Yamaha has updated its 1,298 cc sport touring motorcycle, the Yamaha FJR1300, for 2014 with a range of improvements focusing on handling and breaking.
The 2014 Yamaha FJR1300 receives new upside down forks and electronically adjustable suspension. The new system equipped on the 2014 Yamaha FJR1300 was actually already available in Europe but not the U.S. market. It allows four spring pre-load positions including single rider without luggage, single rider with luggage, two-up without- and two-up with luggage, as well as offers three levels of damping settings that can be navigated via its LCD display. The new electronically adjustable suspension is controlled via the handlebar.
The new electronically adjustable suspension completes Yamaha FJR1300’s already impressive suite of electronics – ride-by-wire, multi-map D-mode, traction control, cruise control, ABS, and electrically adjustable windscreen.
The 2014 Yamaha FJR1300 is still powered by a 1298cc liquid cooled, DOHC, 16 valve, in-line four-cylinder engine which is good for 144.1 hp at 8000 rpm and 101.8 lb-ft of torque at 7000 rpm. As a sport touring motorcycle, the 2014 Yamaha FJR1300 has a huge 6.6-gallon fuel tank.
The 2014 Yamaha FJR1300 will be available in the same Candy Red color as the current model. It goes on sale in November this year and will be priced at US$16,890, making it $1,000 more expensive than the standard FJR 1300A.