Yamaha FJR1300: review, history, specs

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Yamaha FJR1300
Also called FJR 1300 A, FJR 1300 AS, FJR 1300 AE, FJR1300AS, FJR1300ES, FJR1300AE, FJR1300A, FJR 1300
Production 2003 - 2019
Class Sport touring
Predecessor Yamaha FJ1200
in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 79.0mm x 66.2mm
Compression ratio 10.8:1
Top Speed 162 mph (260 km/h)
Horsepower 143.09 HP (106.7 KW) @ 8000RPM
Torque 101.79 ft/lbs (138.0 Nm) @ 7000RPM
Air Filter K&N YA-1301 `01-18[1]
Ignition tci: transistor controlled ignition
Spark Plug NGK CR8E '03-12
NGK CPR8EA-9 '13-19 [2]
Battery YUASA YT14B-4 '03-19 [2]
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed
Clutch: multiplate assist-and-slipper wet clutch
Final Drive Shaft (cardan)
Suspension Front: 48mm fork, fully adjustable
Rear: single shock, adjustable preload and rebound damping, 4.9-in travel
Brakes Front: double disc. unified brake system and abs
Rear: single disc. unified brake system and abs
Front Tire 120/70-17
Rear Tire 180/55-17
Wheelbase 60.79 inches (1544 mm)
Length 87.8 inches (2230 mm)
Width 29.49 inches (749 mm)
Height 52.2 inches (1326 mm)
Seat Height 31.69 inches (805 mm)
Weight 590.84 pounds (268.0 Kg) (dry), 288.9 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 1.29 Gallon (4.90 Liters)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 6.6 Gallon (24.98 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 6.53 liters/100 km (15.3 km/l or 36.02 mpg)
Competition Honda ST1300, Kawasaki ZG1400
Manuals Service Manual

The Yamaha FJR1300A was a in-line four, four-stroke Sport touring motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 2001 and 2019. It could reach a top speed of 162 mph (260 km/h). Max torque was 101.79 ft/lbs (138.0 Nm) @ 7000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 143.09 HP (106.7 KW) @ 8000 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a liquid cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 79.0mm bore x 66.2mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1298.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the multiplate assist-and-slipper wet clutch.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 120/70-zr17 front tire and a 180/55-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. unified brake system and abs in the front and a single disc. unified brake system and abs in the rear. The front suspension was a 48mm fork, fully adjustable while the rear was equipped with a single shock, adjustable preload and rebound damping, 4.9-in travel. The FJR1300A was fitted with a 6.6 Gallon (24.98 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 590.84 pounds (268.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 60.79 inches (1544 mm) long.

Specifications[edit | edit source]

The FJR1300 has a 1298cc inline-4 cylinder engine, 5-speed transmission, and 3-disc brakes.

The FJR1300 was introduced to North America in 2002 with the 2003 model year designation and offered in a non-ABS version only. It had 298mm front rotors.

The 2004 North American models included both a non-ABS version with traditional blue anodized brake calipers and a new ABS version. Both are Cerulean Silver. Other refinements included an upgrade to the suspension rates, 320mm front brake rotors, and a fairing pocket for small items.

The 2005 North American model year remained structurally unchanged with a non-ABS and ABS model in Galaxy Blue.

A second batch of 2005 motorcycles were released.

In 2006 the U.S. and World model years synchronized and design significantly changed.

The base FJR1300A model has ABS and is Cobalt Blue..

FJR1300AE differs from the FJR1300A in that it features an electric-shift five-speed transmission that eliminates the clutch lever.

Yamaha FJR1300AS (UK model same as US FJR1300AE)

2005[edit | edit source]

2005 Yamaha FJR1300 ABS in Blue
2005 Yamaha FJR1300 ABS in Blue
2005 Yamaha FJR1300 ABS in Blue
2005 Yamaha FJR1300 ABS in Blue

2001 - 2004 Yamaha FJR 1300[edit | edit source]

2001 - 2004 Yamaha FJR 1300

With ceramic composite cylinder coating, forged pistons, dual counter balancers and electronic fuel injection, this bike was intended to be a real player in the superbike game.

