FJR Top Gun
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
Actually i’ve Read that they are “loosely” based on the Fj1100/1200 motors even though they were air cooled and the fjr is water cooled. Parking my fjr next to my friends 05 FZ1 reveals a lot of very similar features as well. I really suspect that Yamaha has a basic architecture that they follow on the engines that they produce so you would find a lot of similarities throughout.
This probably makes it easier for them to make great engines that are reliable but also seems to make it hard for them to fix an issue like the 2nd gear failure that pops up from time to time. Some of it is probably more internet lore than reality though, kinda like synthetic oils will make your engine leak,,,,,, oh boy did I just really say that out loud ?����
The one thing that kind of surprises me is that they haven't made more bikes in the incredibly fastest color of the 14 red, probably a corporate liability lawyer thing, they’d probably prefer the “safer” root beer brown,,, that’s my guess.
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
Ride more,, worry less !
Last edited by passx; Yesterday at 10:35 AM.