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Motorbike Mondays: Yamaha YZF R3

May 11, 2015

It’s Monday again and if you need cheering up after the weekend, the Car Loan Warehouse is here to help. Racing onto our radar today is the Yamaha YZF R3 – and this sportbike is not to be messed with. In today’s Yamaha YZF R3 review, we’re going to find out why this bike is causing such a stir and let you know how you could get your hands on one of your own. Then, if you need help financing the new Yamaha, we can help there too. Let’s get going.


Yamaha motorbikes are known for combining legendary performance with sexy aesthetics and the new Yamaha is no different. This sportbike comes with a compact, lightweight chassis, making it easy to handle and ideal for first-time buyers. Boasting similar bodywork to the R6, the YZF R3 sits right at home in the R-series. This Yamaha comes with angular, aerodynamic bodywork and a striking, mass-forward silhouette. Suspension is sporty yet comfortable – and thanks to sleek looks and strong braking performance, the YZF R3 is right at home in the city, out on the open road or even on the racetrack.

Performance and Handling

In terms of performance, the Yamaha YZF R3 offers a killer combo of practicality and thrills, resulting in all-round impressive performance.

Yamaha YZF R3 Specs

  • Engine: 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
  • Power: 30.9kW @ 10,750rpm
  • Torque: 29.6Nm @ 9,000rpm
  • Fuel Economy: 56mpg


When it comes to equipment, the R3 follows the RD’s lead and keeps things simple. Seat height on the Yamaha YZF R3 is just 30.7 inches, making it easy to plant both feet on the ground – which is especially important for new riders.On top of the cat-eye headlights and three colour options, clip-on handlebars add to the bike’s sporty design.

Yamaha Finance

If you want in on the sportbike action but are struggling to meet the £4,799 price tag, the Car Loan Warehouse can help. Our flexible range of Yamaha finance options mean you could be riding away on this all-new Yamaha sooner than you think. To find out which finance options are suitable for you, head straight over to our motorcycle finance calculator for an instant estimate.


About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.