2023 Yamaha YZF-R3 ABS gets new Purple color in the USA


Yamaha launched in the USA the 2023 YZF-R3 ABS, its 321cc sportbike, which arrives with a new color called ‘Phantom Purple’, with white and red graphics.

In addition to it, there is the ‘Team Yamaha Blue’ and ‘Midnight Black’, that is, more sober colors and graphics for those who want to go unnoticed.

Despite the new colors, the bike remains with the same mechanical set and design as the previous model, without any changes.

The 2023 Yamaha YZF-R3 ABS retails in the US for from $5,499 (MSRP) and has 1 Year Limited Factory Warranty.

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How is the YZF-R3

This current design of the R3 was, according to the brand, inspired by the MotoGP models that results in the most radical 300cc on the streets or tracks. The fairing is reminiscent of Yamaha’s M1 MotoGP bike and the aggressive R1-inspired dual LED headlight emphasizes its pure R-series DNA.

The 2023 Yamaha YZF-R3 ABS has a 321 cm³ liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine, which is capable of generating up to 42 HP of maximum power at 10,750 rpm and 30 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm. According to the company, it has the exclusive DiASil technology that contributes to less vibration, better heat dissipation and performance gain.

In addition, it has a 37 mm inverted KYB front fork and rear shock absorber, with 7 spring preload adjustments, which provide a perfect balance between performance, agility and comfort. The wheels are 17-inch aluminum alloy, fitted with 110/70-17 Dunlop tires at the front and 140/70-17 at the rear.

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The 2023 YZF-R3 ABS has LED headlights and taillights, but the turn signals remain the traditional ones, with halogen lamps. The panel is fully digital LCD, with complete information, including gear indicator. In addition, according to the company, it is the only one in its category that has the customizable Shift Light, which indicates the best time to change gears.

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