The R3 is the latest bike to roll into our garage. This is a spicy little sportbike, and one Yamaha suggests makes the most power in its class. However, Yamaha doesn't offer any specific power figures for the R3 so we strapped it to our Dyno Jet dynometer to get actual rear-wheel figures. Watch the dyno run, above.
The Yamaha’s 37.3 horsepower at 10,800 rpm and 20.0 pound-feet of torque at 9,200 rpm is pretty impressive, but how does it compare to the competition? Here’s how they stack up.
Power is just part of the equation here. We’ll be evaluating these bikes’ manners, handling, ergonomics, features, and sporting performance in an upcoming episode of On Two Wheels. Look for that early next month.