Yamaha FJR1300 Overview
The Yamaha FJR1300 may not have the gadgets or glamour of its competitors, but is a durable no-nonsense bike which is hassle free. It is the first of its kind touring bike built by Yamaha. It comes equipped with all necessary features which include a massive tank, good fairing, a shaft drive etc. The models built after 2006 come with an optional automatic gearbox, an adjustable seat, handlebar and redesigned fairing. It makes a style statement of its own on the road. These aspects have made it the first choice with the Police and other organisations.
The four cylinder power driven engine produces 99ft lb torque at 7000 revs, making it very powerful. It gives between 40-45 mpg with an extremely dependable engine that runs smoothly. There is ample power to carry two riders and plenty of baggage effortlessly on city roads.
Despite its massive size and weight, the bike handles beautifully. Its adjustable monoshock and 48 mm forks offer its owner the facility to adjust for off-road driving. With adjustable rear shocks and plenty of room for the pillion rider, it is as comfortable as they come.
The bike is age resistant and doesn’t suffer major weather damage. The only areas where there may be changes are on the bar clamps and the shaft where the bike might flake. In terms of equipment, ABS braking is standard and it comes with a luggage rack and panniers. Those opting for the automatic gearbox version get a windscreen, adjustable set and handlebars as well as heated grips.
Yamaha FJR1300 Spec
- Seat height805mm
- EngineLiquid cooled, DOHC, 4v, four stroke
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Heavy to push around.
Definitely the smoothest bike I've ridden is a bit on the heavy side but once your on the move you don't really notice. Smooth to ride & corners well whether it's loaded up with luggage & 2 up
Absolutely brilliant no faults what so ever. Has a sport mode & a touring mode on it & does pretty much what you need it to do. The torque is amazing
Quite a hard one for me as I only use it w/ends & holidays. Only use it more as a hobby no commuting or daily use but it's about £21 to fill the tank & gets about 240 miles to each tank
Had it 4 years now toured Ireland & Germany on it. Heading to France next year & has been absolutely flawless the whole time
Never a problem brakes are great. First bike i have had with ABS & the one time i had to brake in an emergency was absolutely fine
Suits my style for all uses every day and touring
Masses of torque brilliant
Better weather protection in winter.
Very good ABS, works in all weathers
I am still on o.e. fit suspension with 80,000 miles abroad and handles fine for my needs both solo and two up fully laden. Absorbs bumps well, holds a line fine through sweepers or tight turns.
145 h.p.,megga torque,mid 50s.m.p.g. What's not to like?
An overdrive gear for cruising would be great.
Not a single issue from new. Exceptional build quality for a mass produced lump. At the 75,000 mile service the valve shims still within tolerance and never a single one ever replaced. Still looks and runs like new.
Semi linked brakes ABS, nissin calipers. Never an issue.
In Italy it did struggle a bit when fully loaded with some under steer problems at lower speeds on the tight hairpins on the St Bernard Pass
My 2004 has the 5 speed box which does lead to slightly higher revs at 70mph than I would wish. The new versions have sorted that with a totally new box and clutch system.
In Italy I lost the rear brake for a while as the fluid boiled on the steep mountains and the tight on the St Bernard Pass