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2005 Yamaha FJR1300

Yamaha introduced this new sport-tourer to the U.S. market with the 2003 model; an additional ABS version following a year later. Designed to compete directly with the Honda ST1300 and the BMW R1150RT/R1200RT, Yamaha's design goal was to produce a comfortable, open-road touring bike while keeping the package relatively compact and light so it would handle like a large sportbike. It is powered by a R1-derived, 1,298cc, liquid-cooled, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line, four-cylinder engine delivering approximately 125 hp to the rear wheel via a shaft drive. Weight is relatively light at about 560 pounds plus fuel. Fuel range with the 6.6 gallon tank is typically well over 250 miles, a huge advantage over the BMW below. Hard bags and an electrically adjustable windshield are standard equipment.

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