Yamaha FJR1300 Cruise Control (With Operating Instructions)
The Yamaha FJR1300 is a popular touring motorcycle known for its comfortable ride and advanced features like cruise control.
This article provides an in-depth look at the FJR1300’s cruise control system, including how it works, tips for safe usage, operating instructions, comparisons to other bikes, and troubleshooting of common issues.
We’ll cover everything from the basics of this useful feature to recalls related to cruise control problems.
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Does Yamaha FJR have cruise control?
The Yamaha FJR1300 touring motorcycle comes equipped with an advanced electronic cruise control system designed to maintain a steady preset riding speed.
This allows riders to relax their throttle hand while still maintaining a constant speed.
The FJR1300’s cruise control uses electronic throttle control to regulate engine power and keep the bike at the desired speed.
Cruise control in the FJR works till a speed of 100 mph. This is a safety feature to prevent abuse.
The system monitors wheel speed, throttle position, incline changes, and other data to smoothly control acceleration and deceleration.
It can increase or decrease speed in small 1mph increments by tapping the control switches.
The cruise deactivates automatically if the wheels lose traction, the bike stalls, or detection systems indicate a loss of control.
What year did the FJR1300 get cruise control?
2013 and later models have cruise control as standard.
Both the FJR1300ES and FJR1300A models had the cruise control feature.
Tips for Using Cruise Control Safely on the FJR1300
Cruise control is meant for long stretches of steady highway riding.
Avoid activating it in dense traffic, poor visibility, rough roads, or slippery conditions.
Be prepared to grab the brakes or disengage.
Set your speed in a lower gear first before shifting up. Make small incremental speed changes.
Resist using the resume function without verifying the previous set speed is appropriate.
Don’t rely on cruise as an alternative for staying alert and in control of your motorcycle. Static hand positions can cause cramps.
Continue scanning ahead and actively riding – override cruise whenever needed.
Operating Instructions for the FJR1300’s Cruise Control
To activate: Flip the power switch on the left handlebar to turn on the system. The indicator light will illuminate.
Accelerate to the desired steady speed, then push and release the “ SET- ” switch to set.
The “ SET ” light will come on showing cruise is engaged.
To Adjust: Tap “ RES+ ” to increase the set speed or “ SET- ” to decrease it.
Holding them down will change speeds continuously.
You can also temporarily override by twisting the throttle, then tap “ SET- ” to return to the previous set speed.
To Deactivate: Cruise disengages when braking, downshifting, or using the clutch or throttle override.
The system power switch turns the cruise fully off. The indicator lights help show the current status.
The Honda ST1300 doesn’t have a cruise control system at all. The riders are known to install aftermarket systems on their motorcycles.
BMW R1200RT had the cruise control as standard from 2005. The motorcycle had servo-assisted brakes till 2007.
Aftermarket Cruise Control
McCruise sells servo cruise control kits for the FJR1300. They even help you install the system on
- Performance varies depending on the model year – Systems work down to 20mph on 2006-2007 models but speed wanders at the low end. Later models control full speed range better.
- The aftermarket system is specifically designed for 2006-2013 FJR1300 models. 2006-2007 bikes need custom software tuning due to difficulty controlling speeds.
- Owners must provide the exact build month & year when ordering for proper software calibration.
- Installation manuals & instructions for different mounting options can be found on the provider’s website.
- The control servo usually mounts behind passenger footrests. Alternate under-seat mounting only fits manual shift FJR1300s, not YCCS electric shift versions.
FJR1300 Cruise Control not working
Yamaha has issued a recall for over 18,000 motorcycles across 7 models, including the FJR1300, due to a faulty brake light switch.
The fault is caused by increased internal resistance in the front brake light switch, resulting from silicon oxide buildup.
Faulty switches can cause issues like:
- Brake lights staying on constantly
- Cruise control staying activated
- Difficulty activating/deactivating brake lights and cruise control
- Unexpected cruise control deactivation
These issues pose a safety concern for riders, prompting Yamaha to initiate a recall.
Owners of affected models are advised not to operate their motorcycles until the brake light switch has been replaced and the issue corrected.
In summary, the Yamaha FJR1300 comes equipped with an advanced electronic cruise control system designed to maintain steady highway speeds during long rides.
When used properly, cruise control can reduce fatigue and allow riders to fully take in the scenery.
However, it’s critical to continue scanning the road ahead and override the system whenever needed.
Yamaha has issued recalls related to cruise control defects, so make sure to have any issues promptly addressed.
Ride safe and enjoy the miles ahead.
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Throttlemeister Cruise Control Review
The throttlemeister cruise control.
This is another article in an ongoing series to make my new 2006 Yamaha FJR 1300 the “Ultimate Sport Tourer”.
Having been spoiled by my ’99 BMW K1200LT with such luxuries as heated grips, heated seats, six-disc CD changer and fully electronic cruise control, I decided I was going to need one or two of these amenities on the new ride.
In this review I’ll go over my solution to equip the bike with some sort of “cruise control”.
The need for a speed control device is both for convenience and comfort.
That’s because my hands, especially the right one, have been abused for over 30 years in the automotive trade and they get sore and stiff holding the throttle steady for extended periods.
In truth, I wasn’t sure how often I would actually have the opportunity to take this bike on any extended trips. Those are usually done two-up on the LT.
I did though have an up coming solo trip planned to Vermont to my brother’s.
Although my route was planned for mostly back roads, I wanted some way to rest the right hand for any portions of super-slab that might occur and I wanted it installed in time for this trip.
After some research, it looked like the choices were either a system that holds the throttle lever at a fixed position via a clamp or friction device, thus maintaining an approximate road speed, or installing an aftermarket electronic system.
Whereas the first is not a “true” cruise control, it at least provides the ability to release the throttle and relax the right hand during those times on the super-slab, yet still maintain a steady speed.
I also wanted this to be a simple but effective system without trashing up the looks or the handlebars with extra levers, switches, etc.
Unlike some others, I don’t need, or like, to have an array of accessory controls and devices perched all over my handlebars.
Nor did I want to clutter up the throttle linkage at the engine or the rest of the bike with cables, servo, actuators, vacuum reservoirs, etc.
Therefore, I chose to go with one of the friction device cruise control systems. But which one? There are several on the market, but I decided to use the system by Throttlemeister.
Throttlemeister has been a well known accessory for many years for riders looking for a basic cruise control device.
The Throttlemeister is made right here in the U.S.A. by Marker Machine Inc. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a small machining company established in 1998 with around 9-10 employees.
I was familiar with the Throttlemeister because a used 1999 BMW R1100RT that I had purchased had one installed on it.
Once I figured out how to operate it, I found it to be an asset for the post purchase ride home to Maryland from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
It’s a simple system consisting of a bar end weight device that rotates, and as it does, it exerts pressure on a friction collar fitted onto the throttle tube.
The friction is enough to hold the throttle in whatever position it’s currently set, yet light enough that the throttle can still be twisted by hand as needed.
With that said, it must be made clear that incorrect or inappropriate use of ANY speed control system can cause serious injury or worse. You, and only you, are responsible for its operation!
The Throttlemeister components are beautifully made out of machined billet stainless steel and Ampco Bronze, eliminating the development of rust and corrosion.
The internal parts are sealed by “O” rings that keep out dirt and water.
They are also maintenance free and require no lubrication (Cool, one less thing I have to worry about taking care of). A matching bar end weight for the left handle bar is included in every kit.
There are a couple of choices available in color, finish and weight.
In addition to the normal stainless steel finish, a polished version that shines like a mirror is also available (I guess for those riders that just love to polish chrome) and one in black with a high strength textured powder-coated finish.
Both “small” and a “heavy” weights are available, which refers to the weight of the bar ends. The small weighs in at 12 oz. and the heavy at 14 oz.
The heavy Throttlemeister helps to reduce vibrations on those bikes that suffer from strong vibrations through the handlebars — like solving two problems at once. The heavy Throttlemeister is also reported to be easier to operate due to its increased size.
Throttlemeister has kits available to fit dozens of bikes and probably one for the model you own, so be sure to consult their website for model applications.
