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Yamaha FJR1300A

Yamaha FJR1300A

5.0 from 7 reviews

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Ian D.

Ian D.Perth, WA

  • 2 reviews

A Great Sports Tourer


I have had many various motorcycles over the years, traded in my ST1100 for my first FJR1300 in 2003. nothing against the Honda apart from feeling more bulky in tight situations.
The FJR quickly became my all time favourite, 6yrs later this was traded for a 2009 model, I am now 70yrs Old & could do with something a little lower & lighter, though
hard to part with a machine so near perfect.
Mmmm, maybe just change up for a 2019 model.

Purchased in November 2009 at Mandurah Yamaha.

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Mileage 78,865 km
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FJR_friendFar North Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews
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Perfect even for a petite female rider!


I had/rode an ex-police XJ900 for many years and decided to upgrade. I told the salesman I was looking for a bike with/that "4 cylinders, shaft drive, set up for touring and suits a short-crap". He immediately pointed me at a 2nd hand 2001 FJR1300. I took it for a test ride and felt completely at home on it. Perfect as an only vehicle: long trips, shopping, 2-up etc. I did heaps of distance on it. Couldn't fault it. I now have a 2nd hand 2005 FJR1300. While it's now not my only vehicle, it's my preferred vehicle. Am in the middle of a 4000km round trip and it's brilliant. Love it. My perfect bike. Have had, and ridden, a variety of bikes and the FJR1300 is the best.

Date PurchasedApr 2016

spooled73Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 11 reviews

One of the best bike's I've owned.


Love this bike but it does take some getting used to, IT IS A BIG HEAVY BIKE, but for me isn't a problem,wide seat rob you of some seat height, Engine cannot be faulted in any way,enough power to have fun,loads of low down torque and ok on fuel,In my opinion the new 6 speed box will be even better still on fuel. My advice would be to hire one and try it over a weekend as I did. You either love it or hate it.... I love it.

Date PurchasedFeb 2015

Lexus on two wheels


A bike that has been refined over 30 years the 2016 FJR AE i have 3 bikes each has its own unique values to me but the fjr is the best all round bike i have ever owned well done Yamaha you hit the nail on the head with this one... example. . Electronic es suspension, led headlights, ABS,traction control. .

This is the all weather bike i have ever ridden.
And when you ride the machine gives you a real sense of confidence with 25000klm on the clock well done Yamaha

Date PurchasedAug 2016

The bike that defines sport touring


It does what it's designed too almost flawlessly. Eat up the kilometers in comfort, safety and at speed with excellent handling. I managed to pick up an ex police one quite cheaply and love it. My 2nd choice would have been the Bandit. Happy riding!



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Dan_Perth, WA

  • 6 reviews

The best do-it-all-in-style bike ever made


Lot of people saying if you can have just one bike this is the one to have and that's the pure truth.
Rock stable tourer for one or two, take boxes and harden suspension settings and it's ready to join sport bikes on race track too.
A very proud owner of a 2007 model with 40000 trouble free kms.
Powerful yet smooth engine, faultless gearbox and drivetrain, good wind protection, tonns of laggage space, it's heavy but stable.
Wants to be ridden more than I've time to

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All that I can say is WOW what a fantastic bike. So much so that I went out and bought myself one of these fantastic babies and am I pleased that I did.

Questions & Answers

Alan kaye

Alan kayeasked

why only one choice of colour?

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Pete P

Pete Pasked

Can you fit a 6 speed gear box to a 2008 1300a?

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Brain teaser
Brain teaser

Supposedly they didn't change the engine casing so I would assume so

Judy W.

Judy W.asked

How do you rate the seating for long haul trips.I am a pretty big guy and am looking for a S/T but with great seats.

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Seating is average like most bikes.I get s sore butt after an hour. You can get a yamaha comfort seat but I haven't got one yet to comment. Hope this helps.


I’m a petite female but I find it OK. I shift around while riding and try to break for 10-15 mins every 2-3 hours and move around during my breaks. That and using a Camelbak to hydrate well while riding makes a huge difference.

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CategoryTouring Bikes
Release dateMay 2007

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