Thread: 2013 Yamaha FJR
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:35 AM   #189
BanjoBoy
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Originally Posted by bikes&guitars View Post
Was looking at one near me. Very nice - I like the changes - but just can't decide.....FJR vs. R1200RT. KInda like the looks of the new RT 90th anniversary model. I know there are no real changes to the bike itself though.

Trying to decide which bike is better for 2-up, when needed.
Can't comment on looks (See'in that's subjective.) but the FJR is more powerfull, lower maintenance, more reliable, costs a lot less, and I think handles better. (I hated the lack of feed back from that telelever front end mahself.)

The RT has a longer warranty (Which yer prolly gonna use.) is lighter, has a larger fuel tank, and usually get's better mileage.
Most of the time ya don't need the extra power the FJR has, but when mah wife/sister 'n I are touring through the high Sierras, I appreciate the extra power when pass'in a string of motor homes @ 8,000 feet.
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