Yamaha Registers YZF-R3 and R3 Trademarks

The Yamaha R25 1 photo
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Things are on the move at Yamaha, as the YZF-R3 and R3 names have been registered as a trademark.
The two names have been trademarked for both the US and the European Union, so we might presume that the upcoming bike or even bikes are targeting these two big markets.

If we take a quick look at the pattern Yamaha Motor Corp. uses for their bikes, then we could expect that the YZF-R3 machine should be a 300cc one.

As R1 is short for the 1000cc YZF-R1 superbike and the R6 harks back to the YZF-R6 600cc supersport machine, then R3 for a 300cc sport bike should not be such a wild guess.

Yamaha has recently showed their MotoGP M1-derived YZF-R25 quarter-liter bike at the Tokyo Motor Show, but it looks like the Three Tuning Forks are pondering between the 250 and the 300cc displacements. Things are to clear out this spring, most likely.

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