News 8 Feb 2016

Yamaha will launch Australian R3 Cup this season

Race package available through Yamaha Motor Finance.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Yamaha Motor Australia has confirmed its R3 Cup will go ahead alongside the 2016 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) and Victorian Road Racing Championship (VRRC).

The series presented by Yamaha Motor Finance and Insurance will span five rounds, the first four at ASBK rounds and the final round to be confirmed at Phillip Island’s VRRC event.

Just $7900 buys a YZF-R3 in road trim with the addition of a full race kit, which gives the option to return the bike into road-going form if desired.

Race kit features:
– Fairing kit including front fender and tank cover in black gelcoat (uses stock screen).
– Akrapovic full racing exhaust system with titanium muffler.
– Racing rear sets with multiple adjustments.
– Handlebar lowering kit.
– Gearing set JT – one front, two rear (optional sizes).
– MUPO Suspension kit (complete rear shock absorber with adjustable pre-load, ride height and rebound damping. Front fork kit with springs, spacers and shim stack).
– Graphics kit with all series and bonus sponsors logos supplied.
– R+G protection kit including crash knobs, engine case covers, rear stand pick-ups, chain guard, radiator protector.
– R+G muffler mounting bracket.
– AIS pollution system block off plate.
– Yamalube Service Kit (4 litres of synthetic engine oil and filter).
– Oxford rear race stand.
– CD with parts book, service manual, kit fitment manual, etc.

To make it even easier, the customer may purchase the racing YZF-R3 using YMF finance. With the package price of $7900, the repayment amount over a 12-month term would be $168 per week or over a 24-month term $88.

To be eligible for the R3 Cup Championship, as well as the considerable prize and contingency packages that will be on offer, four of the five rounds that are planned need to be competed.

Motorcycling Australia is in the process of finalising the competition rules. They are simple and straight forward, utilising most of the existing Over 300 Production class rules.

“YMA encourages the R3 Cup to be an entry-level competition, with the emphasis on the enjoyment of riding and competing on equal and cost effective machinery,” explained YMA general manager and director Steven Cotterell. “The intention is to introduce new riders to the sport and so help build a more solid future for Australian road racing.”

With this in mind, the majority of the prizes and contingencies will be focused on the lower grades and newcomers. A-graders, internationals, former champions and VIPs will be welcome to compete, but will not be eligible for prizes.

Visit to download an application form.