|Yamaha FJ 1200A|
1188cc Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinde
|Bore / Stroke||76.2mm x 76.2mm|
|Horsepower||129.95 HP (96.9 KW) @ 9000RPM|
|Torque||79.66 ft/lbs (108.0 Nm) @ 7500RPM|
|Spark Plug||NGK DP8EA-9|
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-Speed
Final Drive: Chain
|Final Drive||Chain: 530x110|
|Suspension||Front: Telescopic with 3-way preload and damping adjustment
Rear: Monocross monoshock 5-way preload and 5-way damping adjustment
|Brakes||Front: Double discs 282 mm
Rear: Single disc 282 mm
|Rear Tire||150/80 V16|
|Wheelbase||58.7 inches (1491 mm)|
|Length||87.8 inches (2230 mm)|
|Width||30.51 inches (775 mm)|
|Seat Height||30.71 inches (780 mm)|
|Weight||259.0 kg (wet)|
|Recommended Oil||Yamalube 10w-40|
The Yamaha FJ 1200A was a Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinde Sport touring motorcycle produced by Yamaha in 1991. Max torque was 79.66 ft/lbs (108.0 Nm) @ 7500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 129.95 HP (96.9 KW) @ 9000 RPM.
The bike has a 5-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-discs.
It came with a 120/70-VR17 front tire and a 150/80 V16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Double discs 282 mm in the front and a Single disc 282 mm 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 wheelbase was 58.7 inches (1491 mm) long.
1991 - 1997 Yamaha FJ 1200A
The Kawasaki is very easy to use. Its gearbox is light and positive. So's the clutch. The brakes work. The steering is light for a 242kg fattie, especially at pootling speed. The steering lock isn't as great as the FJ's, but it only gives agg when you're trying to turn round in the road a million times for photos. The mirrors are superb. The ZZ-R clocks (including digital clock) are neat and look classy.