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Sport-tourers, for awhile, were comfortable and convenient for the long haul but missing that critical ingredient - pure, outright performance.

In response, we created the FJR1300. Cycle World magazine immediately gave it another title upon its U.S. debut last year: "Best Sport-Touring Bike." The FJR1300 they said, "Combines cruise-ship comfort with a motor that would probably propel an ocean liner at a good clip, all wrapped in a classy-looking silver package."

The FJR1300's YZF-inspired 1,298cc four cylinder provides enough seamless fuel-injected urge to blow the portholes clean off any normal "sport-touring" bike you can name - 145 horses at 8,000 rpm. And since half of sport-touring is touring, the engine is also tuned to produce abundant low-end and midrange. Producing 99 foot-pounds of torque at 7,000 rpm means the FJR1300 responds instantly. And it's smooth as silk all the while, thanks to twin internal counter balancers.

It had to handle, too. The engine bolts solidly into a rigid, massive, yet lightweight, aluminum frame. Comfort and confidence are assured by a fully adjustable 48mm fork, a linkage-equipped rear shock, and a pair of R1-style front brake calipers squeezing even bigger, 320mm discs for 2004. This year, you can choose the ABS model for even greater braking confidence.

The latest FJR1300 gets a taller adjustable windshield and a small-item storage compartment in its fairing, as well. Even with saddlebags**, shaft drive, power windshield, 6.6-gallon fuel capacity, a thick dual seat and that fullback of an engine, the FJR1300 weighs just 537 pounds, dry.***

All of the old words still apply ... comfortable, convenient and practical. The FJR1300 adds a few new descriptors to the sport-touring class: Mind-bending performance. Sportbike handling. Pure excitement.

Manufacturer's Sugg. Retail Price...$11,599* ($12,599* for ABS model).

Cycle World, July 2002
** Accessory saddlebags as standard equipment
*** Without ABS


New for 2004:

  • New! Anti-lock braking system (ABS) model version now available for 2004.
  • New! All FJR1300s receive larger diameter 320mm front dual disc brakes for incredible stopping power.
  • New! Integrated color matched front turn signals add to the FJR1300's cutting-edge aerodynamic bodywork.
  • New! Fairing pocket (located in the forward fairing panel) is convenient for small storage.
  • New! Taller windshield fits a wider variety of riders.
  • New! Two-tone silver paint scheme.


  • Compact, lightweight 1298cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled in-line four-cylinder engine delivers massive power and torque (145 hp @ 8000 rpm and 99 ft.-lbs. of torque @ 7000 rpm, respectively) for an unequaled spread of muscle over a wide RPM range.
  • This state-of-the-art mill has been constructed using much of the advanced technology found on the YZF-R1 powerplant, including an R1-derived one-piece cylinder and crankcase assembly, which provides tremendous engine rigidity that's lighter and stiffer than two-piece designs.
  • Engine is a fully stressed chassis member, allowing for a lightweight frame design.
  • Compact slant-block engine design uses stacked, tri-axis gearbox shafts that help minimize powerplant size while optimizing chassis geometry for a low center of gravity and balanced weight distribution.
  • Lightweight forged pistons with carburized connecting rods provide superb strength and reduced reciprocating mass for outstanding high-rpm durability.
  • Patented electroplated ceramic composite cylinder bores ensure greater heat dissipation and thus reduced frictional power loss.
  • High-compression four-valve cylinder heads are operated by compact, side-driven double-overhead camshafts, and for strong, dependable high-rpm performance the plated cylinders feature oversquare dimensions of 79 x 66.2mm.
  • Advanced fuel injection (FI) system is ideal for long-distance super sport-touring, delivering crisp, seamless throttle response in a variety of altitude/weather conditions, enhanced fuel efficiency and instant, choke-free starting.
  • FI system features TPS, which monitors throttle position and, in conjunction with a battery of sensors (air intake temperature/pressure, atmospheric pressure, coolant temperature, crankshaft position and engine rpm), ensures precise injection intervals and timing for optimal performance.
  • Low-vibration crankshaft features two gear-driven secondary counter balancers with built-in shock absorbers that help deliver a glass-smooth ride with reduced rider/passenger fatigue.
  • Constant-mesh 5-speed transmission utilizes wide ratios to deliver relaxed long-distance touring performance combined with seamless power and acceleration.
  • Special scissors-type primary driven gear helps prevent backlash while greatly reducing transmission noise.
  • Light-action hydraulic multi-plate wet clutch provides smooth, effortless shifting, minimizing both rider fatigue and maintenance.
  • Gear shift shaft features a needle-roller bearing to reduce friction for silky-smooth shifting.
  • Shaft final drive system is super-durable and virtually maintenance-free, and uses mechanical cam dampers in its drive pinion for quieter, smoother power delivery to the rear wheel.
  • 4-into-1-into-2 stainless steel exhaust optimizes engine performance across the powerband and features a three-way catalytic converter and Air Induction System, making this one of the cleanest-running large-capacity motorcycle engines ever built.
  • Wet-sump oil system uses an easy-access cartridge-type oil filter mounted on the engine's left side.


