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Yamaha adds FJR1300AE to range

2013-09-17 05:13

NEW MODEL: Yamaha has added the FJR1300AE to the range. Image: Newspress

LONDON, England - Yamaha has unveiled the FJR1300AE as part of its 2014 long-distance tourer range.

The new model slides in between the FJR1300A and FJR1300AS in the range and features an electronically-adjustable suspension system.

A clutchless gear shift system made its debut on the FJR1300AS earlier in 2013 and will also be an option on the new model for those who prefer a standard gear box system.

12 SUSPENSION SETTINGS

Yamaha says the electronically-adjustable suspension system is designed to enable riders to vary the suspension's performance to suit both the road's surface and the load carrying requirements.

It comes with a choice of four main settings. The company said one of the options are selected via the easily located handlebar-mounted switch. Choices include 'One-Up', 'One-Up with Luggage', 'Two-Up' or 'Two-Up with Luggage' suspension settings. The system also offers 'Soft', 'Standard' or 'Hard' damping for each setting, tallying up a total of 12 pre-defined suspension set-up options.

The new model also has new upside-down forks to allow the adjustable system to work. This functional addition also update’s the bike's looks and performance. Yamaha says the new forks contain independent damper mechanisms, splitting the compression and damping adjustment between fork legs.

Yamaha says: “The compression damping mechanism is located within the left fork while the rebound damping is housed in the right fork - a system that is currently used on the YZF-R1 and YZR-M1 MotoGP bike.”

The FJR1300AE is available from October 2013 in the UK for the equivalent of R225 620 in a choice of either bronze or black body colours.


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