Even though I don’t have a vibration problem on the FJR 1300, I chose to go with the heavy kit with the black textured powder coating finish.
I felt that this model would look nice and blend in well with the looks of the bike’s handlebars.
Installing the Throttlemeister Cruise Control
Installation proved to be straightforward and not all that difficult or complicated. First on the list was the removal of the old bar end weights, which is a simple matter of removing the Allen head socket bolts and sliding the ends of the bar weights off.
Next it was necessary to extract the little rubber grommets or bushings that are installed inside the handlebar ends.
This was accomplished by using the included puller in the kit which consisted of a bolt, washer and collar.
The collar was machined to just fit over the end of the handle bars, but allow the grommet to be pulled out of the bar through the inside of the collar.
By passing the bolt through the collar and then threading it into the grommet and tightening, the grommet was slowly and carefully extracted.
At first it felt like the bolt was going to strip out, but it was just the rubber in the grommet flexing before enough force was applied to break it free. After that the grommet was pulled smoothly from the bar end undamaged.
This was repeated on the opposite side. I have to admit, based on my experience as an automotive technician, it sure felt like the bolt was stripping out.
I stopped more than once on each side to remove the bolt for inspection just to make sure it wasn’t damaged.
With both grommets out the next step was to install the friction sleeve. This is a plastic tube about 3/4″ (19mm) long with an edge on one end.
By rolling back about 1” (26mm) of the handle bar grip on the throttle side, the sleeve could be slid onto the throttle tube (the plastic rotating collar the grip slips over) until the collar bottoms out on the tube.
Since I had already installed heated grips it was necessary to trim off a little of the tube on the inside end, otherwise it butted up against the heating pad and would not slide fully on.
The grip was then rolled back in place where it should sit flush on the collar.
Cleaning the inside of the handle bars with alcohol before inserting the expansion device is very important.
Failure to do so will cause the expanding device to move that could result in problems including binding of the throttle and even the bar ends falling off.
Next, the bar end, collar and expanding device are assembled, finger tight, then inserted into the handle bar opening.
Until the end bolt is tightened you’re able to slide the assembly in and out to achieve an approximate 1/16” target starting gap between the friction sleeve and the bar end.
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Getting the final adjustment takes a little trial and error. What’s important is that the throttle operate smoothly and return closed on it’s own without interference.
Then when the bar end is rotated in the same direction as when opening the throttle, the gap is eliminated, pressure is exerted against the friction sleeve holding the throttle in place.
Please note again that even though the throttle is held in place when riding the bike, it’s still possible to “override” it and twist the throttle off or on with ease.
That’s what takes the most time during the installation, tightening the bolt, checking the gap, testing the throttle operation, making any changes and then going through the whole process again.
It may sound like a lot, but it really isn’t.
The left side goes together the same way, except this time you only need to set a gap to match the throttle side.
I didn’t time it, but I’d be surprised if I spent 2 hours on the entire install and that included time to set up and take photos along the way.
Included in the kit was a little decal to place around the throttle side bar weight that lets you know at a glance whether it’s “on” or “off”.
I found the print to be so small I’d have to take my eyes off the road too long to read it and chose to leave it off. I can tell by the tension on the throttle if it’s on or not.
Operation of the Throttlemeister is quite simple. Once you’ve achieved a cruising speed it’s just a matter of rotating the right bar end in the same direction as you do the throttle to accelerate, until the friction sleeve is contacted and held steady.
I’ve never been able to smoothly “engage” the Throttlemeister with only the right hand, so I simply reach across with my left hand and give the right end weight a twist — I’m sure others out there have their own methods.
Once it’s been “set”, to make any speed adjustments you only need to give the throttle a light twist in either direction.
Remember, it will not make adjustments for any grade changes so if you’re going up and down hills you will have to make corrections to your speed via the throttle.
To release or “disengage” the device, simply rotate the bar end in the same direction as you would when rolling off the throttle, which can easily be done with just the right hand.
I like the Throttlemeister “cruise control”. It’s elegantly made, attractive, simple to use and unnoticeable installed.
It’s easy to install, no wiring is required and it won’t be in the way anytime I’m working on the bike unlike some of the electronic systems available.
There are few working parts which mean fewer parts to fail/break and nothing to catch my glove on either.
Yeah, it’s not a “true” cruise control and I have to make some adjustments to my speed when in use, but that doesn’t bother me. It’s a small inconvenience in an overall great device.
Do you have any Throttlemeister (or other motorcycle cruise control system) tips?
Owner Comments and Feedback
From “D.H.”: “One of the first mods I did on my new ’03 Kawasaki ZR-7S before heading out on a 7-day tour was to install a “heavy” Throttlemeister.
It’s an elegant solution, if not quite as easy to operate as a thumb-lever throttle lock.
By the way, the red stripe is just tape and can be easily removed or swapped for another color. I recently found a couple of black rubber O-rings that fit tight in the groove on the inboard ends (where the stripe is).
The clutch side O-ring doesn’t do anything of course, but the O-ring on the throttle side provides better grip for rotating the unit.”
first thing i put on my last two GSXRs , best money spent ever
Will this fit on my 2012 Yamaha Majesty scooter? If so I would definitely purchase a set.
Hello, Do you have a part # for the Throttle Meister for the FJR1300?
hello I would like to know if you have Throttlemeister Cruise Control for a 2017 or 2016 Yamaha r6
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Hey, Tony, just got back home from a 3,000 mile + road trip using your cruise control. Can't say enough how satisfied I am with it. Worked flawlessly and beat out the BMW's stock cruise controls that were along with this ride. I might have 2 more FJR customers for you...Stay tuned.
The BMW that was along for this ride was a 2013 K GT 1600 which I got to ride for 100 or so miles. The stock cruise control was a simple "set" button that held the speed you were at when engaged. (Other cruise functions were not known to the rider at the time - McCruise) Yours worked flawlessly and the tech at Bett's PowerSports said it needed NO calibration at all. Worked right out of the box! Let me know when you guys go public, OK?!?
Bill Nipomo, CA, USA 14 September, 2015
Tony, Frank & the staff at MC Cruise,
I would like to give you all some feedback as to how the operation of the cruise control you fitted to the Harley Davidson XL883L Super Low: After I picked up the bike from Mt. Waverley, I rode the bike to Wodonga (approx 350km’s) north along the Hume Hwy. I used the cruise control the whole way. I really put it through its paces to test it out; up & down hills, increasing & decreasing speed by using the buttons. The Cruise operated perfectly in every situation; it held its speed within 1 kilometre with incredible precision. As an Auto Electrician with some 30 years experience in fitting all kinds of electrical accessories to vehicles of all makes & models, I have found some accessory kits are very poor in quality or look very tacky when added to some vehicles. Your fitting quality of the kits is very professional: the laser cut brackets that are tailor made to fit each individual bike & model are superb. The speed sensor on the front wheel, blend in so good that I had to look hard to see it. The laser cut brackets are of high quality they actually appear to be part of the bike. The second kit I purchased from you was for the Yamaha FJR in which I fitted myself. Your fitting instructions are incredibly in depth, thorough & precise. They are easily followed; nothing was omitted or taken for granted for the fitter. I believe anyone could fit one of these Cruise controls if they had your instructions. That being said, I wish you all the best for the future as it was obvious to see that you have put an incredible amount of work & research into perfecting these Cruise Control systems & it has certainly paid off with the way they appear & operate. Regards, Garry - Wodonga Victoria Australia 4 April 2015
I promised to let you know what progress I’d made with my FJR1300 stiff throttle. All is good. I followed advice from the FJR forum to unwind the throttle spring by 1 turn. This reduced the pressure on the throttle, but the sharp change from idle was cured by fitting a G2 throttle tamer from the States at about $60 plus postage. I’m now very happy with the bike. You were right in saying the cruise control wouldn’t affect the throttle action - and yes it works perfectly. Thanks for your help.
