Yamaha FJR1300 Review (2001)
What Is It?
The Yamaha FJR1300 is a super popular premium touring bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 1,298 cc four cylinder engine, producing 145 bhp at 8,000 rpm and maximum torque at 6,000 rpm. Power reaches the rear wheel via shaft drive.
- Seat Height: Average (805 mm / 31.7 inches)
- Weight: Very heavy (291 kg / 642 lbs)
- Economy: Average (40 mpg / 7.1 l/100km / 14.2 km/l)
- Range: High (220 miles / 354 km)
- Power to Weight: Average (0.498 bhp/kg / 0.372 kW/kg)
- Top Speed: Very high (155 mph / 249 km/h)
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
Gear & Accessories
Yamaha FJR1300 (2006-2012): Second generation.
Yamaha FJR1300 (2013 On): Third generation.
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Check out this video review from Mark Pulling.