2008 Yamaha FJR1300A
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– 2008 Yamaha FJR1300A
2008 Yamaha FJR1300A
We put the sport in Sport Touring
With 145 ponies on tap, a lightweight aluminium frame and incredible stopping power, the 2008 FJR1300 puts the sport into sport touring. But we have not forgotten about rider comfort either. A fully revised windshield, an all new ABC system and adjustable ergonomics 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 revised ’08 FJR1300 is the perfect choice.
Add an all new ABS System, an improved windshield, plus some changes to the transmission and get ready to discover why the already legendary FJR1300, one of the world’s premier sport touring machines, just got even better.
1298cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled in-line four engine delivers massive power and torque (145 hp @ 8500 rpm and 99.1 ft-lbs of torque @ 6000 rpm) for an unequaled spread of muscle over a wide RPM range. Red line is a surprisingly low 9,000 rpm for extended engine life.
State-of-the-art engine uses advanced technology found on the legendary R1 such as a slant block design, stacked “Tri-Axis” transmission, fuel injection etc.
One-piece cylinder and upper crankcase assembly provides tremendous engine rigidity that’s lighter and stiffer than two-piece designs.
Engine is a fully stressed chassis member, allowing for a lightweight yet rigid frame design.
Lightweight forged pistons with carburized connecting rods provide superb strength and reduced reciprocating mass for outstanding engine response and durability.
Ceramic composite cylinder bores ensure greater heat dissipation, reduced frictional losses and extended cylinder wear life.
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.
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 system also enhances fuel economy, reduces emissions and offers instant, choke-free starting.
EFI system features a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS), which monitors throttle position and, in conjunction with a variety of sensors (air intake temperature/pressure, atmospheric pressure, coolant temperature, crankshaft position and engine rpm), ensures precise injection intervals and ignition timing for optimal engine performance at all rpms.
Revised throttle pulley shape for improved drivability … smoother throttle action and improved throttle feeling (throttle cables connect to the throttle pulley which is connected to the throttle bodies).
Specially designed, low-vibration crankshaft features two gear-driven secondary counterbalancers delivering a smooth ride, which enhances both rider and passenger comfort.
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.
Middle gear damper spring load is increased for improved feeling at clutch engagement and better shifting feeling overall.
Revised 3rd and 4th pinion gears feature an additional engagement dog for improved shifting feeling
Special scissors-type primary driven gear helps prevent drivetrain backlash and significantly reduces transmission noise for greater rider comfort.
Optimized middle drive / driven gear ratio for improved ride comfort at lower rpms.
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. It easily exceeds the strict European EU-3 emission standards.
Heated oxygen sensor provides precise fuel – air ratio information to the fuel injection system to reduce emissions even further, especially at lower engine temperatures.
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 cutout switch prevents the engine from running in the event of a tip over. The switch will activate at 70 degrees.
Revised engine ECU (electronic control unit) settings for improved driveability.
Cast aluminum twin spar, diamond-type frame, features massive twin spars. This frame design is incredibly light and extremely rigid, the perfect combination for sharp, sportbike-like handling.
Fully detachable aluminum rear subframe helps reduce weight while permitting easier rear shock access/maintenance.
Lightweight, cast aluminum 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: 5 – 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 now standard on the FJR1300A.
All new ABS system for 2008. The ABS or Anti Lock Braking System now features a linear controlled 3 position system (Vs 2 position in the past), an ECU integrated compact hydraulic unit and a new active type wheel sensor with a new magnetic rotor. The benefit is a reduced weight and better lever feedback feeling when the system is operating. The benefit of ABS is excellent control under hard braking or braking on wet or slippery surfaces. The ABS system prevents wheel lock up.
Unified braking system with computer controlled ABS. When the front brake is applied, all 4 – LHS front caliper pistons are activated, while only the “upper” two pistons on the RHS front caliper are activated. When applying the rear brake, both rear caliper pistons are activated plus the two lower pistons on the front RHS caliper are activated.
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.
Revised lightweight cast-aluminum 3-spoke wheels are fitted with 120/70-ZR17 front and 180/55-ZR17 rear radial tires perfectly suited to both spirited solo riding or long-range trekking. The front and rear rims have been revised to accommodate the new ABS wheel sensors.
Adjustable handlebars offers 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.
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 liter 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.
For 2008 the windshield has been revised. A new hard coating on the windshield surface helps to prevent scratching. The internal screen holder or base has been revised from a 2 piece to a 1 piece design to reduce weight. The external cover for the activation arms is changed to rubber to reduce noise. And finally, the internal mounting system for the windshield has been revised to reduce the vibration of the windshield at speed.
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 tailsection helps reduce drag and features a sturdy rear passenger grabrail that can double as a small rack.
Quick-release luggage mounts mean fast removal of the 30 litre colour matched hard saddlebags. The FJR1300A 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.
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.
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 liters. The under side of the tank improves air management.
Revised 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. The meter cover has been revised from silver finish to a black metallic finish to reduce glare on the windscreen.
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.
All new more comfortable hand grips
Sporty, aerodynamic mirror shape. The mirrors fold for convenience.
Dual-bulb taillight assembly and integrated turn signals for 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 FJR1300A offers a significant level of power and performance. It is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders.
SPECIFICATIONS USA – 2008 Yamaha FJR1300A:
MSRP* $13,899 (Raven) Available from December 2007
Type 1298cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 16 valves
Bore x Stroke 79 x 66.2mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Carburetion Fuel Injection
Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension/Front 48mm fork; fully adjustable, 5.4-in travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock; adjustable preload and rebound damping, 4.8-in travel
Brakes/Front Dual 320mm disc, CBS ABS
Brakes/Rear 282mm disc, CBS ABS
Tires/Front 120/70-ZR17 radial
Tires/Rear 180/55-ZR17 radial
Length 88.2 in
Width 29.3 in
Height 52.4 in
Seat Height 31.5 in – 32.3 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 26°
Trail 4.3 in
Fuel Capacity 6.6 gal
Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Dry Weight 584 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
SPECIFICATIONS Canada – 2008 Yamaha FJR1300A:
Suggested Retail $19,099 CDN
Engine Liquid cooled, DOHC, 16 valve, in-line four w/EFI
Displacement 1298 cc
Bore and Stroke 79 x 66.2 mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Maximum Torque 13.7 kg-m (99.1 ft-lb) @ 7,000 rpm
Fuel Delivery Mikuni 42 mm Mikuni throttle body F.I.
Ignition Digital TCI
Transmission Wide ratio, 5-speed, YCC-S (auto clutch, electric shift)
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension (Front) Fully adjustable 48mm fork
Suspension (Rear) Adjustable link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 320 mm discs with ABS
Brakes (Rear) 282 mm disc
Tires (Front) 120/70 ZR17
Tires (Rear) 180/55 ZR17
Length 2,230 mm (87.7″)
Width 750 mm (29.5″)
Height 1,450 mm (57.1″)
Wheelbase 1,545 mm (60.8”)
Rake / Trail 26° / 109 mm (4.3″)
Ground Clearance 130 mm (5.1″)
Seat Height 805 mm (31.7”) to 825 mm (32.5″)
Dry Weight 268 kg (589.6 lbs)
Fuel Capacity 25 liters (5.5 Imp. gal.)
Colour(s) Dark Metallic Gray
Specifications and features are subject to change