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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-05-2020, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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2019/2020 FJR vs 2013

Hi guys,

Just thinking about new FJR. My dealer has 2019 inventory with $2K discount and 2020 with no discount.
My current GEN III, 2013 beautiful stone grey bike has only 2500km since new. It is showroom condition. Unfortunetely did not have time to ride it due using other bikes. I know, shame....


What should I do? Sell it/trade it for new GEN IV or keep gen III?
Current models are only available in BLUE flat or DARK grey metallic. Any experience with flat color? Prons vs Cons?

Any feedback is greatly appreciate it.
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post #2 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-05-2020, 10:51 PM
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Wow -- 2.5k kms -- thats only 1500 miles --- my take is keep it -- 2013 is still GEN 3 -- has the updated gauge cluster --- others can chime in but apart from the Cruise control that will allow you to set it up to 100 ( 2013 limits it to 80) and LED headlight I don't think there is much of a difference

maybe warranty with the new bike == my preference is not the mat finish anyways although it doesn't look bad I still prefer shiny
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The only things you gain other than the led lights over your 2013 is the 6spd tranny & the light pull clutch, also I think but am not sure that there is no ďAĒ models available in the 2020 bikes only the ES, but again Iím not sure. But for me the 6spd is a big deal, a positive update imho. The electronic adjustable suspension Iím not to big on as I view it as more clap trap to go wrong, again just my opinion..

Now all that said I would add that the $$$ needed to upgrade from your 2500km 2013 to a new one would be very prohibitive to me unless money is no object. Your 2013 isnít even broke in yet, again my opinion.

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OMG keep the '13!! You got me head-scratching why you'd want a new one except to watch dollar bills evaporating from your wallet. 5 speed is better to me, nice colour, you wouldn't be gaining what it would cost you.... and you're not riding it!!!
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Mario, just curious, and these questions are in fun. Is your garage telling you that the grey is too shiny? Is the dealer salivating when you walk in the door? LOL

You mention you have other bikes that you ride. It's obvious that money is not an issue, and my hats off to you for that. It must be the color and finish that is attracting you to her, and that's perfectly fine. From the little you mentioned and my assumption of your situation, I would vote YES, go for it. Or, maybe you just don't need a FJR....

If you like to have people notice what you ride and love talking to strangers, then, the Nikken has the same color scheme, albeit shiny, but it is an attention getter. For the amount you ride her, the Nikken is a better fit, and I'll bet your dealer doesn't have one on the floor, because..... They are a looker and many want that.

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I can't believe I forgot about the 6 gear upgrade -- very true. Having come from FJ1200's and still have that particular feature is not a big issue -- I find the 5 gear just fine. The FJR seems to pull hard in every gear. If its color you want the Candy Red is hard to beat. but for that you have to buy 2014
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The 6 speed is great above 80mph. Below that the 5 speed was better, though it doesn't shift nearly as well.

The 2016 is also Euro 4 and subtlety hunts for fuel sometimes. which annoyed me.
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Keep that '13..!!


Only 1500 miles is a brand new scoot.


I love the 5 speed and rarely get into it only after 65 mph or higher.


This is a no brainer.

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OMG keep the '13!! You got me head-scratching why you'd want a new one except to watch dollar bills evaporating from your wallet. 5 speed is better to me, nice colour, you wouldn't be gaining what it would cost you.... and you're not riding it!!!
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Mario, as you said, it seems you prefer your other bikes over the FJR, I would say just get rid of it, and buy something else you need / want.

If you still want to have this piece of art just to look at her and for decoration that's also fine, some people buy expensive sculptures and paintings, you prefer nice bikes
I have '17ES matte silver, and love the ES, LED's, and 6sp bike is a big improvement over my previous FJR, not crazy about matte finish, if I ever decide to repaint or vinyl wrap it will be pearl orange or '14red

And if you are still wanting the latest FJR... don't trade your "old one" at the dealer, I am sure you will fetch more $$ by posting it on this forum, good luck with whatever you decide.
Also what are the "other" bikes you ride?

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