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New FJR1300 heads 2013 Yamahas

The biggest updates yet to the long-in-the-tooth FJR1300 tourer, including high tech electronic suspension, traction control, riding modes and more, is the highlight of Yamaha’s new range for 2013. The tourer, which was introduced in 2001, is updated with the following: • New front bodywork. • 2kw power boost due to combination of improved fly-by-wire (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle ‘YCC-T’) and revised intake and...

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  • Posted 2 years ago (01 October 2012 18:18)

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SHIVA_

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SHIVA_ says:

Yamaha just throw in the towel

Hey Yamaha, can I detect that the FJR is not on your top list of bikes? Are you going to use the same basic design for decades onward, to save on R&D? The old man's tourer is not getting younger.

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preunit

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preunit says:

And

the asking price????????????

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hairyMuppet

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hairyMuppet says:

Vital information

What is the fuel efficiency? (Sub-45mpg?*)
What is the range?
What is the on-the-road price?

*The fuel economy of modern bikes is a bad joke IMnsHO.

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occytherp

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occytherp says:

not going to shake the touring world

This may be an upgrade for Yamaha because the FJR fell so behind in it's class. The current model has to be so heavily discounted now to shift stock, these minor tweaks are not sufficient to justify the idea this is a radically different bike. Other models in this class may offer better value because their roots lie in much more recent DNA. Triumph Trophy for starters, the on road price will be crucial in attracting buyers to the Yamaha.

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