2015 Yamaha R3

I had been hearing from my track days buddies that one of the best ways to get better at PIR is to get a small bike and do small tracks. So one of the bikes I went after in the off season was a Yamaha R3 for my 2018 track day season. I found a used 2015 Yamaha R3 that only had 2000 miles on it and was completely stock with zero upgrades. What were some of the reasons that I chose this bike?

  • It has Fuel Injection, so no manual choke and better tuning options;
  • It feels a little bigger than the Ninja;
  • A couple more ponies than the Ninja (to haul my bigger butt down the track);
  • Yahama is a trusted brand that I've owned for years;
  • Comparison tests had most choosing the R3 as the best all around of the small bikes;
Yamaha R3 Posing in Group

Custom Painted R3 Fairing Kit

These are the preview photos we were sent prior to the clear coat. As always, click the photos to see the larger versions.

iFairings
Yamaha R3 Fairings
R3
Yamaha R3 Fairings Right side, directly after mounting them.

Installation video coming soon!

See our iFairing section for more.

Slip On and Fender Eliminators

Slip On Exhaust (Stainless)

Product ID: WY300 (2015+ Yamaha R3 Slip On Exhaust)

Fender Eliminator

Product ID: 1Y300 (2015+ Yamaha R3 Fender Eliminator Kit w/Lic Light & Signals)

These are photos when the stock fairings. As always, click the photos to see the larger versions.

Competition Werkes
Yamaha R3
R3 Competition Werkes Slip Ons 1
R3 Competition Werkes Slip Ons 2

Installation video coming soon!

See our Competition Werkes section for more.

Rearsets

Woodcraft Technologies

Yamaha R3 Rearset Assembly

Part 05-0403B STD Shift + Folding Toe Pieces (shifter and brake)
R3 Rearsets
R3 Rearsets WC
R3 Rearsets Mounted

Installation video coming soon!

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R3 Protection Kit

The following parts are all made of UHMW-PE (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene) and a aircraft grade aluminum 6061-T6.

Engine Stator Clutch Case Cover Savers

Part #N78-15C

Frame Sliders No Cut

Part #N78-15

Front and Rear Axle Sliders

Part #N78-15F and #N78-15R

Exhaust Frame Sliders

Part #N78-15ES
T-Rex Racing
R3 Sliders
R3 Case Covers
R3 Big Slider
R3 Front Axle
R3 Strapless 2
R3 Left Side

Photos and Installation Video

Coming Soon

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2015 Yamaha R3 - RDR Evolution

Day 1

Original Yamaha R3 Body I searched for an R3 that had this color scheme, and found a totally bone stock bike... ready for upgrades.

Some Mods

R3 I blacked out the original red wheel stripes and added my wide stripes to the wheels. With Competition Werkes fender eliminator and slip on.

Current

Yamaha R3
2018 Friends

NEXX North America (helmets); iFairings (custom color matched fairings for the R1, R3, and Ninja); Competition Werkes (exhausts, fender eliminators, integrated lights for R1, R3, and Ninja); Bursig (stands, paddock wizard); T-Rex (R1, R3, Ninja protection, strapless tie downs); Woodcraft (rearsets R1, R3); Helite (air vest), 2-Fast (PIR Friday, ORP track days and rider instruction); Portland Karting Association (Mac Track); Stompgrip (body grips); Pacific Synthetic Oil and Lube (all RDR vehicles); Trailer prep: Condor (chocks, tie downs, and more), Western Interiors (custom floor)