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Just debuted at AIMExpo. Its true 321cc parallel twin...$4,990

Engine

Engine Type: 321cc, liquid-cooled 2-cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 68.0 x 44.1mm
Compression Ratio: 11.2:1
Fuel Delivery: Fuel Injected
Ignition: TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Transmission: Constant mesh; 6-speed transmission
Final Drive: Chain

Chassis

Suspension / Front: 41mm KYB® telescopic fork; 5.1 in of travel
Suspension / Rear: KYB® single shock; 4.9 in of travel
Brakes Front: Hydraulic, 298mm
Brakes / Rear: Hydraulic, 220mm
Tires / Front: 110/70-17M/C 54H
Tires Rear: 140/70-17M/C 66H

Dimensions

L x W x H: 82.3 x 28.3 x 44.7 in
Seat Height: 30.7 in
Wheelbase: 54.3 in
Rake: 25°
Trail: 3.7 in
Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gal
Wet Weight: 368 lb
 

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Yes finally, its out. It doesnt look much different than the r25 but at least its here. Was expecting a sportier look tbh.

Performace-wise it weighs 169kg (wet) with 42hp of power. Not bad when compaired with the rc390 at all.


Theres a bunch of pics in this website gor anyone interested on seeing it.

http://m.autoevolution.com/2015-yam...show-a-future-winner-photo-gallery-87792.html
I still think the RC390 will be the super sport of the bunch, but thats cool. Yammi wins for dealer network alone.

Ostensibly I would say the R25 is more entry level than the RC, I see the RC having HUGE appeal to guys who ride larger bikes and are looking for something just as sporty in a compact package, ya know?

Like notice how R3's clip ons are actually above the top yoke, instead of loading you forward on your wrists like a supersport...

I'm excited though :D:D:D:D
 

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The price is awesome and the spec are pretty good. It weighs better than the ninja 300 and RC390 and price is pretty good. Just bad time for us eastern and central states in the US since it's coming in Winter time lol...
 

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Will there be ABS version?
 

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Just saw the pricing of the RC390 in one of the dealers here in Australia, its priced at around $9500. Pretty ridiculous if you ask me. Considering that the Ninja costs just 7k to 7.5k. As a learner rider, you can count me out on the RC390, its better for me to save up the money for a real Super sport down the road. Hopefully the R3's price wont be too far from the Ninjas here in Aust.

ORR.. My alternative is getting one of those little inline 4 Honda Cbr250rr for 3 to 4K!
 

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Just saw the pricing of the RC390 in one of the dealers here in Australia, its priced at around $9500. Pretty ridiculous if you ask me. Considering that the Ninja costs just 7k to 7.5k. As a learner rider, you can count me out on the RC390, its better for me to save up the money for a real Super sport down the road. Hopefully the R3's price wont be too far from the Ninjas here in Aust.

ORR.. My alternative is getting one of those little inline 4 Honda Cbr250rr for 3 to 4K!
Currently, the R3 is price at $4999. Also to add to the news the R3 comes with Michelin Pilot Streets stock (OMG that will makes our life easier, thank you yamaha.)
 

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Just saw the pricing of the RC390 in one of the dealers here in Australia, its priced at around $9500.

Really? That's just crazy. I'm looking at my full license upgrade options from my Ninja 300 now and looking seriously at a new CBR650F... a new 649cc inline 4 that can be had (with ABS standard) for about AU$10.5k with some bargaining... there's just no way a 375cc thumper making half the HP is worth just $1k less!! What are they smoking over in KTM HQ in Austria?


Considering that the Ninja costs just 7k to 7.5k.
Where is that mate? Here in Brisbane I picked my Ninja 300 ABS up for about $6.5k ride away at the start of the year. They can now be had for even less, and if you skip the ABS (although I think it is very worthwhile), even under $6k. CBR300R is even cheaper (but not really in the contest - the CBR500R is a decent competitor though).


As a learner rider, you can count me out on the RC390, its better for me to save up the money for a real Super sport down the road. Hopefully the R3's price wont be too far from the Ninjas here in Aust.
Yeah, it will be interesting to see what Yami Australia do. If they can price it at the same ride away price as the N300, they will be on top in no time. Due to the extra couple of HP and lighter weight, they can get away with a little bit of a price premium, maybe $500 at most. But if they follow KTM's lead and try to price it too high above the Ninja and the CBRs, they might struggle.


