Yamaha YZF R3 2016

Yamaha YZF R3 2016

Yamaha YZF R3 2016

Yamaha motorcycles have always been regarded highly for brand-new riders that are looking to get into the motorcycle community, especially those without any real riding history or passed to speak of.

That’s because these bikes have been specifically engineered to be as “user-friendly” as possible, and are also some of the easiest bikes on the road to wrench yourself so that you can take care of maintenance and repairs without having to go to the shop or dealer.

And though there are a lot of people out there that have started out on a Yamaha R6, most of brand-new motorcycle riders aren’t encouraged to go with a bike quite that powerful. Unfortunately, Yamaha didn’t have an entry-level bike that could compete with the Kawasaki Ninja 250 – up until now, anyway.

Yamaha YZF R3 2016

Initial Impressions

The 2016 Yamaha YZF R3 has been engineered to do one thing better than every other bike out there – to provide brand-new motorcycle riders with a snappy performance focused motorcycle that gives them the experience they're looking for without ever giving them too much power at their fingertips to get into dangerous situations.

This is very much a beginners bike through land through, but rather than style it like a moped (like so many other manufacturers do), Yamaha built it to blend in nicely with the rest of the “R” line of motorcycles. So far, that’s proven out to be the right decision!

Yamaha YZF R3 2016

Standout Features

Absolutely everything about this sport bike is snappy, responsive, and performance focused. In fact, this bike is so performance focused, that anyone riding it without first looking at the plastics that clearly designate it as a Yamaha YZF R3 would be hard-pressed to tell that it was a beginners bike right off the bat.

The bike has a 321cc parallel twin engine that provides more than enough power and top-end speed without ever feeling like it’s too much muscle for brand-new motorcycle riders, and it’s a low-end torque numbers between 7000 and 9000 RPM are more than enough to get you up to speed as you launch off the on ramp on.

The six speed for mesh transmission is a dream to use and buttery smooth, and because it’s only a 321cc engine during going to be able to get some serious mileage out of the 4 ½ gallon gas tank. This is the kind of bike that you should only have to fill up once a week (if that), even with daily jaunts.

Final Thoughts

Specifically intended for brand-new motorcycle owners, there’s a lot to fall in love with in regards to the 2016 Yamaha YZF R3. It shouldn’t surprise anyone if this becomes one of the first beginner bikes to really catch fire and get people excited about this “class” once again!

Posted: 20 October 2015