Some of the most approachable Supersports on the market are Yamaha‘s YZF-R3 and YZF-R7 models. The handling, dependability, and practicality of the two models—while they appeal to different expertise levels—compensate for their differences in raw power. That is what keeps a lot of new and experienced riders coming back to R World. In 2023, Team Blue gives the R3 and R7 formulas a bit more heat.
Specifications of YZF-R3
The lack of significant mechanical improvements for the R3 in 2023 from Yamaha isn’t always bad. The little supersport keeps the same dependable 321cc parallel-twin, DOHC. It is with an eight-valve engine and a steel diamond frame. With 5.1 inches of travel from the USD front end and 4.9 inches from the preload-adjustable mono-cross rear shock, the R3 is still manageable because of its 30.7-inch seat height.
Pricing and availability of YZF-R3
Fast yet secure handling is provided with a 54.3-inch wheelbase and a 25-degree rake, living true to Yamaha’s reputation. The 375-pound motorcycle gets 56 mpg while sipping fuel from a 3.7-gallon tank. For 2023, the Team Yamaha Blue and Midnight Black hues are still available, but a brand-new Phantom Purple livery with artwork reminiscent of the 1990s steals the show. Regardless of the color scheme you like, the 2023 Yamaha YZF-R3 costs $5,499.
Specifications of YZF-R7
With the returning R7, the bLU cRU follows the same pattern. The middleweight sportbike maintains its current mechanical design. The liquid-cooling, fuel injection, 11.5:1 compression ratio, and four valves per cylinder of the 689cc parallel-twin continue to be advantages. The slipper clutch is still in place, easing the downshifts of the six-gear transmission while riding.
A linked-type mono-cross shock with preload and rebound adjustments stabilizes the ride while an adjustable USD fork responds to the track and the twisties. There’s no corner the R7 doesn’t tackle with its 54.9-inch wheelbase and 23.7-degree rake and Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres only emphasize that agile character. The supersport, which has a 3.4-gallon fuel tank and weighs 414 pounds, maintains its practicality with a 58-mpg rating.
Pricing and availability of YZF-R7
The R7 maintains its regular Team Yamaha Blue and black color schemes, much like its younger sister, but the new Intensity White lives up to its name. With prices starting at $9,100 for each of the three colors, Yamaha’s sportbike collection continues to be an affordable and enjoyable choice.