2008 Yamaha FJR1300
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2008 Yamaha FJR1300A
With 145 ponies on tap, a lightweight aluminium frame and incredible stopping power, the 2008 FJR1300 puts the sport into sport touring. But we have not forgotten about rider comfort either. A fully revised windshield, an all new ABC system and adjustable ergonomics will have the miles disappearing in the mirrors… rapidly.
For those riders who still prefer a serious dose of power, comfort and handling in their sport touring machine, the revised ’08 FJR1300 is the perfect choice.
Add an all new ABS System, an improved windshield, plus some changes to the transmission and get ready to discover why the already legendary FJR1300, one of the world’s premier sport touring machines, just got even better.
1298cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled in-line four engine delivers massive power and torque (145 hp @ 8500 rpm and 99.1 ft-lbs of torque @ 6000 rpm) for an unequaled spread of muscle over a wide RPM range. Red line is a surprisingly low 9,000 rpm for extended engine life.
State-of-the-art engine uses advanced technology found on the legendary R1 such as a slant block design, stacked “Tri-Axis” transmission, fuel injection etc.
One-piece cylinder and upper crankcase assembly provides tremendous engine rigidity that’s lighter and stiffer than two-piece designs.
Revised throttle pulley shape for improved drivability … smoother throttle action and improved throttle feeling (throttle cables connect to the throttle pulley which is connected to the throttle bodies).
Specially designed, low-vibration crankshaft features two gear-driven secondary counterbalancers delivering a smooth ride, which enhances both rider and passenger comfort.
Compact engine design uses a stacked “Tri-Axis” transmission (transmission shafts are stacked to minimize powerplant size front to back). The stacked design reduces engine length and centralizes mass, thereby allowing the engineers the ability to place the engine in the “sweet spot” of the frame for optimized front and rear weight distribution which provides excellent handling characteristics.
Wide ratio 5-speed transmission utilizes widely spaced gear ratios delivering relaxed long-distance sport touring performance combined with seamless acceleration.
Middle gear damper spring load is increased for improved feeling at clutch engagement and better shifting feeling overall.
Revised 3rd and 4th pinion gears feature an additional engagement dog for improved shifting feeling
Special scissors-type primary driven gear helps prevent drivetrain backlash and significantly reduces transmission noise for greater rider comfort.
Optimized middle drive / driven gear ratio for improved ride comfort at lower rpms.
Light-action hydraulic clutch provides smooth, effortless shifting, minimizing both rider fatigue and maintenance. Shift shaft features a needle-roller bearing to reduce friction for silky-smooth shifting.
Clean, quiet shaft drive system is super-durable and low maintenance. This system features mechanical cam dampers in the drive pinion for quieter, smoother power delivery to the rear wheel.
Revised engine ECU (electronic control unit) settings for improved driveability.
Cast aluminum twin spar, diamond-type frame, features massive twin spars. This frame design is incredibly light and extremely rigid, the perfect combination for sharp, sportbike-like handling.
Fully detachable aluminum rear subframe helps reduce weight while permitting easier rear shock access/maintenance.
Lightweight, cast aluminum swingarm. The special swingarm design incorporates the shaft drive into its left side to reduce unsprung weight for incredible handling and suspension performance.
Dual 320mm front discs are squeezed by Nissin 4-piston calipers with independent brake pads for each piston. Computer controlled ABS is now standard on the FJR1300A.
The ABS or Anti Lock Braking System now f
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