Review of the amazing 2014 Yamaha FJR1300ES

We present you the fresh Yamaha FJR1300ES, that is a bike that has been around for 13 years and it continues with constant upgrades to keep it up with the best models in the world in its class. The last year model has received some important features like ride-by-wire throttle, traction control, new headlights and electronically adjustable suspension. The new electronic suspension adjustment can be adjusted to different conditions and it offers a choice of 4 settings, including: one up, one up with luggage, two up and two up with luggage, and adding a choice of soft, standard and hard for damping force adjustment of every setting.

The bike has the same 1298cc, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 16 valves, DOHC, inline, fuel injected engine that is mated on a five speed transmission.

The character of the engine can be adjusted between Sport and Touring modes, thanks to the R-b-W. The cruise control is a blessing on long rides, and you can easily adjust the speed in 1 mph increments with the press of the button. If you have never been riding on a bike with cruise control, you surely don’t know what you are missing.

The new 2014 YAMAHA FJR1300ES has the same aggressive styling features like the FJR1300A including the side fairing and the headlight cowl. The flexible side panels are great looking and they adjust to help improve the comfort and aid in weather protection.

The cruise control is another popular feature that is standard on the FJR1300ES, and the riders can set cruising speed only with a push on a button that is placed on the left handlebar to ease to extend road trips and to provide comfort.

A 3-part instrument panel can provide the riders with all the information that they need while driving on the roads. They can easily customize the display to show the information that they need.

The front brake lever activates 6 of 8 front braking pistons whole the rear brake pedal activates the 2 rear pistons and the 2 front pistons. That provides balanced anti-lock braking in all conditions.

Additional features on the new 2014 FJR1300ES include a two rider seat with adjustable position, low for shorter riders or 1 inch higher for taller riders. Plus, the handlebars can be adjusted to 1 of 3 different positions. You will get a super, custom-fit ride.

Some additional features on the FJR1300ES are the sharp, two-eyed headlights with daytime LED running lights add to modern styling and visibility. It features an easy-access adjustment knobs and the rider can adjust the lights up or down. The LED front turn signals or position lights give the bike the modern and high-tech look. The glove box contains a 12V outlet for GPS units, phones, electric vests, etc.

The base price of the FJR1300ES is $16,980, while the old FJR1300A model that don’t have electronically adjustable suspension is still available new to the new ES series but with a price of $15,890. You can buy this bike in any color that you want, but the best is the Candy Red.

2014 Yamaha FJR1300ES USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $16,890 (Candy Red) Available from November 2013 USD
Engine
Type 1298cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 16 valves
Bore x Stroke 79.0 x 66.2mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Shaft

Chassis
Suspension / Front 43mm upside down forks with electronic adjustment; 5.3-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock; electronically adjustable suspension: 4.9-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual 320mm disc, UBS ABS
Brakes / Rear 282mm disc, UBS ABS
Tires / Front 120/70-ZR17 radial
Tires / Rear 180/55-ZR17 radial

Dimensions
Length 87.8 in
Width 29.5 in
Height 52.2 or 57.3 in
Seat Height 31.7 or 32.5 in
Wheelbase 60.8 in
Ground Clearance 4.9 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 26°
Trail 4.3 in
Fuel Capacity 6.6 gal
Fuel Economy** 36 mpg
Wet Weight*** 644 lb / CAL 646 lb

Other
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

 

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