ORR.. My alternative is getting one of those little inline 4 Honda Cbr250rr for 3 to 4K!
I don't want to talk you out of it, because there are still some very nice inline 4 250s and even 400s around Oz, and I thought about getting a 1990's 250RR or equivalent for my own first bike, but ultimately I was too concerned about getting one that had been crashed, thrashed or otherwise abused (plus I wanted ABS). Those 90's 250 inline 4s are sweet little bikes that rev to the moon (who wouldn't love a screaming 250cc inline 4 engine that can rev to 18k or 19k RPM) but as a new rider with limited mechanical knowledge I just wasn't ready to run the risk of getting a 20 year old money pit of a bike that needs constant mechanical work and parts to stay on the road.


Whatever you choose, let us know what you get and how you like it.
 

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Currently, the R3 is price at $4999.

That's in $US, right? Riduhh is in Australia, like me. You have to add at least 50% on to US prices by the time it gets downunder. Not complaining too much as such, it's true that our wages are also generally quite a bit higher than the US as well, just pointing out that the prices Riduhh was quoting were the Aussie versions. The US prices are much cheaper than here.
 

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Really? That's just crazy. I'm looking at my full license upgrade options from my Ninja 300 now and looking seriously at a new CBR650F... a new 649cc inline 4 that can be had (with ABS standard) for about AU$10.5k with some bargaining... there's just no way a 375cc thumper making half the HP is worth just $1k less!! What are they smoking over in KTM HQ in Austria?



Where is that mate? Here in Brisbane I picked my Ninja 300 ABS up for about $6.5k ride away at the start of the year. They can now be had for even less, and if you skip the ABS (although I think it is very worthwhile), even under $6k. CBR300R is even cheaper (but not really in the contest - the CBR500R is a decent competitor though).



Yeah, it will be interesting to see what Yami Australia do. If they can price it at the same ride away price as the N300, they will be on top in no time. Due to the extra couple of HP and lighter weight, they can get away with a little bit of a price premium, maybe $500 at most. But if they follow KTM's lead and try to price it too high above the Ninja and the CBRs, they might struggle.



I don't want to talk you out of it, because there are still some very nice inline 4 250s and even 400s around Oz, and I thought about getting a 1990's 250RR or equivalent for my own first bike, but ultimately I was too concerned about getting one that had been crashed, thrashed or otherwise abused (plus I wanted ABS). Those 90's 250 inline 4s are sweet little bikes that rev to the moon (who wouldn't love a screaming 250cc inline 4 engine that can rev to 18k or 19k RPM) but as a new rider with limited mechanical knowledge I just wasn't ready to run the risk of getting a 20 year old money pit of a bike that needs constant mechanical work and parts to stay on the road.


Whatever you choose, let us know what you get and how you like it.
Here's the website of the KTM dealer where I saw the RC390's pricing. This is only store with the actual price listed that I saw so far, but its one of the main KTM dealers around my area so other dealer's pricing won't be much different from that figure I'm assuming, not that there is a lot of KTM dealers here lol. http://procycles.com.au/main/?p=12091

Never heard of the Honda CBR650F, it looks really good though, a 649cc I4 for 10.5k! I'm def digging it. Just shows how ridiculous the RC390's pricing is even more. I live in western Sydney btw.

..and yes, you're right about the old I4's. Awesome bikes indeed but I don't wouldn't want to spend more time fixing the bike than actually riding it. Ah well, we'll see where we go.
 

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That's in $US, right? Riduhh is in Australia, like me. You have to add at least 50% on to US prices by the time it gets downunder. Not complaining too much as such, it's true that our wages are also generally quite a bit higher than the US as well, just pointing out that the prices Riduhh was quoting were the Aussie versions. The US prices are much cheaper than here.

Yes sir, went to talk to the Yamaha dealership just to confirm. I asked about the ABS just to make sure too since EU laws require ABS as standard. They couldn't give me a definite answer for USA, but from what I can understand it shouldn't be produce differently. It would be a disadvantage if you thought about it if R3 didn't come with ABS compare to their competitor.
 

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That's in $US, right? Riduhh is in Australia, like me. You have to add at least 50% on to US prices by the time it gets downunder. Not complaining too much as such, it's true that our wages are also generally quite a bit higher than the US as well, just pointing out that the prices Riduhh was quoting were the Aussie versions. The US prices are much cheaper than here.
The R3s US price is around $200 US cheaper than a ninja 300. So I would expect similar pricing of the two in AUS as well.
 

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Speaking of RC390, R3 is only down 1.5 hp to the KTM. Not as out classed in outright performance as some may of thought...
 
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