Autologue Design creates Yamaha YZF-R3 cafe racer render with RD350 inspired styling

18/01/2019 - 17:00 | ,  ,  ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

Seeing an increasing interest in retro-styled motorcycles, Autologue Design has created a rendering of a Yamaha YZF-R3 with old-school styling. The rendered motorcycle is a combination of the Yamaha RD350 and the YZF-R3, hence the 'Yamaha RD-3' name. The fuel tank paint and graphics of the imaginary motorcycle takes inspiration from the Yamaha RD350.

Yamaha Rd 3 Render By Autologue Design
Yamaha RD-3 render by Autologue Design combines the best of YZF-R3 and RD350 in one motorcycle.

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For starters, the motorcycle uses the same underpinnings as the stock Yamaha YZF-R3. However, the fascia drops the twin-pod headlight for a round headlamp, featuring a chrome mask. The black coloured front fender adds a neat contrast to the overall package. The neo-retro motorcycle has upside-down telescopic front forks, which look quite appealing because of the golden colour.

The cockpit features the familiar clip-on style handlebar for forward-leaning ergonomics. The fuel tank, as mentioned above, draws styling cues from the RD350 and thus you would see a chrome filler cap on the top instead of the aircraft-style flush-mount unit on the YZF-R3. The sub-frame has been tweaked to give the motorcycle a compact look. The step-up saddle mimics a rear cowl design while retaining a pillion seat.

The rear gets minimalist styling with a tyre-hugger mounted number plate. The tail light, on the other hand, is mounted on the modified sub-frame. Noteworthy details on the sides include a sporty engine cowl and an aftermarket exhaust from Akrapovic. The black painted wire-spoke wheels add a stealthy look to the package.

Braking setup is imagined with an upgrade, and the rendered motorcycle gets twin discs at the front. The rear uses a single disc. Shock absorption tasks, as mentioned above, are performed by upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the back.

The engine is retained from the YZF-R3. Thus, what you see on the rendered motorcycle is a 321 cc parallel twin motor with liquid cooling and fuel injection that makes 41 bhp at 10,750 rpm, and 29.6 Nm at 9,000 rpm.

2019 Yamaha R3 Images Front Three Quarters Yamaha
The 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 (pictured) is expected to arrive in India in 2019. However, Yamaha has not revealed a timeline for the launch of the motorcycle.

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The Yamaha RD-3 is just a speculative rendering of how a combination of the RD350 and the YZF-R3 could look like. Yamaha has no intentions of making one.

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