Regards Andy - Australia -14 January, 2015)
Hi Tony and MCCruise team,
I've been meaning to email you to let you know just how completely happy and pleased I am with your product!!! It took me a while to install but I wanted to take the time to properly install it and make the install look like it's been part of the bike since day one. My delay in replying is mostly cause I'm enjoying it so much that I'm having a hard time finding the time to actually stop and let you know about it. I have been going on a few long distance rides, plus many short rides, and being able to set the cruise and go for miles at the same/control the speed regardless of the road, and being able to rest my right hand/arm, makes those rides a pure pleasurable experience. The installation was complete and very easy to follow, controlling the system is just like you would have in a car, and looks fantastic on my bike.
The only slight issue I had during the install was on the left side cables for the control and clutch switch should have been maybe about 2-4 inches longer. When I ran them on the outside of the frame and up the steering column they cables pulled out when I turned the wheel to hard right. I corrected it by running the cables on the inside of the frame but as far away from any bike electrical wires and I'm not indicating any issues and the unit is working flawlessly.
I would like to give you my highest compliment for both your outstanding and very professional looking product and fantastic customer service. I was almost thinking about trading in the bike to get the FJR 2013 since it now has cruise control built in but your product gave me the one feature I really wanted without the expense and hassle of trading up the bike. I'm highly recommending your product to anyone and I'm looking forward to many many miles/years of use.
Jack A. Euless, TX, USA (Aug 2013)
We are Yamaha dealers at Dubbo NSW and have fitted many of these to our customers bikes & I personally use & recommend these units.
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Dave Readford (02) 6882 1326
Just wanted to say thank you what a great product, took a little to get used to...not constantly looking at the speedo is a huge plus...and to anyone who is thinking of purchasing one...would highly recommend it if like me you like to go cruzin...the fitting/instruction manuals make it easy (not simple/easy but handy person easy) to DIY.
I have a FJR Yamaha 06 took approx 5hrs including road testing and some adjustments...again thanks to you and your product m/c cruise control. Am happy for you to use this as an endorsement.
Allan, Clayton, Victoria, Australia (Sep 2007)
I purchased one of your Motor Cycle Cruise systems for my 2007 FJR1300 with manual gearbox from a chap who had purchased it direct from you. He didn't get around to installing it, so sold it on to me. Am I ever glad that he did! After a couple of months, I finally got around to installing this delightful gadget last Sunday, and boy was it a task!.
I had a good read of what turned out to be the best installation instructions I have ever seen, ever. Just as well, as the job of installation is not a simple one. I spent 10hrs on Sunday and another 5hrs on Monday evening before the job was done and the system tested in the garage. I decided that 11:30pm was too late for a test ride so that was carried out tonight and all proved to be working well.
This really is a quality piece of kit designed and supplied by a UKAS accredited Company with a very keen eye for detail. I work in the heavily regulated and proceduralised UK oil & gas industry and I have never seen such an accurate, detailed, comprehensive and easy to follow installation procedure in my life. There are no wasted words or pictures but every part must be read carefully and followed. It is an excellent example of a thoroughly well developed and refined procedure.
The system is a piece of cake to use and immediately felt like it was fully integrated with my FJR. All of the controls work with ease, precision and control making it a pleasure to use. I feel it really will be a big benefit to tackling the more boring elements of a long distance run. It might be pricey - and I know I got it at a bargain price from the previous owner - but in my opinion it is worth every penny of the retail price.
Well done Frank and Tony and thank you.
Baron, UK, (May 2011)
Just wanted to touch base with you about my system. Took me about 2 days at about 5-6 hours each to do the actual install. Thanks so much for including the 2 tools for the cable work....priceless. All the lubrication and instructions were followed to the T. Operational checks of the system are perfect. Accel and Decel are spot on and I am not adjusting anything. All the cutoffs work as advertised.
The Cruise works perfectly. Thank you for a great product, fantastic directions, and the support from you and your team. I couldn't be happier with my McCruise.
Ed, Fl, USA, (June 2011)
This is a world class product.
The level of the engineering, the installation instructions, the quality of all the components etc, is absolutely excellent. This could easily have said Yamaha on the box!
After long time thinking about Cruise Control I decided finally by end of last year to order one.
Communication with both Tony's (Tony Guymer from Mccruise Australia and Tony Phipps from OWL) was very good, they have been very friendly and open to answer all my questions. After order delivery was fast, arrived complete with all components and perfect manual and instructions. I have never seen such detailed documentation - very well done.
Installation was with this instructions pretty easy. Product as it is is very professionally made. I have learned a lot about my bike during installation too. Because of long winter I have a chance to really verify function on longer trip just this month and I have to say that CC works perfectly. It is not cheap - that is a fact - but now I am happy with performance and great functionality. I hope that also reliability of the product will be on the same level, but I am confident that it will.
I can recommend MC CC to all fjr-owners. My bike has now a new feature what I missed and OEM was not able to offer!
Ivan Kebisek, Slovakia, (April 2010)
I just wanted to follow up. The new speed sensor was here when I got back from Calgary 2 weeks ago. I had time that following weekend to get it installed and did some minor testing the following weekend. It seemed to be working correctly. This past weekend I had the opportunity to test it on a 1500 mile ride to southwestern Utah and everything worked perfectly. I could see no signs of damage to the old unit when I removed it but it seems you diagnosed the problem correctly. Thanks again for your assistance.
You provide an excellent product and your customer service is outstanding!
John, Colorado, USA (Sep 2010)
Your kit is a very well thought out system!
I'm glad I ordered the pre-term loom, installation went well,thanks to the great instructions & the cable tools that were included! "WOW" what a difference riding with a cruise control, it's much more enjoyable to ride ,and the gas mileage difference is incredible! This is one of the best investments that I have ever made!
Thanks for making such a great product!
Hey guys, I just wanted to take a moment and write to tell you how thrilled I am with the MC Cruise I just installed on my '07 Yamaha FJR1300A.
First, I was shocked that the cruise control arrived in the States only three days after being shipped from Melbourne! There are many items I can't get as quickly within the US and Canada!
Secondly, the kit was perfect! The instructions are outstanding. Too often, it's assumed that installers have already removed all the bits and pieces to access the inner workings of the bike and have a knowledge of how best to route things.
Your instructions are wonderfully complete, from the first screw to be removed to the final set-up and fine tuning. I went slowly and took my time, and it still only took me one day to install the unit from start to finish. I just got back from the maiden voyage with the system installed, and I couldn't be happier!
Your product has turned my FJR into the touring bike it was meant to be! I'm still stunned that Yamaha doesn't offer cruise from the factory, but their oversight has been your opportunity, and you have filled it perfectly!
Thank you for engineering such a complete system. I'm looking forward to years of effortless and enjoyable cruising with your cruise control system!
All the best,
Mike Z, New Jersey, USA, (Sep 2007)
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2023 Yamaha FJR1300ES Guide
Contents: Review – Key Features – Features & Benefits – Specifications
2023 yamaha fjr1300es: endless turns.
Introducing the new 2023 Yamaha FJR1300ES…
Putting the “Sport” in Sport Touring. Experience superb power and torque for unequaled muscular acceleration across the RPM range.
Famous for outstanding performance and reliability, the FJR1300 has developed a reputation over the past 20 years that is second to none in the sport touring world. With electronic suspension, an adjustable windscreen and smooth, reliable shaft drive, the FJR1300ES continues to offer the same comfort, performance and value that can only be expected from an FJR.
2023 Yamaha FJR1300ES Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
- 1298cc, DOHC, 16-valve (4/cyl), liquid-cooled inline-four engine delivers serious power & torque
- 4-valve cylinder head design
- One-piece cylinder & upper crankcase assembly
- High lift intake & exhaust cams
- “Liner-less” ceramic composite plated cylinder bores
- High performance, short skirt, forged aluminum pistons
2023 Yamaha FJR1300ES Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
- Putting the “Sport” in Supersport Touring The FJR1300ES features a smooth-running, 1,298cc, DOHC, 16 valve, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine that delivers superb power and torque for unequaled muscular acceleration across the rpm range.
- Six-Speed Transmission The FJR1300ES features a compact six-speed transmission, with ratios that provide evenly spaced gearing for sporty riding, including a tall sixth gear for relaxed highway riding. Additionally, the transmission gears are designed to offer smooth, quiet running making it ideal for long distance riding.
