It may not seem like it now, but in 1984 Yamaha’s FJ1100 was a fairly hardcore sportbike, winning accolades from the motorcycle media that year as Bike of the Year and King of the Superbikes, only giving way in all-out performance to Kawasaki’s GPz900 Ninja. Over the years the FJ morphed into a softer, more sport-touring role as the FJ1200, and eventually the current model FJR1300. The original FJ, however, was all business, helping usher in the modern era of sportbike performance.