  • Hollow cast aluminum frame, featuring massive, widely spaced twin spars, is incredibly light and extremely rigid, the perfect combination for sharp, sportbike-like handling.
  • Fully detachable aluminum subframe helps keep weight down while permitting easier rear shock access/maintenance.
  • Lightweight, cast aluminum swingarm's unique design incorporates the shaft drive into its left side, ensuring superb rigidity with reduced unsprung weight that delivers incredible handling and suspension performance.
  • Fully adjustable (preload, compression and rebound damping) 48mm Soqi front fork with 5.4" of travel provides quick, responsive steering with excellent rider feedback in a wide range of conditions.
  • Adjustable (preload and rebound damping) 46mm link-type rear shock with 4.8" of travel features a handy, two-stage (hard/soft) preload adjustment lever that allows the rider to switch quickly between solo and two-up settings.
  • Dual 320mm front disc brakes with YZF-R1-derived one-piece 4-piston calipers and 282mm rear disc brake with a slide-type dual-piston caliper provide outstanding stopping power with exceptional feel.
  • Cast-aluminum 3-spoke wheels wear sporty-spec 120/70-ZR17 front and 180-55-ZR17 rear Metzeler radials perfectly suited to both spirited solo riding and long-range trekking.
  • Adjustable, 5-position front brake lever.

Additional Features:

  • Highly aerodynamic full fairing is highlighted by an electrically adjustable windscreen that can be easily raised for greater wind protection or lowered for a sportier profile via a handlebar-mounted switch.
  • Equally sleek tail section helps reduce drag and features a sturdy rear luggage rack/passenger grabrail.
  • Subframe-fitted quick-release luggage mounts provide easy use of the standard accessory hard sidecases,** which are conveniently matched to the ignition key.
  • Long dual seat features two-part construction using different foam densities for the front and rear sections, ensuring plush comfort for both rider and passenger.
  • Ergonomically shaped, large-capacity, 6.6-gallon fuel tank offers excellent comfort and range, and is constructed of steel allowing for the use of magnetic tankbags.
  • High-tech instrument panel delivers comprehensive display that includes an electronic analog speedometer and tachometer (both with a lightweight, R1-type step motor); LCD digital odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel and coolant temperature gauges, and clock; and lights for neutral, high beam, turn signals, low oil and engine warnings.
  • Sleek, R1-type cat-eye dual 12V 60/55-watt multi-reflector headlight throws an extremely broad beam for superb visibility.
  • Powerful dual-bulb taillight features integrated turn signals for a slick, one-piece look that's as aerodynamic as it is conspicuous.
  • Standard toolkit located in convenient storage compartment under passenger seat.

    **Accessory saddlebags are standard equipment.


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