The new Yamaha YZF-R series under 400cc offers high performance, smart looks, and ease of handling. It was developed with the idea of creating a superbike that could be ridden every day, hence YZF-R3 ABS and YZF-R25 ABS.
So, does the Yamaha R3 have ABS? The YZF R3 models of the year 2015 to 2016 do not have the ABS feature. However, the 2017 up to 2021 models of the Yamaha R3 have had ABS so far, it is called “YZF-R3 ABBS”.
The 2019 and up model features a cowl that has been improved with better aerodynamics, a forward-leaning riding position, an inverted front fork, and radial tires. This greatly increases the possibility of sporty driving.
Since its debut in 2015, the R3 has been redesigned in many ways, from its exterior to its contents. This year’s model has been developed around the concept of “a super bike you can ride every day”, which emphasizes sportiness while the previous model had a character with a strong commuter color.
How do I know if my Yamaha R3 has ABS?
The best way to tell if your Yamaha R3 have ABS is to check the owner’s manual and checking your instrument cluster.
Checking the user manual
Your manual will tell you everything about your R3. Starting from specification up to basic maintenance, it will tell you everything including if it has ABS.
Checking your instrument cluster
You can find this feature in every modern motorcycle that has ABS. Using your keys, turn on your motorcycle and check your instrument panel and if it has “ABS” light, it means your R3 have one.
Why ABS is important on motorcycle safety?
ABS will become mandatory for motorcycles sold in Japan on October 1, 2018.
The ABS system ensures that the wheels do not lock up when the brakes are applied automatically. ABS is even more effective in slippery situations such as mud or sand-covered roads. This feature can save lives when doing “panic braking”.
Many veteran riders believe ABS is unnecessary. This is because some driving schools are teaching the “pumping brake” where cars and motorcycles without ABS applies the brakes at once, then loosens them a little, then applies them again strongly, which is an effective braking operation.
Safety is always comes first. If it is for the safety of the rider, then make ABS mandatory by all means.