The baby R is getting a place in the spotlight with a full redesign for the new model-year. For 2019, the R3 gets a 321cc, 180-degree, twin-cylinder engine teamed with a six-speed transmission. The block is even fitted with a set of forged aluminum pistons, borrowed from the R3’s big brothers, the R1 and the R6. Also new on the tiny bike is the inverted front fork that provides more rigidity to the suspension and ultimately, better feedback.
The riding position has also been updated for a more hugging, centralized position thanks to a lower handlebar and seat and reshaped tank. Of course the R3 gets a look to match the rest of the family. Tiny can also mean feisty.