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Looking forward to the YZF-R3 being launched in the UK in 2015 :).

I hope Yamaha don't over price it which is what they have done on other models in past.

Looks like after many years of stagnation in the UK that the 250cc - 400cc market might be getting exciting at long last!

There were some exciting sub-400cc bikes in the '70's, '80's and 90's and then they disappeared :(.

It's looking and hopefully will be the next motorcycle purchase in 2015 for me. It's going tobe loads cheaper than the new R1! :eek:
 

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I hope Yamaha don't over price it which is what they have done on other models in past.
Well, I am also worried.. We get shafted in the UK on prices. They must think we are all rich or something.. :|

There is a strong suggestion that the bike will be released for just under $5K in the US. I think we can safely say that the UK price will therefore be anything from £4.5K to £5K though why on earth we would have to pay 1.6 times more than the US market is beyond me. Bloody joke.

Either way, it looks like value but I would rather be paying £3125.00 which is what we should be paying on £/US$ exchange rates !!!!!! :D
 

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Well, I am also worried.. We get shafted in the UK on prices. They must think we are all rich or something.. :|

There is a strong suggestion that the bike will be released for just under $5K in the US. I think we can safely say that the UK price will therefore be anything from £4.5K to £5K though why on earth we would have to pay 1.6 times more than the US market is beyond me. Bloody joke.

Either way, it looks like value but I would rather be paying £3125.00 which is what we should be paying on £/US$ exchange rates !!!!!! :D
Do any UK dealers still import from the US?

Shame the Grey Import market is no more like it was in the 90's.

I bought a brand new 20th Anniversary V-Max in 2005. There were 3 UK dealers selling them at the time.
 

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Well, I am also worried.. We get shafted in the UK on prices. They must think we are all rich or something.. :|

There is a strong suggestion that the bike will be released for just under $5K in the US. I think we can safely say that the UK price will therefore be anything from £4.5K to £5K though why on earth we would have to pay 1.6 times more than the US market is beyond me. Bloody joke.

Either way, it looks like value but I would rather be paying £3125.00 which is what we should be paying on £/US$ exchange rates !!!!!! :D
welcome to the show, they will need to remain competitive with Honda and Kawa...
Thanks :) .

I fancy a test ride on the CBR300R to see what it's like and also the new Ninja 250 single.

I test rode the Ninja 300 last year. Great bike which is all there :) . Just didn't feel it was powerful enough for me at the time. The R3 is a little more powerful and I think I'm willing to compromise on the power to have the YZF-R3 as the all-round package that it is being marketed to be.

I'm hoping it's the 2 cylinder version of the FZS600S which is a great all-round motorcycle :) .
 

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CBR is certainly down on power.
In fact, I think the R3 is not that far behind the CBR500.

It also comes down to how you like the power delivery.
Certainly worth trying all the 250/300s and a few forgiving 500/600s to see which you prefer.
 
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