Yamaha FJR1300P Police Motorcycle Specifications

The Yamaha FJR 1300 Police motorcycle has served forces around the world with distinction for years.

Now it is also available as an emergency response motorcycle for US law enforcement.

Yamaha has been producing the Police-Specification FJR1300P in its Iwata factory for some time, complete with standard police colors and equipment.

The FJR1300P-specific features include heated grips, protective bars on the front fairing and passenger footrest areas, a storage box for radio equipment replacing the passenger seat, an adjustable rider’s seat, ABS brakes, turn signal horns integrated into the mirrors, an interface module on the handlebars for police warning devices, an external battery connection, adjustable windshield, and side cases.

National Yamaha subsidiaries then customize the bikes to meet country-specific requirements.

Yamaha FJR1300P Police Motorcycle Specifications

The Yamaha FJR1300P’s 1298cc inline-four cylinder engine produces 142 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque, delivering swift acceleration and a top speed over 150 mph – enough to catch any lawbreaker.

The traction control, ABS, and three rider-selectable engine maps allow officers to fine-tune performance for conditions.

At 660 pounds wet, the Yamaha is agile and maneuverable too.

While not as light as some police bikes, its size and rider ergonomics make it comfortable for long patrols, extended pursuits, or escort duty.

Hard luggage, a tall windshield, and a relaxed upright seating position reduce fatigue. Take a look at ST1300 Specifications for more information about the motorcycle.

SpecDetails
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
IgnitionTCI
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

Incorporation into the Law Enforcement

Overseas, the FJR1300 has long been used as a police motorcycle in countries like Australia, the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, and Germany.

Now, with the FJR 1300P model, Yamaha is entering the US market to supply local law enforcement directly.

In a 2017 Michigan State Police test comparing police motorcycles, the Yamaha outperformed rivals including BMW, Harley-Davidson, and Zero Electric.

The FJR impressed testers with its speed, stability, handling, and braking – crucial capabilities for a police bike.

With a median resale value of around 50% after 5 years, low running costs, shaft drive requiring little maintenance, and legendary reliability – the FJR often reaches 100,000 miles without major repairs.

The Yamaha also makes financial sense for police budgets. Parts and services are readily available too.

Competitors

While specially-equipped BMW, Harley, and Kawasaki police motorcycles have more history in US law enforcement fleets to date, the Yamaha FJR1300P’s balanced performance, durability, and equipment make it a compelling option as well.

Affordability helps too – its mid-$15k price tag is thousands below most rivals.

As the model becomes more widely adopted, Yamaha’s strengths may make it the pride of any department’s fleet for years to come.

FJR1300P Police Motorcycle
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Yamaha FJR1300P Police Motorcycle Review

Police test riders praised the FJR1300P’s comfort, handling, and hauling capacity compared to other bikes.

The shaft drive and street-focused gearing simplify slow-speed maneuvering while stable high-speed handling gives confidence during pursuits.

The adjustable windshield, weather protection, and storage capacity are appreciated on long days too.

Experienced officers do note firmer suspension than some police motorcycle offerings but recognize the benefits of high-performance riding.

FJR1300P Special Features

Yamaha offers tons of features in their motorcycle FJR1300P, in addition to the features of the Civilian FJR1300. The police equipment on the motorcycle helps the officers do their duty diligently.

FJR1300P Lighting

The FJR1300P simplifies installing emergency lighting, crucial for directing traffic and safely pursuing suspects, with pre-wired connectors for front and rear flashing LED lights.

An integrated switch on the left handlebar controls auxiliary lighting too.

FJR1300P Sirens

Siren is probably the most used feature on a police motorcycle.

The Yamaha comes pre-wired for sirens and external speakers, allowing departments to equip the bike to department specifications without electrical headaches.

Crash Bars

Officers inadvertently lay bikes down or impact obstacles during urgent responses.

The P variant protects vulnerable components with steel crash bars shielding the engine and solid aluminum panniers defending case-mounted gear.

Further, an exclusive rear compartment secured by the pillion handle replaces the passenger seat for securely carrying communications equipment.

Miscellaneous Features

In addition to the above police equipment, the FJR1300P has some more features to make the life of a law enforcement officer easy.

Cruise Control Mode: Operates at speeds as low as 15km/hr, reducing driver fatigue during parades and slow-speed events.

Advanced Instrument Panel: Three-part instrument panel (multi-dot LCD) emulates luxury sports car styling.

Secure Glove Compartment: Lockable glove compartment on the left side for added security.

Option to fit a driving monitor for enhanced functionality.

Spacious Rear Box: Large rear box for carrying wireless equipment with excellent serviceability.

Safety Features:

Rear bumper with a fire extinguisher holder (fire extinguisher not included).

ABS and unified braking system for enhanced safety.

Winter Protection

Long shifts in all weather take their toll. The FJR1300P’s taller adjustable windscreen provides better wind coverage than a civilian FJR1300’s windshield.

Integrated hand guards, or ‘bark busters’, defend hands from wind chill and debris while rider foot deflectors add lower body weather protection.

Auxiliary Battery

Police vehicles often run extra communications, video, and analysis gear requiring significant electrical loads.

An auxiliary battery compartment under the rear seat with pre-installed connections saves hassle and ensures stable power for mounted equipment.

Law Enforcement Equipment:

Police handle switch, front LED flashing light, rear adjustable LED flashing light, siren & speaker.

Detachable side case, engine guard, auxiliary battery, knuckle visor (integrated with rearview mirror), and adjustable grip heater with four settings.

FJR1300P in a Nutshell

Rather than just accessorizing a standard motorcycle, Yamaha engineers built the FJR1300P from the ground up for police officers.

While keeping essential touring capabilities and 148 hp performance, its purpose-made police enhancements simplify equipping the bike for the job while protecting the machine – and officer – during intense police patrols.

With cruiser, BMW, and Harley models as top US police bikes historically, Yamaha makes a compelling case to uphold the law.

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