Yamaha’s supposed to announce their new “Dark Side of Japan” model after today’s dealer meetings, but here’s a look at another bike that has already been shown off.
Last fall, Bondo got to ride the new Yamaha FJR1300, and told us all about it, but he only had a chance to ride the A model. As he said at the time, the AS model was available in Europe, but the technology hasn’t made its way to our North American models yet.
Here’s a look at the FJR1300AS, with electronic clutchless shifting – in fact, the tranny even automatically shifts straight to first when you come to a stop, and you can shift gears with your thumb instead of your left foot, if you want. There’s new electronically adjustable suspension, with upside down forks.
It also benefits from many of the upgrades the A model saw, like improved fly-by-wire throttle.