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2013 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS Review
2013 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS
Packed with tons of new innovations, the ultimate supersport tourer just left the competition even further behind…
We invented supersport touring. Now we’ve perfected it.
All new for 2013, the 2013 Yamaha FJR1300A sets the benchmark against which all other supersport tourers are measured. New state-of-the-art innovations include electronic cruise control, a traction control system, drive-mode that lets you select the performance character, meter panel design with advanced styling and function, and a new aerodynamic front cowling design for improved comfort on long distance rides. If you are serious about supersport touring, welcome to the head of the class!
Famour for outstanding reliablility and performance, the 2013 Yamaha FJR1300A has a reputation that is second to none in the sport touring world. So the engineers at Yamaha were midful of maintaining the FJR’s lofty status when making revision to the new 2013 model. Featuring the latest electronic raider aids and a fresh new exterior, this new 2013 FJR offers more comfort, performance and value than ever before.
Prepare yourself for a whole new experience. Because you will soon discover that this sophisticated sport tourer is much more than the sum of its high-tech components.
With FJR1300A ownership comes a whole new outlook on life. Distance will no longer be a barrier. And those journeys you thought you would never make will now become reality.
Built to cover 1000km or more each day, this remarkable motorcycle opens up a new world of possibilities for you and your partner. Combining sports performance with long-distance luxury, and featuring a fully-loaded standard specification, this motorcycle is ready to take you to a very special place.
The new 2013 FJR1300 is the evolution of the sport touring riding experience.
With the addition of Yamaha’s YCC-T fly by wire throttle technology, the FJR now sports a new cruise control system and a new traction control system to enhance its legendary rider comfort. But there is a lot more to the new FJR than its electronic controls. A new exterior design, revised suspension and new multifunction instrumentation are just a few of the improvements we have made. Come and discover the meaning of “Kando” with the new 2013 FJR1300.
During the past decade this supremely capable motorcycle has given thousands of owners the opportunity to experience supersport-level performance combined with outstanding rider and passenger comfort.
Everything about this advanced sport tourer has been designed to cover serious distances in first class luxury. The 1,298cc inline 4-cylinder engine with shaft drive delivers outstanding performance at the twist of your wrist.
And with its long-range 25-litre fuel tank, aerodynamic fairing with electronically adjustable screen, new cruise control system and adjustable riding position, the new-generation FJR1300A gets you there like nothing else.
Sleek, classy, comfortable, fast, satisfying and handles like it’s on rails. The FJR1300 ticks all the boxes in bold pen, so it’s no wonder it’s our most popular sports tourer.
The world’s ?rst supersport touring bike, the FJR1300 boasts standard ABS and adjustable ergonomics, in a rigid, lightweight aluminium frame and sportbike running gear.
Our advanced air management system and adjustable bodywork keep the FJR rider looking and feeling cool, while a pushbutton adjustable windscreen and thick comfy seat for two are perfect for comfortable, long-distance riding.
Meet the new 2013 FJR1300A
Boasting lots of updates sure to grab the attention of many riders. The aggressive new styling features, including the headlight cowl and side fairing, are not only great looking, they also help improve comfort and aid in
Riders can now select D-mode (Drive-mode) for varying throttle mappings, giving the motorcycle exceptional versatility. This works in conjunction with YCC-T® (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle) and the new intake/exhaust systems, generating engine character that can be sportier or more relaxed depending on riding situations.
Traction control developed from MotoGP® technology is standard on the new FJR1300A. While engaged, the system detects wheel spin and adjusts ignition timing, fuel injection volume, and throttle opening to help maintain traction. The system is designed to let the operator ride on wet roads and unpaved surfaces with more confidence.
Another new feature now standard on the FJR1300A for 2013 is cruise control. Riders can set cruising speed with the push of a button on the left handlebar to provide comfort and ease on extended road trips.
A newly designed, three-part instrument panel provides riders with all the information they need while enjoying the road. Riders can easily customize the display to show the information they want.
New LED front turn signals/position lights give the FJR1300A the modern, high-tech look sport touring riders want.
A redesigned, pushbutton-adjustable windscreen and a thick comfy seat for two are perfect for comfortable, long-distance riding.
