2006 Yamaha FJR1300AE WebTest — Ultimate MotorCycling

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2006 Yamaha FJR1300AE |

Yamaha’s original FJR1300 took the Sport Touring by the scruff of the neck when, to acclaim in 2003, it enabled a Japanese sport/tourer to be purchased by the public, albeit on a special basis. The FJR was a phenomenal success and garnered a reputation for being a touring- and sport-friendly package, a 145 hp inline-four engine, wrapped in an chassis.

With an electrically windshield, shaft final a comfortable and upright riding and covered in a good-looking aerodynamics the FJR was an excellent compromise for those distance riders who also had aspirations in their blood. more sport-oriented than the strong engine and neutral converted many buyers who have otherwise been on aggressive, more conservative

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But, were niggles, and this Yamaha aggressively addressed The fairing has been completely to channel engine-heated air away the rider. This is a truly improvement; I had no problem whatsoever cooked limbs, even in the California summer heat.

towards the quaint town of (near San Diego, see our May/June issue), I also appreciated the taller windscreen and broader, comfortable seat, which is for different height riders. The drive ratio is now taller, drops engine revs in all gears, and this is especially in the top ratio, as the engine is much busy while cruising. torque is available, as before, so performance feels unaffected.

As the road twisted into sweeping turns, the same handling was as readily apparent as the preceding edition. With a longer swingarm, the new model is a less twitchy, but still in with the same quick but feel; once on line the is planted and confidence inspiring.

A indiscretion from me on an uphill at speed forced me to dial in lean-angle, while simultaneously off the throttle a bit in mid-turn; the bike without drama. Braking is balanced, thanks to the linked the bike stays nicely even when braking and turning in. The binders are predictable and adding up to a more confidence ride.

Yamaha FJR 1300 AE

The most apparent difference previous generations of FJR and the 2006 is on the AE shift model. However, do not the electric shifting option for an this mechanism is merely the rider’s need to use the clutch; all still have to be made by the at the appro-priate times, either by thumb or foot. In fact, the same transmission parts are on both machines—and that the usual clutch. The handlebar lever is absent, so a system of devices take on the job of engaging and the clutch. (Click image to

In order to move away standstill, it is necessary to increase revs slightly until you the clutch bite. Then, it is to increase power strongly to accelerate away. This is not the as your automobile’s fluid converter that enables you to throttle hard immediately a standstill.

No, this motorcycle requires an two-stage process to make the smooth. However, once on-throttle power shifts can be with ease and perfection. are two gear-change actuators; one is the conventional lever and the other is a trigger on the left handlebar that is to shift up and pushed with the to shift down.

It is an interesting that works extremely at speed. On one particularly fast of road, while tucked in the windscreen, I found it fun, as as easier and quicker, to perform up-shifts using the trigger, to the traditional clutch/footshift method. It is Formula 1 stuff. Downshifts are by a computer fired throttle and, again, they seamlessly.

The only time I really the system awkward was when low-speed maneuvers, such as into parking lots or U-turns. In these situations the on the AE is application of the front brake and in chorus. (Click image to

Despite its upsides, my personal as a rider with decades of would be to stick with rather than the auto-clutch That is not to decry the Yamaha It truly works very A potential buyer should both models, then his purchasing decision on the type of he is likely to be doing, while into account his level of

Simply because of its ease of use the new option will probably to a more casual rider, up sport-touring to a whole new audience of who otherwise might steer of this type of machine. the standard shifting/clutching model is being offered for those not to the new technology; kudos to Yamaha for us that choice and executing it so

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