One of next year’s launches from Yamaha is the great sport tourer FJR1300A. The first thing that strikes you at the 2013 Yamaha FJR1300A is its impressive design and its powerful and futuristic lines. Among the innovations that riders will find on the new FJR1300A is the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle, a fly-be-wire system. Other great additions are the cruise control, enhanced traction control and Drive-mode. However, the basics of the bike are mostly left untouched from previous models, so Yamaha fans will recognize the twin-spar, diamond-type frame cast in aluminum. They will also find the same DOHC 16-valve and the four-cylinder motor with 1298 cc.
Nevertheless, manufacturers claim the 2013 Yamaha FJR1300A has at least three more horsepower to pride in, as well as 3 more foot pounds of torque. This is a result of the longer exhaust system that the bike is fitted with which, they say, is lighter than previous ones thanks to the fact that it is home to only two catalyzers, as opposed to previous models who had four catalyzers. The bike’s performance is also enhanced thanks to the innovative sleeveless cylinder design. While the bike kept its traditional five-speed transmission, some new work was done to it that led to better shifting.
The new 2013 Yamaha FJR1300A can also pride itself with new settings for both fork and shock, which in turn make for a firmer ride. Also, this time Yamaha really put some thought into making the bike more comfortable for the rider, and one of the changes to achieve that was a redesign of the fairing. The most obvious change is that now they gave it a one-piece unit design, as opposed to the previous three-piece. Besides the comfort of the fairing, it was also designed to protect the rider from harsh weather, thanks to the windscreen which can be easily raised or lowered.
The LED turn signals are basically the same with the small, yet essential difference that they last longer, allowing the rider enough time execute any maneuver. As mentioned before, the windscreen was redesigned as well, so that now it is both wider and taller, and its shape is meant to improve air flow. The Drive-mode that we mentioned in the beginning of the article also offers the rider the possibility of alternating between a “sport” and “touring” mode, depending on the rider’s desire or destination. As for weight, although it lost some 5 pounds, the 2013 Yamaha FJR1300A is still 600 pounds heavy, yet that weight is easily hidden by the bike’s powerful motor.
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