2012 Yamaha Motorcycle
Long running, but updated a few years back, the Yamaha FJR1300A is a bare bones sport-touring canyon brawler that puts performance and handling above creature comforts and high-technology.
Weighing in at a claimed 644 pounds wet, the FJR is nicely at home in corners and willing to adjust its line, as conditions require.
It still offers what you’d expect in a sport-tourer-nice bags (with liners), a full-protection fairing, and relaxed ergonomics.
The top ratio in the five-speed gearbox is a bit low, so focus on sport more than straight-line touring.
2012 Yamaha FJR 1300 A Quick Stats:
- ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-4
- BORE x STROKE: 79mm x 66.2mm
- COMP. RATIO: 10.8:1
- TRANSMISSION: 5-speed
- WHEELBASE: 60.8 inches
- RAKE: 26 degrees
- WET WEIGHT: 644 pounds
- PRICE: $15,590
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