, and traction even control.

Thanks to its low pricepoint despite the ample features of this motorcycle, the R3 makes a perfect starter motorcycle with some room to grow thanks to its decent power output. The R-Series-derived styling is the cherry on top, packaging this starter/intermediate motorcycle with some seriously good looks so you know you’re getting a good deal.

In addition to the rest of the R-Series family, the R3 is available in a limited edition ‘World GP 60th Anniversary Edition” to celebrate the Japanese OEMs 60-year commitment to racing motorcycles. Gold componentry accents the heritage livery of this special edition making it a truely special edition for a very special milestone in Yamaha’s racing history.

The 2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 starts at $5,299 USD / $6,299 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 in one place.

2022 Yamaha YZF-R3


Model Overview​


General Info​

  • Price: $5,299 USD / $6,299 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Fully LED lights all around
    • Standard dual-zone ABS
    • Advanced suspension optimized for sport riding


Key Specs​

  • Engine Type: 321cc liquid-cooled, DOHC inline twin-cylinder; 8 valves
  • Horsepower: 50 HP
  • Torque: 21.8 lb-ft
  • Wet Weight: 375 lbs (170 kg)
  • Seat Height: 30.7 inches (780 mm)


Key Competitors​



2022 Yamaha YZF-R3


2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 Specifications​




ENGINE​

Engine321cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC inline twin-cylinder; 4-valves per cylinder
Power50 Hp
Bore x Stroke68.0mm x 44.1mm
Compression Ratio11.2:1
Fuel SystemFuel injection
StarterElectric
Lubrication

DRIVETRAIN​

Clutchmultiplate wet clutch
Transmission6-speed
Final DriveChain

CHASSIS​

Suspension FrontInverted telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel
Suspension RearMonocross single shock, adjustable preload; 4.9- in travel
Brakes Front298mm hydraulic disc with ABS
Brakes Rear220mm hydraulic disc with ABS
Tires Front110/70-17 Dunlop® Sportmax GPR-300F
Tires Rear140/70-17 Dunlop® Sportmax GPR-300R
Fuel Tank Capacity3.7 gal
Color

ELECTRICAL​

Ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight
Tail LightLED

DIMENSIONS​

Overall Length82.3 in
Overall Width28.7 in
Overall Height44.9 in
Wheelbase54.3 in
Ground Clearance6.3 in
Seat Height30.7 in
Wet Weight375 lb

WARRANTY​

Warranty1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Extension

2022 Yamaha YZF-R3


2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 Features​


TOP FEATURES​


  • 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.
  • Modern Fuel Injection
    Downdraft induction fuel injection system provides easy starting, excellent fuel economy and responsive performance in all conditions.
  • Advanced Cylinder Construction
    Yamaha’s unique DiASil—a high-silicon aluminum alloy—engine block is used to ensure excellent heat dissipation, with an innovative offset cylinder design that reduces horsepower loss and improves both power and fuel efficiency.
  • Strong, Lightweight Pistons
    Forged aluminum pistons—the same technology used for the YZF- R1—mean lighter weight and excellent strength at extreme temperatures, ensuring reliability at higher rpm.
  • Compact Exhaust System
    The short muffler design features modern styling and helps to centralize mass, improving agility for ultra-responsive handling.


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.
  • Modern Fuel Injection
    Downdraft induction fuel injection system provides easy starting, excellent fuel economy and responsive performance in all conditions.
  • Advanced Cylinder Construction
    Yamaha’s unique DiASil—a high-silicon aluminum alloy—engine block is used to ensure excellent heat dissipation, with an innovative offset cylinder design that reduces horsepower loss and improves both power and fuel efficiency.
  • Strong, Lightweight Pistons
    Forged aluminum pistons—the same technology used for the YZF- R1—mean lighter weight and excellent strength at extreme temperatures, ensuring reliability at higher rpm.
  • Compact Exhaust System
    The short muffler design features modern styling and helps to centralize mass, improving agility for ultra-responsive handling.


CHASSIS/SUSPENSION​


  • Inverted Front Fork
    The YZF-R3 features an inverted fork with optimized spring and damping settings, significantly improving fork rigidity, front-end feedback and control. The design also includes a YZR-M1-inspired top clamp for improved supersport style.
  • Monocross Rear Shock
    The single-shock design further centralizes mass and is tuned to strike a balance between ride comfort and sporty performance, for capability across a wide range of uses, from urban commuting to track days. It’s also adjustable for spring preload which accounts for passengers or cargo.
  • Potent Braking with ABS
    The 298mm floating-mount front disc brake ensures excellent stopping power, supported by a 220mm rear disc, and an anti-lock braking system boosts rider confidence and prevents wheel lock-ups in reduced-traction conditions.
  • Sportbike-Spec Wheels & Tires
    Stylish 10-spoke cast aluminum wheels minimize unsprung weight for improved suspension responsiveness and refined handling. Grippy Dunlop® radial tires offer enhanced traction and feedback for sporty riding too.
  • Perfectly Balanced
    Thanks to the engine placement and overall machine dimensions, the YZF-R3 features a near 50/50 front/rear weight distribution for enhanced performance, especially in dynamic canyon-carving or racetrack riding environments.



ADDITIONAL FEATURES​


  • Sleek R-Series Styling
    The R3’s aggressive design continues the legendary styling born from the YZR-M1 MotoGP® machine and improves overall aerodynamics at high speeds too. The glaring face of the R3 features compact LED headlights with a central air duct that maximizes cooling airflow for the engine.
  • LED Lighting
    Light Emitted Diode (LED) elements are used for both the taillight unit and headlights. Not only do LEDs offer long life with minimal power draw, they provide brilliant illumination for confidence and visibility day or night.
  • Refined Sportbike Ergonomics
    Thanks to the low-profile fuel tank design and relatively compact handlebar position, the rider is able to naturally grip the machine for confidence, especially when tucking aggressively behind the windscreen on the racetrack.
  • Digital Instrumentation
    The compact multi-function meter informs the rider of gear position, fuel capacity, real time and average fuel economy, water temp, clock, and an oil change trip meter—all presented in a clean, modern layout.



2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 Photos​

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2022 Yamaha YZF-R3 Videos​


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