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Hey guys,


Check this article out since I am not sure if it's legit or not but I felt a little disappointed with the hp....:


http://www.worldmotorcycles.net/release-date-2015-new-yamaha-yzf-r3/

Spoiler summary of article:

Manufacturer: Yamaha
Model: YZF R3
Category: Sport
Year: 2015
Engine power: 36 hp
Displacement: 300 ccm
Torque 22.6Nm
Compression ratio: 12.7: 1
Transmission: 6-speed
Weight: 205.9 kg
Seat height: 836 mm
Overall height: 1,130 mm
Overall length: 2,070 mm
Overall width: 714 mm
Wheelbase: 1,415 mm

Upgradable to 320cc with package.


Price: $10000 (Wow I think a ninja 300 now is 3k - 4k (if used some area with low low mileage) -6k (if brand new)

U3
(Now I am thinking twice about RC390\Ninja lol)
 

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I doubt they would sell a 300cc for $10k.

But if they do... You must reeaaallllly want one to shell out that kinda cash on a 300cc bike...
 

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U3 I don't think its legit, the article is dated August 9th, if it was legit I believe we would of seen the big motonews sites exploding. The fact that they use a mix of R6 photos and the concept R25 gives the rest of it away :D soon, soon ;):D
 

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Lol, they're trolling. The bike described by those specs would be slower than the current R25 - why would they? There's no way Yamaha would release a 205kg R3 to compete in the new 300cc entry sport bike segment. My Ninja 300 is considered by most to be slightly porky at 174kg wet. Yamaha will want to get under that if possible to have a good shot at beating Kwakka's PTW ratio. If they can't, they need to go back to the drawing board.

Frankly, I'd expect the R3 to be within a couple of kg of the R25, given the two bikes will probably share 95% of their components. Edit: so expect the R3 to be about 166 to 170kg with a seat height about 780mm, mirroring the R25.
 

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Yeah thought it wasnt legit.
 

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Lol, they're trolling. The bike described by those specs would be slower than the current R25 - why would they? There's no way Yamaha would release a 205kg R3 to compete in the new 300cc entry sport bike segment. My Ninja 300 is considered by most to be slightly porky at 174kg wet. Yamaha will want to get under that if possible to have a good shot at beating Kwakka's PTW ratio. If they can't, they need to go back to the drawing board.

Frankly, I'd expect the R3 to be within a couple of kg of the R25, given the two bikes will probably share 95% of their components. Edit: so expect the R3 to be about 166 to 170kg with a seat height about 780mm, mirroring the R25.
I'd be surprised if the difference is even that noticeable. Its most likely the R25 already designed with the R3 in mind, so I doubt there will need to be any geomerty changes to the bike, even slight ones like the CBR saw to go from 250 to 300.

I figure the displacement bump will come from an increase in stroke, I have to imagine Yamaha already worked the taller (marginally) cylinders into the R25s chassis construction...
 
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