YAMAHA TAKE THE R3 TO THE NEXT LEVEL
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.