- Advanced YCC-T Engine Control & Rider Aids Yamaha’s exclusive Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) is a ride-by-wire system that provides crisp, seamless throttle response. YCC-T also allows for other advanced systems that are ideal for Supersport Touring such as traction control, cruise control and D-Mode adjustable engine mapping.
- Lean Angle-Sensitive LED Lighting System The FJR1300ES utilizes Yamaha’s advanced LED lean-angle sensitive lighting system that allows riders to ‘see through’ corners for incredible illumination and improved low-light vision. The FJR1300ES is the first Yamaha motorcycle to feature this technology.
- Adjustability for Rider & Passenger Comfort A range of features make the FJR1300ES the ideal travel companion, including adjustable ergonomics, a push-button adjustable windscreen, a plush seat designed for rider and passenger, integrated hard luggage and a large 6.6 gallon fuel tank.
- Six-Speed Transmission The FJR1300ES features a compact six-speed transmission, with ratios providing evenly spaced gearing for sporty riding, including a tall sixth gear for relaxed highway riding. Additionally, the transmission gears are helically cut for smooth, quiet running with separated gear dogs for excellent transmission performance.
- Assist & Slipper Clutch The FJR1300ES features an Assist and Slipper clutch unit that provides additional clutch plate clamping force under engine torque, as well as reduced force under back-torque from the rear wheel. This allows for the use of lighter clutch springs—reducing clutch lever effort by approximately 20%—as well as smoother, more refined downshifting.
- Effortless, Big-Bore Thrust The FJR1300ES features a compact 1,298cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine that delivers superb power and torque for an unequaled spread of muscle over a wide rpm range. The engine is always ready to respond with strong passing power, even with a passenger and full load of luggage aboard.
- Advanced Engine Design The slant-block motor design uses stacked, tri-axis gearbox shafts to minimize engine size while optimizing chassis geometry for balanced weight distribution and great handling. Inside, lightweight forged pistons with carburized connecting rods provide superb strength and reduced reciprocating mass for outstanding durability and performance.
- Traction Control The FJR1300ES’s Traction Control System detects tire slip and adjusts ignition timing, fuel injection volume, and throttle valve opening to help prevent uncontrolled wheelspin. The system is designed to let the operator ride on roads that have limited traction with greater confidence.
- Cruise Control Cruise control makes touring a breeze, adjusting a set speed via a single push to the switch or, for larger adjustments, by continuously pushing the switch. A resume function returns the cruise control to the most recent setting, while activating the brakes, clutch or throttle return releases the cruise control.
- Advanced Ride-by-Wire Fuel Injection The FJR1300ES makes use of Yamaha’s Chip Controlled Throttle (YCCT), a ride-by-wire system that provides crisp, seamless throttle response in a variety of altitude and weather conditions—ideally matched to the refined and sporty nature of the FJR.
- Adjustable D-Mode Throttle Thanks to the flexibility provided by YCC-T, the FJR1300ES gives riders a choice of two throttle response modes to best suit preferences and riding conditions. T-Mode provides a smooth throttle response which is ideal for touring while the S-Mode maximizes performance response for a sportier, more aggressive character.
- Compact & Efficient Shaft Drive The FJR1300ES features a clean, quiet running and extremely durable shaft drive to the rear wheel. Built to handle the big mileage numbers touring riders rack up, the shaft drive system require minimal maintenance and lets the rider focus on the journey.
- High Efficiency Dual Exhaust The four-into-one-into-two stainless-steel exhaust optimizes engine performance across the powerband, with a clean-running catalyst for reduced emissions.
- Lean Angle-Sensitive LED Cornering Headlights The bold face of the FJR1300ES uses bright, high-efficiency LED lighting, featuring Yamaha’s advanced cornering headlight system. Above the quad-element LED headlight assembly, six LED units illuminate sequentially to shine through turns, controlled by Yamaha’s IMU technology. The headlights also feature toolless adjustment of headlight angle to account for vehicle loads. Finally, the LED tail lamp assembly combines visibility, style and quality.
- Aerodynamic Bodywork Headlined by the LED headlight system, the FJR1300ES’s stylish, supersport-inspired bodywork with integrated airflow management keeps the rider comfortable. A central vent beneath the instrument panel reduces negative pressure for less buffeting, and adjustable fairing side panels let the rider direct lower body airflow.
- Adjustable Everything A good touring machine adapts to the rider, and the FJR1300ES does just that. The plush, thick saddle offers plenty of comfort and is adjustable over 0.8 inches without tools. The handlebars can be set to one of three positions to fine-tune rider ergonomics, and the windscreen is electronically adjustable for a range over 5.1 inches.
- Electronically Adjustable Suspension The electronically adjusted suspension makes finding the right setting as easy as pushing a button. With four pre-load settings, three damping presets, and an additional seven damping fine-tuning adjustments, the FJR1300ES suspension can be dialed-in to meet the needs of the rider, passenger and riding conditions.
- Powerful, Secure Braking The advanced front and rear brakes provide exceptional braking power and control and are linked via Yamaha’s Unified Braking System, for balanced braking power. ABS further boosts rider confidence by preventing wheel lock-ups in reduced-traction conditions.
- High-Strength Aluminum Frame Similar to Yamaha’s supersport machines, the FJR1300ES features a beefy aluminum frame which provides an ideal balance of chassis stiffness and feedback, with a long swingarm to enhance traction and improve rear suspension action.
- Large Fuel Tank The ergonomically-shaped, large-capacity, 6.6-gallon fuel tank offers excellent comfort, generous range and is constructed from steel, allowing for the use of magnetic tank bags.
- Thorough Instrumentation The three-part instrument panel provides riders with all the information they need while enjoying the road, including trip computer functions, riding modes and more. Riders can easily customize the dot-matrix multi-function display to show the information they want with a flick of the bar-mounted switchgear, too.
- Integrated Luggage Subframe-fitted, quick-release luggage mounts allow easy use of the standard fitted hard side cases, which are conveniently matched to the ignition key. Each case is designed to match the lines of the FJR1300ES, provide plenty of storage space, and thanks to the compact mounting system, overall vehicle width is minimized for in-town maneuverability.
- Standard Heated Grips The FJR1300ES includes heated grips straight from factory, adjustable through the multi-function instrumentation, and with four settings (three settings plus off) of available heat for cooler conditions and foul weather.
- Fairing-Mounted Storage A glove box is built into the upper fairing and includes a 12V outlet to charge phones, GPS units, electric vests and other compact electrical devices.
