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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-20-2015, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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I'm new to the FJR. I ride a 2006 HD Ultra Classic. I'm tiered of air cooled. I have been looking for a new bike. I have checked BMW, Goldwings, then i saw the FJR 2016 and my mind is set on the bike. I have been to a dealer they say March or April. The price isn't available until February. I'm looking forward to become part of the family.
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Welcome! and it might be, your the first with the 2016 can't wait for a report. Although, never riding an older model it will be very one sided but, want to hear your impression.
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Welcome to the forum. The 2016 FJR will be a nice ride! A couple things to know coming from a HD, cruiser like I did.

The FJR loves high revs. You'll think you killing the engine so high, BUT, the bike comes alive at 5k and higher, 7K+ it is a sport bike true and true. And no, your not killing it. She loves it!

Once you start riding it, there is no comparison to the HD. She'll accelerate faster, stop faster (anti-locks) and you will go into leans where you used to scrape, no more. There is a whole nother bike world out there where leans and speed are great. So, you will be on average, going faster and braking harder before you go into turns, throttling harder out of turns... It is just natural. Just don't ride over your head. I know on my 2014 FJR, I am the limiting factor, not her.
And she is fine with that.
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