#7 – Yamaha FJR1300

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The Trophy might be the up-and-comer, but until we have a chance to run our Sport-Touring Shootout 2.0 (it’s coming, we promise) the Yamaha FJR still rules the roost. “Incontrovertibly the best sport-tourer in this group,” our reviewers proclaimed.

EiC Duke noted that two of the three pre-programmed ride modes were useable, unlike the “throwaways” apparent on so many other models; guest rider Kaming Ko said the FJR feels “more like a sportbike than a sport-tourer”; and CE Roderick lauded its dominance of the Motorcycle.com ScoreCard, saying the FJR “undeniably balances the sport-touring equation better than the Honda [ST1300] or Kawasaki [Concours 14]. Add in the most technology and lowest price of the group and the result is a no-brainer.” Until something proves superior, the FJR1300 is the undisputed champ of its class.