The 2011 Yamaha FJR is a smooth-looking operator. The first visual impression from the side view is a collection of parallel lines running at approximately 18 degrees to the ground, from back to front. The bike looks ready to run. A stance of movement, even while parked, invites interaction. The racetrack influence is unmistakable. The front edge of the rear seat slightly overlaps the back of the front seat, for an integrated connection. Twin saddlebags are handsome, but the attractive six-sided design, while gaining style points, loses storage room in doing so. Even though a lean machine, the fit and finish show attention to detail worthy of a more luxurious ride. The 2011 Yamaha FJR (two models: the 1300 and the 1300AS) illustrates the form-follows-function philosophy. Performance and handling trump some of the extra niceties such as multiple high-tech add-ons. The FJR is classed as a sport-tourer with full-protection fairing, easy ergonomics, and the aforementioned bags. The bags have liners, which bring a touch of convenience. The 2011 Yamaha FJR, even though not a big touring machine, will be comfortable on long cross-country rides.