Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
fromthecage

2015 Yamaha R3

Recommended Posts

howlinhoss
Small bikes make even better track bikes to learn how to ride fast!
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
qjohnson
Hmmmm... May have to get one for the girlfriend.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guru
I just got an promotional email from Yamaha too. I do like the R3.
 
 
15_R3_Black_1.png
 
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
howlinhoss
Its really nice but I don't think there is enough difference for me to switch from my Ninja 300 to the R3. However, I would have probably picked it up if it were available when I bought my 300. The extra 20ccs is pretty big in the small bike world.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lonerider
As a previous WR250X owner, i'm very pleased to find out that the R3 is coming to us. I know that Ninja 250 and 300 are good seller. But Yamaha didn't offer several small bikes, except for the Virago 250. Remember the SRX250? Would i buy a R3? Maybe. I love my 07. BUT, i had a blast riding my little 250 in the twisties. When riding hard, you have to be more active. Numbers of upshifts and downshifts are way higher compared to when ridinf a bigger bike. In some circumstances, i think it's more fun to ride a slow bike fast. It's for long trip that the small bike is less fun. And forget to carry a passenger with a small bike. I know some do it. But when the passenger knows what it's like to sit on a pillion of a big bike. The idea to stay on the back of such a small pad is out of question.
 
Next spring, i'll test ride the R3. The seat seems to be a little too low for me. But, if the rider position (i'm 5'-11".) is good, the moto isn't too vibey. It will be very difficult to resist. I swear to myself to not have 2 bikes at the same time back in 2006. we'll see.

past bikes: WR250X, KLR650, V-Strom 1000, DR650, FZ-6, SV650S, Seca II, GS400S, Seca 750, YZ80.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest August BB
Its getting close.
 
My wife might be veering towards this. Doesn't have ABS in the states though but still, a contender for her.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
xorbe
I can't decide whether to do the incremental upgrade from my Ninja 250R (the carb has to go) to the R3, or just jump to the FZ-07. Not sure why Yamaha USA is allergic to ABS, probably price point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hobbs
I can't decide whether to do the incremental upgrade from my Ninja 250R (the carb has to go) to the R3, or just jump to the FZ-07. Not sure why Yamaha USA is allergic to ABS, probably price point.
 
 
I've encountered quite a few "oh sht" braking moments on my 07 in the 8k miles I've logged. People in the area go from 75 mph to a near stop whenever anything remotely interesting pops up. Road sign, car pulled over, bridge ahead, 2 squirrels fornicating.. etc.
 
Point of the story, without ABS (which I've never had) the bike is still great in the brakes department. I've locked/skidded the front twice, and rear thrice... she's very forgiving honestly.
 
I don't recommend doing it for fun, but do practice.
  • Like 1

Everything went braap.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Beemer
It's hard to say but if the R3 had been out when I had the humungus itch to get a bike I might've bought one and my Yamaha dealer said it would be at least another month before they got any so I got the 07 instead, couldn't wait that long. That little bike would be a lot of fun in the twisties if kept just over 10k rpm. I really want to test ride one some day to see if I made a mistake but I'm pretty sure I didn't.

Beemer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
howlinhoss
Small bikes are fun and they rip twisties.
 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hippiebikerchick
My heart's all aflutter now.  (:))
 
That rider has a nice selfie stick.
 
 
 
 
  • Like 1

Illegitimi non carborundum

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
yamahaha
Maybe Yamaha will come out with a smaller FZ at 400cc. They would sell loads of them where I live. Insurance over 400cc is almost twice the price.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
vi5a
 

Maybe Yamaha will come out with a smaller FZ at 400cc. They would sell loads of them where I live. Insurance over 400cc is almost twice the price.
If Yamaha came out with a Grom sized FZ, I would be at the dealership right now putting down my deposit. Small bikes (to me) are way more fun than the big bikes. I ride the crap out of my little Grom. Dropped it about a dozen times now practicing stunts (in lots only).
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
howlinhoss
I wish they made the 07 with full fairings or a light weight faired 75hp sport bike.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
xorbe
I wish they made the 07 with full fairings or a light weight faired 75hp sport bike.
Or an FJ-07.
 
