Both competitors are priced at $5,299 with ABS, but present two very different characters. The Yamaha comes off as a lightweight racer. Its chassis is solid, yet nimble, and begs to be ridden with aggression, but its lower displacement holds it back versus the Kawasaki. Get two or more R3s on the track and you’d have a great race and an excellent learning experience. Could there be more displacement and an R4 in the future? Or is the counter-argument to displacement creep being the question of when to stop, because if you want more power why not go 500cc or even 600? Or 1,000?!