FJR13 goes semi-auto
Yamaha has announced its FJR1300 is to be offered with a semi-automatic gearbox in 2006 – a first on a sports tourer.
You use buttons on the left hand bar to shift up and down.
Unlike twist-and-go scooters, which have constantly variable drive, the FJR will retain a conventional gearbox with individual ratios.
The system was revealed at Yamaha’s pre-Paris Show launch event on Wednesday night (Sep 28).
Expect a full technical explanation of the system in the next issue of MCN – out on Wednesday October 5.
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