Yamaha FJR1300 (2000 - 2005) review

Competent and comfortable sports tourer

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By Visordown on Sat, 1 Jan 2000 - 12:01

Details
Manufacturer:
Yamaha
Category:
Sports Tourers
Price:
£ 11500
Overall
3
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Adjustable bars and seat height, ABS brakes
Perhaps a little too quick for some. Panniers not the best quality

Rather than a develop a complete new FJR, the trusted 05 motor remains at the heart while the extremeties have been altered to meet with customer requests.

Bars and seat height are now adjustable to suit any size of rider, while the front fairing becomes more aerodynamic. The windscreen is adjustable and an air-management system provides rider comfort for most conditions.

The 1300cc engine produces bags of power, perhaps a little too much for some as the 05 model was rediculously quick for a sports tourer.

Rather than a develop a complete new FJR, the trusted 05 motor remains at the heart while the extremeties have been altered to meet with customer requests.

Bars and seat height are now adjustable to suit any size of rider, while the front fairing becomes more aerodynamic. The windscreen is adjustable and an air-management system provides rider comfort for most conditions.

The 1300cc engine produces bags of power, perhaps a little too much for some as the 05 model was rediculously quick for a sports tourer.

Length (mm) 2240
Seats 2
Seat Height (mm) 805
Suspension Front 48mm telescopic forks
Suspension Rear Monoshock
Tyres Front 120/70 ZR17
Tyres Rear 180/55 ZR17
Brakes Front Twin 320mm discs, four piston calipers
Brakes Rear Single 282mm disc, two piston caliper
Tank Capacity (litres) 25
Chassis Aluminium, diamond shaped
Colours Silver Storm, Ocean Depth, Desert Metallic
Cubic Capacity (cc) 1298
Valves 16
Max Power (bhp) 144
Max Power Peak (rpm) 8000
Torque (ft/lb) 99
Torque Peak (rpm) 7000
Bore (mm) 79
Stroke (mm) 66.2
Valve Gear DOHC
Compression Ratio 10.8
Valves Per Cylinder 4
Cooling Liquid cooled
Stroke Type Four Stroke
Drive Shaft
Standing Quarter Mile - Time 11.87
Standing Quarter Mile - Terminal Speed MPH 117.58
Top Speed 139.9
Max Power 130.2
Max Torque Revs 6700
Max Torque 92.5
Max Power Revs 7700
Score Breakdown
Overall
3
Engine
3
Brakes
3
Handling
3
Comfort
4
Build Quality
4
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