Yamaha FJR 1300 A WallpaperSince arriving on the US market in 2002 as a 2003 version, the Yamaha FJR1300A remained relatively unchanged except for a few technology upgrades such as ABS and an optional semi-automatic transmission.
But with much competition arriving from other manufacturers in the sport-touring market, Yamaha has upgraded its FJR1300A. The 2013 model features electronic and suspension/chassis upgrades, along with some new styling.The 2013 FJR arrives with the 1298cc liquid-cooled inline four that received many upgrades, including Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T), Traction Control (TCS) and D-Mode (Sport and Touring).Besides the electronics, Yamaha has upgraded the FJR1300A’s chassis and suspension for additional rider comfort. The upgrades include new fork and swingarm designs, along with bodywork that features an air-management system to control cooling/heating based on temperatures.The bodywork has also been restyled for a more modern look, including the upper cowl, side panels and a new LED front-turn signal/position lights. Not stopping there, Yamaha redesigned the instrumentation, offering a three-part reading panel.Attached above is studio wallpaper of the 2013 Yamaha FJR1300A. For a preview, click here.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!