2013 Yamaha FJR 1300 A Sport TourerElectronics highlight the upgrades for the 2013 Yamaha FJR1300A, but there are also important mechanical changes.
On the technology front, the new FJR1300A gets ride-by-wire, traction control, two power delivery modes and updated cruise control. Quite visibly, the fairing has been redesigned, and the new adjustable windscreen moves into position twice as quickly as before.The suspension has been updated, with the forks getting an aluminum piston rod and plunger, plus a new spring rate, while the shock has revised damping and spring rates. The motor gets new liner-free cylinders, for improved heat dissipation, and the exhaust pipe length has been changed slightly.2013 Yamaha FJR1300A Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-4
BORE x STROKE: 79mm x 66.2mm
COMP. RATIO: 10.8:1
FUEL CAPACITY: 6.6 gallons
SEAT HEIGHT: 31.7 inches
WET WEIGHT: 637 pounds
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Honda CRF-E2 Electric + Dale Schmidtchen and the $50M V-Rod
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Ultimate Motorcycling’s podcast, Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
This week’s episode is brought to you by Yamaha YZF-R7. The R7 lives up to its legendary name, as a high-performance supersport machine. Check it out at at your local Yamaha dealer, or of course at YamahaMotorsports.com.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams and I chat about electric bikes and the electric bike revolution that is likely the future of motorcycling. Actually this episode is specifically about Honda’s new CRF-E2… an electric dirt-bike for kids. We asked our tester, 8-year old Avery Bart to put the E2 through its paces and according to Don, she loved it. Honda has stated that the company goal is for 50% of its sales to be electric by 2030—an ambitious goal for sure, and the CRF-E2 is the first step in that direction.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my Aussie motorcycle industry friends—Dale Schmidtchen. Dale has worked for most of the major moto factories globally during his career, and his take on his CF Moto ADV bike is interesting. Beyond that, one his many projects is currently helping to sell the world’s most expensive motorcycle—a Harley V-Rod worth around 50 million dollars. Yes, that’s 50 million with an ‘M’.
Dale also owned a race team in the 1990s and helped bring several well-known Aussie racers to the world stage. He’s a very modest, matter-of-fact guy, but I always really enjoy chatting with him; I hope you enjoy listening.
Incidentally, if you’ve got around fifty mill burning a hole in your pocket and you fancy owning the so-called ‘Mona Lisa of motorbikes’—contact us at email@example.com and we’ll put you in touch with Dale.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!