2016 yamaha fjr1300




2016 yamaha fjr1300

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  • At one point during the press introduction for the Yamaha FJR, talk turned to how time flies. And how, as we get older, events that.

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    2016 yamaha fjr1300

    2016 yamaha fjr1300

    Well known near Jerome: The result is a top gear 10 percent taller than before, better spacing for performance in the top three gears, and not-really-noticeable taller initial ratios. We got to tackle some of the best sport-touring routes that Arizona has to offer, with a solid mix of old desert highways and two-lane blacktop twisting through the hills outside of Jerome as we made our way to Sedona. And the original bike was a success to start with.

    2016 yamaha fjr1300

    2016 yamaha fjr1300

    2016 yamaha fjr1300

    2016 yamaha fjr1300

    2016 yamaha fjr1300

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    Lemmy likes to ride big miles on big bikes while I like to ride big miles on small ish bikes. Lem usually shakes his head as we head out on a road trip. For , Yamaha has made some fresh updates to this perennial favorite that first hit the U. The good folks at Yamaha made sure to point out that these were evolutionary changes, not ground-up revolutionary ones.

    Things like the addition of a sixth gear to the transmission, a redesigned gearbox, a new slipper and assist clutch, LED headlights, turn signals, and tail lights with a facelift to match, as well as cornering lights on the ES version. Yamaha did a nice job of updating this bike while preserving the overall soul of the beast that has made it a favorite for so many riders looking to tackle long distances with a combination of comfort and speed. The aggressive lines on the FJR give this old favorite a modern feel.

    2016 yamaha fjr1300

    We got to tackle some of the best sport-touring routes that Arizona has to offer, with a solid mix of old desert highways and two-lane blacktop twisting through the hills outside of Jerome as we made our way to Sedona. The Yamaha FJR handles admirably well in the twisty stuff, despite its weight.

    Photo by Brian Nelson. Over two days, I managed to rack up nearly miles on the FJR While hardcore Iron Butt riders may scoff at such a performance, that's an above-average amount for these organized press intros and it was enough to get a feel for some of the changes made for I got a chance to ride both versions, and while I am excited to chat about the differences between the two, I am itching to first discuss the updates to the transmission.

    2016 yamaha fjr1300

    While many FJR riders thought the old five-speed was just fine, many long-distance riders considered the absence of a sixth gear a glaring omission on a bike designed to tackle big miles in comfort and style. Yamaha finally agreed and gave the FJR an upgraded six-speed gearbox.

    Personally, I was surprised how rarely I found myself in sixth gear. Hammering down the Beeline highway, leaving Phoenix in the rear-views, I was more comfortable cruising in fifth gear around 75 mph and spinning just over 4, rpm than I was bumping up into sixth. Burning up desert roads.

    I suppose a lot of this depends on where you prefer to hold engine speed. A lot of the other guys and gals along for the ride raved about the sixth gear. For those of you who prefer sacrificing mpgs for a bit more power on tap, click down into fifth. More impressive than the addition of a sixth gear was the redesign of the transmission itself. I found the upgraded separate-dog transmission with helically cut gears, redesigned gearbox, and addition of a slipper and assist clutch to be the real story here.

    2016 yamaha fjr1300

    A revised dog gear for allowed the engineers to cut size and weight to fit a six-speed gear box in the same space where a five-speed was previously housed. My explanation in our video probably is not the most elaborate considering I was thinking in the moment so I want to give a more thorough rundown of the changes made. Yamaha redesigned the gearbox with new helical gears replacing the old straight-cut gears. You then have revised dog gears that cut down on space as they move to engage the selected gear as you can see in the illustration above.

    This allowed Yamaha to add a sixth gear without changing the cases or making the engine wider. Yamaha also claims that the combination of the new dog engagement and slipper and assist clutch allows for smoother shifts and lighter clutch feel while cutting down on noise. I can attest to the smooth shifts especially aggressive downshifts and light clutch.

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