Yamaha XJR1300

  • Naked

For

  • Only 5 gears, but it's not about that
  • Suspension and looks

Against

  • Limited electrical package
  • Heavy with limited range
  • Seat comfort

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Power is provided by an air plus liquid cooled 1,251cc 4 cylinder four stroke engine, producing 96.4bhp at 8,000rpm and maximum torque at 6,000rpm. It's basically a bored out XJR1200 with a stiffer chassis. RRP is £8,600.

Features include:

  • Steel double cradle frame
  • Plastic tank
  • Dual 298mm discs up front with 2 piston calipers (from the 98 R1)
  • 267mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • ABS system
  • Adjustable front fork with 130mm travel
  • Adjustable twin rear Ohlins shocks with 120mm travel
  • "Racing plate" Aluminium side covers
  • Aluminium handlebars
  • 4->2->1 exhaust system
  • 5 speed gearbox
  • Centre stand

The 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 180/55 at the rear. Yamaha released a 60th Anniversary Edition featuring a tasty black and yellow paint scheme and which retails for £8,900.

  • 1999-2003: SP version with special speed block paint scheme, seat and Ohlins shocks (standard after the SP was withdrawn)
  • 2002: New 4->2->1 exhaust system, seat, carbs and 6kg shaved off the weight. Euro 1 compliant.
  • 2004: Lighter wheels, improved brakes, stiffer suspension, new console and Euro 2 compliant.
  • 2007: Fuel injection, Euro 3 compliance, new Ohlins shocks and LED taillights.
  • 2015: Exhaust system and fork are now matt black and Aluminium side covers.

Accessories include an Akrapovic muffler (£620), heated grips (£120), bar end mirrors (£145), carbon front fender (£270), mini fly screen (£80), sport screen (£90), side bags (£158) and LED flashers (£89).

  • 1999: Black, dark blue, blue/red (SP), red/white/black (SP)
  • 2000: Black, silver, blue/black (SP), red/black (SP)
  • 2001: Black, blue/silver/black (SP), yellow/silver/black (SP)
  • 2002: Black, silver/grey, blue/silver/black
  • 2003: Black, blue, yellow
  • 2004-2007: Blue, black
  • 2008: White, black
  • 2009-2011: Black, silver
  • 2013: Silver, black
  • 2014-2015: Grey, black
  • 2016: Black, grey, yellow/black 60th

2016: Yamaha introduces a special yellow/black Speed Block edition to celebrate their 60th Anniversary

Let's be honest, you probably know more about this bike than we do. If we've missed something vital or got something laughably wrong please let us know.

Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
1999 £2,550 £2,050 £1,800 23,500
2000 £2,700 £2,200 £1,900 23,100
2001 £2,850 £2,300 £2,000 22,600
2002 £3,000 £2,400 £2,100 22,000
2003 £3,150 £2,550 £2,200 21,300
2004 £3,350 £2,700 £2,350 20,500
2005 £3,550 £2,850 £2,500 19,500
2006 £3,750 £3,000 £2,650 18,400
2007 £4,000 £3,200 £2,800 17,100
2008 £4,250 £3,400 £3,000 15,800
2009 £4,550 £3,650 £3,200 14,300
2010 £4,850 £3,850 £3,400 12,600
2011 £5,150 £4,100 £3,600 10,800
2012 £5,450 £4,350 £3,850 8,800
2013 £5,800 £4,650 £4,050 6,700
2014 £6,150 £4,950 £4,300 4,100
2015 £6,550 £5,250 £4,600 3,100
2016 £6,900 £5,550 £4,850 2,100

Prices Updated: 20th October 2017

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Insurance Costs

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Insurance Group: 8 of 10

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Reviews

I have owned an XJR1300SP for about 12 years and have done 20k on it in all weathers. The best part of it is the engine – pulls like a train, loads of grunt. Handling is quite good considering it’s a heavy machine. The brakes are very good. Looks good too. Has only let me down once due to a flat battery.

All in all a great bike.

- Guy, P 2016

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Availability

How many bikes like this are around, by year of production, including those licensed for use on the road and those off the road with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).

Year On The Road Off The Road Total Around
1999 260 180 440
2000 703 449 1152
2001 638 328 966
2002 708 349 1057
2003 446 228 674
2004 295 139 434
2005 395 117 512
2006 192 50 242
2007 220 60 280
2008 300 61 361
2009 262 65 327
2010 81 18 99
2011 48 17 65
2012 46 7 53
2013 116 18 134
2014 63 8 71
2015 129 7 136

Recalls

RM/2003/010, issued 04/08/2003, affected 922 bikes

In extreme circumstances the oil cooler/hose fixing bolts may become loose and allow oil to leak out and contaminate other parts of the motorcycle.

  • Vehicle Ids: RP061-00004621 to RP061-0009134

RM/2008/007, issued 22/02/2008, affected 426 bikes

Engine idle speed may become unstable and the engine may even stall whilst the machine is stationary or possibly moving slowly at idle speed as a result of water ingress into the throttle position sensor.

  • Vehicle Ids: RP191-0000301 to RP1910002822