- 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
No destination is out of reach
Light, quick and technologically advanced, the 2005 FJR1300 puts a serious dose of ''sport'' in the sport-touring segment. Powered by a 145hp inline four-cylinder engine, running in a responsive aluminum chassis, the FJR1300 combines the agile handling of a sport bike with superb long-distance riding comfort. And for those riders who want the peace of mind that ABS braking offers, we have also added an ABS equipped FJR to our lineup.
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Combining near-superbike power and handling with touring-bike comfort and convenience seemed like such a natural idea, its almost surprising that the FJR1300 remains in a class of one. Oh well. Supersport Touring remains an exclusive Yamaha niche, and anyway, the critics seem to understand exactly where were going with the FJR1300.
The Awards Just Keep Stacking Up
The latest award the FJR1300 has garnered is Cycle World Magazine's 2004 Best Sport-Touring Bike.
Here's what they had to say - "...with superb luggage, superbike power, fine handling and great riding position, and nothing can touch it for eating all the pavement you care to feed it at a rate that will embarrass any other bike with saddlebags".
For two years running (2004 & 2005), it has won the title of Motorcyclist Magazine's Tourer of the Year, while it was labeled Rider Magazine's Motorcycle of the Year for 2003. Not to mention, it was