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post #1 of 9 Old 01-18-2019, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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I'm 62 next birthday,have a 2017 MT-07 and a 2010 XJ6N but find the XJ6N a bit heavy lately [2 cardiac stents a few months ago]
I'm hoping to buy a new R3 soon and am going to a dealer in the morning to check on a trade-in price.Of all the smaller bikes it appears that the R3 has the edge,I've already had a ride on the Ninja 400 and that was a good experience considering it's light weight and fairly small power,it was a blast.
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-18-2019, 12:23 PM
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Hi Tim, I'm a bit younger than you and around 205 and can tell you that the R3 is a blast for me to take out on a spirited run with twisties...it's light yet stable and it's darn peppy when you're over 9000 rpms
Let us know how your test drive goes

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Get one, you won't regret it. I'll be 61 in March and at first I thought my body just won't conform to this type of bike. Boy, was I wrong. Yea, I'm angled slightly forward but I never felt any discomfort and the bike is so lightweight and the seating is further into the bike that I feel very confident. I've the opportunity to have a N400 but I'm loyal to Yamaha and I am very happy with it.
I love the smooth shifting right out of the box along with the high power band. Winter keeps me from riding but I still get excited just thinking of riding the R3.
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I'm 62 next birthday,have a 2017 MT-07 and a 2010 XJ6N but find the XJ6N a bit heavy lately [2 cardiac stents a few months ago]
I'm hoping to buy a new R3 soon and am going to a dealer in the morning to check on a trade-in price.Of all the smaller bikes it appears that the R3 has the edge,I've already had a ride on the Ninja 400 and that was a good experience considering it's light weight and fairly small power,it was a blast.
Tim
Welcome to the forum! The R3 is definitely a blast to ride, I actually will be selling my R3 since my wife doesn't ride anymore. Its a brand new blue 2017 with only 150 miles on it garaged kept and I have a few tasteful mods that cost a good bit. Here is my link for craigslist if your interested im in GA.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/m...754911474.html
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Thank you.
I live in Ireland and Georgia is a long way from here!
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Now if you could put that MT-07 engine in the R3 chassis I bet that you could have big fun!

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I'm 76 and it's an excellent bike for riding around Wexford Ireland
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What's an old guy like you riding an R3? Seriously the R3 is a blast to ride, oh bye the way, I'm 79.
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No matter the age or experience, I would think the R3 would be an awesome choice for nearly anyone. I just purchased my first bike (R3) in December, and I enjoy it completely.
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