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2020 Yamaha YZF-R3 Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Prices

2020 Yamaha YZF-R3

After a refreshment last year, the 2020 Yamaha YZF-R3 returns unchanged, save for a striking new edition. The standard YZF-R3 returns in Team Yamaha Blue for the same $4999 MSRP. Spend another $300 for ABS, and you add two color options—Matte Silver White and Matt Black.

2020 R3 whiteIt gets even better if you’re willing to put $5599 on the counter. That gets you the 2020 Yamaha YZF-R3 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition, and you’ll look like Valentino Rossi or Maverick Viñales speeding through the canyons.

Underneath it all, the three different price points for the 2020 Yamaha R3 gets you the same basic motorcycle. You’re looking at a counterbalanced parallel twin that loves to rev, a curb weight of just 368 pounds (add seven pounds for ABS, it’s worth it), a compact 54.3-inch wheelbase, Dunlop Sportmax GRP-300 rubber on 17-inch wheels, and KYB suspension.

2020 R3 priceThe 2020 Yamaha YZF-R3 is a versatile motorcycle. It can be adapted quickly for track day duty. At the same time, it is fully ready and able to perform as your 56 mpg daily commuter. While it is a supersport motorcycle, the handlebars rise a bit from the triple-clamp for comfort.

On the weekends, it will enjoy doing battle with your buddies in the canyons. You might just embarrass riders on larger motorcycles if you pick the tightest roads you can find.

Read our Yamaha YZF-R3 Review.

2020 Yamaha YZF-R3 Specs


  • Engine: Parallel-twin
  • Displacement: 321cc
  • Bore x stroke: 68.0 x 44.1mm
    Compression ratio: 11.2:1
  • Valvetrain: DOHC; 8 valves
  • Fuel delivery: EFI
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: Chain


  • Front suspension: 41mm KYB forks; 5.1 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted KYB shock; 4.9 inches of travel
  • Tires: Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300
  • Front tire: 110/70 x 17
  • Rear tire: 140/70 x 17
  • Front brake: 298mm disc
  • Rear brake: 220mm disc
  • ABS: Optional ($300)


  • Wheelbase: 54.3 inches
  • Rake: 25.0 degrees
  • Trail: 3.7 inches
  • Seat height: 30.7 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 3.7 gallons
  • EPA estimated fuel economy: 56 mpg
  • Wet weight: 368 pounds (ABS: 375 pounds)


  • Team Yamaha Blue
  • Matte Silver White (ABS only)
  • Matte Black (ABS only)
  • Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition (ABS only)


  • 2020 YZF-R3: $4999 MSRP
  • 2020 YZF-R3 ABS: $5299 MSRP
  • 2020 YZF-R3 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition: $5599 MSRP

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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