FJR1300A includes a two-position adjustable rider seat, low for shorter riders or nearly 1-inch higher for a more spacious feel for taller riders, plus handlebars that can be adjusted to one of three different positions. The result is a superb, custom-fit ride.
2013 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS Key Features
Fuel Consumption ± 16.5kpl/47mpg(Imp)
Traction, cruise and D-mode controls
New, more stylish exterior design
Smooth 1,298cc inline 4-cylinder engine with YCC-T
Sportsbike-type aluminium frame for agile handling
Fully-adjustable screen, cowl, seat and handlebars
Yamaha D-MODE for softer or hardcore power
Easy-to-operate cruise control systemSwitchable Traction Control System (TCS)
Large 25-litre fuel tank for extended riding range
Sidecases, heated grips and 12v socket as standard
Clean and quiet-running shaft drive system
2013 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS Features and Benefits
•Revised 1298cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled inline-four engine delivers serious power and torque (102 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.
•Exhaust valves feature carburized tips where the valve contacts the shim for excellent durability. Carburizing is a heat treating process that increases the carbon content of a part and as a result improves strength and durability.
•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 cast aluminium block to ensure uniform heat dissipation for consistent power delivery, reduced oil consumption, reduced friction and reduced weight (since there is no additional cylinder liner).
•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
•Revised piston ring tension reduces internal friction and improves fuel economy.
•Specially designed, low-vibration crankshaft features two gear-driven secondary counter balancers delivering a smooth ride, which enhances both rider and passenger comfort.
•The crank uses carburized connecting rods for excellent strength and durability.
• Automatic cam chain tensioner reduces both maintenance and engine mechanical noise.
•Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (T.C.I.) provides a hot spark for sure starts and strong engine performance.
•High performance direct ignition coils (ignition coil is built directly into the spark plug cap) significantly reduce weight and save space.
•Yamaha Chip Control Throttle (YCC-T) electronically controls the throttle valves for outstanding response and improved controllability at all rpms. The YCC-T is used to provide very accurate control of the intake air volume for smoother torque character and throttle response. The YCC-T features 3 – ECU’s inside the main ECU to control ignition, fuel injection and the YCC-T function. This all new ECU is capable of responding to changes at a speed of 1000th of a second.
•The rider can “mechanically close” the throttles by simply closing the throttle twist grip.
•New traction control system works in conjunction with the YCC-T system. Utilizing front and rear wheel sensors, this system senses when the rear wheel begins to spin and modifies the YCC-T function, ignition timing and fuel injection to reduce power and eliminate wheel spin. The actuation button is on the multifunction instrument panel as is the status indicator / warning light. The traction control system helps maintain traction when accelerating on slippery surfaces. The system automatically is engaged when the ignition is turned on. The traction control system can be turned off if desired.
•Yamaha D-Mode variable throttle control, also a function of the YCC-T, enables the rider to adjust the performance characteristics of the engine based on riding conditions or rider preferences. The “S mode” provides sportier engine response in the low to mid speed range (full engine power) while the “T mode” reduces engine response across the rpm range. The “T mode” is well suited for more relaxed touring and reduces fuel consumption. The D-Mode switch is located on the R.H.S. handlebar switch gear.
•New, electronic cruise control system is also part of the YCC-T family of functions. The control buttons are located on the L.H.S. handlebar switch gear. The “settable range” is from 50 to 128 km/hr and the transmission must be in 3rd gear or higher. The cruise system can be cancelled by activating front or rear brakes, pulling in the clutch, completely closing the throttle grip or using the activation button.
•Revised electronic fuel injection (EFI) system is ideal for long-distance sport-touring. The 42mm throttle body fuel injection system with new 4-hole Denso injectors delivers crisp, seamless throttle response regardless of weather or altitude. The spray pattern has been reduced from 20 to 17 degrees.
•This is a closed loop fuel injection system, with a heated 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.
•Revised air box and intake funnels provide increased airflow and performance. The air filter is a viscous paper design.
