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2012 Yamaha FJR1300 Review
We put the sport in sport touring.
With plenty of ponies on tap, a lightweight aluminium frame and incredible stopping power, the 2012 Yamaha FJR1300 puts the sports into sport touring. But we have not forgotten about rider comfort either. Excellent ergonomics, a stylish weather beating fairing and the peace of mind ABS will have the miles disappearing in the mirrors... rapidly.
For those riders who still prefer a serious dose of power, comfort and handling in their sport touring machine, the FJR1300 is the perfect choice.
Featuring an electrically adjustable windshield, air management to keep things cool and sporty handling, you'll soon discover why the FJR1300 is one of the world's premier sport touring machines.
An advanced touring motorcycle that treats you to a powerful, ultra-smooth ride all day long.inish and sophistication that would look at home on an expensive touring car.
This supersport touring bike, boasts standard ABS and adjustable ergonomics that widens the gap between it and common sport tourers more htan ever. Deep, smooth power that sends you down the road like a flat rock skimming a smooth lake, it features a perfectly tuned chassis that bends gracefully into corners and powerful brakes with advanced ABS that bring you to a confident stop in all kinds of weather. And with features like heated grips, adjustable windscreen and much more, there's nothing more you could ever want or need.
2012 Yamaha FJR1300 Highlights and Key Features:
Fuel Consumption ± 17kpl/47mpg(Imp)
Advanced air management
Heated grips are standard equipment on the FJR1300A - adding more convenience
A light-and-rigid aluminum frame, sportbike running gear and standard
hard sidebags go beautifully together.
Pushbutton adjustable windscreen and a thick comfy seat for two are
perfect for comfortable, long-distance riding.
The worlds first supersport touring bike boasts standard ABS
and adjustable ergonomicsthat widen the gap between it and common sport
tourers to a gaping chasm.
Advanced air management system and adjustable bodywork keep the FJR
rider looking and feeling cool.
Instrument panel contains an electronic analog speedometer and tachometer;
LCD digital odometer, dual tripmeters, gear position indicator, fuel, coolant
and air temperature gauges, and clock; lights for neutral, high beam, turn
signals, low oil and engine warningsas well as real-time mileage, average
mileage and air temperature.
Adjustable ergonomics: the seat can be adjusted up or down by nearly
an inch, and handlebar pullback angle is three-position adjustable over a
Standard equipment Unified Braking System w/ABS: The front brake lever
activates six of the eight front braking pistons; the rear brake pedal activates
two rear pistons and the other two front pistonsprovides balanced anti-lock
braking in all conditions.
2012 Yamaha FJR1300 Features and Benefits
1298cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled in-line four engine delivers serious power and torque (99.1 ft-lbs of torque @ 7000 rpm) for an unequalled spread of muscle over a wide RPM range. Red line is a surprisingly low 9,000 rpm for extended engine life.
Engine is a fully stressed chassis member, allowing for a lightweight yet rigid frame design for excellent handling.
One-piece cylinder and upper crankcase assembly provides tremendous engine rigidity that's lighter and stiffer than two-piece designs.
Specially designed four-valve per cylinder head features compact, side-driven double-overhead camshafts providing outstanding low to mid rpm torque and horsepower for effortless sport touring and great passing power.
Specially designed high lift intake and exhaust cams provide excellent torque and power characteristics well suited to sport touring.
Ceramic composite cylinder "bores" are a "liner less" design with the ceramic coating applied directly to the aluminium block to ensure uniform heat dissipation for consistent power delivery, reduced oil consumption, reduced friction and reduced weight.
High performance, short skirt, forged aluminium pistons are light weight for fast throttle response and also reduce reciprocating mass for less mechanical vibration. Compression ratio is 10.8:1
Specially designed, low-vibration crankshaft features two gear-driven secondary counterbalancers delivering a smooth ride, which enhances both rider and passenger comfort.
The crank uses carburized connecting rods for excellent strength and durability. Carburizing is a heat treating process that increases the carbon content on the outer surface of the rod increasing its strength and durability.
