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Administrator 11-08-2012 02:16 PM

2013 Yamaha FJR1300A Review

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Duken4evr 11-08-2012 05:26 PM

Sounds like a nice makeover, especially in light of the modest price bump. Spent some time riding a friend's FJR and liked it lots, could see owning one.

While the C14 and BMW may be "more" perhpaps the FJR is "enough" especially if the cost is appreciably lower.

Like the new color too!

dominatr37 11-09-2012 07:28 AM

I own an '06 FJR I bought two years ago. I had to do a lot of modifications to make it fit me including a peg lowering kit, a sargent's seat, bar risers and a National Cycles V Stream windscreen. at 5'9" and with arthritic hips and a bad back it was tough having to tip toe the bike around at stops. Between the seat and the peg lowering kit my comfort went way up on the bike. I love mine as it stands now. There is no need for any more power on this bike, that's for certain. It's amazingly fast and with 99 ft. lbs' of torque it'll pull your arms out of the sockets. It is tall tghough, taht has been a problem for me since i bought it. Low speed manuevers (U-turns etc.) can be tedious, especially on off-camber pavement. Tip toeing it through traffic two weeks ago from teh George Washington Bridge to the Throggs neck was an adventure with the rutted pavement. But if your inseam is longer then 32" it should not be a problem.

jmdonald 11-09-2012 08:00 AM

This is a nice bike especially at that price point. It may not be the ultimate ST machine but it's still has a lot to offer. I like it but not enough to buy one.

bmwclay 11-09-2012 08:08 AM

Fjr 1300
I stopped reading at 'buzzy engine'.

Buzglyd 11-09-2012 09:55 AM

I think if I didn't have a K 1600, I'd probably choose the Kawasaki over the Yamaha.

sarnali2 11-09-2012 10:52 AM


Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 278585)
I think if I didn't have a K 1600, I'd probably choose the Kawasaki over the Yamaha.

Ditto, I'd take the 1400 Conk or another Triumph myself. FJR's a nice bike, just not for me.

seruzawa 11-09-2012 02:59 PM

It's 100lb lighter than the Honda ST which is a plus. But heavier than the BMW or Triumph Sprint. Makes it a good medium weight tourer, but a bit heavy for the sporty side of sport-touring. I'd go with an RT and almost did except for the screaming deal I got on the Tiger.

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