Yamaha FJR1300

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Yamaha FJR1300
Production2001 to present
ClassSport touring
Engine1298 cc Inline-4
Power145 bhp (108 kW) @ 8500 rpm
Torque126 Nm (92.9 ft·lbf) @ 7000 rpm
Transmission5-speed manual
5-speed semi-automatic available
BrakesFront: Dual 320 mm disc
Rear: disc
ABS optional

The Yamaha FJR1300 is Yamaha's largest Sport Touring motorcycle, it is currently in production as the FJR1300A and FJR1300AS(FJR1300AE in the United States) .


The FJR1300 was introduced to Europe in 2001 before arriving in North America in 2002 with the 2003 model year designation and offered in a non-ABS version only. Motorcyclist magazine named the 2003 model Motorcycle of the Year. It had 298 mm front rotors. It appeared in Europe in various colours: silver, blue, black and red.

The 2004 European model came in a range of colours, including Silver Storm. 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, 320 mm 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.

In 2006 the U.S. and World model years synchronized and design significantly changed including trailing arm changes, radiator curving, instrumentation changes, upgraded alternator and significant attention to airflow changes from reported heat issues in previous years. In response to these complaints, Yamaha added several adjustable vents to the FJR1300, allowing the rider to direct air to or away from the body.

The base 2006 FJR1300A model has ABS and is Dark Blue Metallic while the Cerulean Silver colored FJR1300AE model features a semi-automatic transmission. The AE model has YCCS, or Yamaha Chip-Controlled Shift. The rider can either utilize the standard foot shifter without the clutch lever, or shift via a lever on the left bar where a clutch would normally be. The AE model continues in production through 2008.

For 2008 some minor changes were introduced, including an update to the altitude-related ECU issues and throttle 'feel', notably to improve low speed on/off throttle transitions. The colours announced in Europe are; Silver (Silver Tech), Black (Midnight Black) and Graphite. 2008 also sees minor changes in the ABS system.

Four FJR1300s finished in the top ten of the 2007 Iron Butt Rally.


Yamaha FJR1300A (2006) used by Danish police


The FJR1300 has a 1298 cc inline-4 cylinder engine.


The FJR1300 uses a five speed sequential close ratio gearbox. The FJR1300AE model features a semi-automatic transmission which Yamaha calls YCC-S (Yamaha Chip Controlled-Shift). This system is a 5-speed sequential manual gearbox with a computer controlled clutch so that no clutch lever use is needed by the rider.


The frame of the FJR1300 is manufactured from aluminium alloy

Electrical system

The FJR1300 features a standard 12 volt electrical system, with a fused cigarette-lighter style accessory jack in the left glovebox. The 2003 U.S. model does not have a glovebox or electrical outlet; model years 2004 and 2005 do not include the electrical outlet.

Other Features

The FJR1300 features an electrically-adjusted windshield controlled by a rocker switch on the handlebars. The shield returns to its lowest position when the key is off. It's a common modification amongst FJR riders to disable the 'return' feature. A number of new features were added beginning with the 2006 model year, including a rider-adjustable airflow system. AE models feature heated handlebar grips with ambient air temperature adjustment sensitivity. The handlebars are adjustable, with 3 positions, and the seat is adjustable to high or low, with about an inch between the positions.

Specifications (FJR1300/A/AE/AS)

Data from: Yamaha UK [1]

FJR1300 FJR1300A FJR1300AE/AS
Engine 1298 cc (79 cu in), 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, in-line 1298 cc (79 cu in), 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, in-line 1298 cc (79 cu in), 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, in-line
Bore Stroke 79 x 66.2mm
Power 105.5 kW (143.5 PS) @ 8,000 rpm
Torque 134.4 Nm (13.7 kg-m) @ 7,000 rpm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition TCI (Digital)
Transmission 5-speed, constant mesh Semi-automatic
Final Drive Shaft
Overall Length 2230 mm (87.8 in)
Overall Width 770 mm (30.3 in)
Overall Height 1245 mm (49 in)
Seat Height 818 mm (32.2 in)
Ground Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
Wheelbase 1539 mm (60.6 in)
Dry Weight 264 kg (582 lb) 268 kg (591 lb)
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, adjustable spring preload, adjustable rebound damping
Suspension Rear Link-type, gas/oil damped
Brakes Front Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear Single hydraulic disc
Tyres Front 120/70-ZR17
Tyres Rear 180/55-ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity 25 Litres

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