2013 Yamaha FJR1300A | First Ride

Not All New, But Mostly

By Zack Courts, Photography by Brian J. Nelson

Tech Spec

Evolution
A long-standing player in the ST category, the FJR sees a major update for the first time since 2006.

Rivals
BMW R1200RT, Honda ST1300, Kawasaki Concours 14, Triumph Trophy

Tech
Price $15,890
Engine type I-c inline-four
Valve train DOHC, 16v
Displacement 1298cc
Bore x stroke 79.0 x 66.2mm
Compression 10.8:1
Fuel system EFI, ride by wire
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed horsepower 144.1 bhp @ 8000 rpm
Claimed torque 101.8 lb.-ft. @ 7000 rpm
Frame Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension YHSJ 48 mm fork with adjustable spring preload, compression, and rebound damping
Rear suspension YHSJ shock with adjustable spring preload, compression, and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Nissin four-piston calipers, 320mm discs with ABS
Rear brake Nissin single-piston caliper, 282mm disc with ABS
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Bridgestone BT023F F
Rear tire 180/55ZR-17 Bridgestone BT023R F
Rake/trail 26.0°/ 4.3 in.
Seat height 31.7 - 32.5 in.
Wheelbase 60.8 in.
Fuel capacity 6.6 gal.
Claimed wet weight 637 lbs.
Color Stone Gray
Available Now
Warranty 12 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact Yamaha Motor Corp. USA
6555 Katella Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
800.962.7926
www.yahama-motor.com
Verdict 4 stars out of 5
A thoroughly adequate sport-tourer with everything you need for logging miles

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