2023 Yamaha FJR1300ES – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details US MSRP Price: $18299 USD Canada MSRP Price: $20999 CDN Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ NA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Engine Type 1,298cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder; 16 valves Bore x Stroke 79.0mm x 66.2mm Compression Ratio 10.8:1 Fuel Delivery Fuel injection with YCC-T Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition Transmission 6-speed; multiplate assist-and-slipper wet clutch Final Drive Shaft Suspension / Front 43mm inverted fork with electronically adjustable rebound and compression damping; 5.3-in travel Suspension / Rear Single shock with electronically adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping; 4.9-in travel Brakes / Front Dual 320mm discs; Unified Brake System and ABS Brakes / Rear 282mm disc; Unified Brake System and ABS Tires / Front 120/70ZR17 Tires / Rear 180/55ZR17 L x W x H 87.8 in x 29.5 in x 52.2 – 57.3 in Seat Height 31.7 or 32.5 in Wheelbase 60.8 in Rake (Castor Angle) 26.0° Trail 4.3 in Maximum Ground Clearance 4.9 in Fuel Capacity 6.6 gal Fuel Economy** 36 mpg Wet Weight*** 642 lbs (CA model 644 lbs) Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty) Color Cobalt Blue
2023 Yamaha FJR1300ES – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
ENGINE ENGINE Liquid cooled, DOHC, 16 valves (4-valves/cyl), in-line four DISPLACEMENT 1298cc BORE AND STROKE 79 x 66.2mm COMPRESSION RATIO 10.8:1 MAXIMUM TORQUE 14.1kg-m (102 ft-lb) @ 7,000 rpm ENGINE MANAGEMENT YCC-T, D-Mode, Traction Control, Cruise Control FUEL DELIVERY Mikuni 42mm throttle body F.I. ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION± 15.2kpl / 42.9mpg (Imp.) IGNITION / STARTING TCI / Electric TRANSMISSION 6-speed FINAL DRIVE Shaft
CHASSIS SUSPENSION (FRONT) Electronically adjustable KYB inverted 43mm fork / 135mm (5.4″) wheel travel SUSPENSION (REAR) Electronically adjustable link Monocross / 125mm (4.8″) wheel travel BRAKES (FRONT) Dual 320mm discs with 4-piston calipers, ABS & UBS BRAKES (REAR) 282mm disc with single piston caliper, ABS & UBS TIRES (FRONT) 120/70ZR17 TIRES (REAR) 180/55ZR17
CRITICAL DATA LENGTH 2,230mm (87.8 “) WIDTH 750mm (29.5″) HEIGHT 1,325mm (52.2″) to 1,455mm (57.3) WHEELBASE 1,545mm (60.8″) RAKE / TRAIL 26° / 109mm (4.3″) GROUND CLEARANCE 125mm (4.9″) SEAT HEIGHT 805mm (31.7″) or 825mm (32.5”) FUEL CAPACITY 25 litres (5.5 imp.gal.) WET WEIGHT 291 kg (642 lb) COLOUR(S) FJR 20th Anniversary Edition
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YAMAHA FJR 1300 Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos
YAMAHA FJR1300ES 2018 - Present
For 2018, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer launched the Yamaha FJR 1300ES, a sport-touring motorcycle that featured a long list of industry-leading features such as cruise control, electronic suspension, and LED cornering headlights that provided the ultimate sport touring experience.
The advanced suspension offered the performance that suited both the road surface and load with four main settings and three damping settings, which resulted in the best possible riding quality in various road conditions.
The bike featured quick-release luggage mounts for fast removal of the 30-liter color-matched hard saddlebags and a small item storage compartment located in the upper left side of the fairing that contained a 12-volt DC outlet for various accessories.
The 2018 Yamaha FJR 1300ES was brought to life by a lightweight and compact engine that provided massive power and torque with muscular acceleration across the rpm range and a compact six-speed manual transmission designed for smooth and quiet running with a long sixth gear perfect for a relaxed highway riding.
The FJR 1300ES was the first Yamaha motorcycle that featured Yamaha's advanced LED lean-angle sensitive lighting system that offered great visibility through corners with great elimination and improved low-light vision.
In the performance department, the 2018 Yamaha FJR 1300ES had its heartbeat set by a 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that delivered an output power of 146 hp with a peak at 8,000 rpm and 138 Nm (102 lb-ft) of torque available at 7,000 rpm.
YAMAHA FJR1300AS 2017 - Present
In 2017, Yamaha launched the FJR 1300AS, a highly advanced sport touring motorcycle that featured one option, which set it apart from its siblings. Among other features shared between the models, the AS version packed the electronic clutch-less gear shifting system that allowed the rider to change gears with its left foot or from the handlebar without using the clutch lever.
In the technical department, the AS model featured the same options as its siblings, such as the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) that provided great throttle response and controllability and Yamaha D-MODE that worked in tandem with the (YCC-T) system that and offered two riding modes.
The model offered great handling and ergonomics with its aluminum twin-spar diamond-type frame that used the engine as a stressed member and a fully removable aluminum rear subframe that offered easier access to the rear shock absorber for maintenance.
As for power, the 2017 Yamaha FJR 1300AS had its heartbeat set by a 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that delivered an output power of 146 hp with a peak at 8,000 rpm and 138 Nm (102 lb-ft) of torque available at 7,000 rpm.
The 2017 Yamaha FJR 1300AS packed both front and rear electronically-adjustable suspension, while the braking performance was handled by two 320 mm discs with four-piston calipers on the front wheel and a 282 mm disc with a dual-piston caliper on the rear wheel.
YAMAHA FJR1300AE 2017 - Present
For 2017, Yamaha launched the FJR 1300AE, a sport touring motorcycle that featured electronically-adjustable suspension both front and rear with an upside-down fork on the front and a new six-speed transmission with the latest A&S clutch that offered fast acceleration, a more relaxed high-speed cruising, and smoother downshifting.
As for the electronic tweaks and tricks, the bike featured the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) that provided great throttle response and controllability and Yamaha D-MODE that worked in tandem with the (YCC-T) system that and offered two riding modes.
The S mode unlocked the full engine performance and power, while the T mode slowed the throttle response for situations that required lower power characteristics, such as slippery and wet conditions but also worked great for a more relaxed touring riding while reducing fuel consumption.
Both front and rear brakes featured the latest ABS and UBS technology and offered excellent control under wet and slippery conditions with its two 320 mm discs squeezed by a couple of four-piston calipers on the front and a 282 mm disc with a two-piston caliper on the rear.
In addition, the bike featured an adjustable handlebar, adjustable rider seat height, a stylish upper fairing that provided great aerodynamics with excellent wind and weather protection, and optimized airflow management for more rider comfort.
In the performance department, the 2017 Yamaha FJR 1300AE took its thrust from a 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that delivered an output power of 146 hp with a peak at 8,000 rpm and 138 Nm (102 lb-ft) of torque available at 7,000 rpm.
YAMAHA FJR1300A 2016 - Present
The FJR 1300 was a sport-touring motorcycle that debuted in 2001 in the European market and in 2002 in the American market. The bike featured a powerful 1,298cc engine that delivered massive amounts of power and torque and a chassis designed to offer great handling and ergonomics.
In 2016, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer released the FJR 1300A, a bike that for the past decade, offered riders the opportunity to experience supersport-level performance and outstanding comfort.
The sport-touring motorcycle was designed to cover serious distances in record time with its 25-liter fuel tank, aerodynamic fairing, adjustable windscreen, adjustable riding position, and cruise control and made use of its big engine and six-speed gearbox and delivered dynamic acceleration and good high-speed cruising performance.
The bike featured an aluminum twin-spar diamond-type frame that used the engine as a stressed member and a fully removable aluminum rear subframe that offered easier access to the rear shock absorber for maintenance.
In the performance department, the 2016 Yamaha FJR 1300A featured a fuel-injected engine with lightweight forged pistons that provided fast engine response and outstanding low-mid power and torque with a red line at 9,000 rpm.
As for the power figures, the 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine delivered an output power of 146 hp with a peak at 8,000 rpm and 138Nm (102 lb-ft) of torque available at 7,000 rpm.
YAMAHA FJR1300ES 2016 - 2017
In 2017, Yamaha launched the FJR 1300ES, a sport-touring motorcycle that featured a compact and lightweight 1,298cc engine with massive power and torque delivery and muscular acceleration across the rpm range.
The 2017 model received several upgrades, such as an electronically adjustable suspension with an upside-down fork on the front that offered a superior ride and a six-speed manual transmission that gave faster accelerations and a more relaxed high-speed cruising riding.
It was assembled on the same aluminum twin-spar diamond-type frame used by its predecessors and used the engine as a stressed member of the chassis for great rigidity and sharp, accurate handling. Also, the bike packed a fully removable aluminum rear subframe that provided easier access to maintenance of the rear shock absorber and a lightweight cast aluminum swingarm with the integrated shaft drive for less weight.
In the power department, the 2017 Yamaha FJR 1300ES was brought to life by the same 1,298cc engine of its predecessors and delivered massive torque across the rpm range and fast acceleration with a red line painted at 9,000 rpm.
As for the power figures, the four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine delivered an output power of 146 hp at 8,000 rpm and 138 Nm (102 lb-ft) of torque with a peak at 7,000 rpm.
For suspension, the model packed a 48 mm electronically adjustable upside-down telescopic fork on the front and an electronically adjustable single shock absorber on the rear, while the braking power was achieved by two 320 mm discs with four-piston calipers on the front and a 282 mm disc with a two-piston caliper on the rear.
