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★★★★★

“Raw-Agile-Fast”

Written on: 07/11/2012

I have owned my 2003 Yamaha FJR1300 since last March (2012). I have always been a BMW fan and my previous bike was an R1100RS with ABS and Russell All Day Saddle. While my wife loved the comfort of 2-up touring and the seat on the Beemer, I have to say that the FJR is the best bike I've ever owned. Where it comes alive is in the twisties. For a big, powerful bike that you can jump on and ride from Boston to San Francisco, it is amazing the way it handles the back roads and twisties. I have… Read Full Review

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“SPORTS Tourer Extraordinaire”

Written on: 12/09/2012 by yamfan (1 review written)

Great motorcycle, in power, performance, handling and looks. As a tourer, it is, in my opinion, let down by a lack of long distance comfort. It is a pity it doesnt have standard handlbars, which can be changed and/or adjusted to suit the rider. The minute adjustment available is not sufficient, and combined with the narrow hard handgrips is a pain for long trips. I know some find it ok as is, but many such as I need to search for hdbr risers and softer grips to prevent sale of the bike. The… Read Full Review

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“Confidence generator”

Written on: 29/03/2012

I bought my FJR in 2009. An absolute dream, but be weary because you will easily surpass your own ability without realizing it. Fantastic brakes, fast!, RELIABLE. I put 30K on the clock within 24 months, only weekends. Wonderful not to have to put up with 6 gears… Read Full Review

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“Bee. Emm beater”

Written on: 25/09/2011 by 1200rt (1 review written)

After 15 years on BMWs of all types, I was getting fed up of the same old stories of corrosion and failures and being fobbed off by the usual apathy (they all do that sir). The final strw came whem my 2 year old 1200RT started having the paint peel off the engine, cylinder heads and rear drive. So i traded it in for the FJR. And what a revelation. Forget all the gizmos of the BMWs, this is proper riding on a properly built and finished motorcycle. I have had not one corrosion issue or problem… Read Full Review

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“Awesome the ultimate for long distance traveling in...”

Written on: 22/09/2011

I bought my first FJR in 2001 after I got divorced and enjoyed it tremendously.I married again and my wife who also bikes but with a cruiser next to the FJR I got frustrated and traded my FJR for a cruiser twice can you believe it? My current and fourth FJR a black beauty gives me a lot of pleasure at the age of 61 years as I have retired in the most beautiful part of the world the western cape in south africa with the ultimate roads one can desire. To anyone out ther with a FJR do not make… Read Full Review

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“After the last 15 years on sportbikes the time had...”

Written on: 15/03/2011

After the last 15 years on sportbikes the time had come for something a bit more comfortable. After considering all the big sports tourers, the FJR was far and away the best looking, which, being a vein sort was very important. The FJR certainly has plenty of comfort, but the surprise was that it is also ballistically fast which I was not expecting, and it handles superbly,like a proper motorbike rather than a comfy settee, what a bonus!

I've been riding for 37 years and when all things… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I acquired the dark blue Yamaha FJ1300A in 2003. It...”

Written on: 20/01/2011

I acquired the dark blue Yamaha FJ1300A in 2003. It does what a big tourer should: fast performance, excellent lights, effortless top gear; good (adjustable)screen protection. 200 mile tank range, comfy seat; good ABS brakes. It also handles well for a large beast. Full stainless exhaust still looking good. Only peeling paint on the shaft drive has let the cosmetics down. The only caveat was an overly soft shock two up. Upgrading to a Hyperpro has sorted that nicely. Tyre wear is reasonable… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“solid machine with lots of comfort. even after a...”

Written on: 27/11/2010

solid machine with lots of comfort. even after a couple of hundred miles you can easily get back on and do similar. lots of power, good acceleration even in 5th gear. would love a larger fuel tank. that would make it a proper grand tourer, although 200 miles per tank is achievable… Read Full Review

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“The bike looks fantastic, rides like it is solid and...”

Written on: 27/07/2010

The bike looks fantastic, rides like it is solid and safe. It does not get blown around on the open road like some sport bikes, i am 5 foot 7 and the screen is excellent for me but maybe a 6 + foot fellow may find it to short even extended. I actualy like the way it retracts when you turn off the bike. The panniers fit my Aria Vector helmet no problem. Room for 40 cans of beer!
I added a set of staintune mufflers and the bike sounds like it looks, not to be messed with! This is one of the… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“after owning pan europeans for a number of years, i...”

Written on: 10/07/2010

after owning pan europeans for a number of years, i broke the bank for my 50th birthday and bought a new fjr1300 in stunninbg black. got a great deal from Chorley yamaha, the bike rides like a dream , it pulls like a train and im the envy of my mate who has a pan. Ajustable screen is great and gives me 53 to the gallon on a recent trip to france and belguim with my 16 year old son on the back. travelled all the way down with no discomfort or cramp, bike is dead comfy. I would recommend the bike… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“This bike maybe the best overall bike on the street! ...”

