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Reviewed on July 8, 2024

Motorcycle reviewed 2013 Yamaha FJR1300 view listing

5.0
Wonderfull bike, drives like a train, powerfull, comfortable and sporty at the same time. Eats miles. Electric screen very easy to adjust on the way, lower on the highway, higher in the city. I drive with a modular helmet and i can have it open for speeds up to 70m/hr. In terms of reliability, no... read more
Wonderfull bike, drives like a train, powerfull, comfortable and sporty at the same time. Eats miles. Electric screen very easy to adjust on the way, lower on the highway, higher in the city. I drive with a modular helmet and i can have it open for speeds up to 70m/hr. In terms of reliability, no major problems.
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Reviewed on March 15, 2022

Motorcycle reviewed 2019 Yamaha FJR1300 view listing

5.0
This particular motorcycle at Concord, NC Indian has been dropped on both sides. Even in light of that the dealership gave me an out the door price offer of $21,000 when the starting price was $16,999. Personally, I would avoid this... read more
This particular motorcycle at Concord, NC Indian has been dropped on both sides. Even in light of that the dealership gave me an out the door price offer of $21,000 when the starting price was $16,999. Personally, I would avoid this one.
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Reviewed on June 12, 2017

Motorcycle reviewed 2009 Yamaha fjr1300 view listing

4.0
This is my second one and love it. Agile when you want it to be and an all day tourer on the next. Very dependable, fast, smooth and... read more
This is my second one and love it. Agile when you want it to be and an all day tourer on the next. Very dependable, fast, smooth and comfortable.
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Reviewed on March 1, 2007

Motorcycle reviewed 2005 Yamaha FJR1300 (ABS) view listing

5.0
This is with out a doubt the best bike I have ever ridden. It carries lots of gear for long trips and does it with lots of comfort. The power is outstanding. Whether you are in the twisties, or on a long straight stretch, this bike will handle anything you can throw at it. The heat problem is... read more
This is with out a doubt the best bike I have ever ridden. It carries lots of gear for long trips and does it with lots of comfort. The power is outstanding. Whether you are in the twisties, or on a long straight stretch, this bike will handle anything you can throw at it. The heat problem is easily fixed by removing the 2 rubber shields on both sides of the tank. When this is done the tank is cool and the engine also runs cooler.
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Reviewed on January 16, 2007

Motorcycle reviewed 2005 Yamaha FJR1300 view listing

4.0
I am one of the dice-rollers that got the FJR phenomenon started. My 2004 model has the heat issue on hot days in heavy traffic. Even with a winter in the garage and on the optimate charger, the battery failed me in less than 36 months. With no options other than heated grips, dealer mounted, I was... read more
I am one of the dice-rollers that got the FJR phenomenon started. My 2004 model has the heat issue on hot days in heavy traffic. Even with a winter in the garage and on the optimate charger, the battery failed me in less than 36 months. With no options other than heated grips, dealer mounted, I was chagrined to be bump started by friends on much older beemers. Am particularly annoyed by the weight bait used in early ads offering 521# dry weight figures. This bike is big and with a high center of gravity once wife and top case are on it. Wife is petite and only 130#, so I think it is the bike. As the months have rolled on, magazine side bar stat sheets have rolled up the weight to 687 wet. That is with bags but no top case. Add in the Yamaha top case, and it is a 700# 'sickle. Also, I've discovered a laminar flow effect with top case in place riding solo: at critical speed, about 115 mph, wind spilling off the sides of the case oscillates and causes a dangerous front end wobble. Throttle action is positive, but unduly stiff causing my aging wrist carpal tunnel issues after an hour of riding, so I invested in a Throttlemeister. Not perfect, especially in the hills, but a vast improvement. Low speed maneuvering is a challenge, but ALL is forgiven once over 20 MPH. Then it's just one great adrenaline machine. Miles after 500 per day for me have been outside any rational comfort zone. Even with a gel seat pad, my butt and legs take on the familiar road induced burn. Tall windshield eats into gas mileage, but makes for silky smooth wake all the way to the back seat perch. Biggest surprise: all those miles and not one ticket....yet. High marks to saddle bag mount and closure, and those bag liners are a gift from the Gods. Gotta go-whooooosh!
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Reviewed on December 19, 2006

