The new YZF-R3 features a front fairing and windscreen design that pays homage to Yamaha's flagship MotoGP race bike, the YZR-M1. The aggressive new look also achieves outstanding aerodynamic performance.
The new fairing and windscreen combination reduces aerodynamic drag by nine percent, enabling a decrease in air turbulence around the rider's helmet when in a tucked position. This provides an increase of up to 8km/h in top speed. The YZR-M1 style central fairing duct also functions to direct airflow to the radiator, contributing to engine cooling performance.
The easy-to-ride character of the YZF-R3 is further enhanced for 2019 thanks to a new lower fuel tank and tank cover design, along with a handlebar position that is 22mm lower. Fuel tank capacity remains at 14 litres, but the redesigned shape of the tank and cover (31.4mm wider above the knee area and 20mm lower at the fuel cap) helps to achieve a feeling of unity between the rider and machine.