Yamaha FJR1300 Specifications and Features: The Flagship Tourer

Advanced engine technology, precision-tailored suspension, and a wealth of electronic aids make the FJR1300 a top contender in the world of touring motorcycles.

Engine1,298cc inline 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16 valves
Bore x Stroke79.0 mm x 66.2 mm
Compression Ratio10.8:1
Fuel SystemFuel injection with YCC-I and YCC-T
Power142 hp @ 8,000 rpm
Torque103 lb-ft @ 7,000 rpm
Transmission5-speed, multiplate wet clutch
Final DriveShaft
Front Suspension48mm cartridge fork, adjustable preload and rebound/compression damping
Rear SuspensionLink-type monoshock, adjustable preload and rebound damping
Brakes (Front)Dual 310mm discs with radial-mount 4-piston calipers
Brakes (Rear)Single 282mm disc with single-piston caliper
Tires120/70-ZR17 (front), 180/55-ZR17 (rear)
L x W x H87.8 in x 29.9 in x 57.7 in
Seat Height31.7 in / 32.5 in (low seat)
Wheelbase60.8 in
Fuel Capacity6.6 gallons
Wet Weight674 lb

Engine and Performance

From the engine type and displacement that provides a perfect blend of power and smoothness to the impressive horsepower and torque figures that promise exhilarating rides.

Engine Type and Displacement

The Yamaha FJR1300 features a liquid-cooled, inline 4-cylinder engine with a displacement of 1,298cc.

This provides ample power while maintaining the smoothness of an inline-4.

We have an article on FJR1300 Engine Specifications to learn more about the engine.

Yamaha utilizes advanced tech like its Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I) and Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) systems to optimize air intake and throttle response.

This results in linear, predictable power delivery. Fuel injection helps provide excellent fuel efficiency too.


The Yamaha FJR1300 has a five-speed sequential manual transmission.

The FJR1300 has a hydraulically-actuated wet multi-plate clutch.

FJR1300’s transmission uses constant-mesh gears with dog clutches for smooth and precise shifting.

Horsepower and Torque Figures

The latest iteration of the FJR1300 produces approximately 142 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 103 lb-ft of torque at 7,000 rpm.

This provides strong acceleration and torque for both around-town riding and open highway cruising.


The stock exhaust system of the FJR1300 is made of stainless steel and weighs ~20 pounds. The exhaust system can handle a peak horsepower output of 127 hp.

The FJR1300 meets the EU4 emission regulations. Read our article FJR1300 Exhaust Specs to learn more about the motorcycle’s exhaust system and the possible aftermarket modifications.

Top Speed

With its ample engine power, the FJR1300 can reach a top speed of over 150 mph when unrestricted.

This makes it one of the fastest touring bikes around. Read our article on FJR1300 top speed for specs like 0-60 mph time taken and quarter mile time.

Fuel Efficiency

The FJR1300 delivers excellent fuel economy for a big touring motorcycle, achieving around 41 mpg on the highway.

The precise fuel injection system helps optimize efficiency. We have discussed the Yamaha FJR1300 Fuel Efficiency on our blog.

Oil Specifications

Yamaha FJR1300 has an engine oil capacity of 4.0 quarts when changing the oil. You need 4.2 quarts if the oil filter is changed.

Using 10W-40 or 20W-50 viscosity synthetic or conventional oil is advisable. Read the article to learn about FJR1300 Oil Specifications in detail.

Coolant Specifications

50/50 premixed solution of distilled water and concentrated coolant. Provides freeze protection down to -31°F/-35°C.

Contains hybrid organic acid technology (HOAT) corrosion inhibitors. OEM coolant needs to be changed every 5 years or 30,000 miles.

The motorcycle has a coolant capacity of ~3.2 liters. Motul Motocool Factory Line coolant seems to match the specifications of the OEM coolant. Read our article FJR1300 coolant for more info on the coolant and preventive maintenance.

Yamaha FJR1300 Specifications

Chassis and Handling

Yamaha FJR1300 comes with a frame and swingarm construction to its precision-tailored suspension components and a high-performance braking system.

Frame and Swingarm Construction

The FJR uses an aluminum diamond-type frame that provides an ideal balance of stiffness and flex.

The swingarm is also aluminum, contributing to the overall lightweight handling.

Suspension Components

Up front are 48mm cartridge forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping.

Out back is a link-type mono-shock also with adjustable damping. This offers a plush, controlled ride.

We have an article on FJR1300 Suspension where we discuss the suspension components of the motorcycle.

Wheels, Tires and Brakes

Lightweight triple-spoke alloy wheels help reduce unsprung weight.

Radial-mount calipers grab dual 310mm discs up front, with a single 282mm disc at the rear.

This gives strong, predictable braking power. Read our article on FJR1300 tire specifications for a detailed overview of the tires and wheels of FJR1300.


The FJR1300 has a length of 2,230mm (87.8 inches) and a width of 915mm (36 inches).

The FJR1300 has a wheelbase of 60.8 inches. The seat height is adjustable from 31.7 to 32.5 inches.

It has a curb weight of 674 pounds. The motorcycle has a ground clearance of 130mm (5.1 inches).

Read the following article for a detailed discussion of FJR1300’s dimensions.

Handling Characteristics

Despite its size, the FJR1300 is remarkably nimble thanks to the lightweight chassis and upright riding position.

It can aggressively carve corners but also tracks straight and steady at high speeds.

The suspension smoothes out rough pavement.

Electronics and Technology

The FJR1300’s advanced features, such as traction control and ABS, ensure a safer and more enjoyable riding experience. Explore its high-tech instrumentation and lighting.

Traction Control, ABS, and Other Riding Aids

The FJR1300 comes equipped with an array of advanced electronics to aid the rider.

This includes traction control to prevent the rear wheel from spinning under hard acceleration.

There is also an anti-lock braking system to maintain control when braking hard.

Instrumentation and Dashboard

A multifunction LCD provides the rider with a wealth of information including speed, RPMs, fuel level, coolant temperature, gear position, and more.

The instrument cluster is easy to read at a glance while riding.

Lighting Equipment

Bright quad halogen headlights ensure visibility at night.

There are also integrated LED turn signals along with LED tail and brake lights.

Battery Specifications

The Yamaha FJR1300 utilizes a 12V 12AH battery to power the motorcycle’s electrical system and start the engine.

The battery has 210 Cold Cranking Amps. The following article discusses FJR1300 Battery Specifications in detail.

Cruise Control

2013 and the later models of the FJR1300 have the cruise control system as a standard feature.

Cruise control works till a speed of 100 mph in the FJR1300.

Once the cruise is set, you can increase the speed by 1 mph by pressing the ‘RES+’ button. Read our article on FJR1300 Cruise Control for more information on the feature.

Comfort and Ergonomics

Yamaha designed the FJR1300 for long-distance comfort without compromising handling ability.

Seat Design and Adjustments

The seat utilizes special molding techniques for all-day comfort.

It is adjustable between two positions, standard and low, to accommodate different riders.

Read our article on FJR1300 Seat Specifications for more info on the motorcycle’s seat.

Wind Protection

An adjustable windscreen directs airflow for rider comfort in all conditions.

Deflectors in front of the hand controls add further wind protection.

Read our article on Yamaha FJR1300 Windshield Specs to learn more about the wind protection offered by the motorcycle.

Cockpit and Control Layout

The cockpit features a clean, intuitive layout with controls that fall readily to hand.

The handlebars, levers, and footpegs are adjustable to dial in the perfect fit.

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