2003 Yamaha FJR 1300[edit | edit source]

2003 Yamaha FJR 1300

The 2002 FJR1300 could be one of the benchmarks for sport-touring performance: a big, yet slender machine, loaded with a powerful engine which can deliver for low-rev torque and sizzling top-end power, with zero-maintenance shaft drive and plenty of touring features and accessories.

Hard cases, power windshield, huge tank, plush seats and ABS, plus more, the 2002 FJR1300 is the definitive sporty tourer to ride from the Atlantic to the Pacific and across other continents.

2004 Yamaha FJR1300[edit | edit source]

2004 Yamaha FJR1300

When it comes to sport-touring, Yamaha's FJR1300 flagship is a benchmark. It packs amazing comfort with power and torque on tap, backed by rich on-board equipment and a lot of superbike-derived technologies. The massive 48mm forks are fully-adjustable and equipped with R2 brakes, but bigger rotors and optional ABS.

The 1298cc lump is good for just under 150 horsepower at 8500 rpm and has plenty of torque available right off idle. A tall electric windshield, fairing storage, saddlebags and excellent ergonomics are all standard equipment.

2005 Yamaha FJR1300[edit | edit source]

2005 Yamaha FJR1300

One of the benchmarks of the big-bore sport-touring bikes, the Yamaha FJR1300 oozes power and usable torque for exhilarating rides with or without a passenger. With 145 HP on tap and 134Nm of torque, this shaft-driven, injected, 5-speed gearbox machine is read to take on pretty much any roads, from uphill mountain ones to pleasant countryside turns, and fast highway hauls.

Spacious sadlebags and an electric windshield are standard, and riders can also choose and ABS-equipped version. The 4 in-line engine delivers almost superbike-class performance, changing the rules of the road touring game. Add in a huge 25-liter tank for true touring range and get ready.

2006 Yamaha FJR 1300[edit | edit source]

The 2005 Yamaha FJR 1300 is a powerful touring machine, that promises to put a smile on the rider's face with every twist of the throttle. It sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 1298cc, transverse four cylinder powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 145 horsepower and 125 Nm of torque.

In addition, it boasts features such as an adjustable windscreen, a dual seat, passenger grab rails, a small luggage rack in the rear, an aerodynamic full-fairing, lightweight, three-spoked, cast-aluminum wheels, a 48mm Soqi telescopic fork, and adjustable monoshock as a rear suspension, and a Brembo braking system with dual discs in the front.

2006 Yamaha FJR1300AE[edit | edit source]

The AE version of the 2005 FJR1300 introduces several upgrades which are meant to make life easier and rides more pleasant aboard this amazing sport-touring machine. The heated grips and power windshield are of course, awesome, but even more touring comfort comes is the shape of the all-new, exclusive Yamaha electric shifting.

Riders can now enjoy the smooth transitions using the semi-automatic gearbox. Riders can use either the Up and Down buttons on the handlebar or shift gears with their left foot using the classic shift lever approach, but with no clutch lever action needed whatsoever. Add in a new curved radiator, adjustable seat, better air management, a longer swingarm, bigger screen, better passenger comfort, and lighter-action throttle.

2006 Yamaha FJR1300[edit | edit source]

The flagship sport-touring machine in Yamaha's line-up, the 2005 FJR1300 is the perfect mix of track-derived nerve, outstanding handling and premium comfort for both rider and passenger. With the 1298cc in-line 4 engine being able to deliver 145 horsepower and a massive 143Nm torque, it's easy to understand why the FJR1300 is such a fun machine.

Add in the roomy side cases and other storage compartments, a tall windscreen, plush seats and top-notch suspensions and the new dashboard offering comprehensive data on both the bike and the ride also makes everything look sharper.

