Onboard Video: Yamaha YZF-R3 Project Bike Track Test

Ari shakes down his YZF-R3 racebike project at Thunderhill Raceway.

What's the best little bike for roadracing? It seems like Motorcyclist's own Ari Henning is on a mission to find out. A few years back he developed and competed on a Honda CBR300R (which began life as a CBR250R), and more recently he's been lapping tracks all over California on a KTM RC390

Now, however, he’s turned his attention to Yamaha’s YZF-R3, and in this onboard video from Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, California, we can see that he’s getting along with the bike quite nicely. What’s he done to turn the little Yamaha into a track weapon, and how does it compare to his previous single-cylinder sportbikes? We will cover all of that and more in upcoming videos and articles, so stay tuned.