2004 Yamaha FJR1300 Review

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2004 Yamaha FJR1300
2004 Yamaha FJR1300

2004 Yamaha FJR1300
2004 Yamaha FJR1300

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

Displacement 1298cc

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

Transmission 5-speed

Final Drive Shaft

Brakes Front: Dual 320mm discs w/4-piston calipers
Rear: 282mm disc

Tires Front: 120/70-ZR17
Rear: 180/55-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.


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