2014 EICMA: 2015 Yamaha FJ-09 Video

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan
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While the new Yamaha R1 and R1M are stealing the Tuning Fork headlines this year at EICMA, Yamaha also introduced another new model: the FJ-09, or MT-09 Tracer for the European market. Based on the FZ/MT-09 naked bike, the FJ-09 slots in below the FJR1300 as a more Sport-Touring machine for the entry level crowd. To meet the S-T needs for which it was designed, the FJ gets a host of new items like an adjustable windscreen, larger fuel tank, traction control, ABS and provisions for saddlebags, among others. E-i-C Kevin Duke is on hand at EICMA, where he gives us his first impressions of the FJ-09 after its worldwide unveiling.

Follow the rest of our 2014 EICMA Show coverage for more information on new 2015 motorcycle announcements.

Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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  • Indianhoods.com Indianhoods.com on Nov 17, 2014

    It's actually a potent machine for touring purposes.

  • MattM MattM on Dec 27, 2014

    Can we now confidently say that there is a new genre, Adventure styled Sport Touring?! I'm anxiously awaiting a shootout between the 2015 FJ-09, Versus 1000, VStrom 1000, Triumph Expolorer, Caponord, and Multistrada.