Written on: 13/05/2010

This bike maybe the best overall bike on the street! It handles great, lot's of power, comfortable and still gives great mileage...I get about 52 mpg! There's lots of guys at work who ride and they all comment on how good my bike looks (Blue with silver accents). I really appreciate the adjustable windscreen on the ride home at 5:00 a.m as it gets a little cool in the spring and fall. About the only thing I would like to see added is a 6 speed tranny and self cancelling signals… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The FJR1300A is a blast to ride...plenty of power and...”

Written on: 03/04/2010

The FJR1300A is a blast to ride...plenty of power and great maneuverability! Gas mileage has been great, as I average 45 MPG on the highway. I did have to lower the bike, due to my short legs, but this has not affected how the FJR performs. The only thing I don't like about the FJR, is that the blasted windshield retracts each time the bike is turned off - making the rider find the adjusted sweet-spot each time he/she rides. Overall, I'm very please with this bike, and would recommend it to… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“After 20+ years of riding countless makes and models...”

Written on: 25/03/2010

After 20+ years of riding countless makes and models of machines I can put my hand on my heart and say the FJR1300 is the best bike bar none for sports touring. Yes it's pricey but you get what you pay for!
The motor is a gem. It pulls like a freight train and is a smooth as silk.
Suspension and handling are very reassuring and the bike can be pushed along with some gusto when needed. It's not a light weight at 265kg but the weight disappears once you get on the move and can be quite a lot… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“After coming back to biking in 2001 following a 30...”

Written on: 18/03/2010

After coming back to biking in 2001 following a 30 year lapse, I started cautiously on a Piaggio X9 (125), moved on to another X9 (500 this time), then a Suzuki Burgman 650. The more astute of you will notice that these are all twist-and-go machines.
Wishing for something more traditional, suitable for touring, with a bit of speed, but still cautious about manual gears after (now) a nearly 40 year lapse, I test rode an FJR1300 AS (auto clutch) and couldn't get my chequebook out fast… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“An excellent sport-touring motorcycle...nimble, full...”

Written on: 23/02/2010

An excellent sport-touring motorcycle...nimble, full of power and options. Shortcomings include a windshield that retracts each time the bike is turned off - annoying after getting just the right adjustment. This motorcyle is designed for individuals with a long inseam. I have a 31" inseam and had to lower the bike and shave the seat to get on the balls of my feet. Bottom line, I enjoy riding this bike and like the Yamaha reliability… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Wanted a larger bike (previously had a VFR) that I...”

Written on: 10/02/2010

Wanted a larger bike (previously had a VFR) that I could tour on, have a Sunday balst and take a pillion in comfort. This thing is fantastic. Build quality looks good (although I'll let you know for sure in a few years), purrs along motorways at a rapid rate of knots and just feels so stable.
Brakes are good, handles well at slow speed and has so much grunt you can hook it into top and ride it like a twist and go scooter from 30 to 130.

Will have a pillion on board this summer, but at present… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“ I have had my 2005 fjr1300 for 5 yrs. and 60,000...”

Written on: 06/02/2010

I have had my 2005 fjr1300 for 5 yrs. and 60,000 miles. For 2 summers it sat alot due to work, so that should say a little on how I ride.What an incredible bike, yamaha is to be commended for an excellent bike. I have had cruisers, touring, dirt, etc.... when I got on this bike I have never looked back. For the size of the bike it handles great. I don't even pay any attention to other bikes anymore. I'm glad I dont have the ABS on this one, it adds weight and won't let you brake sometimes the… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Truely awesome bike even fully loaded it just pulls....”

Written on: 31/01/2010

Truely awesome bike even fully loaded it just pulls. Most comfortable ride in all weathers if you have the correct gear on. I love this bike. Likes...everything. dislikes.....nothing… Read Full Review

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“I have covered 11000 miles on this bike, using mostly...”

Written on: 31/12/2009

I have covered 11000 miles on this bike, using mostly A and B type roads, so it gets through front tyres, the most frightening thing is the ABS, that cannot be switched off, this will not allow the the rider to brake as i would like. To explain. I had a fj1200 without ABS but fitted with R1 front calipers, this would allow the application of the front brake, so the bikes weight would be transferred to the front wheel,so more brake effort could be applied up to the point that the front tyre… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Having previously owned two Honda Blackbirds and...”

Written on: 31/10/2009

Having previously owned two Honda Blackbirds and before that an Africa Twin, I was beguiled by the FJR1300 after riding a mates, so I bought a 51 plated, 1 owner bike for £5700 with just 3000 miles on the clock (this was a 5 year old bike at the time)! I think it's a fantastic machine, performance is effortless, comfort is great, handling is very good - I feel more in command on this bike that I ever did on the Blackbirds - and fuel consumption is frugal. The bike is really easy to ride and… Read Full Review

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