Yamaha FJR1300 updated for 2016

Tourer gets upgrades including six-speed box

YAMAHA has just revealed this updated FJR1300 with a new paint scheme and technical upgrades.

The biggest change for 2016 is the addition of a six-speed gear box, replacing the existing five-speed one.

It's also gained the assist and slipper clutch of the R1 to prevent rear wheel lock on aggressive downshifts and make the lever easier to pull.

It's got LED lights front and rear, with a reshaped tail unit and 'adaptive cornering' headlights. Three aditional LEDs above the left and right main headlights come on as the bike corners to help illuminate turns, using an inertial measurement unit to detect lean angle.

It's also got an updated instrument cluster while the matt and silver paint scheme is new.

Price is to be confirmed.

The updated model was revealed this morning at the Motorcycle Live show, which runs until Sunday at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre.

Yamaha said in a press release:

'For 2016 Yamaha is taking the FJR1300A/AE/AS models to the next level with the introduction of a range of new features that give a more dynamic sporting character together with increased riding enjoyment and enhanced comfort at all speeds.

'In order to achieve these goals, Yamaha's designers have developed an all-new 6-speed transmission that gives increased acceleration together with reduced rpm during high speed top gear cruising. The result is more dynamic running performance with a greater emphasis on the bike's sports character, together with a more comfortable and relaxing riding experience.

'Another significant change for 2016 is the use of new A&S clutch that gives smoother downshifts for improved chassis stability when decelerating, to give more enjoyable corner entry on twisty roads - while the new lower rate clutch springs give a lighter and easier clutch lever action for reduced effort on the part of the rider.

'All new LED lighting at the front and rear enhances the look and feel of all the FJR models - whilst new cornering lights on the FJR1300AE/AS improve the night time riding capabilities. And with their refined instrumentation and a new Matt Silver colour option, the latest generation of FJR models continues to offer sophisticated style with high levels of functionality that look sure to be appreciated by bike's loyal followers.'

FJR1300A/AE/AS New Features:

  • New 6 speed transmission
  • Assist and slipper (A&S) clutch
  • 4-light LED headlight assembly
  • 6-light LED cornering lights (AE/AS versions only)
  • LED position lights
  • LED turn signals
  • Redesigned 3-dial instrument panel
  • Newly designed tail end with LED combination light
  • Redesigned rear fender
  • Prepared for D-Air System
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