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post #411 of 418 Old 08-01-2015, 08:59 PM
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To my surprise the best part of the R3 is the freeway ride. Utterly composed and the engine is most happy at 6th gear and zooming away.
Cool. Sounds like Aufitt thinks it could be made even more "freeway sedate" by gearing it up.
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On the road its perfect, 187kph is plenty and you wouldn't want to sacrifice acceleration.
9000rpm is its happy smoothest place where it seems most efficient for lowest throttle position.
Thats 156kph so wouldn't want it much higher for road use.

Gets going at 5000, 7000 starts the real rush, 11,000 shift light its a little flat till 12,250
Full system and tune may improve this, (full system needs fitting before the race bodywork) but all my time and money is being thrown into my other 250 race bike so no rush for the r3 build.

R3 is a keeper forever as bought it new, nobody is ever going to lay a spanner on it except me.
A full thread will wait as cant share too many secrets until its on the grid in 2016.
* and my common sense falls on deaf ears anyway, the r3 forum is as baad as this place with facepalms, some want to fit R6 forks, brembo brakes, ohlins shock etc
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MT-03 released and its beautiful.


*Not the ugly old 660cc single MT-03, not sure what the R3 based one will be called in Au.







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As I saw today:
Only 178.000 Baht @ Yamaha stores in Thailand.

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Rider magazine video of the R3.

Surprising to me: the fuel tank is covered by a replaceable plastic cowling that is easier and cheaper to replace if a new rider takes a spill.
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Another surprise: the throttle is progressive.

Any owners who can comment on that feature? Is it "slow" to open, or normal to open and "fast" toward WOT?
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Another surprise: the throttle is progressive.

Any owners who can comment on that feature? Is it "slow" to open, or normal to open and "fast" toward WOT?



It progressively rolls on faster at higher openings,
I love it, no need for a Q/A throttle as its the best of both worlds.
Can keep the tap slightly open on entry - mid corner.
and clutchless shifts don't need much wrist movement at the other end of the range.


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Cool. I've read comments that the progressive throttle is a feature targeted toward beginners, the theory being that a beginner can't handle the massive onrush of power that would occur should they clumsily crack open the throttle too much. Bah!

I think it's a great idea for a small-cc bike that can be expected to operate WOT often and for prolonged periods. The CBR throttle rotates so far to WOT that your wrist ends up cramped at an awkward angle. If I know that I will be close to WOT for a long time (say, on the motorway), I tend to artificially wrap my hand farther around the grip, so that at WOT my wrist is more in line with my forearm.

What's crazy is that I've seen threads on the other forums where people discuss how to get rid of it!
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