1986 — 1996 Yamaha FJ1100 And Yamaha FJ1200 motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Yamaha FJ 1200
Yamaha FJ 1200

1986 — 1996 FJ1100 and Yamaha FJ1200

In 1984, Yamaha reentered the fray after years of by releasing the predecessor of the FJ1200, the in the model years 1984 and long-awaited bike was big and refined so it became very popular, and well against others in the class of motorcycles. This is not orientated on pure performance but on the of utility and sport with ride characteristics such as maneuverability and upright seating designed to reduce back on long trips.

Basing on the of the FJ1100, Yamaha decided, in to boost performance and add upgraded and other components. The result was the Produced virtually the same 1986 through 1989, a update of the bodywork kept the line current through when Yamaha discontinued the FJ.


Other liter-class produce more peak and handle better than the FJ but the beauty becomes apparent as as its odometer racks up miles.

The main competitors during its years were mainly the K100RS, Suzuki’s 1100 and Kawasaki’s ZX-10.

Weight and size are the major chinks in the armor when it comes to the battle with newer, bikes. Weighing 588 pounds it’s considerably heavier the modern racers; the FZR 1000 522 pounds and the GSXR 1000 532. The FJ’s wheelbase to 58.7 inches, while the FZR’s wheelbase is 57 inches, and the 56.7 inches.


With the FJ, Yamaha the modern idea of “sport-touring”: a big build around a powerful which will give all the required. The bike also has lines which give a design, well ahead of its

In fact, the FJ can still bang with the youngsters, up to a point the limits of most riders, but has taught it certain things come with middle It has learned to, well, prolong the act of Rather than going at a throttle, toe-curling sweat to of an outing in the shortest possible the FJ wants to satisfy its rider a period of hours, over of miles.


Most riders buy because of the way they look and the FJ a decade barely changed. The has a sporty look with a forward-leaning appearance. The pipes an upsweep to continue the sporty yet they are low enough for sizable saddlebags.

The bike has virtually no which is very unusual for the and the lines of the FJ stood clean.

The and windscreen-50mm taller and 60mm on the 1200, with bulges to windblast off the rider’s hands-encapsulate an height so that the rider’s in still air.

Yamaha FJ 1200
Yamaha FJ 1200

The seat is wide, and feels lower its 30.1-inch height. Wide and clip-ons can set the rider slightly while rubber-mounted footpegs his feet slightly to the rear. riders have been rubber-mounted foot-pegs and a less slope to their portion of the

Overall, the FJ(both 1100 and offer splendid accommodation.

The further reinforces the FJ’s as a Euro-cruiser. There are three instruments: a speedometer which the tachometer together with the gauge. They all light-up in and can be easy light to read at There’s also an easily fuel-reserve switch in the left-side inner.

There’s also a clock attached, which is helpful.


The FJ1100 and are both replica of today’s standards in terms of handling and The most lasting impression of the was the wonderful power delivered by the The simple, air cooled, overhead four valve per cylinder was a torque monster, allowing it to from 3000rpm on up.

The FJ has proven his longevity again and and many bikes are still strong. Not too many changes made to the FJ’s over the There was the obvious jump 1100 to 1200 in 1986 and the of the ABS in 1992.

There were a few about the front brake fairly weak and the 2nd gear out of gear when worn.

increased to 1188cc with bores in 1986, and the 1989 FJ the engine with a more digitally controlled spark-advance A new electric fuel pump the 36mm Mikuni constant which have one-size-leaner jets for fewer emissions.

Yamaha FJ 1200
Yamaha FJ 1200
Yamaha FJ 1200
Yamaha FJ 1200
Yamaha FJ 1200
Yamaha FJ 1200
Yamaha FJ 1200

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