Yamaha FJR 1300
The FJR is certainly one of the most popular touring motorcycles that has been virtually unchanged for many years driving the roads around the planet. The current model was redesigned and modernized until there were radical changes in relation to the predecessor. It is primarily refined front end that has got new side panels and front lights that are now equipped with LED daylight. New instruments are also very impressive and come in combination with new switches.
The instrument panel is divided into three segments: on the left is the traditional “analog” speedometer, on the right side of the LCD display with a multitude of possibilities, and in the center of the rounded display dominated by the digital speed indicator, fuel quantity indicator, timing and driving mode. The argument modernization motorcycle was mostly left a mark installation of traction control which with one click on button in the instrument panel can switch off the, ABS, then a choice between touring and sport mode and cruise control that operates in the speed range of 60-180kmh.
Comfort is probably the most important factor in sport touring motorcycles and this FJR reaches its maximum. The seat is coated with a new skirting material that is can be moved forward and back and adjustable in height from 805 to 825 mm. Since the last model, the height of the windshield can also be adjusted through the menu. The handlebar are positioned optimally, as well as legs space is moved so that in fact the entire seating position can be called ideal. In addition to the comfort, we can add a three-stage heated handlebar as well as the possibility of extending the part of the trim to further protect the driver’s feet from the direct impact of the wind during the winter months. The shape and hardness of the passenger’s seat are carefully designed. Between the driver’s legs is an anatomically shaped fuel tank with a capacity of 25 liters and underneath the passenger’s feet come massive suitcases in color of motorcycle.
The total weight of the FJR 1300 with all liquids is 289kg, which is in in rang with the competition, but when you ride, you do not have the feeling of so much weight, partly because of the linear anifestations of high power that enables performances that would surpass the expectations of a sport touring motorcycle according to some established rules. The ease with which the speed of the rising RPM is impressive. It also increases the speed in way you are not too aware of, so it is very important with the FJR to remain concentrated in driving, because great power combined with an extremely comfortable engine brings you a lot of speeds and you are not even aware of it. The reason for this is a strong four-cylinder aggregate of high volume stored in an aluminum frame that develops 146 hp and a torque of 138 Nm. A wheelbase of 1545 mm and even distribution of weight ratio conveys security since the motorcycle is extremely stable and maneuverable. The brakes are adapted to the weight of the discs of 320 mm and a fantastic dosed. The transmission has six speed manual.
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