2016 Yamaha FJR 1300 ES | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide
As the flagship of the Yamaha touring line, the new FJR1300ES features electronically adjustable suspension (though not active suspension) that has three spring preload settings and three damping settings, along with seven fine tuning adjustments for the damping.ABS and linked braking add to safety, as do the new lean-angle sensitive LED headlights, which look into a turn. Like the standard FJR1300A, the 2016 FJR 1300 ES gets a new six-speed transmission and a new clutch (lighter pull, plus slipper action).
Traction control, cruise control, and two power modes make this an effective touring motorcycle that still has a focus on sport.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
2016 Yamaha FJR1300ES Specs:
Engine: DOHC liquid-cooled inline-4
Bore x stroke 79.0 x 66.2mm
Compression ratio: 10.8:1
Fuel delivery: Yamaha Fuel Injection with YCC-T
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission: 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final drive: Shaft
Front suspension: 48mm inverted forks w/ electronically adjustable rebound and compression damping; 5.3 inches of travel
Rear suspension: Single shock w/ electroically adjustable spring preload, rebound damping and compression damping; 4.9 inches of travel
Brake System: Linked and ABS
Front brakes: Dual 320mm discs
Rear brake: 282mm disc
Front tire: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear tire: 180/55 ZR 17
Dimensions L x W x H: 87.8 x 29.5 x 52.2 – 57.3 inches
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