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2009 Yamaha FJR1300AE

Yamaha’s electronically controlled clutch-less shifting makes this model the definition of smooth. The 2009 Yamaha FJR1300AE has a reputation as one of the world’s great sport touring motorcycles. The “AE” designation puts an interesting spin on an incredible bike. The YCC-S system with its auto clutch and convenient hand operated electric shifting has revolutionized Sport Touring.

2009 FJR1300AE

Key Features:

 

  • For 2009, the FRJ1300AE receives new mapping for YCC-S which aids with improved response while downshifting from neutral.
  • Yamaha exclusive electric-shift five-speed transmission eliminates the clutch lever entirely—now you can click off super-smooth shifts using either the left bar-mounted paddles or the foot-operated gearshift lever.
  • A light-and-rigid aluminum frame, sportbike running gear and standard hard sidebags go beautifully together.
  • Pushbutton adjustable windscreen and a thick comfy seat for two are perfect for comfortable, long-distance riding.
  • The world's first supersport touring bike boasts standard ABS and adjustable ergonomics that widen the gap between it and common sport tourers to a gaping chasm.
  • Advanced air management system and adjustable bodywork keep the FJR rider looking and feeling cool.

Engine:

 

  • Compact, lightweight 1298cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine delivers power and torque for an unequaled spread of muscle over a wide rpm range.
  • Another Yamaha first: a computer operated clutch and electronic shift actuators eliminate the need to operate the clutch. Yamaha Chip Control Shifting snaps off clean up- and downshifts every time using either the left bar-mounted paddles or the low-effort foot shifter.
  • Engine is a fully stressed chassis member, allowing for a lightweight frame design and balance rigidity for optimal handling.
  • Curved radiator with custom ducting and twin-ring cooling fans keep engine and cockpit cool.
  • Slant-block engine design uses stacked, tri-axis gearbox shafts that help minimize powerplant size while optimizing chassis geometry for balanced weight distribution and great handling.
  • Lightweight forged pistons with carburized connecting rods provide superb strength and reduced reciprocating mass for outstanding high-rpm durability.
  • Patented electroplated ceramic composite cylinder bores ensure greater heat dissipation and thus reduced frictional power loss.
  • Advanced fuel injection system is ideal for long-distance supersport-touring, delivering crisp, seamless throttle response in a variety of altitude/weather conditions.
  • Gearshift shaft features a needle-roller bearing to reduce friction for silky-smooth shifting.
  • Shaft final drive system is super-durable and virtually maintenance-free.
  • Low-vibration crankshaft with two gear-driven secondary counterbalancers help deliver a glass-smooth ride with reduced rider/passenger fatigue.
  • Constant-mesh 5-speed transmission utilizes wide ratios to deliver relaxed long-distance touring performance combined with seamless power and acceleration.
  • Four-into-one-into-two stainless-steel exhaust optimizes engine performance across the powerband.
  • Wet-sump oil system uses an easy-access cartridge-type oil filter mounted on the engine's left side.

Chassis/Suspension:

 

  • Sharp-looking bodywork and air-management system keep the bike and rider cooler; a central vent beneath the instrument panel cools the rider and reduces negative pressure, and fairing side panels with 1.2-inch adjustability let the rider direct airflow.
  • Adjustable ergonomics: the seat can be adjusted by nearly an inch, and handlebar pullback angle is three-position adjustable over a half-inch range.
  • Long swingarm provides even better ride and handling characteristics, and rear spring preload adjustment is a snap.
  • Standard equipment Unified Braking System w/ABS: The front brake lever activates six of the eight front braking pistons; the rear brake pedal activates two rear pistons and the other two front pistons—for balanced anti-lock braking in all conditions.
  • Ergonomically shaped, large-capacity, 6.6-gallon fuel tank offers excellent comfort and range and is constructed of steel allowing for the use of magnetic tankbags.
  • Rear frame with integrated grab handle makes lifting the bike onto the centerstand a snap.
  • An additional catalyst and a heated oxygen sensor are located in the exhaust for increased control range and low emissions.

Additional Features:

 

  • Slim profile even with bags in place for excellent in-town maneuverability.
  • Subframe-fitted quick-release luggage mounts provide easy use of the standard accessory hard sidecases, which are conveniently matched to the ignition key.
  • Long dual seat features two-part construction using different foam densities for the front and rear sections, ensuring plush comfort for both rider and passenger.
  • Big windscreen adjusts over a wide range for improved wind protection with little negative pressure.
  • Instrument panel contains an electronic analog speedometer and tachometer; LCD digital odometer, dual tripmeters, gear position indicator, fuel, coolant and air temperature gauges, and clock; lights for neutral, high beam, turn signals, low oil and engine warnings—as well as real-time mileage, average mileage and air temperature.
  • Sleek, cat-eye dual 12V 60/55-watt multi-reflector headlights throws an extremely broad beam for superb visibility and feature easy-access adjustment knobs; mirrors are easy to adjust and retract horizontally.
  • Powerful dual-bulb taillight features integrated turn signals for a slick, one-piece look that's aerodynamic and conspicuous.
  • Integrated front turn signals with clear lenses add to the FJR1300AE's cutting-edge aerodynamic bodywork.
  • Glove box contains a 12V outlet for phones, GPS units, electric vests, etc.
  • Standard toolkit located in convenient storage compartment under passenger seat.

 

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