Can you ride the Yamaha R3 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Yamaha R3 (2015 - 2018) on an A2 motorbike licence. There is no restriction required, as the motorcycle is fully A2 licence compliant!

Yamaha R3 (2015 - 2018) motorcycle

Yamaha R3 (2015 - 2018)

There are only a few sport bikes that can be recommended to A2 licence holders and the Yamaha R3 is surely one of them. It is slightly cheaper and more practical than some of its competitors such as the Kawasaki Ninja 300, yet it doesn’t lack any performance at all. In fact, the R3 is one of the fastest 300cc bikes on the market, as it’s capable of reaching speeds over 100 mph.

The Yamaha R3 comes with a powerful parallel twin engine that offers incredible amounts of torque and almost instant acceleration. The riding experience is smooth and the bike is super-easy to ride even in heavy traffic.

As with most other Japanese motorcycles, you can expect the typical high quality finish and very good reliability. All plastics feel solid and the seat is surprisingly comfortable, especially for a sport bike.

Despite its powerful engine and incredible top speed, the Yamaha R3 is fully A2 legal and there is no restriction needed in the UK and EU.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Yamaha R3 is a 321cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 31 kW (41 bhp), which is within the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. No restriction is required, as the bike is fully A2 licence compliant.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size321cc
Power output31 kW
Torque output21.8 ft-lb
Top speed108 mph
Horsepower41 bhp
Weight169 kg
Seat height780 mm
Front tyre size110/70-17
Rear tyre size140/70-17
Fuel tank size14 litres
Fuel tank range175 miles
Fuel consumption57 mpg
Oil capacity2.1 litres
Annual road tax£55
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