YAMAHA TAKE THE R3 TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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Yamaha have shown of their new Su­per­sport 300 con­tender, which has fi­nally been up­dated for 2019.

Al­though the 321cc par­al­lel twin en­gine, chas­sis, swingarm and wheels all re­main the same, Yamaha have gifted the new R3 with a set of 37mm Kayaba in­verted forks and a new triple clamp, al­though the shock re­mains the same. The aes­thet­ics have been al­tered quite sub­stan­tially and in turn so have the aero­dy­nam­ics; the new fair­ings are claimed to re­duce drag by 7% while the slightly al­tered tank and 22mm lower bars al­low for the rider to tuck in bet­ter, mean­ing the claimed top speed is up 5mph on the pre­vi­ous model. There’s also a new set of LCD clocks to re­place the ana­logue dis­play.

Price and avail­abil­ity is yet to be an­nounced but ex­pect the R3 to be avail­able in the early months of next year at about £5,400.

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