FJR 1400 Rumored to be in the works...

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Motard_Menace, May 27, 2012.

  1. Motard_Menace

    Motard_Menace Been here awhile

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    Saw in the recent Motorcyclist that word from Europe is Yamaha is working on a new FJR 1400 with the crossplane crank using the R1 tech in a larger displacement. Could be a sweet sport touring rig, time will tell. It is for sure due for an update after a 10 year run.
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  2. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    Good. I'd like to see them innovate, this time.
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  3. bobobob

    bobobob badbadbad

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    Yeah, the C14 got a big upgrade in '08. The R1200RT in '05. And the new VFR1200 is out.
    The K1600 looks fabulous, but for a lot more dosh.
    The FJR is still a great bike, but it is getting to be seriously long in the tooth.

    Big adventure traily tourers have take a lot of the wind out of the sails of
    the sport tourer market, though.
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  4. NuckaMan

    NuckaMan Space Available

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    Don't take this as gospel, but it is true a new FJR has been in the works for a couple years now, but don't expect it to make it state side as a 2013 unfortunately.

    The word is, while it was not a huge bomb, but sales of the Super Tenere wasn't as brisk as they hoped in the states and quite reserved on bringing a new non-superbike/cruiser model into the states right now.

    I believe it will be released into the European market initially before coming over state side, perhaps in 2014????

    I was a bit bummed to hear this and hope it proves to be incorrect. I'll be in the market for a sport-tourer later this year.
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  5. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    Your 05 busa is a sport tourer, the GTR/FJR are plain tourers!

    BTW I also own an 05 busa and I would never even think twice to cover long distances on anything else. Only touring mod I've done is a slightly higher screen and slightly higher clipons.
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  6. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    See, in the states, the Busa is a crotch rocket and the FJR is a sport tourer. :norton
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  7. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    :lol3
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  8. Paulvt1

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    Interesting stuff. I would rather Yamaha launch a Big Bang FZ1 though..
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  9. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Finally a 6-speed gearbox? maybe?
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  10. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    I would love to see a crossplane cranked FZ1 or FJR. :norton
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  11. Discojon75

    Discojon75 Been here awhile

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    If they make an FJR1400, it may replace my K1200LT...
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  12. ragtoplvr

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    Hopefully it will be 6 speed, or maybe they should leap ahead of everyone and put in a 7 speed.

    Rod
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  13. DynaSport

    DynaSport Been here awhile

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    Or 8
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  14. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    I always felt like I needed more power in my FJR. Bumping the rev limiter as I crossed the finish line in second gear at an indicated 126 mph in the quarter just isn't enough power for real world riding.
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  15. Fundamental

    Fundamental Been here awhile

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    Can't say I believe it, but they are moving in the wrong way if true. Shave some weight 1st, then I'd be interested.
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  16. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    I keep waiting for someone to make a dedicated, mid-displacement lightweight, sport touring or touring bike. Say a Suzuki SV650 with upright ergos, full fairing, adjustable large windscreen, large factory luggage, high alternator output, nice little storage bins in the cockpit, 12V power supply, ABS option and an OK suspension. Or even a bike built on the Versys/Ninja motor and platform.

    The Honda NT came close, but the luggage was ridiculously small, power was a little on the low side and it was too portly. The SV platform would be a perfect starting place.

    Simply adding a different engine to the FJR ain't gonna do squat in practical terms. In fact, there's a lot to LOVE about that ballsy V4 EDIT I-4 it sports.
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  17. jdiaz

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    V4? Which FJR did you used to own? :lol3
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  18. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    :lol3

    TWD

    Typing while distracted.

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  19. mrbreeze

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    I have to agree. I think the market is wide open for an FJR900 - but then most of the bikes I like are not offered in the US. :cry
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  20. RedShark

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    Yep, everytime I think, " Gee a 6th cog would allow me to lower my rpms and get better mileage - since I obviously have enough power to pull a taller gear..."

    I shortly thereafter come upon the thought "Or you could just slow down to within sight of the speed limit..."
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