YAMAHA FJR1300AS 2013 - 2014
In 2014, Yamaha released the FJR1300AS, one of the most incredible touring machines in the world. The 2014 machine came equipped with an electronic clutchless gear shift system that allowed the rider to change gears with the left foot or thumb without using the clutch lever.
The bike retained the potent powerplant, fitted with the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T), offering smooth and sporty power delivery. In addition, the engine provided high torque output with excellent and strong acceleration in all gears and top-end power, covering massive distances in less time.
Also, the 2014 Yamaha FJR1300AS came equipped with fully-adjustable ergonomics, enhancing its comfort. The bike was fitted with a seat and an adjustable handlebar, and for better wind and weather protection, it featured an adjustable windscreen.
The 2014 machine packed many advanced electronic control systems, like the Traction Control System (TCS) and cruise control, allowing the rider to choose between a relaxed or a sporty riding experience. The electronically adjustable suspension offered quick and easy chassis tuning.
In the performance department, a 1,298cc liquid-cooled four-stroke four-cylinder engine boasted 145 hp with a peak at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) torque with maximum strength available at 6,000 rpm.
In the braking department, the massive machine came from the factory with three-spoke lightweight aluminum wheels. The front wheel was fitted with four-piston calipers and two 320 mm discs offering strong stopping power, and the rear wheel had a dual-piston caliper with a 283 mm disc.
YAMAHA FJR1300A 2012 - 2013
In 2001, the Japanese motorcycle maker Yamaha launched the FJR1300, a sport touring machine that proved to be one of the world's most significant touring motorcycles. In 2001 the bike was introduced to the European market, while in 2002, it was introduced in the United States with the 2003 model year designation.
In 2004, the United States model was available in two versions, the non-ABS model featuring anodized blue brake calipers and the ABS version fitted with silver brake calipers. In addition, the bike also featured an upgraded suspension, a fairing pocket for small items, and larger 320 mm discs on the front wheel.
In 2013, Yamaha launched the FJR1300A, a powerful and comfortable machine that received various electronic upgrades, suspension and chassis modifications, and styling upgrades. The bike retained the powerful four-cylinder engine and was fitted with Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T), Traction Control (TCS), and three riding mods, such as D-Mode, Sport, and Touring.
In the engine department, the 2013 Yamaha FJR1300A packed under its clothes a 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled unit, sending to the rear wheel an output power of 145 hp with peak power at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) torque at 6,000 rpm.
The bodywork as well received some modifications, including revision for a more modern look, with a revised upper cowl, side panels, and new LED turn signals and position lights. Also, the instrument panel was redesigned, offering a three-part reading panel.
In addition, the touring machine came with several comfort adjustments, including a two-position adjustable rider seat, an adjustable handlebar, and an adjustable windscreen operated by a button.
The FJR 1300 was a powerful sport-touring motorcycle that featured the most advanced technology gained from Yamaha's range of supersport motorcycles, and their performance was topped by great handling and ergonomics.
In 2013, Yamaha released the FJR 1300A, a revised motorcycle that featured a host of electronic, suspensions, and styling upgrades but retained its original 1,298cc engine. For 2013, the bike came with Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T), Traction Control (TCS), and D-MODE, features that worked in tandem with the new Cruise Control system and offered a more comfortable ride.
Some other upgrades were found in the bodywork, which featured a more modern look with its upper cowl, side panels, the new LED front turn signals, position lights, and also its redesigned instrumentation panel.
In addition, the bike featured some comfort adjustments, such as the two-way adjustable rider seat, the three-position adjustable handlebar, and a tall windshield that was adjustable at just a push of a button.
As for performance, the 2013 Yamaha FJR 1300A was powered by the same engine as its predecessors, such as the powerful 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that delivered an output power of 145 hp at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque with a peak at 6,000 rpm.
With a dry weight of 264 kg (582 lbs) and set in motion by a five-speed manual transmission with a shaft drive, the bike featured a top speed of 245 kph (152 mph).
YAMAHA FJR1300 2011 - 2012
In 2012, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer released the Yamaha FJR 1300, a flagship sport-touring machine in Yamaha's line-up that offered the perfect mix of track-derived performance, outstanding handling, and great comfort for both rider and passenger.
The FJR 1300 was an advanced tourer motorcycle that offered great ergonomics with its adjustable windshield that provided excellent weather protection, adjustable side panels that allowed the rider to redirect the airflow, and the perfectly tuned chassis that provided outstanding handling performance.
The bike featured a lightweight and rigid cast aluminum twin-spar diamond-type frame with a fully removable aluminum rear subframe that offered easier access for maintenance to the rear shock absorber and a lightweight aluminum swingarm that incorporated the shaft drive on its left side for a reduced weight and great handling and suspension performance.
As for suspension, the bike packed a fully adjustable 48 mm cartridge-style fork on the front with 135 mm of wheel travel and an adjustable link monocross rear suspension with 125 mm of wheel travel.
In the performance department, the 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300 model took its thrust from a 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that featured an advanced fuel injection system and lightweight forged pistons for fast engine response.
As for the power figures, the bike delivered an output power of 145 hp with a peak at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque available at 6,000 rpm.
YAMAHA FJR1300A 2010 - 2011
In 2011, Yamaha released the FJR 1300A, one of the elite sport-touring machines of the modern era that carried on the claimed character of its predecessors, with massive power and torque available on tap and incredible comfort and ergonomics.
The bike featured a smart air management system that kept the rider cool at any time and provided great weather protection with its electronically adjustable windshield and adjustable side panels that allowed the rider to redirect airflow.
The bike came with a lightweight and rigid cast aluminum twin-spar diamond-type frame, a fully removable aluminum rear subframe that provided easier access to the rear shock absorber for maintenance purposes, and a lightweight cast aluminum swingarm that incorporated the shaft drive on its left side for reduced weight and great handling and suspension performance.
For suspension, the bike packed a fully adjustable 48 mm cartridge-style fork that offered 135 mm of wheel travel on the front and an adjustable link monocross suspension on the rear that offered 125 mm of wheel travel.
The 2011 Yamaha FJR 1300A was powered by a 1,298cc engine that featured an advanced fuel injection system and lightweight forged pistons that provided fast engine response and delivered massive amounts of power and torque.
With a 1,298cc displacement, the four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine delivered an output power of 145 hp with a peak at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque available at 6,000 rpm.
YAMAHA FJR1300A 2009 - 2010
One of the most iconic sport-touting machines made by Yamaha was the FJR 1300, a bike that featured the latest technologies and offered massive power and comfort, with its compact, lightweight engine mounted in a lightweight chassis and its transmission that delivered smooth performance.
In 2010, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer released the Yamaha FJR 1300A, a bike that combined the performance of a supersport machine with the advanced capabilities of a touring motorcycle and offered massive power and torque with great handling performance.
The FJR 1300A featured an air management system that kept the rider cool at any time with its electronically adjustable windshield, a central vent under the instrument panel that directed cool air to the rider and also reduced negative pressure, and the side fairing panels that were adjustable and allowed the rider to redirect airflow.
In the performance department, the 2010 Yamaha FJR 1300A had at its core a compact and lightweight engine used as a fully stressed member of the chassis, which allowed a lightweight frame design and featured an advanced fuel injection system that fed some lightweight forged pistons that delivered great engine performance.
As for the power figures, the 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine delivered an output power of 145 hp with a peak at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque available at 6,000 rpm.
YAMAHA FJR1300A 2009 - 2009
In 2009, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer released the Yamaha FJR 1300A, one of the most iconic machines in history that packed superbike performance with first-class comfort thanks to its top-end technologies.
The FJR 1300A featured lots of ponies in a lightweight aluminum frame, excellent ergonomics with its aerodynamic fairing that offered great wind and weather protection, an electrically adjustable windshield, and an air management system that kept the rider cool.
For power performance, the model packed a 1,298cc engine that delivered massive power and torque over a wide rpm range with a red line at 9,000 rpm. Also, the engine featured state-of-the-art technology like the legendary R1 machine, such as a slant block design, stacked "Tri-Axis" transmission, fuel injection, and so on.
