Yamaha FJR1300 Review

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Yamaha FJR1300

Overall it's a great bike for touring, it pulls in every gear and I'm very happy with the riding position.

- Rating: 8 / 10
Plenty of smooth power, comfortable, range, great for two up riding
×ABS isn't standard, heat can be an issue, no gear position indicator

What Is It?

The 2001 Yamaha FJR1300 is a super popular premium touring bike which was updated in 2006 and 2013.

Engine: 1,298 cc Inline Four, 145 bhp

Economy: 40 mpg

Range: 220 miles

Seat Height: 805 mm

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What Is It Like?

Yamaha FJR1300

What's Good?

The first gen FJR1300 is a very comfortable bike and great for touring. I've ridden down to Lands End and up to John o Groats on it.

Being the 2003 model it only has 5 gears though, with first gear having plenty of pull. The bike rides well two up, being comfortable for both rider and pillion.

Any Downsides?

The FJR handles well in all weather and I do miss having ABS but it's not that much of a problem. Getting to the battery is a challenge and takes some time.

To Sum Up

Overall it's a great bike for touring, it pulls in every gear and I'm very happy with the riding position.

- Gary V, 2019

Yamaha FJR1300 Deals

Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2001
£3,200
£2,600
£2,250
26,000
2002
£3,250
£2,600
£2,300
25,500
2003
£3,250
£2,600
£2,300
24,800
2004
£3,350
£2,650
£2,350
24,000
2005
£3,500
£2,800
£2,450
23,200

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Related Bikes

Yamaha FJR1300 (2006-2012): Second generation.

Yamaha FJR1300 (2013 On): Third generation.

More Info

Check out this video review from Mark Pulling.

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