Automatic cam chain tensioner reduces both maintenance and engine mechanical noise.
Advanced electronic fuel injection (EFI) system is ideal for long-distance sport-touring. The 42mm throttle body fuel injection system with 4-hole Nippon injectors delivers crisp, seamless throttle response regardless of weather or altitude. This is a closed loop fuel injection system, with an oxygen sensor that monitors the amount of oxygen in the spent exhaust gases and adjusts the fuel -air mixture via the ECU and FI system for maximum performance with minimum emissions. The benefits of fuel injection include choke-free starting, steady idling during warm up, excellent fuel economy, and reduced emissions. The oxygen sensor is located before the mufflers, so the use of slip-on mufflers will not affect this system.
Heated oxygen sensor provides precise fuel - air ratio information to the fuel injection system to reduce emissions even further, especially at lower engine temperatures.
Compact engine design uses a stacked "Tri-Axis" transmission (transmission shafts are stacked to minimize powerplant size front to back). The stacked design reduces engine length and centralizes mass, thereby allowing the engineers the ability to place the engine in the "sweet spot" of the frame for optimized front and rear weight distribution which provides excellent handling characteristics.
Wide ratio 5-speed transmission utilizes widely spaced gear ratios delivering relaxed long-distance sport touring performance combined with seamless acceleration.
Special scissors-type primary driven gear helps prevent drive train backlash and significantly reduces transmission noise for great rider comfort.
Light-action hydraulic clutch provides smooth, effortless shifting, minimizing both rider fatigue and maintenance. Shift shaft features a needle-roller bearing to reduce friction for silky-smooth shifting.
Clean, quiet shaft drive system is super-durable and low maintenance. This system features mechanical cam dampers in the drive pinion for quieter, smoother power delivery to the rear wheel.
4-into-1-into-2 stainless steel exhaust optimizes engine performance across the power band and utilizes four, three-way catalytic converters to reduce emissions. Two are located in the junction "box" under the engine and one in each muffler. Combined with the Air Induction System (AIS), the FJR1300 is one of the cleanest-running large-capacity motorcycle engines ever built.
Curved radiator uses twin ring-type fans for great heat dissipation and to aid in moving the hot air out of the cowl area for optimized air management and less heat to the rider. Ring type fans "pull" more air than a conventional type fan.
Easy-access cartridge-type spin-on oil filter makes oil changes a snap.
High capacity oil filter and large volume of engine oil (5 litres) provides extended service intervals between oil changes.
Excessive lean angle cut-out switch prevents the engine from running in the
event of a tip over. The switch will activate at 70 degrees.
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
Cast aluminium twin spar, diamond-type frame, features massive twin spars. This frame design is incredibly light and extremely rigid, the perfect combination for sharp, sport bike-like handling.
Fully detachable aluminium rear sub frame helps reduce weight while permitting easier rear shock access/maintenance.
Lightweight, cast aluminium swingarm. The special swingarm design incorporates the shaft drive into its left side to reduce unsprung weight for incredible handling and suspension performance.
Key chassis geometry figures include: caster angle = 26 degrees and trail of 109mm.
Fully adjustable 48mm cartridge-style forks offer 135mm (5.4") of wheel travel. The adjustable design allows the rider to tailor suspension settings to match rider weight, load and road conditions. Fork adjustments include: 6 - way spring preload, 21 - way compression damping and 17 - way rebound damping.
Adjustable link Monocross rear suspension with 125mm (4.8") of wheel travel features a handy, two-stage (hard/soft) spring preload adjustment lever that allows the rider to easily switch between solo and two-up preload settings. Other rear shock adjustments include: 18 - way rebound damping.
Dual 320mm front discs are squeezed by Nissin 4-piston calipers with independent brake pads for each piston. Computer controlled ABS is standard on the FJR1300.
282mm rear disc brake with opposed piston caliper provide outstanding stopping power. The caliper is mounted on the swingarm to reduce torque action for superior suspension and handling performance. The rear brake ABS system is also computer controlled.
