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So I was wondering what makes our R3 a super sport? On some websites they say any bike over 750cc makes it a super sport which clearly our 321cc bike does not meet. Other websites say it's the suspension and handling that make it so. I know on the official Yamaha site they classify the R3 as a super sport but is this accurate?
 

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I would say not accurate but it is the closest category it fits into on the website due to the R designation. Technically it should probably be under the Sport category but due to their naming choice they grouped it with the R6/R1. When I think super sport I think R6/R1/636/CBR600RR etc.
 

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Rally kid is pretty spot on.

It's called a supersport because it carries the r name in their line up, that's all. It's not a race replica bike, like the R6, r1, zx lineup, rr lineup, etc.

This is a sport bike, it doesn't make a ton of power for its displacement, it doesn't have top spec components, and it doesn't have racing ergos.
 

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Foremost insurance sure thinks its a supersport...

My z1000 yearly premium (142 HP 0-60 in 2.5 seconds) is 607.00

FZ07 yearly premium is 414.00

R3 yearly premium is 1100.00 lol because its a supersport. Needless to say the R3 is insured with a different company (246 a year).
 

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Depends on the insurance company. My R3 is significantly cheaper than my S1000RR and moderately cheaper than our Street Triple 675.

Yamaha calls it a supersport to help it sale and build image. It's a sportbike, but not a supersport. Think of supersport as track ready bikes with great brakes, great power, and are made to be leaned and pushed in that manner. Our bike is basically a casual, daily rider motorcycle with full fairings to make it look cooler.
 

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Foremost insurance sure thinks its a supersport... R3 yearly premium is 1100.00 lol
First company I called quoted over $2K/year on a 10 year old used Ninja 250 ... because they classified it as supersport, trololol. I was like, the bike is only worth $2K ... I'm not paying you the bike's value every year!!!
 

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When the R3 first came out before they rated it properly it was going to cost me almost $1,000 more than the 636 and CBR600RR and almost $2500 more than the Ninja 300. It was almost $3000/yr until the glitch got fixed. I pay a little over $500/yr but I tend to go overkill on my insurance coverage.
 

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Depends on the insurance company. My R3 is significantly cheaper than my S1000RR and moderately cheaper than our Street Triple 675.

Yamaha calls it a supersport to help it sale and build image. It's a sportbike, but not a supersport. Think of supersport as track ready bikes with great brakes, great power, and are made to be leaned and pushed in that manner. Our bike is basically a casual, daily rider motorcycle with full fairings to make it look cooler.
I don't know man. I lean the crap out of mine, on the track or in the canyons.
 

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I mean, you could always lean the crap out of a Harley too but that doesn't make it a sport bike :p

The R3 is a great bike. It's sporty but not full on sports car. It's like the difference between the Camaro SS and the Z28. The Camaro SS is fast, fun, agile, but full of daily comforts. The Z28 is quite fast, quite fun, made pretty much only for the track but is missing those comfort features.
 

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I mean, you could always lean the crap out of a Harley too but that doesn't make it a sport bike :p

The R3 is a great bike. It's sporty but not full on sports car. It's like the difference between the Camaro SS and the Z28. The Camaro SS is fast, fun, agile, but full of daily comforts. The Z28 is quite fast, quite fun, made pretty much only for the track but is missing those comfort features.
One of my friends "upgraded" from a sporty car to a more hardcore sports car. They seem to regret the decision, saying the previous car was much easier to live with for daily usage.
 

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One of my friends "upgraded" from a sporty car to a more hardcore sports car. They seem to regret the decision, saying the previous car was much easier to live with for daily usage.
True that.

Here's a scenario:
You need to run to the post office and the bank real quick.
You don't want to talk to anyone, and you don't feel like racing. You don't want to attract any attention from the cops.
Do you take your Bugatti Veyron, or your Honda Civic?
Easy choice, huh.
 

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I would say not accurate but it is the closest category it fits into on the website due to the R designation. Technically it should probably be under the Sport category but due to their naming choice they grouped it with the R6/R1. When I think super sport I think R6/R1/636/CBR600RR etc.
Ive noticed about half the dealers list the R3 under 'street' or 'standard' and NOT under Super Sport or Super Bike....

Jay
 

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I tell my R3 he is a scooter that thinks he's a sportbike! :laugh:
 
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