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2009 Yamaha FJR1300 Sport-Touring Shootout Photo Gallery

See photos of the 2009 Yamaha FJR1300 in the 2009 Sport-Touring Shootout in this Yamaha FJR1300 photo gallery.

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To the lighthouse... Four different takes on the sport-touring genre proved a fun time in the saddle.
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The FJR may not take top honors in our ST comparo for 2009, but two test riders rated it as their For My Money selections.
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ABS now comes standard on the FJR along with its Unified Braking System – a linked configuration that activates six of the eight front pistons when squeezing the front lever, while dabbing the rear pedal activates the two rear piston and remaining two up front.
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In wind protection, the Yamaha’s adjustable screen rates second to only the BMW.
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Style-wise the FJR looks fine, with sporty enough lines. Yet, we admit some elements, like the exhaust cans and logo verge on the dated.
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Only $200 more than the ABS-equipped Kawasaki, the Yamaha FJR represents probably the best value, a full $6500 less than the BMW K1300GT.
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The Yamaha FJR1300 delivers loads of confidence in the corners, with a stable feel.
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The Yamaha’s power builds down low with a smooth delivery. However, get the tach wound up to about 6 grand, rip on the throttle and the word 'plain' blurs right out of mind, along with the roadside scenery
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The 2009 Yamaha FJR1300 tops out in rear wheel horsepower at 123.
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2009 Sport-Touring fuel specs.
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2009 Sport-Touring steering geometry
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2009 Sport-Touring weights
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The Yamaha can go the distance with the longest range of any mount in our S-T test fleet at 262 miles with its 6.6 gallon tank
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The Yamaha delivers unmatched confidence once on its side, tracking through a line with a remarkable stability.
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While its horsepower was the lowest of the Inline Fours, the FJR turned a respectable 87 lb-ft at the rear wheel.