New Yamaha FJR1300A Sport Tourer is impressive

Yamaha FJR1300A is well known for its on road performance and sport touring potential and possessing one of the most efficient engines in the industry….

Yamaha FJR1300A is well known for its on road performance and sport touring potential and possessing one of the most efficient engines in the industry. For the coming year, Yamaha has updated the FJR1300A, giving it new styling and an electronically adjustable windshield, integrated front turn signals, new instrumentation and Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle system.

Traction control, cruise control, heated hand grips and other refinements are also to be seen on the new FJR1300A propelling it at the front of the Sport Touring class. The vehicle is on display at Motorcycle Live to be held at NEC from 24th November to 2nd December. Not only has the company concentrated on electronic and suspension upgrades but has added some styling enhancements as well.

These upgrades include a new fork and swingarm design with bodywork features such as air management system which controls cooling and heating temperatures. A new LED front turn signal, position lights and new upper cowl and side panels are also seen in the 2013 model. Yamaha FJR1300A will possess a 1298cc liquid cooled inline 4 cylinder DOHC 16 valve engine, will be offered in Stone gray color options and will be priced at $15,890.

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It has been said that those that are closest are the most critical. Yamaha then, made the confident move to follow the European press test for the new 2013 FJR1300A Sport Tourer, with a first ride for European owners clubs and for the UK, that meant that Phil ‘Doc’ Hacker, the president of the UK FJ Owner’s Club, got a preview of the new bike on dry Spanish mountain roads, open highway and some fast A roads, just what the FJR was made for.

Phil was complimentary of the changes made to Yamaha’s continental cruiser:
‘It seems that Yamaha are getting their Mojo back and the New FJR1300 shows this. The combination of high quality finish, standard ‘extras’ plus new safety devices in a user friendly package added to the best proven Sports Tourer on the market is evidence of this. To top this it is actually cheaper than the older model it replaces. Trust me, it’s a bargain!’

Simon Belton, Yamaha’s Marketing Manager commented ‘Phil had a great time riding the bike in Spain and it was really pleasing that he appreciated the changes to what was already a fine Sport Tourer. And with Yamaha’s aggressive pricing plan for the model, to be announced at Motorcycle Live, we are expecting great things out of this model.’

Visitors can see both FJR1300A and its semi-auto, electronically suspended variant, the FJR1300AS, at Motorcycle Live to be held at the NEC from 24th November to 2nd December.

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