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Old 06-10-2009, 02:29 PM   #1
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:36 PM   #2
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:13 PM   #3
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yup, I own one and have for the last four years now.

Great bike that leans more toward the SPORT side of Sport-Touring.

You can't go wrong with 145 hp and 90+ lb-ft of torque.

Whatever speed you want to go - it will, all day long. And once you get to the twisties it will hold its own with any of the big sport-tourers.

The creature comforts like adjustable wind screen and hard saddlebags are great.

Plus, it has the advantage of being one of the most user-friendly bikes for done-by-owner maintenance out there with long 25k valve adjustment intervals.

Very glad I bought this bike. I have enjoyed every one of the 64k miles mine has on it.

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Old 06-10-2009, 03:27 PM   #4
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:27 PM   #5
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I've been looking at these too. Seems like everyone that owns one swears by them.
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My father has one and I ride it around sometimes. It really is a great bike. The speed and power is all there, but you don't necessarily have to use it. The ride is very comfortable. My only complaint is that I think the 07s and earlier models blow extremely hot air onto your leg (around the calf area). After riding for a while it can get slightly painful.
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the Gen I FJR's (03-05) do have issues with heat on the right leg but that can be greatly reduced by a couple of easy fixes, which I have done on my '05. Seems all the big sport-touring bikes with big lumps of motor under them have some issue with heat.

The '06's and up were redesigned and those that have had both say it is no longer an issue.

If you want to head out to Big Bend or some other far away place and get off the bike 600 miles later and be able to just smile and say: "man, that was a good ride." then this is the bike for you.

The torque on the FJR is intoxicating - you can be running 80 mph and just twist the throttle a little more and zoooooom - off you go into the wild blue yonder.
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How does it handle against an R1 or Busa?
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:00 PM   #11
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How does it handle against an R1 or Busa?
R1...you're kidding right?

Busa....about the same. Both can be made to handle great if you wanna give up ride comfort. Busa maybe has a little edge due to weight distribution and rider positioning and cornering clearance.



The New FJR's (maybe just some) have automatic transmissions, fully auto like a Lambo Spyder or toggle shift by rider input. No clutch lever though.. WOW!!!
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R1...you're kidding right?

Busa....about the same. Both can be made to handle great if you wanna give up ride comfort. Busa maybe has a little edge due to weight distribution and rider positioning and cornering clearance.



The New FJR's (maybe just some) have automatic transmissions, fully auto like a Lambo Spyder or toggle shift by rider input. No clutch lever though.. WOW!!!
CORRECTION: The new FJR's (AE model) have electronic shift - not automatic trans. The rider must still shift the bike using the push button on the left handlebar or the normal way using the shift lever. They don't have a clutch lever - you just put it in gear w/o a clutch lever and twist the throttle to take off.

The guys who have the electronic shift say they will never go back to a clutch lever bike. I can see how it would be great in heavy slow traffic.

And the electronic shift bikes have proven to be dead reliable - not one issue with them or the mechanism reported on the FJR forums since they came out.

I would like to ride one as I bet I would like it.
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:22 PM   #13
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I know a guy that flew to Birmingham, Ala. when they first came out. Got there Sat. morning, made the deal and hit the road by about 11:00AM.
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He rode all the way from Alabama nonstop and still had the energy to hang out at the James Coney Island. (before the big Kmart raid)
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