The Yamaha FJR1300A is the kind of bike that looks good on anybody. It’s part of the Japanese motorcycle brand’s FJR Supersport family and has been fit and finished with the kind of sophistication usually reserved for top-of-the-line touring cars. That’s why it’s no surprise that the FJR1300A is a bike that catches attention wherever it goes; people just can’t get enough of it.
Truth be told, the bike comes with everything. A lightweight aluminum frame matches well with the bike’s impressive performance capabilities. And we haven’t even gone into the ergonomic details of the bike, complete with a stylish weather beating fairing and all the added trinkets that come with a Yamaha-built supersport tourer.
If you’re a rider that enjoys the intoxicating combination of power, comfort, and handling, you’d be hard-pressed to find a supersports bike that will provide you the perfect mix of all three elements in one package quite like the FJR1300A.
Find out more about the Yamaha FJR1300A after the jump.
Among the new features included in the Yamaha FJR1300A are heated grips that come standard on the FJR1300A, offering riders even more convenience whenever they’re out on the road. Apart from that, expect the usual bells and whistles to come with the Yamaha sports tourer, including a light-and-rigid aluminum frame, sportbike running gear, standard hard sidebags, a pushbutton adjustable windscreen, and a thick and comfortable seat for two perfectly suited for long-distance riding.
An instrument panel also comes standard on the FJR13000A, containing all the useful information you’ll need on your rides, including an electronic analog speedometer and tachometer; an LCD digital odometer; dual tripmeters; gear position indicator; fuel, coolant, air temperature gauges, and clock; and lights for neutral, high beam, turn signals, low oil, and engine warnings—as well as real-time mileage, average mileage, and air temperature.
The Yamaha FJR1300A comes with a compact, lightweight 1298cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine that delivers power and torque for an unequaled spread of muscle over a wide rpm range. There’s also a curved radiator with custom ducking and twin-ring cooling fans to help keep both the engine and the cockpit cool.
Lightweight forged pistons with carburized connecting rods are also included, providing the kind of superb strength and reduced reciprocating mass to help keep high-rpm durability and performance. With the engine also comes a constant-mesh five-speed transmission that utilizes wide ratios to deliver relaxed long-distance touring performance combined with seamless power and acceleration. Then there’s the four-into-one-into-two stainless-steel exhaust which optimizes engine performance across the powerband while the wet-sump oil system uses an easy-access cartridge-type oil filter mounted on the engine’s left side.
Chassis and Suspension
The Yamaha FJR1300A features plenty of unique features on the overall casing of the bike, including sharp-looking bodywork and an air-management system to keep the bike and rider cooler. There’s also a central vent beneath the instrument panel that cools the rider and reduces negative pressure for less buffeting, and fairing side panels with 1.2-inch adjustability let the rider direct airflow. A long swingarm then provides even better ride and handling characteristics. The bike also carries a Unified Braking System with ABS with the front brake lever activating six of the eight front braking pistons. Meanwhile, the rear brake pedal activates two rear pistons and the other two front pistons provide balanced anti-lock braking in all conditions.
Interested in the Yamaha FJR1300A? If you are, prepare to shell out $15,490 for the privilege of owning one.
|Engine Type||1298cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder;
DOHC, 16 valves|
|Bore x Stroke||79.0 x 66.2mm|
|Fuel Delivery||Fuel Injection|
|Ignition||TCI:Transistor Controlled Ignition|
|Transmission||5-speed; multiplate wet clutch|
|Suspension/Front||48mm fork; fully adjustable,
|Suspension/Rear||Single shock; adjustable preload and
rebound damping, 4.9-in travel|
|Brakes/Front||Dual 320mm disc, UBS ABS|
|Brake/Rear||282mm disc, UBS ABS|
|L x W x H||87.8 x 29.5 x 57.1 in|
|Seat Height||31.69 or 32.48 in|
|Ground Clearance||5.1 in|
|Rake (Caster Angle)||26.0°|
|Fuel Capacity||6.6 gal|
|Est. Fuel Economy||39 mpg|
|Wet Weight||644 lb|
Motorcycle.com ---- "This Good Touring with Engine 1298cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled in-line four engine delivers serious power and torque (99.1 ft-lbs of torque @ 6000 rpm) for an unequalled spread of muscle over a wide RPM range. Red line is a surprisingly low 9,000 rpm for extended engine life. Deep, smooth power that sends you down the road like a flat rock skimming a smooth lake, a perfectly tuned chassis that snaps solidly into corners and hangs onto the line you choose, powerful brakes with advanced ABS that bring you to a confident stop in all kinds of weather."
Hubpages ---- "The 2011 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS is an extremely capable and accomplished sports tourer that truly does it all and manages to do it in style. It has some nits to pick, but it’s generally to be highly recommended if you’re in the market for a topline sports tourer."
Motorcycle-usa ---- "The Yamaha FJR1300A has deep, smooth power that sends you down the road like a flat rock skimming a smooth lake, a perfectly tuned chassis that bends gracefully into corners and hangs onto the line you choose, powerful brakes with advanced ABS that bring you to a confident stop in all kinds of weather."
Bikez ---- "The world’s first supersport touring bike boasts standard ABS and adjustable ergonomics—that widen the gap between it and common sport tourers to a gaping chasm."
Yamaha Motor Europe ---- "With its adjustable windscreen, handlebars and seat – as well as heated grips and a 25 litre fuel tank – the FJR1300A is ready to cover enormous distances in deluxe sports style."