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2013 Yamaha XJR1300

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The 2013 Yamaha XJR1300 is a strong and modern naked especially designed to reward its rider with a rush of adrenaline.

The 2013 Yamaha XJR1300 sports a 1,251cc air-cooled engine with four valves per cylinder, fuel injection and a modern EXUP exhaust. The bike’s engine is mounted on a light and stiff double cradle tubular steel frame. The engine is linked to a long-range 21-litre fuel tank which features a rotary fuel pump.

In terms of suspensions, the motorcycle id equipped with high-specification Öhlins rear shocks with optimised rebound and compression damping characteristics and front 43mm diameter forks which offer a comfortable ride and a light handling feel.

The stopping power is assured by monobloc 4-piston front brake calipers with floating discs.

The UK version of the 2013 Yamaha XJR1300 is offered with a starting price of £ 7,999.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Yamaha XJR1300.

Press release

Yamaha XJR1300

Muscular, Powerful Street Machine

What you’re feeling is natural. It’s the excitement, tinged with awe, of viewing a XJR1300. This is a big machine. It’s big on power, big on technology, and big on street-dominating style.

It’s an eye-grabbing engineering masterpiece that bonds classic air-cooled engine design with four valves per cylinder, fuel injection and a great-sounding EXUP exhaust. The superbly balanced chassis completes the picture, with a double cradle tubular steel frame.
The chunky 43 mm front forks, three-spoke alloy wheels and monobloc 4-piston front brake calipers with floating discs add even more muscularity. This is a machine that comes with style and size.

Dominate the road

Yamaha XJR1300

At Yamaha we have a reputation for breaking through boundaries. We’ve proven ourselves repeatedly by winning competitions on the tarmac and in the dirt, and you can count on our legendary spirit for high-tech bikes that also deliver winning performances on the street.

Our street machines are made to intimidate with their styling, from the muscular grace of the XJR1300 to the Supermotard flair of the XT660X or the zippy playfulness of the YBR250.

But they’re also made to back up those looks with serious performance - with engines made for quick acceleration, and chassis designed for comfort and handling.

Retro rocket

Yamaha XJR1300

One look over the timeless line, one listen to that classic burble and you know it’s the definitive air-cooled muscle bike . The fuel-injected XJR utilises contemporary engine technologies like a supersport derived fuel injection system, forged pistons with carburised rods and electroplated alloy cylinders, for contemporary performance. It’s the same story with the chassis – superbike spec brakes, wheels and tyres meet Öhlins rear suspension for brilliant steering and handling.

Bold and dynamic engine architecture

The 4-2-1 exhaust system features optimised size and length pipes to maximise engine performance. It’s one reason the XJR is known for glorious low-rpm torque.

High-specification Öhlins rear shocks are designed to offer a linear and direct feel, with optimised rebound and compression damping characteristics for superb traction and handling performance.

The long-range 21-litre fuel tank features a rotary fuel pump. The tank and flush fitting lockable fuel cap mirrors the XJR maxim – neat, simple, strong and stylish.

DOHC air-cooled powerplant with electroplated alloy cylinders, forged pistons mated to carburised rods and the cleanrunning performance of fuel injection.

The XJR1300’s 43mm diameter forks are well-known for their plush suspension action and the light handling feel.

Big, beautiful powerplant

Yamaha XJR1300

The XJR1300 has the big, burly engine to back up its powerful looks. The air-cooled, 4-stroke, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valve, DOHC engine produces a mighty 71.9 kW (98 PS) of power at 8,000 rpm and torque of 108.4 Nm (11.1 kg-m) at 6,000 rpm.

Boldly styled chassis

With a bike this powerful, you want to make an impact. The frame of the XJR1300 ensures that you do. The superbly balanced chassis accentuates the bike’s bulk, and the double cradle tubular steel frame, reinforced with a box-section aluminium swingarm, gives even more muscularity.

Lightweight 3-spoke alloy wheels

Yamaha XJR1300

Serious power demands strong traction and handling. The XJR1300’s 3-spoke alloy wheels minimise unsprung weight for sharp steering while the wide tyres provide excellent road-holding.

Chunky, adjustable suspension

To fully appreciate great power, you need to stay comfortable. The XJR1300’s suspension system is based around fully-adjustable Öhlins shocks, and chunky, muscular-looking 43 mm front forks, which provide total cushioning against rougher sections of road.

Vocal EXUP exhaust

With the XJR1300, your arrival is announced as much by the powerful purr of the engine as by the dominating looks of the bodywork. That purr is accentuated by the great sound of the upswept, low emission, EXUP exhaust. It’s the kind of simple pleasure that you only get from a classically-styled muscle bike.

Controlled braking

Power is nothing without control and the XJR1300’s 298 mm dual disc front brake with monobloc four-piston calipers do just that - and the discs not only ensure keep you in charge at all times, but look great too.

UK/Europe Specifications

Engine typeDOHC
Displacement1,251cc
Bore x stroke79.0 mm x 63.8 mm
Compression ratio9.7 : 1
Maximum power71.9 kW (98PS) @ 8,000 rpm
Maximum Torque108.4 Nm (11.1 kg-m) @ 6,000 rpm
Lubrication systemWet sump
CarburettorElectronic Fuel Injection
Clutch Typemultiple-disc coil spring
Ignition systemTCI
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemConstant Mesh
Final transmissionChain
FrameSteel Double Cradle
Front suspension systemTelescopic forks
Front travel130 mm
Caster Angle25º
Trail100 mm
Rear suspension systemDual shock
Rear Travel125 mm
Front brakeHydraulic dual disc, Ø 298 mm
Rear brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 267 mm
Front tyre120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear tyre180/55 ZR17M/C (73W)
Overall length2,175 mm
Overall width765 mm
Overall height1,115 mm
Seat height795 mm
Wheel base1,500 mm
Minimum ground clearance125 mm
Wet weight(including full oil and fuel tank) 245 kg
Fuel tank capacity21 litres
Oil tank capacity4.2 litres


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