Yamaha FJR 1300 2016

Yamaha FJR1300 2016

15 Years have passed, since Yamaha presented one of the first large capacity models in the Sport Touring segment. Since the first generation, it’s obvious that the FJR passes every challenge. Whether long distances, easy Sunday-rides, or sportier journeys, the big-engine-monster feels comfortable in every terrain. The faithful fanbase is excited about the timeless design, the comfort, but also about the sporty dynamic genes from the japanese sport-touring model. Yamaha presents a overhauled version for 2016.

More dynamic sporting character
For 2016 Yamaha is taking the FJR1300A/AE/AS models to the next level with the introduction of a range of new features that give a more dynamic sporting character together with increased riding enjoyment and enhanced comfort at all speeds. In order to achieve these goals, Yamaha's designers have developed an all-new 6-speed transmission that gives increased acceleration together with reduced rpm during high speed top gear cruising. Another significant change for 2016 is the use of new A&S clutch that gives smoother downshifts for improved chassis stability when decelerating, to give more enjoyable corner entry on twisty roads - while the new lower rate clutch springs give a lighter and easier clutch lever action for reduced effort on the part of the rider. All new LED lighting at the front and rear enhances the look and feel of all the FJR models - whilst new cornering lights on the FJR1300AE/AS improve the night time riding capabilities. There is also a reifned instrumentation and a new Matt Silver colour option.

New 6-speed transmission for increased performance
With its powerful and smooth-running 1,298cc engine, the FJR is renowned for its ability to cover long distances at high cruising speeds, and the 2016 model has been redesigned to give an even more dynamic and enjoyable riding experience with the fitment of an all-new 6-speed transmission. The new 6-speed transmission enables the sport touring rider to make even better use of the 1298cc engine's high torque output by optimizing the bike's performance through the speed range to produce a more enjoyable and connected riding experience.

New light-action A&S clutch for smoother downshifting
In order to achieve even gentler and more fluent chassis movement during downshifting, the 2016 FJR1300A/AE models are fitted with a new A&S (Assist and Slipper) clutch that is similar to the design featured on the 2015 YZF-R1.

Prepared for D-Air Street System
The 2016 FJR1300 models are prepared for installation of the Dainese D-Air® Street system. The dedicated FJR1300 D-Air installation kit (M-Kit), existing of sensors, connectors, display and brackets, can be ordered from and installed by a D-Air street dealer and then be combined with a D-Air Jacket (J-kit). The D-Air Street M-kit for FJR1300 will be available in the first quarter of 2016.

FJR1300A/AE/AS New Features
- New 6 speed transmission
- Assist and slipper (A&S) clutch
- 4-light LED headlight assembly
- 6-light LED cornering lights (AE/AS versions only)
- LED position lights
- LED turn signals
- Redesigned 3-dial instrument panel
- Newly designed tail end with LED combination light
- Redesigned rear fender
- Prepared for D-Air System

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