Surprise, surprise – Yamaha has announced North America’s new FJR1300, and it looks surprisingly like the model already on the streets in Europe.
The new FJR1300 has USD forks up front (with compression and rebound damping in separate legs), and electronically adjustable suspension, along with all the updates we mentioned last fall (stuff like traction control, ride-by-wire throttle). However, there is no sign of the automatic clutch, which was discontinued in North America a while ago, and seems to not be bound for a return anytime soon.
The FJR’s electronically adjustable suspension is controlled from buttons on the handlebar. You can set the preload in rear, and monkey with the compression and rebound settings for both front and rear. An LCD display in the dash lets you keep track of your changes.
And, in other news, Yamaha also announced the details of their 2014 R1, R6 and FZ6 bikes. Those machines aren’t seeing any major upgrades for 2014. They’re getting new paint, and that’s about it.
According to Yamaha’s web site, the FJR1300 will sell for $18,499 in Canada.
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