The 2004 European model came in a range of colours, including Silver Storm. The 2004 North American models included both a non-ABS version with traditional blue anodized brake calipers and a new ABS version. Both are Cerulean Silver. Other refinements included an upgrade to the suspension rates, 320 mm front brake rotors, and a fairing pocket for small items.
The 2005 North American model year remained structurally unchanged with a non-ABS and ABS model in Galaxy Blue.
In 2006 the U.S. and World model years synchronized and design significantly changed including trailing arm changes, radiator curving, instrumentation changes, upgraded alternator and significant attention to airflow changes from reported heat issues in previous years. In response to these complaints, Yamaha added several adjustable vents to the FJR1300, allowing the rider to direct air to or away from the body.
The base 2006 FJR1300A model has ABS and is Dark Blue Metallic while the Cerulean Silver colored FJR1300AE model features a semi-automatic transmission. The AE model has YCCS, or Yamaha Chip-Controlled Shift. The rider can either utilize the standard foot shifter sans a clutch lever, or shift via a lever on the left bar where a clutch would normally be. The AE model continues in production through 2008.
For 2008 some minor changes were introduced, including an update to the altitude-related ECU issues and throttle 'feel', notably to improve low speed on/off throttle transitions. The colours announced in Europe are; Silver (Silver Tech), Black (Midnight Black) and Graphite. 2008 also sees minor changes in the ABS system.
The FJR1300 uses a five speed sequential close ratio gearbox. The FJR1300AE model features a semi-automatic transmission which Yamaha calls YCC-S (Yamaha Chip Controlled-Shift). This system is a 5-speed sequential manual gearbox with a computer controlled clutch so that no clutch lever use is needed by the rider.
|Engine||, 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, in-line||, 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, in-line||, 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, in-line|
|Bore Stroke||79 x 66.2mm|
|Power||105.5 kW (143.5 PS) @ 8,000 rpm|
|Torque||134.4 Nm (13.7 kg-m) @ 7,000 rpm|
|Fuel System||Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Transmission||5-speed, constant mesh||Semi-automatic|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic, coil spring, adjustable spring preload, adjustable rebound damping|
|Suspension Rear||Link-type, gas/oil damped|
|Brakes Front||Dual hydraulic disc|
|Brakes Rear||Single hydraulic disc|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||25 Litres|
Chefs cook up silver storm; Graham Tinsley was among the culinary team that returned from the USA with four silver medals.(News)
May 27, 2003; CHEFS from the Welsh National Culinary Team have arrived home after winning four silvers at the prestigious American Culinary...