As for the power figures, the 2009 Yamaha FJR 1300A took its thrust from a 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that featured an advanced fuel injection system and lightweight forged pistons for outstanding engine response, which delivered an output power of 145 hp at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm.
The smooth ride was achieved by a fully adjustable 48 mm upside-down telescopic fork on the front and a preload and rebound adjustable single shock absorber on the rear, while the braking performance was handled by two 320 mm discs with four-piston calipers on the front and a 283 mm disc with a single-piston caliper on the rear.
YAMAHA FJR1300AE 2008 - 2009
The Yamaha FJR1300 was a sport-touring motorcycle characterized as one of the world's most significant touring motorcycles. In addition to the standard machine, Yamaha added the AE designation to the 2008 FJR1300AE machine, making it even more enjoyable.
Yamaha released the 2009 FJR1300AE with several changes, including a new ABS braking system supplier, a revised windscreen for better wind and weather protection, and modifications to the transmission and clutch, offering even smoother gear changes.
The 2009 model was built on a lightweight, rigid diamond-type aluminum frame designed for sharp handling, with a 48 mm telescopic, upside-down fork with preload, rebound, and compression adjustability handling the bike's front suspension. A link-type single shock absorber with rebound and preload adjustability took care of the rear-end suspension.
The machine was dressed in aerodynamic bodywork with excellent wind and weather protection and a revised air management system that reduced the amount of warm air blown to the rider. In addition, the bike featured air vents located on the front cowl that redirected cool air into the cockpit area.
The 2009 Yamaha FJR1300AE rolled on three-spoke aluminum wheels with four-piston calipers and two 320 mm discs on the front, providing strong stopping power. The rear wheel was fitted with a dual-piston caliper and a 283 mm disc, offering strong braking performance.
In the power department, the massive touring machine came equipped with a 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine boasting 145 hp at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine was paired with a five-speed Yamaha Chip Controlled Shift (YCC-S) transmission and a final shaft drive, pushing the motorcycle to 245 kph (152 mph).
YAMAHA FJR1300AE 2008 - 2008
The Yamaha FJR 1300 was one of the world's greatest sport-touring machines, but in 2008, with the addition of the "AE" designation, the FJR 1300AE was born as a more interesting motorcycle.
The 2008 Yamaha FJR 1300AE came with several changes, such as a new supplier for the ABS system, a revised windshield, and changes to the transmission and auto clutch system that delivered even smoother shiftings.
The bike featured a lightweight and rigid cast aluminum twin-spar diamond-type frame designed to deliver sharp handling, with a fully removable aluminum rear subframe that reduced the overall weight and allowed easy access to the rear shock absorbers for maintenance.
For suspension, the bike packed a fully adjustable 48 mm cartridge-style fork on the front that offered 135 mm of wheel travel and an adjustable link monocross suspension on the rear that provided 125 mm of wheel travel and the possibility to choose between solo and two-up preload settings.
Dressed in aerodynamic bodywork, the bike offered excellent wind and weather protection and a revised air management system, which reduced the amount of hot air blown to the rider, while the vents located on the outside of each headlight provided cool air into the cockpit area.
As for power, the 2008 Yamaha FJR 1300AE took its thrust from a 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that delivered an output power of 145 hp with a peak at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm.
YAMAHA FJR1300A 2008 - 2008
In 2008, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer launched the Yamaha FJR 1300A, one of the elite sport-touring machines of the industry that delivered massive amounts of power and torque matched by outstanding comfort.
The model featured a lightweight and rigid cast aluminum twin-spar frame with a fully detachable aluminum subframe that reduced the overall weight and allowed easier access for maintaining the rear shock absorber.
Also, the chassis was dressed in an aerodynamic full fairing that provided excellent wind and weather protection and an optimized airflow management system that reduced the amount of heat blown to the rider.
For the 2008 model, Yamaha revised the windshield with a new hard coating on its surface for reduced scratches, and the two-piece screed holder was replaced by a one-piece design for reduced weight.
In addition, the model featured more comfortable grips, folding aerodynamic mirrors, a dual-bulb taillight assembly with integrated turn signals for a sleek appearance, front and rear clear turn signal lenses, a small storage compartment under the seat, and a low-maintenance sealed battery.
As for power, the 2008 Yamaha FJR 1300A took its thrust from a 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that delivered an output power of 145 hp at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm.
YAMAHA FJR1300AE 2007 - 2007
In 2007, Yamaha launched the FJR 1300AE, a sport-tourer motorcycle that featured the same updates brought on the 2006 model that enhanced the comfort for the rider and passenger while maintaining the performance characteristics of a sports bike.
Yamaha introduced on the 2007 AE model the electronically controlled clutch system that allowed the rider to change gears without operating the clutch lever removed by the manufacturer and replaced with paddles on the handlebar, also the foot lever remained in the same position, and still functioned as the gear shifter.
In the aesthetic department, the bike featured a new bodywork and an air-management system that provided more comfort for both rider and passenger, with a vent located under the instrument panel that also reduced negative pressure.
Also, the model featured a curved radiator, a longer swingarm that offered better riding and handling characteristics, an adjustable windscreen, a newly designed rear frame with an integrated grab handle, repositioned footpegs for more comfort, and integrated turn signals for a cleaner look.
As for the power performance, the 2007 Yamaha FJR 1300AE featured the same specification as the previous model with a 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that delivered an output power of 145 hp with a peak at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque available at 6,000 rpm.
YAMAHA FJR1300 2007 - 2008
The Yamaha FJR1300 was a sport touring motorcycle manufactured by Yamaha, introduced in 2001 for the European market and in the US in 2002 with the 2003 model year designation. The 2003 model was offered without an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS).
In 2004, in the North American market, Yamaha offered the FJR1300 in two versions. A non-ABS version packed with blue anodized brake calipers and an ABS version equipped with silver brake calipers. In addition, the 2004 models came with an upgraded suspension system and larger 320 mm brake discs on the front.
In 2007, the Yamaha FJR1300 was introduced with minor changes to the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) for dealing with issues related to altitude changes and under various circumstances. In 2008, Yamaha changed the throttle feel, improved low-speed on-off throttle transitions, and changed the ABS braking system supplier.
The 2008 Yamaha FJR1300 came equipped with three-spoke lightweight aluminum wheels fitted with four-piston calipers and two 320 mm discs handling the front stopping power. A dual-piston caliper and a 283 mm disc achieved the rear wheel braking performance.
In the handling department, the massive machine was built on a twin-spar aluminum frame with a 48 mm upside-down telescopic fork with preload, compression, and rebound adjustability, taking care of the front suspension. The rear-end suspension was handled by a link-type shock absorber with preload and rebound adjustability offering excellent handling capabilities.
In the power department, the 2008 Yamaha FJR1300 had fitted under its aerodynamic clothes a 1,298cc transverse four-cylinder four-stroke liquid-cooled powerplant, boasting 145 hp at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) torque with peak power at 6,000 rpm.
YAMAHA FJR1300A 2006 - 2006
In 2006, Yamaha launched the FJR 1300A, a sports-touring machine with power and torque that matched superbike motorcycles but with long-ride comfort offered for both rider and passenger and plenty of on-board storage topped by multiple technological features that enhanced its overall performance.
For the 2006 model, Yamaha introduced a new, shaper bodywork with an air-management system that offered enhanced comfort, a new curved radiator with Twin-ring cooling fans that kept the engine and cockpit cool, vertically adjustable seats, three-way adjustable handlebar puled-back angle, and an adjustable windshield that improved wind protection and reduced negative pressure.
Also, the big tourer featured a longer swingarm that provided better ride and handling characteristics and a clever braking system with the front brake lever that activated six of the eight front pistons and two rear pistons, while the rear brake pedal activated two rear pistons and the other two from the front for a more balanced braking performance.
In the performance department, the engine came in a lightweight and compact package that delivered massive power and torque with its lightweight forged pistons and advanced fuel injection system that provided a crisp throttle response.
As for the power figures, the 2006 Yamaha FJR 1300A remained unchanged with a power output of 145 hp at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (99lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm delivered by a 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine.
