Video: The Next Generation of Racing—the WORKS Yamaha R3

Riding the Graves Racing Services Yamaha R3 racebike that will help the novice rider concentrate on riding instead of the myriad details of race prep

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The Graves Racing Services WORKS Yamaha R3 is a fully-developed racebike for the novice racer that not only allows the racer to concentrate just on riding, but also access to technical support from the Graves Motorsports team that has dominated US roadracing for the past few years.Photo by Andrea Wilson

Developing an actual racebike takes countless hours spent experimenting with parts, set-up, and tuning, and for the newer racer, this process normally results in more questions than answers. But what if you could skip the trials and tribulations of developing your first racebike, and rather than worry about all the preparation details, go right to racing and actually, you know, begin honing your skills? Even better, imagine if you could go direct to one of the top teams in the American roadrace paddock and pick their brains for how to continually develop that bike.

Turns out Graves Racing Services was asking some of the same questions, the company realizing that there is generally not enough options out there for the guy who wants to go racing but doesn't have the experience or time to build his own bike. Their solution is this: the WORKS Yamaha R3, an affordable, professionally built small-displacement racebike that you can purchase directly from them, complete with accessory components already installed that'll help you meet your racing goals.

Check out this short video that explains the purpose behind this out-of-the-box racing machine, as well as a first ride review. And stay tuned for a full ride review in the near future at