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post #21 of 73 (permalink) Old 11-14-2019, 10:32 PM
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The thing about sport tourers is they are a niche bike. But that niche is for distant riding, which means dependability is high on the list.

Even if Yamaha kills off the FJR after 2020, it's likely there will still be FJR's on the road 20 years from now.
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I got rid of a 2017 triumph explorer for the fjr. While the TEX may be referred to as an adventure bike it is pretty much useless on trails, sand, loose gravel or steep terrain simply because of the weight. Those guys that ride the gs’s may disagree with that assessment but anything that big and heavy is a real chore on anything other than pavement. The mid size Adv biKes are somewhat more suited for off road But even those have their limitations. If I’m going to do the off road thing the 400 cc critters would be my choice . I hope the fjr doesn’t go the way of the st1300 or the bmw k1300s...........and if it does.......... well..... I got mine! ��
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First (?) video of the new ‘20 Ultimate...video doesn’t make those gold wheels seen in pics look any better. Starts at 10:20:
https://youtu.be/sW2qA04N58I

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Here is a link to our Norwegian site, there is 5 different version of the FJR this year, from my point of view, no sign of that this is the end, but time will tell.

https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/no/nb/pr...sport-touring/
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I kinda like the look, but for me the “ultimate” edition should’ve included the touring seat & windshield as standard along with the heavy aluminum rear rack painted to match to protect the rear subframe, but imho that should be a no brainer standard on any new fjr,,,,, my .02
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I like it. Akro exhaust? Nice.

Oh, and about adventure tourers... around here the Tenere is pretty sell-proof too, so I don't think it's ALL just about the bike's category.

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I like it. Akro exhaust? Nice.

Oh, and about adventure tourers... around here the Tenere is pretty sell-proof too, so I don't think it's ALL just about the bike's category.
I owned one. Super Tenere is an underwhelming bike and underwhelming is usually not a feature that buyers seek in motorcycles. There is talk on other forums of it being killed by Euro5 as is the K1600 and VStrom1000. I’m starting to wonder if manufacturers are using Euro5 to cull the slow sellers from their lineup? It doesn’t make sense to me how big twins like the GS, Multistrada, and Super Duke are making Euro5 while 4 and 6 cylinder bikes are having trouble. Aren’t 4 and 6 cylinder engines more efficient per cc than twins? If not why does WSB give twins a displacement advantage over the 4 cylinder bikes?
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Here is a link to our Norwegian site, there is 5 different version of the FJR this year, from my point of view, no sign of that this is the end, but time will tell.

https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/no/nb/pr...sport-touring/
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First (?) video of the new ‘20 Ultimate...video doesn’t make those gold wheels seen in pics look any better. Starts at 10:20:
https://youtu.be/sW2qA04N58I
I noticed the new Tracer 700 has side bags that look like the FJR with slim lids.

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I want those for my fjr. They fit, and vice versa. They are called “city cases” by BMW. I had them on my RT. Still hold a fair amount and look far better.
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