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Allan
I went to a Yamaha test drive event today and rode the R3, and oh my God. It was soo much freakin fun. I literally would have bought it right there if I had $5,000. You can full throttle that thing and it has a racing howl but you are going within the legal speed limit. I felt a little awkward on it at first because I felt like my legs were really high up, but I got used to that real quick and I had an absolute blast on it. I test rode the FJ-09 as well, and I actually liked the R3 better. I know they are 2 different animals, but I enjoyed the R3 far more than I did with the FJ-09. I want one! Haha
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mjh937
I went to a Yamaha test drive event today and rode the R3, and oh my God. It was soo much freakin fun. I literally would have bought it right there if I had $5,000. You can full throttle that thing and it has a racing howl but you are going within the legal speed limit. I felt a little awkward on it at first because I felt like my legs were really high up, but I got used to that real quick and I had an absolute blast on it. I test rode the FJ-09 as well, and I actually liked the R3 better. I know they are 2 different animals, but I enjoyed the R3 far more than I did with the FJ-09. I want one! Haha
Were you at Skagit Powersports?  I was there for a while but did not have time to ride anything. The one ride I saw leave left both the R3's and two Bolts behind. They look like fun little bikes. I wish I had time to ride some stuff.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jerryv
That is awesome!   ...and insane to be doing anywhere but on a track.  wish I had half that talent.
 
 

Small bikes are fun and they rip twisties. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Allan
I went to a Yamaha test drive event today and rode the R3, and oh my God. It was soo much freakin fun. I literally would have bought it right there if I had $5,000. You can full throttle that thing and it has a racing howl but you are going within the legal speed limit. I felt a little awkward on it at first because I felt like my legs were really high up, but I got used to that real quick and I had an absolute blast on it. I test rode the FJ-09 as well, and I actually liked the R3 better. I know they are 2 different animals, but I enjoyed the R3 far more than I did with the FJ-09. I want one! Haha
Were you at Skagit Powersports?  I was there for a while but did not have time to ride anything. The one ride I saw leave left both the R3's and two Bolts behind. They look like fun little bikes. I wish I had time to ride some stuff. 
I was not. There are multiple trucks that go around the country. That must be where the other one was. I was at Bob Weaver Motorsports in North Tonowanda (North of Buffalo NY). The are really fun little bikes. If you ever have the chance to ride one, do it. Haha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rowdy
I wish they made the 07 with full fairings or a light weight faired 75hp sport bike.
For a full faired bike, the Honda CBR650F is certainly a fine bike (although, it's a little more expensive than the FZ, and a lot more hp). I was torn between the two when I bought my FZ-07, but I'm happy with my choice.  I think If I add another bike to the stable, it would probably be an FJ-09.  Get some wind protection, highway cruising, big gas tank, and still pretty light weight and (relatively) cheap.
 

Why can't left turners see us?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jeremy
That little R3 would be so much fun on the track. Wish my GF had an interest in bikes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sorkyah
For those here in the phx area, my dealership told me about a yamaha demo event towards the end of the month out at firebird/wildhorse pass. Ill see if i cant wrangle up some more details

ATGATT... ATTATT, two acronyms I live by.
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kwaipuak
Someone I trust told me that after a long ride (he rented a brand new one) he wasn't that impressed and the Ninja was the more enjoyable bike. Maybe I will rent one on my next visit to Thailand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
snowdriftless

Maybe Yamaha will come out with a smaller FZ at 400cc. They would sell loads of them where I live. Insurance over 400cc is almost twice the price.
If Yamaha came out with a Grom sized FZ, I would be at the dealership right now putting down my deposit. Small bikes (to me) are way more fun than the big bikes. I ride the crap out of my little Grom. Dropped it about a dozen times now practicing stunts (in lots only).
Yamaha does have a smaller FZ(MT) than the '07 it's just not available here.
 
I know Cycleworld and Motorcycle USA did a shootout between the R3, CBR300R, Ninja 300, and KTM RC390. R3 won on both occasions. I like the R3 but I still like the looks of the Ninja 300 a little better. That and I think the huge gas tank (4.5 Gallons) on the ninja is awesome when coupled to +60 mpg efficiency.
 

I wish they made the 07 with full fairings or a light weight faired 75hp sport bike.
Or an FJ-07.
 
I want an FZ-07 TÉNÉRÉ edition (Maybe FX-07?).

P1: Vice? I have no vice, I'm as pure as the driven snow!
P2: Yeah but you've been drifting
 
All the gear all the time!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  


×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.