First Look: 2009 Yamaha XJR1300

XJR battles on into 2009 with updates and new paint schemes

New fuel injection and EXUP valve for 2009 XJR

FOLLOWING HOT on the heels of the Japan-only Kawasaki ZRX1200 that was announced by the factory last week, this is the newly-revised 2009 Yamaha XJR1300.

Cosmetically there are only tweaks and different colour options (one of which is the solid black, which does look pretty trick), a new fuel injection system and an EXUP valve system to help the bike be cleaner burning.

Yellow-covered brake calipers mark out the model as the latest version too. Price is expected to be around £6,700 when it goes on sale in the UK next year.