Yamaha FJR1300 Review from New Zealand

2001 Yamaha FJR1300

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha Fazer 600

Summary:

Superb all rounder with lots of presence

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

This bike is like a rocket away from a start.

Handling into corners feels a bit baggy.

Screen when up pulls your head towards the clocks. Odd feeling that.

Seat is comfortable for relatively long runs, but could be better.

Long distances between fuel stops. Great for a tourer.

Easy to keep clean with the shaft drive.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2006

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review