2004 Yamaha FJR1300
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2004 Yamaha FJR1300 Review
2004 Yamaha FJR1300
With 145hp, it blurs more than just the “sport tourer” boundaries…
Sport-tourers, for awhile, were comfortable and convenient for the long haul but missing that critical ingredient – pure, outright performance.
In response, we created the FJR1300. Cycle World magazine immediately gave it another title upon its U.S. debut last year: “Best Sport-Touring Bike.” The FJR1300 they said, “Combines cruise-ship comfort with a motor that would probably propel an ocean liner at a good clip, all wrapped in a classy-looking silver package.”
It had to handle, too. The engine bolts solidly into a rigid, massive, yet lightweight, aluminum frame. Comfort and confidence are assured by a fully adjustable 48mm fork, a linkage-equipped rear shock, and a pair of R1-style front brake calipers squeezing even bigger, 320mm discs for 2004. This year, you can choose the ABS model for even greater braking confidence.
The FJR1300’s YZF-inspired 1,298cc four cylinder provides enough seamless fuel-injected urge to blow the portholes clean off any normal “sport-touring” bike you can name – 145 horses at 8,000 rpm. And since half of sport-touring is touring, the engine is also tuned to produce abundant low-end and midrange. Producing 99 foot-pounds of torque at 7,000 rpm means the FJR1300 responds instantly. And it’s smooth as silk all the while, thanks to twin internal counter balancers.
The latest FJR1300 gets a taller adjustable windshield and a small-item storage compartment in its fairing, as well. Even with saddlebags (Accessory saddlebags as standard equipment) , shaft drive, power windshield, 6.6-gallon fuel capacity, a thick dual seat and that fullback of an engine, the FJR1300 weighs just 537 pounds, dry* (*Without ABS).
All of the old words still apply … comfortable, convenient and practical. The FJR1300 adds a few new descriptors to the sport-touring class: Mind-bending performance. Sportbike handling. Pure excitement.
2004 Yamaha FJR1300 Key Features
Accessory saddlebags as standard equipment
2004 Yamaha FJR1300 – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $11,599 ($12,799 for ABS model) USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN
Length 87.8 in.
Height 56.5 in.
Width 30.3 in.
Weight 537 lbs. (non-ABS model) / 553 lbs. (ABS model)
Ground Clearance 5.4 in.
Wheelbase 60.6 in.
Seat Height 32.2 in.
Engine Liquid-cooled, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line four-cylinder
Bore x Stroke 79 x 66.2mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel Capacity 6.6 gal.
Ignition Digital TCI
Clutch Hydraulic, Multi-plate Wet Clutch
Final Drive Shaft
Brakes Front: Dual 320mm discs w/4-piston calipers
Rear: 282mm disc
Tires Front: 120/70-ZR17
Suspension Front: 48mm Soqi telescopic fork w/adjustable preload, compression & rebound damping; 5.4 in. of travel
Rear: Single shock, link-type, w/adj. preload & rebound damping; 4.8 in. of travel
Colors Cerulean Silver
Options ABS (additional $1,000)
Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.