2007 Yamaha FJR1300AE[edit | edit source]

The biggest change introduced by the 2006 FJR1300AE over the same model year 1300A version is the automatic clutch. The Yamaha Chip Controlled shifting adds a new dimension to riding this bike, with the wide-ratio gearing providing both excellent acceleration and high-speed fun. Shifting can be done by means of either the foot lever of the bar-mounted buttons, for fast and precise transitions.

Premium touring features, such as adjustable windscreen, seats, removable hard saddlebags, and the huge tank are all in place to provide the rider with a blasting experience on two-wheels.

2007 Yamaha FJR1300A[edit | edit source]

The FJR1300A is the quintessence of sport-touring: a performance machine, with power and torque to rival superbikes, but offering exceptional day-long comfort for both rider and passenger, plenty of on-board storage and multiple other features to make each ride a ride to remember, even if its only in the outskirts of the city.

Adjustable bars, seats and windscreen offer unprecedented comfort, with the legendary Yamaha build quality and the revised design, are all providing a rewarding two-wheeled experience across entire continents you'll most likely be crossing.

2008 Yamaha FJR1300A[edit | edit source]

By far one of the elite sport-touring machines of the industry, the Yamaha FJR1300A has been showing the world how it's done for years in a row, and the 2008 model year does not stray from the successful recipe. The bike is brought to life by a no-nonsense 145hp in-line four, with massive torque for all styles of riding, from the slow uphill mountain roads to plenty of passing power on the highway, beyond the limit where you have your license revoked.

For exceptional road stance add in superbike-class brakes, premium weather protection form the redesigned windshield and the aerodynamic fairing, quick-release luggage mounts, an adjustable seat, all-new ergonomic grips and a revised, comprehensive dash.

2008 Yamaha FJR 1300[edit | edit source]

The 2008 MY Yamaha FJR 1300 has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 1298cc, transverse four cylinder powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 145 horsepower and 125 Nm of torque. It is suitable for the adrenaline junkies among Yamaha fans, as well as for those that want to spend more time behind the bars.

It boasts standard features such as lockable side panniers, an aerodynamic full fairing, a dual seat, passenger grab rails, dual headlights, an adjustable windshield, a 48mm upside-down fork, a link-type, adjustable monoshock as a rear suspension, a chromed exhaust and dual front disc brakes.

2008 Yamaha FJR1300AE[edit | edit source]

2008 Yamaha FJR1300AE

The 2008 MY FJR1300AE introduces all the convenience of semi=automatic shifting. An auto-clutch eliminates the need to pull the lever, allowing riders to shift faster using either the up and down buttons or the classic foot shifter. On the tech side, the bike is identical to its manual clutch sibling, sporting the same acclaimed 145 hp engine with hassle-free shaft transmission, R1-derived ABS brakes, adjustable seat and windscreen and plenty of on-board storage for long hauls.

2009 Yamaha FJR1300AE[edit | edit source]

The electronically-controlled clutchless shifting system of the FJR1300AE carried on through the 2009 model year. The Yamaha Chip Controlled Shift or YCCS revolutionized the sport-touring segment, and it allows the rider to use the handlebar-mounted + and - buttons or the traditional foot shifter lever to change gears, but without having anything to do clutch-wise.

In other aspects, the 2009 MY FJR1300AE retains all the features of the base model, with adjustable ergonomics and windscreen, spacious on-board storage and color-matched saddlebags, revised transmission and clutch, and an all-new ABS system.

2009 Yamaha FJR1300A[edit | edit source]

One of the most iconic sport-touring machines in history, the Yamaha FJR1300 packs superbike performance with first class comfort for day-long rides and yet another awesome story to tell once back home. You can easily tell the 2009 MY FJR1300A by looking at the left handlebar: if it's got a clutch lever, you're it.

