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Our first batch of spy shots come to us courtesy of Indonesia. If you wanted specs this ones not for you, however we can now confidently confirm the existence the R3. We know its a Yamaha because of theMT-07 tail light lifted from a Yamaha parts bin...


 

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Great to hear that the bike exists and is going through some testing. Not much to be actually gleaned from these photos though. Should mean that the R3 is on its way fairly soon though. Fingers crossed.
 

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Love how the rear end looks, but of course it will look so much more better without the stupid rear fender.
 

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See i find it interesting that the R3 has an MT-07 tail light, meaning Yamaha is trying to shave costs anywhere they can, which makes me feel like they're probably havy invested in the powertrain and suspension :D
 

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See i find it interesting that the R3 has an MT-07 tail light, meaning Yamaha is trying to shave costs anywhere they can, which makes me feel like they're probably havy invested in the powertrain and suspension :D
Do you think that the R3 will actually use the MT-07 tail light, or is that just a thing for this test model to either confuse us or because whatever back end they are using isn't ready yet.
 

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I've got even more spy shots of the R3 for y'all...






And the swing arm has been shown at the Yamaha Factory





and this is rumoured to be the cluster bezel...

 

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I think it's possible that it could use that tail light, there has to be a good reason for them using it here.
 

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I just wish that we could get a spy shot of the front of the bike. I expect it to look pretty close to the concept but that is about the only part of the bike that we haven't got much of a look at in spy shots.

With the prototype running around streets a lot now, how much longer do you think that we will have to wait to see the R3/R25 in dealerships?
 

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Nice find spyshot means its soon to be announce. Alright I am gonna spoil the beans FYI Spoiler don't read my post or cover your eyes:

R25:

Parallel Twin


R3:

Can't release the data yet lol
 

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Nice find spyshot means its soon to be announce. Alright I am gonna spoil the beans FYI Spoiler don't read my post or cover your eyes:

R25:

Parallel Twin


R3:

Can't release the data yet lol
LOL.. Bird word is the P-Twin is called the 1WD.. I see it being a situation Like the CBR250 and CBR300. The only difference between R25 and R3 is likely to be the stroke and thats that. Although some of the indian blogs have speculated that the P-Twin would be the world market R3 and the Indian/Indonesian/Asian R25 would use a humble single...

 

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At least more info is coming to light, even if it need far more investigation and solid info to back it up
 

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Another R3/R25 spy comes out of Indonesia. This time in Black and Red. We can likely assume we're going to see R3 available in White/Red, Black and Blue and White...

 

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LOL.. Bird word is the P-Twin is called the 1WD.. I see it being a situation Like the CBR250 and CBR300. The only difference between R25 and R3 is likely to be the stroke and thats that. Although some of the indian blogs have speculated that the P-Twin would be the world market R3 and the Indian/Indonesian/Asian R25 would use a humble single...


Last summer Intermot Yamaha show cased their new engines. The one of the left is the three cylinder found now in the Fz-09 and the one on right a parallel twin which has yet to find its place in a chassis. Well, its been nearly a year so this could be me missing piece to the puzzle.

Barett is on the right path. At least now we have a engine code to work with.
 

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Last summer Intermot Yamaha show cased their new engines. The one of the left is the three cylinder found now in the Fz-09 and the one on right a parallel twin which has yet to find its place in a chassis. Well, its been nearly a year so this could be me missing piece to the puzzle.

Barett is on the right path. At least now we have a engine code to work with.
I actually just speculated on that engine here http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/2034-r3-crossplane-crank.html

Story goes Yamaha wants a full gamut of crossplane engines, some of the indonesian blogs have been spitting out that R25/R3 could be the first to use the new family.

Oh and a few more spy's...


 
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