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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by DOUBLE-O G, Sep 25, 2012.
Enjoy the ride!
Is the front fender a darker color or is it just the light?
good luck, ride safe and I'm jelly too.
It's matte black. I don't know the reasoning.
Took her to the local park today.
How fast does it go?
Faster than I'll ever take her.
156 Garmin. On a closed course of course. 165 lb. rider (with gear).
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.
Congrats I have the C-14 and as long as it's Japanese I don't think you can go wrong
How does the weight of this bike feel when going slow? Is it very top heavy?
Feels great. Not at all tipsy. I can due a u-turn in the width of a single lane road with no issues and I suck at 0-1 MPH. Now, I've heard if you get it too far off the center line it IS going down, but I am not going to test it. I could get my 525 EXC to almost 45 degrees before having to let 'er down to the ground. The FJR with a full tank will be MUCH less.
RT much faster in the twisties. Better low speed maneuverability. Better heat management. 6th gear. An original, not a copy.
I'll take either, please.
FJR is a better Interstate bike. RT better on winding roads.
Not this again.
LKLD, those are better shots than Yamaha's website. You're quite the photog.
That's quite the compliment, thank you!
This is my first FJR....the improvements were just too good to put it off any longer.
People seem to like the bling around the headlights but I could live without it.
Snapped these pics the day I brought it home. No glamour shots yet but am equally impressed with the bike in every respect with exception of the 82 mph cap on the cruise control. Primarily been riding Wings the past few years....feels extremely light by comparison. Even with the occasional "roll-on", I've been averaging 44 mpg. I've been trying to see what the maximum range I can get out of a tank but I always get heavy-handed somewhere along the way ruining my "test data". Suspension feels good as delivered. Smoothest transmission I've experienced on larger displacement bikes. For me, its a hell of a lot of motorcycle for the price (+/- $900 off MSRP).
I was shopping for a Christmas gift for a friend. Asked a salesman if, by chance, they had recieved any new FJRs...he said they just recieved one, just put on on the floor and a fellow was coming to get it the next day.... My next question was "did he put a deposit on it"... The next dealership down the road said they had one on order (deposit paid) and didn't know when they'd be able to get another one in. Mine is #214.
I'm with 20valves....great pics!