2017 Yamaha R3

SOLD FOR: $3,750

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on March 17, 2023

Winner: John Neustadt

Winning Bid: $3,500
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $3,750


Additional photos of this 2017 Yamaha R3 are available here for your perusal.

In 2015, Yamaha decided to challenge the small bike establishment with their release of the R3, and the end result was impressive. Sport Rider opened their review by simply saying it was “worth the wait.”

Thanks to a 321cc motor, it was faster than the competition coming from Honda and Kawasaki, and it quickly became Yamaha’s best selling motorcycle in the US. Beyond being an approachable option for beginners, it also became a popular platform for ~300cc racing.

Basic specs for the R3 were 41 horsepower, 22lb-ft of torque, and a curb weight of just 373 pounds. Stopping power for the little twin came from a 298mm disc up front and a 220mm disc at the rear, paired with two-pot and single-pot calipers, respectively. In order to provide confident handling through turns, Yamaha fitted the R3 with a set of 41mm KYB forks along with an adjustable KYB shock.

As MCN found in its review, “The R3 is a credible, genuine, practical sportsbike that has the ability to entertain even the most sceptical old goat of a motorcyclist.”

Manufactured in September of 2017, this example is VIN: MH3RH06Y3HK017275. It was accepted as a trade-in by our friends at Bartel’s Harley-Davidson, so the history is not well-known.

The odometer shows 9,123 miles.

Flush-mount turn signals.

ASV levers.

Evotech radiator guard.

Frame sliders.

Swingarm sliders.

Tail tidy.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin Pilot Sport tires with date codes of 1317 and 1717.

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located in Santa Monica, California, this Yamaha is offered on a clean California title with expired registration. Per the DMV website, it would cost $250 to make registration current through January 2024.

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Santa Monica, California













Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 16

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: John Neustadt

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
John Neustadt March 11, 2023 4:00 pm $3,500 Reserve
John Neustadt March 11, 2023 4:00 pm $3,250 Auto
John Neustadt March 11, 2023 9:56 am $2,102 Auto
jeniusbiker March 11, 2023 9:56 am $2,002
John Neustadt March 11, 2023 9:43 am $1,601
Herby March 11, 2023 9:42 am $1,501 Auto
John Neustadt March 11, 2023 9:42 am $1,500
Herby March 11, 2023 9:42 am $1,100 Auto
John Neustadt March 11, 2023 9:42 am $1,000
Herby March 11, 2023 9:41 am $900 Auto
John Neustadt March 11, 2023 9:41 am $800
Herby March 10, 2023 1:55 pm $400 Auto
Miller559 March 10, 2023 1:55 pm $300
Herby March 10, 2023 1:36 pm $200
Miller559 March 10, 2023 1:36 pm $100 Auto
Miller559 March 10, 2023 12:44 pm $1
Auction started March 10, 2023 8:50 am
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