Supremely capable with supersport-level performance and outstanding rider and passenger comfort, Yamaha’s 1300cc sport tourer is set to continue carving out big kilometres in 2020.Whichever way you look at it, the FJR1300AE is simply the most sophisticated and dynamic sport touring motorcycle on the market. The sportsbike-derived chassis and suspension package offers agile handling, while the 1298cc four-cylinder engine delivers superb performance to suit.
For 2020 the FJR1300AE is available in Tech Graphite colour scheme with colour matched panniers. Ride away pricing is $30,649 incl GST.
Advanced electronic suspension enables the rider to vary the handling performance to suit both the road surface and cargo load for single or two-up riding. A choice of four suspension settings, each with three levels of damping adjustment, means the FJR1300AE can deliver the best possible ride quality In all conditions.
The lashings of power from the 1298cc four-cylinder engine is managed by a Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T), maximising performance while ensuring smooth delivery of torque across the rev range. An Assist and Slipper clutch limits back-torque on downshifts, and the shaft drive provides a silky-smooth ride.
Two riding modes are on call at the press of handlebar-mounted button via the D-MODE system. Sport or Touring can be selected on the fly, changing the engine characteristics to suit the conditions and the rider’s mood.
Leading the long list of safety features is the traction control system that analyses information from multiple sensors to dynamically detect rear-wheel slip or loss of traction, instantly adjusting ignition timing and fuelling to momentarily reduce drive to the rear wheel until traction is regained.
In addition to the superb levels of comfort and protection from the elements provided the full fairing, rider fatigue is further reduced with a motorised adjustable screen, heated grips, 12V socked for accessories, and cruise control.
Styling includes twin-eye headlights, each fitted with four compact and powerful LED bulbs, and banking angle sensitive cornering lights aluminate the way when tipping into corners. Position lights and taillight are also LED.
Sport touring bikes have always been the go-to machine for anyone wanting to carve out big tarmac miles in style. The continued popularity and success of the FJR1300 is testament to the riding enjoyment this big Yamaha delivers.
*Pricing quoted is correct at time of publication on 16 April 2020.