The ABS or Anti Lock Braking System features a linear controlled 3 position system. The controlling ECU and the hydraulic unit are combined into a single compact unit that allows for mass centralization. When the ABS system senses impending wheel, lock-up via active type wheel sensors, the system regulates the hydraulic press to the point just before the wheel or wheels lock-up. The benefit of ABS is excellent control under hard braking or when braking on wet, slippery or loose surfaces. The ABS system helps prevents wheel lock up.
Unified braking system with computer controlled ABS. When the front brake is applied it activates 6 of the 8 front caliper pistons (all four LHS front pistons are activated, while only the "upper" two pistons on the RHS front caliper are activated). When applying the rear brake, both rear pistons activate and 2 front pistons activate (both rear caliper pistons are activated plus the two lower pistons on the front RHS
Lightweight cast-aluminium 3-spoke wheels are fitted with 120/70ZR17 front and 180/55ZR17 rear radial tires perfectly suited to both spirited solo riding or long-range trekking.
Adjustable handlebars offer three positions of adjustability. From the centre position, the bars can be adjusted 5.5 mm forward or 5.5mm back towards the rider. Total adjustment range is 11mm.
Adjustable, two-piece seat features an adjustment range of 20mm (0.8") for the rider portion of the seat. There are two steps of adjustment via specially designed eccentric rubbers. Different foam densities for the front and rear sections, ensure plush comfort for both rider and passenger.
Stylish yet aerodynamic full fairing provides excellent wind and weather protection. Air flow management has been optimized to reduce the amount of heat that flows to the rider. There are vents on the outside of each headlight to allow cool air into the cockpit and fuel tank areas. There is also a fresh air vent below the instrument assembly.
Middle cowl features a 2 - position adjustable visor / vent. The adjustment range is 30mm via quick turn fasteners. The rider can adjust these vents (30 mm or 1.2" range) to allow more or less air toward the rider's hip and leg area.
Small item storage compartment is located in the upper left side of the fairing. Inside this compartment is a 12 volt 30 watt DC power outlet for added convenience. The lid can be opened when the ignition is turned on. Its 1 litre capacity is perfect for small items such as cell phone, wallet, garage door opener etc.
Super convenient push button operated electrically adjustable windscreen. The windshield features a fresh air duct at the bottom to reduce the vacuum tendency (negative pressure) in the cockpit area. The range of height adjustment range is 136 mm (5.4"). The windshield can be easily raised for greater wind protection or lowered for a sportier profile via a convenient handlebar-mounted switch.
Quick-release luggage mounts mean fast removal of the 30 litre colour matched hard saddlebags. The FJR1300 has been designed to look great with or without the saddlebags installed. It takes mere seconds to install or remove the locking saddlebags or optional top case.
Ergonomically shaped, large-capacity 25-litre fuel tank offers an excellent riding range, and is constructed of steel allowing for the use of magnetic tank bags. The reserve portion is 5 litres. The under side of the tank improves air management.
Easy-to-read instrumentation includes an electronic analog speedometer and tachometer, LCD digital odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel and coolant temperature gauges, plus a clock as well as a range of warning lights. Other functions include outside air temperature, a gear position indicator and fuel consumption read out.
R1-inspired cat-eye dual 60/55-watt multi-reflector halogen headlights can be easily adjusted for two up riding. Left and right sides can be independently adjusted via conveniently located screw type knobs.
Sleek tail section helps reduce drag and features a sturdy rear passenger grab and integrated small rack that doubles as a top box mount.
Immobilizer ignition system is designed to reduce the possibility of "ride
away" theft. This system must recognize the "coded ignition key"
in order for the unit to start. If the immobilizer ignition does not recognize
the key (or a thief's screwdriver or other type of "jimmy tool")
the bike will not start even if the ignition is turned or forced into the
on position. If the system does not recognize the coded chip in the ignition
key, it will not allow the ignition system, fuel pump or starter motor to
ADDITIONAL DETAILS / FEATURES
5-position adjustable front brake and clutch levers.
