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R World is Calling with the New 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3

R World is Calling with the New 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3

Written by  Yamaha Motor Canada on Friday, 12 October 2018 10:53

October 10, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Summoning those in search of exhilarating experiences, Yamaha Motor Canada has launched a new YZF-R3 for the 2019 model year. Serving as the entry point to the company’s 2019 supersport lineup that includes the YZF-R6, YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M, the new R3 boasts next-generation R-series styling and updated handling features to bring it more in line with its R World stablemates.

The 2019 YZF-R3 is powered by Yamaha’s renowned 321 cc inline twin-cylinder engine with excellent power delivery and throttle characteristics. Whether you’re tackling crosstown traffic or a twisty road, the R3 is perfect for new motorcyclists who want a sport machine that’s also rider-friendly. Smooth power delivery, standard ABS and a relaxed riding position all serve to build confidence in the developing rider.

New for 2019, the YZF-R3 comes with an upside-down 37 mm KYB fork to achieve the right balance of comfort and sporty performance. Coupled with an all-new triple clamp that incorporates an aluminum handlebar crown with R-series styling, the assembly works to provide the rider with outstanding handling during cornering and braking.

Additional upgrades for 2019 include a reshaped fuel tank aimed at improving the feeling between rider and machine, while the fairing and windscreen were redesigned with a nod to Yamaha’s flagship MotoGP race bike, the YZF-M1. The aggressive look achieves outstanding aerodynamic performance — a seven percent reduction in aerodynamic drag and an eight km/h (five mph) increase in top speed — while the handlebar position is now 22 mm lower for a more sport-focused rider position.

Rounding out the list of updates are new LED headlights and position lights to complement the new fairing, and a redesigned, easy-to-read LCD instrument panel.

In addition to the R series, Yamaha Motor Canada has also announced the return of the sport heritage lineup including the XSR900, XSR700, Bolt, Bolt R-Spec, V-Star 250 and VMAX.

The 2019 YZF-R3 retails for $6,299 and comes in dark blue, matte black, and white. Delivery to Canada is expected to start in early 2019. For more information, visit

Last modified on Friday, 12 October 2018 10:55
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