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Yamaha FJ 1200

Yamaha FJ1200

Yamaha’s mile muncher

The FJ1200 has a large following some ten or so after the last one rolled off the line. You cant travel too far in world without passing one the other way or stumbling across one up at a motorway service station.

Few have made an impact and around for so long as Yamaha FJ Although little changed its original design way back in the FJ is still up there among the of the sports tourers. The production run for the next 12 years and during time small but none the important items were or added to the initial design to create a true legend of its

The fairing got wider and the screen with the arrival of the FJ1200 and only served to make better still for the rider and alike by directing what air there was around and over the The wheelbase grew, along the all up weight, the former albeit by a 5mm, aiding high handling while the latter was consumed as it was by a huge leap in and torque.

To keep an FJ in fine couldn’t be easier either, its low-tech, 16-valve air-cooled may be dated in comparison to others the period but in reality it makes it to service and cheaper maintain. The could easily be the star of the where it not for the rest of the bike it shout for shout, it is old thinking but the idea works well.

There is an active owners with after market and endless technical advice on tap ownership a breeze. Throughout the service life of the FJ it has never lot its and original feel, some of the aspects that came most early 80’s were lost as the years on, but the essence remained.

A brute of an kept in check by accurate systems and a beefy chassis; speeds and long distance combine with ease and yet all of the agility of a machine many smaller. You really can ride one all every day and still get off after a journey feeling relatively and still able to walk to a hotel room. Little not immediately apparent when getting on board, soon to grow on you, the super rear view mirrors you and your elbows but, all that is behind with something many a modern day could do with emulating as so still get this, all-important wrong.

Low speed stuff the FJ’s bag, thanks to its mounted and half faired power plant, sitting in on a mid summer bank holiday have the thing ticking like Skippy the Bush when two kids are trapped a well so, keep the FJ on the move possible. When forced to be in in traffic the low speed handling is by the super smooth hydraulic and light feeling chassis to a low seat and even lower of gravity, although the FJ is at its best along winding A and B roads. to the max or ridden solo the bike everything thrown at it and as such is the best of its breed, even by high standards.

In use, the FJ is a touring riders often viewed as steady and the bike is well behaved and enhance anyone’s riding, the strain out of most tasks and the occupants to sit back a little and simply enjoy the ride. Its position is comfortable and relaxed, just the right layout your feet bottom and enabling long distances to be without the need for a stop than for fuel.

The way it goes the job in hand is impressive too, all, this machine has impressive relations in the handling the hefty steel perimeter is a Bimota design while the low engine and competent and compliant takes care of bumpy or smooth, fast surfaces All it takes is a screwdriver and a 14mm to adjust the suspensions between on, weight bearing tourer and a sharper and more single-minded B hustler.

Well set up and accurate carburetion has a watch word with Yamaha’s ever since the of the bruisers, the XS1100 came in 1978, the FJ series built this from the outset and the is a near perfect throttle akin to the best of the latest injected devices. This is a job as with over 120 horses on and a whopping 76 ft-lb of torque the FJ can really get a move on from the of speeds.

The bike still has top gear roll on times for an effortless, and gearshift free, once around the 40mph on the speedo. As if the low down grunt enough, hit 65mph and things start to get interesting, if a keen eye kept upon the speedo pretty soon you are in trouble wise, even though the is capable of handling it all and rarely any signs of being stressed.

The just revs though to its of 8500rpm without fuss and never a sign of a flat this makes overtaking a free activity although the punch is to be had where the peak is created at 6500rpm. Not that any of kick in the pants is felt at rev range due to the spread of torque a wide range. problems the type were, and are still,

The engine did suffer some gear problems, like its XS and most likely the result of the torque levels on offer, but the were sorted out under as the symptoms occurred early in the of the bike. Tyre choice can a staggering difference to the way an FJ goes its job, having been a shade before the emergence of radial tyre technology, the works best with cross-ply designs with coming out as the clear favourite the knowledgeable FJ owners.

Yamaha Model history

The FJ started as a 1100cc Superbike, or so Yamaha but Kawasaki had a secret weapon in the wings, the ground breaking effectively rendering the FJ impotent as an all out bike. Had it not been for the GPz, the FJ have been the bike of none the less the FJ still cut the in many respects and the type well. Air-cooled motor the FJ boasted a few of the latest early gizmos like anti suspension although looking it does seem a shame Yamaha elected to go with the chain final drive in of the more reliable and less heavy shaft system.

Two years after it was first the bore were stretched out by growing into the FJ1200 in the extra grunt provided the bike feel somewhat alive and raring to go while a diameter 17-inch front fitted in 1988, removed the versions twitchy and sometimes steering response. With the front wheel also the same staggering four pot brake calipers and fully discs that were to the all-new 1000cc Superbike, the while the front suspension was somewhat by the removal of he never too anti-dive system.

The touring spotted that the FJ1200 was the ticket, able to mile for hour after hour and stunning speeds too. the outset the type was beset vibration problems, which as cracked plastic particularly the belly pan and side panels, was never really eradicated the FJ’s life and still a problem today.

The ABS model was in 1991 and immediately won many the braking having a similar feel as rest of the machine the front end even more and dependable at all times. The engine on, relatively unchanged, now powering the XJR1300 … machine.

Yamaha FJ1200 Specifications

– air-cooled 4-cylinder 4-… 16

Capacity – 1188cc

Bore/… – 77 x

Power – 105.2 bhp @ 8500rpm

– 76ft-lb @6500 rpm

Carburation – 4 x Mikuni BS

Transmission – 5-speed wet chain final drive

– steel perimeter

Suspension – 41 mm forks, Single shock rear

Brakes – 298 mm discs calipers, 290 mm disc 2-piston

Wheels – 120/70 x 17 150/80 x 16

– 238 kgs ( ABS 248kgs)

Top speed – 150mph

– 1495 mm

Fuel capacity – 22

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