With a fully-fueled weight starting at only 375 pounds and a seat height of only 30.7 inches, the YZF-R3 is ultra-light, nimble, and confidence-inspiring on everything from tight city streets to wide-open racetracks. Unintimidating for first time riders, and a heck of a lot of fun for experienced people, the R3 is a phenomenally peppy little bike that can handle quite a bit more than you’d expect.
Our certified pre-owned R3 comes back to us for the second time and has only 2 previous owners. During both stints of ownership, the bike was purchased by first time riders who bought the bike to learn how to ride. Once they felt comfortable and confident, each previous owner traded it in with us to go up to a larger size. Considering that each owner only put about 1k miles on while learning, we think that speaks pretty well to the track record of the R3 and its ability to segway new riders into the sport with ease. Outside of a tail tidy kit, the bike has been left entirely stock and it leaves here ready to show another new rider the ropes.