2013 Yamaha FJR1300A Review —

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Yamaha’s beloved sport-tourer gets an update

Photos by J. Nelson

I last remember Yamaha ’s FJR1300 approximately years ago, and I was impressed by its comfort, and touring abilities. But I thinking: “You mean bike hasn’t had an overhaul it was first introduced in the States years ago (2003)?”

Four on and it’s even more Yamaha has kept the venerable FJR unchanged all this time. with mounting pressure the Kawasaki Concours 14. Triumph

BMW K1600 and others, the Tuning company realized it couldn’t its hands in its pockets any longer. the 2013 Yamaha FJR1300A.

Than Skin Deep

in Yamaha’s list of changes is the to Yamaha’s Chip Controlled (YCC-T), or throttle-by-wire in layman’s The switch allows more throttle response and a lighter effort for the rider.

More YCC-T facilitates the implementation of features becoming more in the sport-touring category: traction drive modes (or D-Modes in vernacular) and cruise control. The two (on or off) traction control wheel-speed, throttle and gear-position Should intervention be needed, the responds by cutting ignition, and closing the throttle valves, or combination of the three.

The two-position (Sport or Touring) mode doesn’t change power, but Touring mode the power delivery, especially the first quarter turn. then, keeps power sharp at all times. Cruise works much as it does in

It can only be activated in the upper gears (third, fourth and with all the adjustments done via buttons on the left switchgear.

Engine internals are largely the as before, with a few notable The engine now sees sleeveless and low-friction piston rings. EFI has been tweaked, and the exhaust now a reduction to two catalyzers from located just underneath the helping weight centralization.

minor changes account for a bump according to Yamaha.

Yamaha FJR 1300

are still only five in the cog box, but Yamaha has employed a new method for the gears along a new shift shaft. Together, provide for a smoother shifting Shaft drive transfers to the rear wheel in a virtually manner.

Not much has changed with the either. The frame remains the though a new 48mm fully conventional fork now features and rebound damping controlled the right fork leg. springs are slightly stiffer before, and the rear shock is marginally stiffer to maintain with the front end.

At glance you might think photos are of the old FJR, and if you were to at the rear of the bike you’d be as the area behind the seat changed. However, the ’13 model has subtle but significant changes

The fairing has received a facelift to replicate the forward “lunging” of the YZF-R6. A bolt-less upper looks cleaner and more Windshield shape has been and utilizes only two rails to four before.

The new windscreen is now twice as fast as its predecessor.

There’s a new, sleeker cowling with LED position and new integrated LED turn signals.

400 Miles Later

Yamaha FJR 1300
Yamaha FJR 1300
Yamaha FJR 1300


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