I agree bounce. One of the deciding factors when I traded my 1600 (my second 1600, in fact) for the FJR (and remember I had an FJR ten years ago) is to get what I consider to be a far more reliable bike. I retired six months ago...bought the FJR literally the day after my last day of work. I already am about to hit 10,000 miles on it, and have also put about 8,000 miles on my other two bikes combined in the same time.
If they punch out the displacement so the bike puts out more HP but is still a fairly low stressed engine, I'd be okay. But power is not my first priority with this bike. That I have covered with my other two bikes. As you say, three tools, all for different purposes. I get that I'm fortunate to be able to own three bikes. But if I could only have one of them it would be the FJR. It's not the best at everything, but it's the best compromise of performance and long distance Touring.
2017 Yamaha FJR1300 ES
2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale
2020 Kawasaki 1000SX
Last edited by jjscsix; 06-21-2019 at 01:05 PM.