Yamaha FJR1300 (2001) Real World Review
“ Overall it's a great bike for touring, it pulls in every gear and I'm very happy with the riding position. ”
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
What Is It Like?
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.
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 (2006-2012): Second generation.
Yamaha FJR1300 (2013 On): Third generation.
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Check out this video review from Mark Pulling.