The FJR features a convenient "one-key" system to operate all keyed devices on the bike including the main ignition and steering lock, saddlebags and optional top case.
Sporty, aerodynamic mirror shape. The mirrors fold for convenience.
Dual-bulb taillight assembly and integrated turn signals provide a slick, integrated look.
Stylish clear front and rear turn signal lens
Small under seat area can hold a small U-lock.
Low-maintenance sealed battery
Variable heated grips keep hands warm on cool days or evenings
Glove box contains a 12V outlet for phones, GPS units, electric vests, etc.
The FJR1300 offers a significant level of power and performance. It is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders.
2012 Yamaha FJR1300 - USA Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP* $15,590 (Cobalt Blue) Available from November 2011
Type 1298cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 16 valves
Bore x Stroke 79 x 66.2mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension / Front 48mm fork; fully adjustable, 5.3-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock; adjustable preload and rebound damping, 4.9-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual 320mm disc, UBS ABS
Brakes / Rear 282mm disc, UBS ABS
Tires / Front 120/70-ZR17 radial
Tires / Rear 180/55-ZR17 radial
Length 87.8 in
Width 29.5 in
Height 57.1 in
Seat Height 31.69 or 32.48 in
Wheelbase 60.8 in
Ground Clearance 5.1 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 26°
Trail 4.3 in
Fuel Capacity 6.6 gal
Fuel Economy** 39 mpg
Wet Weight*** 644 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
2012 Yamaha FJR1300 - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN
Engine Liquid cooled, DOHC, 16 valve, in-line four
Bore and Stroke 79 x 66.2mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Maximum Torque 13.7kg-m (99.1 ft-lb) @ 7,000 rpm
Fuel Delivery Mikuni 42mm throttle body F.I.
Estimated Fuel Consumption* 17kpl / 47mpg (Imp.)
Ignition / Starting TCI / Electric
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension (Front) Fully adjustable 48mm fork
Suspension (Rear) Adjustable link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 320mm discs with ABS
Brakes (Rear) 282mm disc with ABS
Tires (Front) 120/70ZR17
Tires (Rear) 180/55ZR17
Dimensions / Technical Details
Length 2,230mm (87.8 ")
Width 750mm (29.5")
Height 1,450mm (57.1")
Wheelbase 1,545mm (60.8")
Rake / Trail 26° / 109mm (4.3")
Ground Clearance 130mm (5.1")
Seat Height 805mm (31.7") to 825mm (32.5")
Fuel Capacity 25 litres (5.5 imp.gal.)
Wet Weight 291 kg (642 lb)
Colour(s) Dark Purplish Metallic Blue
± Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification
data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual
mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your
vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.
* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less. See your local dealer for out the door pricing.
2012 Yamaha FJR1300 - European Specifications/Technical Details
European MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.
Engine type liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder
Bore x stroke 79.0 mm x 66.2 mm
Compression ratio 10.8 : 1
Maximum Power 105.5 kW (143.4PS) @ 8,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 134.4 Nm (13.7 kg-m) @ 7,000 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Carburettor Electronic Fuel Injection
Clutch Type Wet, Multiple Disc
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh, 5-speed
Final transmission Shaft
Frame Aluminium, Diamond Shaped
Front suspension system Telescopic forks, Ø 48 mm
Front travel 135 mm
Caster Angle 26º
Trail 109 mm
Rear suspension system Swingarm, (link suspension)
Rear Travel 125 mm
Front brake Hydraulic Twin, Ø 320 mm
Rear brake Single Disc, Ø 282 mm
Front tyre 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear tyre 180/55 ZR17M/C (73W)
Overall length 2,230 mm
Overall width 750 mm
Overall height 1,450 mm
Seat height 805 mm
Wheel base 1,545 mm
Minimum ground clearance 130 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 291 kg
Fuel tank capacity 25 litres
Oil tank capacity 4.9 litres