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2014 Yamaha FJR1300ES—Road Test

Yamaha FJR1300ES

Greg Drevenstedt
February 3, 2014

The new FJR1300ES adds electronic suspension to the FJR’s extensive list of updates for 2013, which improved styling, power, handling, wind protection and more. (Photos by Rich Cox) Feeling snubbed for missing out on the all-new Yamaha FJR1300 sport tourer, which debuted in Europe for 2001, Americans... Read more »

2014 Yamaha FZ-09 Road Test

Yamaha FZ-09

Greg Drevenstedt
January 2, 2014

With a potent blend of hot performance and cool styling, the FZ-09 seems destined for cult-bike popularity. Available colors include Rapid Red, Liquid Graphite and Blazing Orange. (Photos by Tom Riles) Just three years after its debut, the FZ8 has been axed from Yamaha’s lineup. Replacing it is the... Read more »

Yamaha U.S. Employees Raise More Than $100,000 For Feed The Children Charity Day

Feed The Children Yamaha

Rider Magazine Staff
December 26, 2013

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., presented world-renowned charity Feed the Children with a check for $100,500 as part of its Seventh Annual Feed The Children Charity Day. The record funds raised for Feed the Children this year came from employee donations plus two special promotions that contributed... Read more »

Yamaha to Display EKIDS Concept Bike at New York International Motorcycle Show

Yamaha EKIDS concept bike

Rider Magazine Staff
December 12, 2013

Yamaha Motor Corporation will showcase its EKIDS concept motorcycle at the New York International Motorcycle Show in the Jacob Javits Center from December 13-15. The concept model was recently featured in the Tokyo Motor Show and is a bike for kids learning to ride and mounts a modularized “EVINO”... Read more »

New for 2014 Yamaha and Star Motorcycles

2014-Yamaha-FJR1300SE-featured

Mark Tuttle
September 6, 2013

The 2014 Yamaha FJR1300ES adds electronically adjustable suspension, adding to the long list of changes made last year. To date Yamaha’s big news had been the launch of the 2014 FZ-09 triple, which was so well received the company has added a Blazing Orange paint choice to the Liquid Graphite and Rapid... Read more »

2014 Yamaha FZ-09 – First Look

Yamaha FZ-09

Greg Drevenstedt
June 12, 2013

Last fall, at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, Yamaha unveiled the Crossplane Concept in-line triple, promising that, “with its clean torque output, this advanced new, light, slim and compact 3-cylinder engine will shape Yamaha’s future motorcycle lineup.” The engine was displayed on a platform... Read more »

2013 Yamaha FJR1300 Review

Not the lightest, but the FJR1300 is the smallest and has the least luggage capacity.

Greg Drevenstedt
May 6, 2013

Every bike in this comparison has roots that go back decades, from the BMW R100RT in the late ’70s, to the BMW K100RT, Kawasaki Concours ZG1000 and Yamaha FJ1100 in the ’80s, to the Triumph Trophy 1200 in the early ’90s. Engines, chassis, components, tires, technology and features have improved... Read more »

Rider Comparo: 2013 Honda CRF250L vs. 2013 Kawasaki KLX250S vs. 2013 Yamaha WR250R

Light, nimble and economical to operate, our 250 dual-sports all have plenty of fun on tap, whether your destination is work, school or the wide open spaces.

Arden Kysely
January 31, 2013

The last time Rider corralled a herd of 250 dual-sports (April 2008), we chose the thriftiest models available in the face of rising gas prices. This time we went for best-in-class, grabbing Yamaha’s WR250R, Honda’s new CRF250L and Kawasaki’s KLX250S—the only return contender. The KLX received... Read more »

2012 Yamaha FJR1300—Road Test

With saddlebags, an electric windscreen, adjustable ergonomics, heated grips and a 6.6-gallon tank, the FJR puts the “touring” in sport touring.

Bill Stermer
December 5, 2012

Sometimes the less things change, the better they remain. Take Yamaha’s FJR1300, for example. The bike was introduced here for 2004, a sport-touring road burner with removable hard saddlebags, electrically adjustable windscreen and a 1,298cc 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with 5-speed transmission... Read more »

Rider Test: 2013 Yamaha FJR1300

A solo rider has to work pretty hard to find the limits of the FJR’s cornering clearance. New Bridgestone BT023 tires help a lot.

Mark Tuttle
November 27, 2012

When we broke the news that an updated Yamaha FJR1300 was on the way for 2013 in the December 2012 issue, the reader reaction was the usual mix of praise and grousing (mostly that the bike hasn’t been changed enough). What surprised us, though, is that almost everyone who wrote qualified their opinions... Read more »

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