News 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300 J | Quick Look

2012 Yamaha FJR 1300 J | Quick Look

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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