YAMAHA FJR1300AE 2006 - 2006
In 2006, Yamaha released the FJR 1300AE version that introduced several upgrades for enhanced comfort for the rider and passenger while still maintaining its performance characteristics of a sports machine.
First ao all, Yamaha introduced on the 2006 AE model the electronically controlled clutch system that made life easier for the rider with its still manual-operated shifter that didn't require clutch assistance at shifting gears, which resulted in a clutchless handlebar.
The sharper-looking bodywork and air-management system kept the rider much cooler, with a central vent located under the instrument panel that reduced negative pressure and also packed adjustable side panels that allowed the rider to direct the airflow.
In addition, the model featured a new, curved radiator, a longer swingarm that offered better riding and handling characteristics, an adjustable windscreen, a newly designed rear frame with an integrated grab handle, repositioned footpegs for more comfort, a lockable glove compartment, and integrated turn signals for a cleaner look.
In the performance department, the 2006 Yamaha FJR 1300AE remained unchanged with its 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that delivered an output power of 145 hp with a peak at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm.
The big sport-touring machine, with its electronically controlled clutch system and five-speed transmission, reached a top speed of 245 kph (152 mph).
YAMAHA FJR1300 2006 - 2006
In 2006, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer released the Yamaha FJR 1300, a flagship sport-touring machine in Yamaha's line-up that delivered the perfect mix of track-derived nerve, outstanding handling, and great comfort for both rider and passenger.
The long-running FJR 1300 sports tourer came in 2006 with several changes to the bodywork and chassis that enhanced the rider and passenger comfort.
The new fairing allowed more range of movement for the electronically adjustable windscreen with 135 mm vertical adjustment and almost 50 mm forward and backward movement, while the new mid-cowl featured on both sides of the bike offered 30 mm adjustability for managing the air around the rider and passenger.
In addition, the bike also featured larger headlights individually adjustable from inside the fairing, a 12-volt socket in the lockable glove compartment, standard heated grips, adjustable handlebars, and the footpegs that were moved 20 mm down and 40 mm forward for a more relaxed position.
In other departments, the bike remained unchanged such as the engine and transmission, but the swingarm was extended by 40 mm to direct the overall weight on the front wheel, while the ABS, which was previously an option, was offered as a standard feature for the 2006 model.
As for power, the 2006 Yamaha FJR 1300 had its heartbeat set by a 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that provided an output power of 145 hp at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm.
YAMAHA FJR1300 2005 - 2005
In 2005, Yamaha launched the FJR 1300, a light, powerful, and technologically advanced motorcycle that combined the agile handling of a sports bike with long-distance comfort with its massive powerplant and aluminum chassis. Also, for those riders that wanted extra peace of mind, the bike was available in an ABS version.
The hollow cast-aluminum frame was very light and rigid, which was the perfect combination for sharp handling that used the engine as a stressed member of the chassis, which allowed a lightweight frame design.
Also, the bike featured an aerodynamic full fairing highlighted by an electrically adjustable windscreen that could be easily raised for better wind protection and lowered for a sportier look just with a press of a button located on the handlebar.
In addition, the model featured a convenient storage pocket for small items located on the front fairing, a standard toolkit under the passenger seat, and saddlebags as standard equipment.
As for power, the 2005 Yamaha FJR 1300 took its thrust from a 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that delivered an output power of 145 hp with a peak at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque available at 6,000 rpm.
The plush ride was achieved by a Soqi preload, compression, and rebound adjustable telescopic fork on the front and a preload and rebound adjustable single shock absorber on the rear.
YAMAHA FJR 130 2004 - 2004
In 2004, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer released the Yamaha FJR 1300, a sport-touring machine that delivered great comfort and massive amounts of power and torque but also brought several changes for the 2004 model.
First of all, the bike was available with or without ABS, which was a safety feature that enhanced the performance of the machine, so both versions received new front brake master cylinders with a one mm bore diameter increase for the non-ABS version and two mm increase for the ABS version, but also 22 mm larger discs on the front.
Another update for the model included the 2003 optional electronically adjustable windshield that came as standard on the 2004 model with a 40mm increase in height and still operated from the thumb button on the handlebar.
Both front and rear suspensions were revised with a 10 percent increase in the spring rate for the front fork and a 15 percent increase in the spring rate for the rear shock absorber and still delivered a plush ride with the suspension firming up as it used more travel.
In addition, the bike also received a storage compartment on the front fairing, front headlight beam adjustment from a hand-turning wheel under the front fairing, and integrated turn signals for a cleaner look.
In the performance department, the bike remained unchanged with the 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that delivered an output power of 145 hp at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm.
YAMAHA FJR1300 2003 - 2003
In 2003, Yamaha launched the FJR 1300, a sport-touring machine that packed great comfort with massive power and torque backed up by top-end onboard equipment and lots of superbike-derived technologies.
The 2003 Yamaha FJR 1300 received another title from the Cycle World magazine at its debut in 2003 as the "Best Sport-Toring Bike" and they said, "Combines cruise-ship comfort with a motor that would probably propel an ocean liner at a good clip, all wrapped in a classy-looking silver package."
The 2003 model got a taller adjustable power windshield and storage pocked in the fairing for small items, but it also came with saddlebags as standard equipment, a shaft drive, a thick dual seat, and a 1,298cc engine tuned to deliver low-mid power and torque.
Also, the bike took its thrust from a 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine used as a stressed member by the rigid, massive, lightweight aluminum frame and delivered an output power of 145 hp at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm.
The sport-touring machine was set in motion by a five-speed manual transmission with a shaft drive that spun the rear wheel to a top speed of 249 kph (155 mph).
For braking performance, the bike packed two 298 mm discs with four-piston calipers on the front wheel and a 283 mm disc on the rear wheel squeezed by a two-piston caliper.
YAMAHA FJR1300 2002 - 2002
In 2002, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer launched the Yamaha FJR 1300, a motorcycle that might have been one of the benchmarks for sport-touring performance as a big yet slender machine loaded with a powerful engine that delivered low-end torque and sizzling top-end performance with a low-maintenance shaft drive and plenty of touring accessories.
Yamaha claimed that their 2002 FJR 1300 had the chassis performance of a sports bike and the ergonomic characteristics of a long-distance touring machine with a new four valves per cylinder design rather than the five valves per-cylinder Yamaha's trademark design, with the engine used as a stressed member of the chassis, and a one-piece block and crankcase assembly design derived from the R1 model.
The 2002 Yamaha FJR 1300 motorcycle had its heartbeat set by a 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine that delivered an output power of 145 hp with a peak at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm.
For suspension, the big tourer packed a 48 mm Soqi adjustable telescopic fork on the front and an adjustable link-type single shock absorber on the rear.
As for braking performance, the bike stopping power was provided by two 298 mm discs with a couple of four-piston calipers on the front wheel and a 283 mm disc on the rear squeezed by a two-piston caliper.
YAMAHA FJR1300 2001 - 2001
The FJR 1300 was a sport touring motorcycle made by Yamaha and introduced in the European market in 2001, and in 2002 was introduced in the North American market as a 2003 model that featured a 1,298cc inline four-cylinder engine.
The 2003 model was delivered as a non-ABS version only, while it gained several awards in the sport touring category from various magazines.
In 2004, the North American models came in two versions such as the non-ABS version with traditional blue anodized brake calipers and the ABS version that featured silver calipers along with other changes such as an upgrade to the suspension rates, 22 mm larger front brake discs, and a fairing pocket for perfect for fitting small items.
At the time of its release, the 2001 FJR 1300 model was one of the most powerful and advanced tourers on the market with the characteristics of a sports bike, such as a twin-spar aluminum frame, a powerful fuel-injected engine, and adjustable suspension.
AL that advanced technology was wrapped in a large touring fairing with a comfortable upright seating position, a shaft drive, and hard luggage cases. The bike combined sporting performance with touring convenience.
As for power, the 2001Yamaha FJR 1300 took its thrust from a 1,298cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine that provided 145 hp at 8,500 rpm and 125 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm, a power that was converted into speed by a five-speed manual transmission that spun the rear wheel to a top speed of 249 kph (155 mph).