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Yamaha FJR 1300

Rider Test: 2013 FJR1300

A solo rider has to pretty hard to find the of the FJR’s cornering clearance. New BT023 tires help a

Photo Credit: Brian J.

When we broke the news an updated Yamaha FJR1300 was on the way for in the December 2012 issue, the reaction was the usual mix of praise and (mostly that the bike been changed enough). surprised us, though, is that everyone who wrote qualified opinions with the hundreds of of miles they had put on a series of since its introduction for 2003. kind of mileage and loyalty that the bike has been a performer at its main job, and changes to its basic platform are

The FJR’s power, comfort and are all enhanced for 2013.

To that the 2013 FJR1300’s stout aluminum chassis is the same, and its liquid-cooled, 1,298cc in-line has only been refined for frictional losses, smoother and slightly more power. New rings, coated sleeveless throttle bodies, ignition and a restrictive exhaust contribute to a 3 horsepower and 3 lb-ft of torque which was borne out on the Jett dyno when our 2013 FJR 129.7 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and lb-ft at 7,100 at the rear

Most importantly, more 75 lb-ft are on tap from 3,500 rpm to at 9,000. Two Drive modes are now—Sport, for quicker throttle and Touring, for a more leisurely Both output 100 percent of the power—only the delivery is different.

In Sport, the engine definitely peppier ridden back-to-back a 2012 model…if an engine already pulls like a train can be described as peppier.

of that brighter throttle is attributable to the bike’s new throttle-by-wire which, unlike some TBW systems, works smoothly just off idle and throughout the It also enabled the addition of cruise control, which holds and changes speeds precisely in gears 3-5, and control (that can be switched alongside the existing anti-lock

A new machining method for the transmission gives the 5-speed gearbox a feel. Combined with the electronic enhancements, overall the feels like it spent a week at a health spa.

2013 Yamaha FJR1300

all-new bodywork includes a new windscreen that raises and twice as fast and remains in when you shut off the ignition. Its new also reduces noise in the low and turbulence in both high and low for highway speeds, the 4.5-inch 3-inch wider accessory should cut down on noise.

panels in the lowers can be expanded by to help direct air around the combined with the airflow from 2008, I found the of felt engine heat to be on a warm day and quite welcome on a one. A slightly narrower seat with nice new helps you get your feet more easily at stops like the rest of the bike’s is very comfortable for long

Some of the nicest updates are to the and tires. The bike wears latest BT-023 radials a special “F” designation for the FJR; and the replacement version we’ve here and in Japan have an excellent choice for it. The 2013 steers more quickly and more smoothly, putting its speed nicely between the (by darty BMW K 1600 GT and somewhat Kawasaki Concours 14.

Two-up and loaded, an aggressive rider may wish for more cornering but solo you really have to to touch anything down. Up a new, fully adjustable design with damping in just the right leg shaves pounds off the bike’s wet weight, and the shock with its two-position and adjustable rebound damping has a spring and new damping settings. the combo is more compliant and yet retains all of the control of the former

Modernized instrumentation and switchgear enhance the 2013 FJR1300 experience, with a customizable computer display and electronic for the heated grips. Load is up to a generous 448 pounds, and a magnetic can be fitted to the large 6.6-gallon tank. We wish Yamaha had upgraded the bike’s 30-liter which come standard liners but remain a little

Fortunately there’s a luggage and new 50-liter accessory trunk year that holds two

Ample power, comfort, and improved handling along lots of handy new features the 2013 Yamaha FJR1300 more ready for the big leagues, and big Can’t wait for the shootout….

2013 Yamaha FJR1300

Price: $15,890

Engine Liquid-cooled, transverse in-line DOHC, 4 valves per cyl.

x Stroke: 79.0 x 66.2mm


Transmission: 5-speed, actuated wet clutch

Final Shaft 2.698:1

Yamaha FJR 1300
Yamaha FJR 1300
Yamaha FJR 1300


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