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Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring Review

This year Yamaha has launched two of its amazing super sport touring bikes i.e. 2017 Yamaha FJ-09 and new Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring. Today, I am going to discuss the review of new Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring. This motorcycle is an ergonomically perfect and contains the best graphics on it. The new Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring features the 6-speed transmission with the lean angle sensitive cornering headlight system. The new electronically adjustable suspension is used in it giving the best performance. Let’s have a look at the review of newly launched Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring.

Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring

Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring – Features and Price

Engine Features

The new Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring comes with the powerful engine featuring the compact six-speed transmission. Its gear ratios offer an excellent sporty riding with the bigger 6th gear for, highway riding. Moreover, its transmission gears have are helically cut for smooth and quiet running with the separated gear dogs for the best transmission performance. The assist-and-slipper clutch unit gives an additional clutch plate clamping forces under the engine acceleration for minimum back-torque from its rear wheel. It allows for the lighter use of clutch springs, which reduces the clutch lever effort about 20%. This new engine features the compact 1298 ccs of DOHC, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder, 16-valve engine. It delivers a dot-matrix amount of power and torque. The engine is always ready for best response to the strong passing power with the passenger and luggage load. Its slant-block motor design uses the tri-axis gearbox shafts to minimize the engine size. It optimizes the chassis geometer for balanced weight distribution and greater handling. The lightweight forged piston with carburized connection rods offers the superb strength and it also reduces the reciprocating mass for ultimate performance and durability. The new Traction Control System detects the tire slip and it also adjusts the ignition timing, throttle valve opening, and fuel injection volume to prevent uncontrolled wheel spin. This system is specially designed to allow the rider to ride on roads with the limited traction. The cruise control is adjustable with the single push of the switch. To resume function to the most recent setting while activating the brakes, clutch or throttle return releases the cruise control. The new Yamaha’s Chip Controlled Throttle (YCCT) which is a ride-by-wire system that offers the crisp, seamless throttle response in the variety of altitude and weather conditions. The new Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring comes in two choices of throttle response mode according to the rider’s preferences. The T-Mode offers the smooth throttle response which is considered ideal for touring. The S-Mode increases the performance response for the sportier and aggressive character. It contains the clean and durable shaft drive to its rear wheel. The new features the four-into-one-into-two stainless-steel exhaust enhances the engine performance across the powerband with the use of the clean-running catalyst for minimum emissions.

Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring

Chassis/ Suspension Features

The new Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring comes with the stylish and lightweight frame featuring the bright, high-efficiency LED lighting with the Yamaha’s latest cornering headlight system. Its LED headlight assembly has the six LED units which illuminate sequentially to shine through turns. They are controlled by the latest IMU technology of Yamaha Brand. Its headlight features the tool-less adjustment of headlight angle. Its LED tail lamp features style, quality, and visibility. The new Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring has fully aerodynamic bodywork with the unified airflow management system that keeps the rider comfortable. The central vent beneath its instrument panel reduces the negative pressure for less buffeting. Its adjustable fairing side panels lets the rider for direct lower body airflow. This touring motorcycle is completely adjustable. Its thick saddle is adjustable over 0.8 inches without any tools plus they are extremely comfortable. The handlebars are also adjustable in three different positions plus the windscreen is electronically adjustable over the range of 5.1 inches. The electronically adjustable suspension adds another level of comfort and excitement in the ride. The new suspension can be adjusted just by the push of a button. It has four pre-load settings, three damping presets and an additional seven damping fine-tuning adjustments. One can adjust the suspension according to rider preference or luggage weight. This bike features advanced brakes front and rear offering excellent braking power and control and they are linked via Yamaha’s Unified Braking System for balanced braking power. The ABS adds another level of confidence and comfort to the rider by preventing the wheel lock-ups in reduced traction conditions. This bike features the beefy aluminum frame to offers an ideal balance of chassis stiffness and feedback. Its long swingarm enhances the traction plus it improves the rear suspension action. It features the ergonomically-shaped, large-capacity fuel tank of 6.6 gallons offering an excellent comfort. There is three-part instrument panel offering the rider with all necessary information. The rider can easily customize the dot-matric multi-function display of the bike to show all the information with the flick of the bar-mounted switchgear. Its overall design is kept quiet similar to the older versions i.e. 2013 Yamaha FJR1300.

Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring

Additional Features

The new Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring sub frame-fitted, quick-release luggage mounts allow easy use of standard fitted hard side cases. Its case is specially designed to match the lines of new Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring. It provides plenty of storage space plus the overall bike’s width is minimized for in-town maneuverability. It includes the heated grips straight from the factory. It is adjustable through the multi-function instrumentation with a four settings of available heat for cooler conditions and foul weather. The glove box is built into the upper fairing plus it includes the 12V outlet, which is ideal for charging phones, electric vests and other compact electrical devices.

Unique Key Features

  • Putting the “Sport” in Supersport Touring.
  • Six-Speed Transmission.
  • Advanced YCC-T-Engine Control and Rider Aids.
  • Lean Angle-Sensitive LED Lighting System.
  • Adjustability for Rider and Passenger Comfort

Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring

Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring – Price

The newly launched Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring features the Raven color and it is available from November 2016 with an affordable price of $17,999.

Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring – Specs with Pics


Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring Specs

Engine Type 1298 cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline 4-cylinder; 16 valves
Bore x Stroke 79.0 mm x 66.2 mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection with the YCC-T
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 6-speed; multi-plate assist-and-slipper wet clutch
Final Drive Shaft


Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring Specs

Suspension / Front 43 mm inverted fork with an electronically adjustable rebound and the compression damping; 5.3 inches travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock with an electronically adjustable spring preload, rebound, and the compression damping; 4.9 inches travel
Brakes / Front Dual 320 mm discs; Unified Brake System and the ABS
Brakes / Rear 282 mm disc; Unified Brake System and the ABS
Tires / Front 120/70ZR17
Tires / Rear 180/55ZR17


Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring Specs

L x W x H 87.8 inches x 29.5 inches x 52.2 – 57.3 inches
Seat Height 31.7 or 32.5 inches
Wheelbase 60.8 inches
Rake (Caster Angle) 26.0°
Trail 4.3 inches
Maximum Ground Clearance 4.9 inches
Fuel Capacity 6.6 gallons
Fuel Economy 36 mpg
Wet Weight 642 lbs (CA model 644 lbs)


Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)


Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring

The newly launched Yamaha FJR1300ES 2017 SuperSport Touring is an amazing SuperSport touring motorcycle with a number of features. This bike is completely adjustable and rider can easily adjust it according to his need. Its engine is quiet responsive and has the best response according to the throttle input by the rider. Its seat and handlebars are adjustable so that rider can achieve maximum comfort during long rides.

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