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Old 10-09-2012, 08:30 AM   #61
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:30 PM   #62
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I said that to myself until I rode one. To be honest I had no interest in any of the sport tourers until I rode the fjr. I was using my zx14 as a sport tourer and my road king whenever the girlfriend came, which is most of the time. This summer I put about 2,000 miles on the ninja and 1,500 or so on the rk, with the fjr getting most of the riding.
I was using a hayabusa with risers and such for my commute / touring and a lowrider with sundown seat for the mrs weekends.tried the fjr to my suprise had enough throttle to make me smile and the room for the mrs !!its the only one in the garage for a year now....gonna give thats gen 3 a couple of years before it looks like a switch.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:35 PM   #63
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This model upgrade of the FJR has just moved it onto my "maybe" list, but I am curious about one thing. Yamaha still cautions against using a topcase and saddlebags together to "avoid the possibility of overloading the bike". Yet they promote the bike as suitable for two riders, and they sell several topcases as accessories. I understand that it isn't safe to grossly overload the bike- but it seems normal to ride with a topcase and sidecases and a passenger.

Perhaps Yamaha just wants to play it safe with a liability disclaimer ? Hopefully with a bike of this size the addition of a topcase could not create a 'last straw' situation. Does anyone have any experience to suggest that a topcase would get this bike into the "unsafe" zone ?

I'm on my 2nd FJR with topcase and bags, I travel alot, fully loaded, never had an issue, just the lawyers talking..
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:01 AM   #64
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That would translate to 11,500 GBP. I wish..ours are more likely to come in at 15,000 +, which is why Yamaha are on their knees over here.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:10 PM   #65
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I'm on my 2nd FJR with topcase and bags, I travel alot, fully loaded, never had an issue, just the lawyers talking..
That's what I suspect- but they have the same disclaimer on the Super Tenere. By contrast, Harley and Victory never mention overloading their baggers- except for gross weight.

I currently ride an FZ6 with top and sidecases, and the wife, and we have never noticed a hint of a problem (although it's a bit snug). Anyway those legal disclaimers have a way of planting seeds of doubt . . . . .
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:56 AM   #66
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Press test for the new FJR is in 2 days time.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:53 AM   #67
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:09 AM   #68
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Hmm. No crossplane crankshaft? Then I'll just keep what I got, thanks.....
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:13 AM   #69
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Press test for the new FJR is in 2 days time.
Interweb press? Which one?
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:02 AM   #70
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Looks like it'll be Monday..

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Old 10-13-2012, 06:45 AM   #71
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Here is a quick blurb from Motorcycle Daily: http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2012/...-fz8-for-2013/

Its on the Yamaha Website as well and for sale this month. $15,800 and change. Looks like a pretty sweet ride IMHO. Will be interesting to see the reviews..........
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:19 AM   #72
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Moto Station have their review up. The accompanying vid looks great. That dash is one class act - as is the bike.

http://www.moto-station.com/article1...-un-tour-.html
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:30 AM   #73
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Looks like it might be on a par price wise over here with the Trophy...

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...amaha-fjr1300/
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:32 PM   #74
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still a 5 speed. really no serious changes.
Agree. This is all pretty modest. I'm sure Kawasaki is happy about their decision.

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Old 10-16-2012, 02:13 PM   #75
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In this economy, I think it makes all the sense in the world. Why spend tons of money on R&D for a new motor, etc., when the one they have works perfectly well?
They've added some nice features and haven't jumped the price a lot.
I think it's smart marketing by Yamaha.
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