No less than Yamaha MotoGP rider, Maverick Viñales, took the wraps off the latest offering from Yamaha Motor Philippines, the 2019 YZF-R3, last February 9, at the Eastwood Open Park in Libis, Quezon City.

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Like we said in an earlier story, the styling closely resembles that of the current YZR-M1 MotoGP race bikes of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales.

Yamaha PH releasing a new sport bike soon image

It will be powered by a 321cc liquid cooled engine churning out 41.5 Ps at 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of torque. The revised engine features a compression ratio of 11.2:1.

Yamaha PH releasing a new sport bike soon image

It is built from compact and lightweight high-tensile steel tube frame to return a near 50/50 front and rear weight distribution.

Maverick Viñales launches Yamaha YZF R3 in PH image

This also results in a lower fuel tank and handlebar position.

Maverick Viñales launches Yamaha YZF R3 in PH image

It has modern 37 mm KYB upside-down front forks with a YZR-M1 inspired top clamp. It has a 298 mm disc in front and a 220 mm disc for the rear brake, and ABS as standard.

Yamaha PH releasing a new sport bike soon image

Finally, it has a new, fully digital instrument cluster with gear position, real time and average fuel economy, and an oil change trip meter.

Maverick Viñales launches Yamaha YZF R3 in PH image

The 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 is offered in three colors: Blue, Matte Black and Matte Red, with an SRP of P259,000.