•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. Front – rear weight distribution is 51.9% front and 48.1% rear
•Revised, wide ratio 5-speed transmission utilizes widely spaced gear ratios for relaxed long-distance sport touring performance combined with seamless acceleration. 5th gear is an overdrive gear to reduce rpms at highway speeds. A new gear machining method is used on selected gears to reduce transmission noise.
•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.
• Revised 4-into-1-into-2 stainless steel exhaust optimizes engine performance across the power band and utilizes dual, three-way catalytic converters located in the junction box under the engine to reduce emissions. The exhaust pipe length has been optimized, while the muffler packing has been changed to long fiber glass wool. New muffler end caps provide a more stylish design.
•This revised exhaust system combines with the Air Induction System (AIS), to make the FJR1300’s powerplant 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 cockpit area for optimized air management and less heat to the rider. Ring type fans “pull” more air than a conventional type fan.
•Revised, easy-access cartridge-type spin-on oil filter makes oil changes a snap.
•New, more stylish ACM and pick up case covers
•Excessive lean angle cut-out switch prevents the engine running in the event of a tip over. The switch will activate at 70 degrees.
Chassis and Suspension:
•Cast aluminium twin spar, diamond-type frame, features massive twin spars. This frame design is light and extremely rigid, partially thanks to the engine being a stressed member. It is the perfect combination for sharp, accurate 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. Front – rear weight distribution is 51.9% front and 48.1% rear
•Revised, fully adjustable, 48mm, cartridge-style forks offer 135mm (5.4″) of wheel travel. The internal structure has been modified, utilizing revised spring rates, new damping settings and new lightweight aluminum parts. The adjustable design allows the rider to tailor suspension settings to match rider weight, load and road conditions. Fork adjustments include: 15mm of spring preload, 21-way compression damping and 16-way rebound damping.
•Revised adjustable link Monocross rear suspension with 125mm (4.8″) of wheel travel features a handy, two-stage (soft / hard) spring preload adjustment lever that allows the rider to easily switch between solo and two-up preload settings. Settings have been revised for even better handling. Other rear shock adjustments include: 18 – way rebound damping. New aluminum spring guide reduces weight.
•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 provides outstanding stopping power. The caliper is mounted on the swingarm to reduce torque action for superior suspension performance. The rear brake ABS system is also computer controlled.
•The ABS or Anti-Lock Braking System features a linear controlled 3- position system that helps to prevent wheel lock up. 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.
•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 premium 120/70ZR17 front and 180/55ZR17 rear radial tires perfectly suited to both spirited solo riding and longer range sport touring.
•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 a seat height adjustment range of 20mm (0.8″) for the rider portion of the seat. This simple adjustment can be done in mere seconds, without tools. The seat covers have been revised for improved appearance.
•New, more stylish single piece upper fairing provides great aerodynamics for reduced drag as well as excellent wind and weather protection. Air flow management has been optimized for superior rider comfort. Central air duct reduces the vacuum effect and turbulence in the cockpit. The inner panel of the cockpit has been revised for improved appearance.
•New design push button operated electrically adjustable windscreen. The windshield shape has been changed for improved protection and the adjustment speed has been increased. The number of moving parts has also been reduced. The windshield design reduces the “vacuum effect” (negative pressure) in the cockpit area. The adjustment range is 130 mm (5.1″). The windshield features a memory and will hold its last position when the key is turned off. The windshield control buttons are on the L.H.S. handlebar switch gear.
•Revised dual 60/55 watt multi-reflector headlight assembly can be easily adjusted for two up riding. Left and right sides can be independently adjusted up or down via conveniently located adjustment knobs.
•New headlight LED position lamps not only add a serious styling highlight but also improve visibility.
•Revised middle cowl increases wind & weather protection in the rider’s leg area. The special venting can be adjusted via tool-less quick fasteners. The adjustment range is 20mm or approximately 0.75″, allowing more or less air toward the rider’s hip and leg area.
•New LED front turn signals are integrated into the middle cowl for a sleek, streamlined appearance. Note: LED lights use less power than conventional bulbs and last longer too.
•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 only 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.
•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 underside of the tank improves air management.
