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Old 05-15-2013, 04:08 PM   #256
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That's what I've heard.
Wow. That is fucking dumb.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:24 PM   #257
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Congrats! I've only sat on one at the dealer, but even sitting still it seemed fantastic. Fit and finish perfect, controls very solid, everything falling immediately to hand. I've recently bought a bike with which I'm very happy, so I won't be in the market soon, but it's hard to imagine anything that would suit me better than an FJR for my next bike.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:33 PM   #258
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Congrats! I've only sat on one at the dealer, but even sitting still it seemed fantastic. Fit and finish perfect, controls very solid, everything falling immediately to hand. I've recently bought a bike with which I'm very happy, so I won't be in the market soon, but it's hard to imagine anything that would suit me better than an FJR for my next bike.
I honestly think Yamaha's fit & finish is on par with BMW and Honda, and I've owned several of both. Fasteners, paint, fit are simply outstanding. Couple that with a proven design that's been reliable as a rock, performs beautifully and is priced right and you've got a winner.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #259
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If my '13 holds up like the previous years, then I will be a very happy Yamaha owner. I really love riding this bike!
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:36 PM   #260
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I honestly think Yamaha's fit & finish is on par with BMW and Honda, and I've owned several of both.
It surprised me in that regard, really. There are so many great bikes these days, and most bikes seem pretty nice on the dealership floor. I expected the FJR to be a refined motorcycle, but that solid, 'of-a-single-piece" feeling really set it apart to me. In my opinion, there isn't anything on the market that exudes quality more than that bike does.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:47 PM   #261
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Not much wisdom to add here other than to say I got to test ride a '13 FJR while I was getting tires mounted on my Tenere. I was very impressed with the bike; smooth, powerful, comfy, etc.. My bike is less than two years old so I'm not really in the market right now but if I was, the FJR would be on a very short list of canidates.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:15 PM   #262
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My 2 cents.

Took one for a demo ride this afternoon.

Spent most of the time playing with the windshield.

Was kinda dissapointed by the power, but it maybe was stuck in a mode I couldn't figure out. Handlebars were kind of narrow too. Windshield jumped up and down which was kinda strange.

I would not pay $15 large for the bike though. Not really a I4 guy either. Not bad.

I wanted to take a Ducati Diavel for a spin instead but it was taken.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:19 PM   #263
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It surprised me in that regard, really. There are so many great bikes these days, and most bikes seem pretty nice on the dealership floor. I expected the FJR to be a refined motorcycle, but that solid, 'of-a-single-piece" feeling really set it apart to me. In my opinion, there isn't anything on the market that exudes quality more than that bike does.
I could not agree more.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:10 AM   #264
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I have been lusting for an FJR for years. It's finally done to my liking. Electronic cruise, 2 throttle maps, abs, traction control without the whiz bang electronics of the other marque. A bike that's been improved over the years and well sorted. I know I can ride it reliably without having to hang out on forums to learn about the latest issues, or have to run to the dealer for the latest software update to fix another issue.
Congrats, yer gonna luv it; the mor ya ride, the better it getz!
After 3 yrs 'n 36K real miles, I luv this thang mor than ever, and have had eyes for no other; 'til that sexy '13 came out.
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Not much wisdom to add here other than to say I got to test ride a '13 FJR while I was getting tires mounted on my Tenere. I was very impressed with the bike; smooth, powerful, comfy, etc.. My bike is less than two years old so I'm not really in the market right now but if I was, the FJR would be on a very short list of canidates.
Bowl Movement Werks had an upper hand in quality up 'til about 2002, but since then the Japanese have surpassed 'em.
Not only is the fit 'n finish better, but Japanese bikes (Especially the FJR) are way mor reliable, whilst have'in much less maintenance.
Though Japanese bikes will alwayz lack poser appeal compared with Euro bikes.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:25 PM   #265
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Took one for a demo ride this afternoon.

Spent most of the time playing with the windshield.

Was kinda dissapointed by the power, but it maybe was stuck in a mode I couldn't figure out. Handlebars were kind of narrow too. Windshield jumped up and down which was kinda strange.

I would not pay $15 large for the bike though. Not really a I4 guy either. Not bad.

I wanted to take a Ducati Diavel for a spin instead but it was taken.

Dissapointed with the power.....what the hell you been riding??
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:32 AM   #266
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...the 80 MPH limit on the cruise control ...renders the cruise utterly useless.
Hardly.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:59 PM   #267
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:17 AM   #268
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Hardly.
I can’t really speak for how things are done in Oklahoma. And you quite obviously can’t speak for how things are done here in Arizona. Around here, if you try sitting @ 80 MPH on a freeway you are going to get your ass mowed down from behind.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:01 PM   #269
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Around here, if you try sitting @ 80 MPH on a freeway you are going to get your ass mowed down from behind.
Sounds dangerous. Do LEO's not give a shit about speeders there or are the posted limits that high? Our highest posted limits here are 75 mph. I exceed them often but not by much and not for long. Anyway, I find the cc utterly useful.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:02 AM   #270
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Got to have a look around one today. Wow. This bike just exudes quality. If Lexus were to make bikes..

I was hoping for a demo - but the only dealer that had stock in the area has sold said demo bike, and wont be getting any more in until July.

Saying that - i believe the next one he'll be having will be the "AS" model.

I'm on his contact list..
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