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Old 10-16-2012, 03:09 PM   #76
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Saw the video and the redesigned bike is beautiful with all the new features.

Out of curiosity, how much would a good 1 year old bike typically cost in the used market in US in 2014?
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:18 AM   #77
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But the Kwacker is STILL butt ugly.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:05 PM   #78
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I have never ridden the FJR. I hope to put that to bed with the new bike. If the pricing rumour is true - that at last it'll be competitively priced here in the UK - then i hope Yamaha finally moves some units. It's just too good a bike to be ignored..
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:59 AM   #79
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Saw the video and the redesigned bike is beautiful with all the new features.

Out of curiosity, how much would a good 1 year old bike typically cost in the used market in US in 2014?
Rough guess, knock off 20%
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:45 AM   #80
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Just test rode a 2012. Nice bike overall, but I couldn't help but feel that I was a bear riding a bicycle on it. Fairing is too low for my tastes, and the riding position had me on the bike, instead of "in it."

Looking forward to seeing the 2013.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:08 AM   #81
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Just test rode a 2012. Nice bike overall, but I couldn't help but feel that I was a bear riding a bicycle on it. Fairing is too low for my tastes, and the riding position had me on the bike, instead of "in it."

Looking forward to seeing the 2013.
I doubt you'll see any major changes in the ergonomics department ...
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:52 PM   #82
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Just test rode a 2012. Nice bike overall, but I couldn't help but feel that I was a bear riding a bicycle on it. Fairing is too low for my tastes, and the riding position had me on the bike, instead of "in it."

Looking forward to seeing the 2013.
I came from cruisers and dirt bikes before I bought my FJR. I know the feeling. But it goes away after about 10 minutes of saddle time. Haven't notice it in nearly a 100,000 miles on my FJR since.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:11 PM   #83
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I doubt you'll see any major changes in the ergonomics department ...
"FJR1300A includes a two-position adjustable rider seat, low for shorter riders or nearly 1-inch higher for a more spacious feel for taller riders, plus handlebars that can be adjusted to one of three different positions. The result is a superb, custom-fit ride."

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Old 10-18-2012, 03:16 PM   #84
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"FJR1300A includes a two-position adjustable rider seat, low for shorter riders or nearly 1-inch higher for a more spacious feel for taller riders, plus handlebars that can be adjusted to one of three different positions. The result is a superb, custom-fit ride."

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Ummmmm...the old ones had that too.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:39 AM   #85
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Ummmmm...the old ones had that too.
The handlebars were adjustable from the factory? I didn't know that.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:53 AM   #86
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The handlebars were adjustable from the factory? I didn't know that.
Ya, you can adjust them to tilt in or out.. I'll be in for a Motorcycle Larry triple clamp, where the risers are built in and the handlebars are moved a bit closer to the rider..
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:07 PM   #87
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I have never ridden the FJR. I hope to put that to bed with the new bike. If the pricing rumour is true - that at last it'll be competitively priced here in the UK - then i hope Yamaha finally moves some units. It's just too good a bike to be ignored..
1000 off is a good start, but I still think they will end up discounting the bike.

One of the two Yamaha dealers near me has gone bust, the other looks like an empty showroom. It's very sad.

But that can happen when you want 20,000 for a Vmax and 7000 for the single-cylinder MT-03.

Yamaha tried to position themselves as a premium brand, but with old models on the floor (S10 apart), no-one bought that schtick.

Btw, the FJR has a 289kg weight??
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:28 AM   #88
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Have to agree. Interesting piece by Kevin Ash in MCN last week. He intimates things are not rosy at Yamaha. While the euro marques have invested in new product, the big 4 have battened down the hatches in the hope of riding out the storm. It hasn't worked.

Case in point - i pick up a new Ducati MTS 12 on Thursday.

Nothing from the big 4 comes close to what the Duck does. The galling factor is Yamaha started the trend for big road going motards. How long has the TDM gone without an update?

Lets hope the announcement of the new Triple gives what few dealers are left some hope.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:57 AM   #89
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Have to agree. Interesting piece by Kevin Ash in MCN last week. He intimates things are not rosy at Yamaha. While the euro marques have invested in new product, the big 4 have battened down the hatches in the hope of riding out the storm. It hasn't worked.

Case in point - i pick up a new Ducati MTS 12 on Thursday.

Nothing from the big 4 comes close to what the Duck does. The galling factor is Yamaha started the trend for big road going motards. How long has the TDM gone without an update?

Lets hope the announcement of the new Triple gives what few dealers are left some hope.
I'm sure that new Multi iz a fine bike, butt the FJR rocks my world, not just by performance, butt by insanely low maintenance, and the reliability of an anvil.
With iridium plugs, ya only need ta change 'em, check the valves, 'n do a TB synch every 30,000 miles!
Like a good woman, it's all 'bout the total package! 'N see'in I ride most every day, this is important ta me.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:17 PM   #90
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I'm sure that new Multi iz a fine bike, butt the FJR rocks my world, not just by performance, butt by insanely low maintenance, and the reliability of an anvil.
With iridium plugs, ya only need ta change 'em, check the valves, 'n do a TB synch every 30,000 miles!
Like a good woman, it's all 'bout the total package! 'N see'in I ride most every day, this is important ta me.
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