It seems the much-anticipated Yamaha FJ-09 will come to Canada.
For some time now, we’ve known Yamaha was working on a version of the FZ-09 (or MT-09, for our friends across the pond) with ergonomics and luggage aimed at the touring market. The machine was unveiled at EICMA tonight, with confirmation of the bike’s Canadian appearance coming shortly afterwards.
As expected, the FJ-09 will be based around the FZ-09’s 847 cc three-cylinder motor, with a similar electronics package (traction control, etc.). However, the ergonomics are straight from the adventure bike market, making this machine a possible competitor to other asphalt-friendly ADV bikes like the Suzuki V-Strom or Kawasaki Versys.
The FJ-09 weighs 207 kg wet, and has an 18-litre fuel capacity, with 135 mm of ground clearance. It rolls on 17-inch wheels front and rear, with dual 298 mm discs up front paired with radially mounted four-piston calipers (with linked ABS). There’s a 245 mm disc with single-piston caliper in the rear.
Other touring goodies include an LED headlight and centrestand as standard
There’s adjustable 41 mm USD forks up front, and adjustable monoshock in rear. Seat height is 845 or 860 mm, and the bike will come in red or grey in Canada with a $10,999 price tag. For now, the only luggage available seems to be a 39-litre or 50-litre topcase, but we are guessing that will change shortly.
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