Yamaha FJ1200: review, history, specs

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Yamaha FJ1200
Also called FJ1200A (ABS) (reduced effect), FJ 1200 A (ABS) (reduced effect), FJ1200 (reduced effect), FJ 1200 (reduced effect), FJ1200A (ABS), FJ 1200 A (ABS), FJ1200 ABS, FJ 1200 ABS, FJ 1200
Production 1986 - 1997
Class Sport touring
in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 76.2mm x 76.2mm
Compression ratio 9.7:1
Top Speed 143 mph (230 km/h)
Horsepower 122.3 HP (91.2 KW) @ 8500RPM
Torque 81.14 ft/lbs (110.0 Nm) @ 7500RPM
Air Filter K&N YA-1184 `86-93[1]
Spark Plug NGK DP8EA-9 '86-87
NGK DPR8EA-9 '89-93
Battery YUASA YB14L-A2 '86-87 , '89-93
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Clutch: Wet multi-plate
Final Drive Chain: 530x110
Front Sprocket 16T
Rear Sprocket 40T
Suspension Front: Telescopic With 3-way Preload And Damping Adjustment
Rear: Monocross Monoshock 5-way Preload And 5-way Damping Adjustment
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 120/80 V16
Rear Tire 150/80 V16
Wheelbase 58.9 inches (1496 mm)
Length 87.99 inches (2235 mm)
Width 30.51 inches (775 mm)
Seat Height 31.1 inches (790 mm)
Weight 487.22 pounds (221.0 Kg) (dry), 258.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-401
Recommended Oil Yamalube 10w-40
Fuel Capacity 5.81 Gallon (22.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Yamaha FJ1200 ABS was a in-line four, four-stroke Sport touring motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1986 and 1997. It could reach a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h). Max torque was 81.14 ft/lbs (110.0 Nm) @ 7500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 122.3 HP (91.2 KW) @ 8500 RPM.

History[edit | edit source]

The Yamaha FJ1200 was one of Yamaha's first models to receive an ABS option in 1992. There was no export to the US for the 1988 model year.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a air cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 76.2mm bore x 76.2mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1188.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-plate.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 120/80 V16 front tire and a 150/80 V16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic With 3-way Preload And Damping Adjustment while the rear was equipped with a Monocross Monoshock 5-way Preload And 5-way Damping Adjustment. The FJ1200 ABS was fitted with a 5.81 Gallon (22.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 487.22 pounds (221.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 58.9 inches (1496 mm) long.

1989[edit | edit source]

1991[edit | edit source]

1992[edit | edit source]

1993 Yamaha FJ 1200[edit | edit source]

This FJ 1200 pulls very hard in every gear. The best and fastest roll-on out there for carburated bikes. This FJ 1200 might be old, but will still bite most all of your late model sport bikes to date, stop light to stop light, and for a 258 Kg (570 lb) motorcycle, it handles like it's on rails.

In Media[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.