Tourer Yamaha FJR 1300 in the test

Tourer Yamaha FJR 1300 in the test
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Tourer Yamaha FJR 1300 in the test

Tourer Yamaha FJR 1300 in the test

Tourer Yamaha FJR 1300 in the test

Tourer Yamaha FJR 1300 in the test

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Tourer Yamaha FJR 1300 in the test
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Sports tourer Yamaha FJR 1300 in the test.

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Sports tourer Yamaha FJR 1300 in the test.

Yamaha FJR 1300 in the test

The luxury steamer turns into a sports yacht

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PS takes on the sportiest travel steamer on the market, the weighty Yamaha FJR 1300. And surprise: a lot of mass does not have to be unsporting per se. We pulled out all the stops (and fuses) and turned the luxury steamer into a sports yacht.

The dream ship, like the new one Yamaha FJR 1300 is affectionately known by us, it has a reputation for being the sportiest tourer. Reason enough for PS to take a closer look at this lawn sofa. Some readers may be getting on in years and no longer want to bend over to the handlebars à la R1. The hip joint may also be crying out for a spare part – there are many reasons for some to switch from a super sports car.

Biggest hurdle to climb: prejudices!

Prejudice is arguably the biggest hurdle to overcome when switching to an FJR. In any case, riding the mighty bike is not. It’s super easy to slide over the flat rear silhouette and land completely relaxed on the height-adjustable, comfortably padded bench. Sofa – here I come!

And oops, how quietly and easily can this 295 kilo colossus (with a full tank, without suitcase) move at walking pace? The electronically controlled throttle flaps convert every millimeter of the throttle grip into propulsion after overcoming the relatively large idle travel without the easy-care cardan being noticed. However, the traction control (TCS) intervenes early in the event of violent tears – wheelies and slides are effectively prevented immediately.

Deactivate ABS? Pull the fuses!

That’s nice and safe, but terribly boring. And we want to examine the athletic talents of the FJR. So switch off the TCS at the push of a button and the 1300 works like it was unleashed. No disruptive control intervals interrupt the forward thrust from the lower rev range, the four-cylinder pushes powerfully. Small cross stands are just as important as lifting the front wheel – our athlete’s heart begins to pump. Now only the reliable, but pretty early control ABS messes up the cornering. Stop again, unplug the ABS and enjoy stage two of the FJR metamorphosis.

Drift into every bend

You have to say: awesome! The colossus becomes a bull. Thanks to the deep, deep seating position and the poisonous rear brake, as well as the now unregulated biting front brake, every bend is drifted into every bend that the typical travel bike fan at the parking lot is amazed and anticipates the worst. When he hears our joke roar, his concern turns into anger. Why then? The cardan behaves amazingly smoothly during drifts, almost like a chain drive. And meters are being made correctly! The test drive turns into a battle for the proud rooster, because the FJR can no longer easily follow a Honda Fireblade on the idle. It too now has to stretch when the mighty 1300er extends its huge claws above 4000 tours. Tight turns can be mastered almost playfully thanks to the wide handlebars, and the intermediate sprint to the next bend is achieved in record time with a very light front wheel. Handling, engine and chassis set-up of the luxury steamer are in good balance with one another.


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Maintenance-free and very inconspicuous – Yamaha’s excellent cardan drive.

The positive feedback from the front wheel should also be mentioned here. Because with a forced driving style, the front tire from the tourism division (Bridgestone BT023) tends to slip, which the fork reports one to one to the pilot. Constant corrections and countermeasures by the driver are then the order of the day. This fork even forgives a hard landing of the front wheel after unsuccessful wheelie attempts.

However, if you move in the super sporty speed range at 130 km / h, the temperament of the Yam becomes sluggish. Your mass begins to become noticeable, all too often a line is much wider than expected because the FJR pushes outwards over the front wheel. In the fight against other bikes you have to work with hanging-off and all sorts of tricks in order to survive. Their strengths are undoubtedly in other uses. At the push of a button, the windshield moves up and down quickly and the wind pressure on the helmet is completely eliminated. The finely adjustable heated grips or the comfortable seat cushion also flatter the body.

Bridge sleepers are simply ironed away


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The sporty tourer from Yamaha is a real colossus.

The FJR 1300 then plays all its trump cards on the motorway. Yamaha’s flagship hovers over the asphalt in a stable track, bridge sleepers are simply ironed away and the advantages of the cruise control are immediately apparent on regulated motorways. If physical needs do not force you to stop, non-stop trips of up to 400 kilometers are possible if you drive carefully. With such a range you can make a lot of meters, especially on the super athletes.

For a long time the FJ can really entertain us – who would have thought that. There’s something about that combination of comfort and fat boost. So change? Maybe not tomorrow, but the day after tomorrow … maybe.

Sports touring stunts

When the horsepower colleagues test tourers … Here is a video from our archive that the team shows during the photo ride:

Dates and judgment


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The large amount of information in the cockpit is very easy to read – this makes touring a pleasure.

PS data

Drive:
Four-cylinder in-line engine, four valves / cylinder, 107.5 kW (146 PS) at 8000 / min *, 138 Nm at 7000 / min *, 1298 cm³, bore / stroke: 79.0 / 66.2 mm, compression ratio: 10 , 8: 1, ignition / injection system, 42 mm throttle valves, mechanically operated multi-disc oil bath clutch, five-speed gearbox, G-Kat, cardan, traction control.

Landing gear:
Light alloy bridge frame, steering head angle: 64.0 degrees, caster: 109 mm, wheelbase: 1515 mm, upside-down fork,
Inner fork tube Ø: 48 mm, adjustable in spring base, rebound and compression. Central spring strut with deflection, adjustable in spring base and rebound. Suspension travel front / rear: 135/125 mm.

Wheels and brakes:
Light alloy cast wheels, 3.50 x 17 / 5.50 x 17, front tires: 120/70 ZR 17, rear: 180/55 ZR 17, first tires: Bridgestone BT023 “F”, 320 mm double disc brakes with four-piston fixed calipers at the front, 282- mm single disc with two-piston floating caliper at the rear, partially integral brake with ABS.

Measurements and weight:
Length / width / height: 2240/950/1450 mm, seat / handlebar height: 795-815 / 1050 mm, handlebar width: 690 mm, 295 kg fully fueled, v./h .: 49.6 / 50.4%.

Rear wheel power in last gear:
95.5 kW (130 PS) at 226 km / h


BILLION

The measured values ​​of the Yamaha FJR 1300.

Consumption:
Fuel type super unleaded. Average test consumption: 8.1 liters / 100 km, tank capacity 25 liters, range: 309 km

Base price:
17,395 euros (plus additional costs)

PS judgment
The Yamaha FJR 1300 is a motorcycle with two faces. The athlete in her is completely concealed by the voluminous touring dress. It is all the more fun to annoy super athletes on mountain passes. However, you should definitely choose sportier tires. The highlight: You can get to the area of ​​your choice quickly and easily with the long-running hit without a motorcycle trailer.

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