Yamaha FJR 1300A and FJR1300

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Yamaha FJR 1300A and FJR1300

for 2006, Yamaha’s all conquering FJR turns up the heat in the sport-touring again this year not one, but two new models. Designated the and the 1300AE, the popular FJR’s architecture remains the same for bikes, with some breaking new technology known as (Yamaha Chip Controlled-Shifting) used on the AE.

For our test, Yamaha a mixture of city riding, crawling, and canyon carving up in the Palomar Mountains north of San Presented with a choice of bike, I decided to spend my day on the new AE to get a understanding of the new electric shifting. tested both previous (like it) of the FJR1300 I have no with the super sport-touring so wasn’t expecting too many from the riding experience.

As a new for 2006, there are numerous to the new FJR, and due to their subtle might be seen more as rather than re-makes. the new fairing is a lot sharper and sportier, and the presents a narrower target to the wind. The turn signal are clear this year, and the are larger for increased rearward as well as being more styled.

To help with slimmer profile, the side have new mounting points allow them to sit two inches to the bike. Easily detachable, are lockable with the ignition hold a full-face helmet, and are to make lane-splitting duties a easier in busy traffic.

Up at the end, the electrically adjustable has had its upward range increased by and comes 47mm closer to the Or one inch and two inches respectfully, if you use the metric system. Yamaha say helps to reduce negative air and buffeting, and in the highest position, it a great job. As the weather was I mostly left it down for airflow, which was nice as we with progressively hotter

On the bottom of the windshield, there are new air that help channel air to the rider, and these are complimented by underneath the speedometer that get air from intakes either of the headlights. It is no secret that FJRs have been for the heat they generate, and has listened to its customers and worked to address this on the ’06 models.

A new radiator with twin fans is used, and this is in a way that it lets the hot air escape the To further help things, is a heat shield between the gas and the engine, and the air channel beneath the has been raised 10mm. are also some adjustable on the side of the fairing. We opened up mid ride, but I can’t say I noticed difference.

Overall, the only heat was any issue was stuck in when my right leg started warm. By that time the gauge was up at 11 bars, and it was very hot out a lot of heat coming up from the as well.

With manufacturers to realize we motorcyclist’s come in a of shape and sizes, it is good to see the have three positions of With a total range of front to back, this compliments the seat, which has two of adjustment over a 20mm My bike came set on the middle position and the lowest seat so I left it alone, not wanting to be any off the floor: Stock seat is already 31.7 inches.

The rider foot pegs no adjustment, but the passenger pegs been moved forward, and out to give the Missus even comfort. From the rider we spent a good day in the saddle and the big FJR is a

There are no changes to the power for ’06. Using the venerable four cylinder, the FJR pumps out 140 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and a healthy 99 of torque at 7,000 rpm. fuel injection fires through a bank of 42mm bodies, while power its way to the rear wheel through a gearbox and shaft drive.

is a slight change to the power with revised gear making things more at highway speeds. Running a 70mph sees 3500 rpm on the and overtaking at this speed little more than the throttle. There is no change to the flow of power though, as the big FJR feels like a land Lear Jet on full throttle.

things back under after a high-speed blast, top braking components do a fantastic job and with Yamaha’s Unified System that they decided to call UBS for some You know how the Japanese like monikers. For their method of the front brakes are independent, and the brake pedal operates the caliper and one of the front ones. ends get ABS, and it takes a lot of braking to get the system to kick in.

I personally like this as I feel in control of the brakes, and in a emergency the anti lock is an security blanket.

Yamaha’s are known for excellent brakes and the set up is not going to disappoint. Four-piston Nissin calipers use four pads, and the right hand the one used for the unified braking, a smaller piston and pad for this The set up is said to prevent unbalanced on the pads and give the best

I am not big fan of linked systems, but this one well, and you don’t feel you are going to tuck the front if you use the rear brake while

Handling is typical FJR, and predictable with the pegs terra firma too early for my The bike can rail through the and it seems capable of a lot more the sparks start flying. this is a good thing, as the really is for sport touring, and it well about the confidence nature of the bike’s handling.

input is light, and the bike well. Although, it shows its more than BMW’s new when you are really hustling in the stuff. For ’06 Yamaha has used a swingarm and this might the bike’s manners in these Front forks get a little under hard braking, or manic riding, but for the other 95 per of the ride provide a supple, ride.

They are adjustable for compression and rebound damping, so time we could probably dialed a bunch of that Ditto the rear shock, comes with the same except compression damping. bike sized tires around the alloy wheels and to be a good balance of wear grip.

To conclude, the FJR just keeps better and for ’06 comes with the interesting technological innovation on two in the AE version. To fully explain to us, Yamaha’s Mike Ulrich us a complete break down on the before our ride. According to FJR owners are very tech and the AE was designed with them in

Yamaha FJR 1300

Basically, the system eliminates the for a clutch, without removing the act of There are two ways to change on the new AE, and as it is most conventional I will with the good old left Using a standard shift to select first you shift up, not as neutral is now at the bottom of the gearbox.

Yamaha mopeds of my youth this system, as I’m sure other motorcycles have history, but this does a moment to get your mind not down for first gear to with. After clicking up first, the rest of the gears in the normal process. To return to you have to pass down each gear, which is the same as normal.

Neutral is all the way down now.

The second of shifting is found up on the left and is via a pair of toggle switches. To the hand system, you must depress the button in the clutch switchgear housing, which on an LED light. Then, you pull the lever toward you to select Each subsequent up shift is by pulling the lever again, and to shift just push on the front lever.

In my mind, this was the opposite of was needed, as slowing down is associated with pulling the hand toward the bar to downshift, and away during stopping a little alien. It obviously somewhat unnatural to my fellow with the amount of times I the horn honking as we were traffic lights. Someone miss the shift lever and hit the every time.

I also the down shift lever have been larger, but could just be my lack of

Once the bike is started, you select first by either of the available, twist the throttle to off. While you are at idle the is disengaged, and as you twist the throttle it engages so you can make forward This all feels very to begin with, as you don’t what to do with your hand, and it is hard at first to the system.

Ulrich told us the is to make life easier for the with less stress and when riding around which in theory makes sense: Even the lightest is a bear if you are in stop and go traffic enough. In reality, I found flaws in the system. Stuck in traffic on I-5, we got plenty of which exposed a rough between 15-1800rpm.

As you twist the essentially letting out the clutch, the moves forward smoothly. But if you come all the way on the throttle, crawling in as an example, it gets a little or hesitant: Almost in the same way a spot in a fuel injection feels Once passed it is smooth, and with practice you can seamless up and down shifts either your hand or

Just expect a lot of ugly, noises during the early of the learning curve and choose the option if you want to get sporty. It faster than the foot

It isn’t really surprising to this sort of technology on a new as they really do seem to be the exiting of the manufacturers when it to trying new technology. Will clutchless shifting be on every new in the next years, I tend to not? Riding a motorcycle is so fun, because of the involvement the machine, and taking away so control from the rider not be welcome.

But with Yamaha the AE as an optional model this to the standard A, it will without a appeal to some people it’s not your job to sell it, but if so, is weak). For those interested the will retail for $15,299 and the FJR1300A for $13,999.

Yamaha FJR 1300
Yamaha FJR 1300


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