Motorcycle reviewed 2003 Yamaha FJR1300 view listing

5.0
I would make this bike a six speed, improve the heat issue above 90 degrees outside and maybe bump the displacement up to a 1400 or 1500cc. The 'o6 FJR has made some of the improvements so I will probably trade my '03 for an '06. I was considering the new Kawasaki 1400 Concours but I don't think... read more
I would make this bike a six speed, improve the heat issue above 90 degrees outside and maybe bump the displacement up to a 1400 or 1500cc. The 'o6 FJR has made some of the improvements so I will probably trade my '03 for an '06. I was considering the new Kawasaki 1400 Concours but I don't think it looks as good as the FJR.
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Reviewed on March 20, 2006

Motorcycle reviewed 2005 Yamaha FJR1300 view listing

5.0
I own a 2005 Yamaha FJR-1300 and love it. I never thought a bike could be so complete. My first motorcycle was a Ninja 750, which I sold when I got married. I considered buying a sport-tourer next, but decided not to after spending a little time on my buddy's Honda ST 1300. It was by far the most... read more
I own a 2005 Yamaha FJR-1300 and love it. I never thought a bike could be so complete. My first motorcycle was a Ninja 750, which I sold when I got married. I considered buying a sport-tourer next, but decided not to after spending a little time on my buddy's Honda ST 1300. It was by far the most comfortable bike I had ever ridden, but I was disappointed in its rather slow and clumsy performance. I wound up getting a cruiser instead. It wasn't until I began to read all the articles on the FJR that I decided to get one. I have never made a better decision in my whole life. The FJR is close to the comfort of the Honda ST 1300, but performs more like my old Ninja sport bike. It is the total package.
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Reviewed on September 28, 2005

Motorcycle reviewed 2005 Yamaha FJR1300 view listing

5.0
What a great bike! The FJR is a wonderful ride. All the power you would ever want. Great cornering ability and so far, perfect reliability. No problems with build quality. The adjustable on the fly windscreen is a nice feature that allows you to select the right amount of wind protection... read more
What a great bike! The FJR is a wonderful ride. All the power you would ever want. Great cornering ability and so far, perfect reliability. No problems with build quality. The adjustable on the fly windscreen is a nice feature that allows you to select the right amount of wind protection depending on speed. The seating position is right-on but I did buy some aftermarket parts to move the handlebars closer to the seat to allow a little more upright seating position. The hard side cases (saddle bags) are excellent and easy to install and remove (no tools needed). The digital gas gauge, temp gauge and odometer / dual trip meters are a nice touch. Surprisingly, there is no helmet hook, but a full face helmet does fit into the saddle bags, if they are installed and not being used for something else. The gas tank holds over 6 gallons and I get 40 mpg on average, even while getting on it regularly. The passenger seat and foot pegs are very comfortable, or so I am told. The ordering process is slow, it took 3 months to get my bike. But, now that I have it, it was worth the wait.
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Reviewed on September 13, 2005

Motorcycle reviewed 2005 Yamaha FJR1300 view listing

5.0
This bike is everything it claims to be and then some. I cannot believe the power and nimble handling from such a "big bike", far more agile then my previous bike a Kawasaki Concours. This bike just beats all others hands down on being a great mix of... read more
This bike is everything it claims to be and then some. I cannot believe the power and nimble handling from such a "big bike", far more agile then my previous bike a Kawasaki Concours. This bike just beats all others hands down on being a great mix of sport/touring.
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Reviewed on September 8, 2005

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5.0
I am so excited the cool weather is coming to TN. soon. So this Fall I can really enjoy my FJR. I invested in heated grips last November when I bought and some good protective clothing. Much easier to wear in the coming months. The FJR's power is incrediable, best at 80-90. I must say this is a... read more
I am so excited the cool weather is coming to TN. soon. So this Fall I can really enjoy my FJR. I invested in heated grips last November when I bought and some good protective clothing. Much easier to wear in the coming months. The FJR's power is incrediable, best at 80-90. I must say this is a lot of bike for my size. Seat is my next purchase for my little butt. Then I'll be set. I find it you have to be careful when you drop the bags, it's not as nimble as the croch rockets and it suits me find for an overnight travel. Not real good to jump on to run down to get milk at the convient store. The heat from engine could be routed better but what the heck it moves so fast who cares. Can't say enough good things about it. Now just have to look out for the deer's! cb
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