This model year receives an all-new ABS system, an updated clutch which requires less pulling effort, tweaked aluminum frame, while retaining the premium sport bike-derived brakes, adjustable ergonomics and windscreen, plus advanced air management and engine power on tap.

2010 Yamaha FJR1300A[edit | edit source]

When sport bike engineering meets road touring technology, things like the Yamaha FJR1300A happen. For 2010, this iconic sport-tourer machine refines the latest advances, retaining the lightweight aluminum frame and the spirited engine, smooth and hard-pulling transmission and shaft final drive, the amazing air management system and first-class seating comfort for both rider and passenger.

Integrated hard saddlebags and multiple other storage compartments make life a lot easier aboard the FJR1300A, providing enhanced convenience for long-range touring, while adding a lot of functionality to urban rides,a s well.

2011 Yamaha FJR1300A[edit | edit source]

One of the elite sport-touring machines of the modern era, the 2011 MY FJR1300A carries on the acclaimed character of its predecessors and shows the world how it's done. With power and torque on tap, the FJR1300A has everything a demanding rider might ask from a sport bike, but with a carefully tweaked response which makes riding it fun across the whole rev range.

Smart air management provides excellent weather protection for the rider, adding to the comfort of the height-adjustable seat and windscreen, heated grips and the peace of mind race-bred ABS-equipped brakes provide.

2012 Yamaha FJR1300[edit | edit source]

A milestone in the sport-touring segment, the Yamaha FJR1300 is still one f the benchmarks against which other similar machines are tested, and the 2012 MY carries on this true legend. The FJR1300 arrives with heated grips as standard, a pushbutton-adjustable windsreen, adjustable seat and handlebars, and Unified Brakes with ABS. Advanced air management enhances the comfort of the ride, while the tweaked suspensions and frame elements make cornering more precise. Like always, the FJR1300 offers amazing storage for long-range touring convenience.

2013 Yamaha FJR1300A[edit | edit source]

The 2013 MY FJR1300A now offers a D-mode (Drive-mode) for varying throttle mappings, giving the motorcycle exceptional versatility. This works in conjunction with YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle) and the new intake/exhaust systems, generating engine character that can be sportier or more relaxed depending on riding situations. T-Mode provides good performance characteristics needed for touring. The S-mode maximizes the performance characteristics for a sportier ride.

Traction control developed from MotoGP technology is standard on the new FJR1300A. While engaged, the system detects wheel spin and adjusts ignition timing, fuel injection volume, and throttle opening to help maintain traction. The system is designed to let the operator ride on wet roads and unpaved surfaces with more confidence.

2014 Yamaha FJR1300AS[edit | edit source]

The 2013 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS takes things even further in the realm of sport-touring comfort and performance: this bike now comes loaded with a ton of awesome features which address the ever-growing desire for fun on the road, regardless of whether the road is a sloped winding mountain one or a highway crossing the country to bring you closer to your destination.

A clutchless gear shift system offers push-button shifting for extreme convenience and ease of use, while technologies as fly-by-wire, traction control, electronically-adjustable USD forks, various engine mappings, ABS and many more add to the safety and thrill of the ride. Even more, the 2013 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS offers unprecedented adjustability for premium-class comfort: windscreen, seat, pegs and bars, they all are working together to deliver top-notch comfort and let riders enjoy more of their trip.

2017 Yamaha FJR1300AS[edit | edit source]

The highly advanced FJR1300AS is like nothing else. What sets it apart is its electronic clutch-less gear shift system that allows you to change gear with your left foot or thumb without using the clutch lever. Which means less effort and more enjoyment on every ride.

2017 Yamaha FJR1300AE[edit | edit source]

With electronically-adjustable suspension and upside-down forks, the Yamaha FJR1300AE offers a superior ride. Its new 6-speed transmission gives faster acceleration and more relaxed high speed cruising and the latest A&S clutch ensures smoother downshifting.

In Media[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.