TheYZF-R3 presents a race-tastic face to the world with design elements borrowed from its big brothers, the YZF-R6 and YZF-R1. .It sports lower-drag bodywork and the same powerplant as the '18 model for a net performance gain, however slim, and maintains its agile nature\/fun factor for experienced pilots.\r\n.It's all about performance as the R3 takes on aspects of the track-proven YZR-M1..What it lacks in brute power it makes up with agility to retain some measure of replayability..Short bars pull the rider forward into the Superman position, reinforced by the jockey-mount footpegs that tuck the heels in and make for easy body mechanics. .It's more properly a race-trainer than anything else at the end of the day. .The low-drag bodywork is designed to garner a claimed seven-percent better penetration and an extra five mph at the top-end..That's right folks, it's as lean as a snake with nothing of fat in evidence to slow it down. .A freshly redesigned tripleclamp makes for a very eager nature in the corners, though the steering will only sweep through 16-degrees per side..You'll feel that when trying to navigate the parking lot..For folks that want or need a low seat height and aren't interested in a cruiser, this could be your Huckleberry..If you're looking for rider modes, traction control, and anti-wheelie features, you're looking in the wrong place..This could be one of those bikes you keep in your garage. even after you park something bigger\/faster\/more powerful next to it..MSRP on the YZF-R3 is holding steady from last year at $5.3k..Swipe up to to read the full article..