•All new, easy to read, multifunction instrument panel. On the left side is an analog electric tach, in the middle a new digital speedo and on the right a multi-dot liquid crystal display. Functions in the digital speedo include a fuel gauge, D-Mode indicator, clock, and ECO indicator. The DOT matrix display on the right side includes odometer, dual tripmeters, outside air temp, coolant temp, instant fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, estimated travel range (with remaining fuel), time trip and low fuel tripmeter. Other functions include grip heater status and gear position indicator. There are also a full range of warning and indicator lights as well, including cruise and traction control status. The ECO indicator is a light that indicates the bike is being ridden in a manner that conserves fuel.
•Sleek tail section helps reduce drag and features a sturdy rear passenger grab rail. There is a small integrated rack that doubles as the mount for the optional top box.
•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 function.
•The FJR features a convenient “one-key” system to operate all keyed devices on the bike including the main ignition, steering lock, saddlebag and optional top case locks.
•Variable heated grips keep hands warm on cool days or evenings
•Glove box contains a 12V DC outlet for phones, GPS units, electric vests, etc.
•5-position adjustable front brake and clutch levers.
•New separate rider & passenger footrests reduce vibration & weight
•Stylish folding mirrors.
•Dual-bulb taillight assembly with integrated turn signals provide a slick, integrated look.
•Small under seat storage area can hold a small U-lock.
•Low-maintenance sealed battery
•Revised centre stand with new pivot point makes operation about 30% easier
The FJR1300 offers a significant level of power and performance. It is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders.
2013 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $15,890 (Stone Gray) USD
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 52.2 or 57.3 in
Seat Height 31.7 or 32.5 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** N/A
Wet Weight*** 637 lb / CAL 639 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Available from October 2012
*Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Please read your Owner’s Manual and all labels before operation.
**Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road
conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo, and operator/passenger weight.
***Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel.
2013 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $17,499 CDN
Engine Liquid cooled, DOHC, 16 valve, in-line four
Bore and Stroke 79 x 66.2mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Maximum Torque 14.1kg-m (102 ft-lb) @ 7,000 rpm
Engine Management YCC-T, D-Mode, Traction Control, Cruise Control
Fuel Delivery Mikuni 42mm throttle body F.I.
Estimated Fuel Consumption* 16kpl / 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
Length 2,230mm (87.8 “)
Width 750mm (29.5″)
Height 1,325mm (52.2″) to 1,455mm (57.3)
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 289 kg (637 lb)
Colour(s) Yellowish Metallic Gray
± 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.
2013 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS – UK/Europe Specifications/Technical Details
UK/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 107.5 kW (146.2PS) @ 8,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 138.0 Nm (14.1 kg-m) @ 7,000 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Carburettor Fuel Injection
Clutch Type Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh, 5-speed
Final transmission Shaft
Frame Aluminium, Diamond Shaped
Front suspension system Telescopic forks, Ã˜ 48 mm
Front travel 135 mm
Caster Angle 26º
Trail 109 mm
Rear suspension system Linked monoshock with spring preload adjustment
Rear Travel 125 mm
Front brake Hydraulic dual disc, Ã˜ 320 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ã˜ 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 1,325/1,455 mm
Seat height 805/825 mm
Wheel base 1,545 mm
Minimum ground clearance 130 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 289 kg
Fuel tank capacity 25 litres
Oil tank capacity 4.9 litres
2013 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AU MSRP Price: $TBA AUD
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 4-valve, in-line four
Displacement 1298 cc
Bore x Stroke 79.0 x 66.2 mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Lubrication System Wet sump
Fuel Management EFI
Starter System Electric
Fuel Tank Capacity 25 L
Oil Capacity 4.9 L
Final Transmission Shaft drive
Length 2230 mm
Width 750 mm
Height 1450 mm
Seat Height 805 mm
Wheelbase 1545 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Wet Weight 291 kg with 25 litres of fuel
Frame Type Aluminium diamond
Suspension Front Telescopic fork with 135mm travel
Suspension Rear Monocross with 125mm travel
Brakes Front 320mm unified dual disc with ABS
Brakes Rear 282mm unified single disc
Tyres Front 120/70 ZR17 MC( 58W)
Tyres Rear 180/55 ZR17 MC (73W)
Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.