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I’m not sure about “new” or January. Isn’t that the same color as ‘19 or ‘20 and we already know it’s the same bike which can be a good thing. Would like to know the production dates. As for January can’t blame that on Yamaha. Who knows what will arrive when since Covid.
 

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Yamaha Police bikes cannot be sold to new to the general public. Don’t know what the deal is but I talked to the dealer out in Utah and as much as he wanted to sell me the bike he said he couldn’t. Bad news is the Police bikes are A models.
At least Yamaha made the official release for the FJR earlier this year. Normally the FJR is released months after everything else.
 

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Glad to see them bring Cobalt Blue back--makes my '16 ES look new again! I've loved that color ever since my riding buddy had an '06 when I had a Liquid Silver '03 back in the day.
But what do I do if I decide to get a new FJR this model year? We already look like we have some “special” relationship all the times we’ve owned identical bikes ;) It’s only a matter of time before we ride off on the wrong bike :)
 

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I’m not sure about “new” or January. Isn’t that the same color as ‘19 or ‘20 and we already know it’s the same bike which can be a good thing. Would like to know the production dates. As for January can’t blame that on Yamaha. Who knows what will arrive when since Covid.
No, it's the same color as the 2016 bike. That is the gorgeous Cobalt Blue color. The 2018 and 2019 had the funky Matte Phantom Blue color which many people don't really care for. Either way, beautiful bike.
 

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Yeah I've never been a fan of matte paint since having a matte helmet.
That crap scuffs sooooo easily.
 
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It’s interesting that in addition to the police bikes being A models, that they use the slim pannier bags from the FJ 09.
 

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As I said elsewhere the word “new” doesn’t really fit.
Maybe not "new" but, it comes from the factory with the upgraded six speed transmission, without the need to tear a scooter apart for a recall. That alone may interest some buyers that want a later model but have been put off by the fear of a repaired scooter. And, I also do like that color.

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In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is. -- Albert Einstein
 

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But what do I do if I decide to get a new FJR this model year? We already look like we have some “special” relationship all the times we’ve owned identical bikes ;) It’s only a matter of time before we ride off on the wrong bike :)
Yeah, that could be a problem. You probably should wait for a 2023.
 

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I wanted to see what’s new.…nothing I can see other than color. Come on Yamaha, I wanted to see self-cancelling turn signals at least.
It's called your left thumb. :) If you can train yourself to turn on your signals before a turn there's no reason you can't train yourself to turn them off after a turn. (y)

The FJR has self-cancelling turn signals: You have to cancel them yourself.😈

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I agree. Why add 1 more "unnecessary" item to fail. There's somebody on 1 of the boards who has a saying... a solution looking for a problem. Or something like that.
 

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Glad to see them bring Cobalt Blue back--makes my '16 ES look new again! I've loved that color ever since my riding buddy had an '06 when I had a Liquid Silver '03 back in the day.
Good way to look at it, maybe thats what Mother Yamaha thinks too, that and recycling. Too bad they never mixed enough Galaxy Blue paint.
 

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I don't know if this is an omen for the future or not, but the fact Canada gets an almost copy of the Euro "Special Edition", might mean we're done with FJR's up here..... US not getting it might mean you might get another one next year??
 
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There were self-cancelling on older bikes and um... they worked! The high tech ones now seem to miss the mark... the new owner of my FJR didn't want the STS, so we removed it.... I chose not to put it on my current bike.... I still have issues leaving the signals on occasionally but I'm way better at it now. I blame the rather dim indicators on the dash......
 

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I really see no logic in Yamaha killing the FJR in non-Euro 5 countries. As long as there is some demand, what does this really cost them? Maybe just make them special order like the old PDP program.
 

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You're right Ray, old ones worked. If I remember right my old Yamaha Venture Royale had them. Worked fine. I see guys having all sorts of issues installing and getting new one dialed in.
 

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I have had I think 2 bikes with self-cancelling. They just worked. Pretty sure they were based on feet travelled and then off. Nowadays it seems time based and I can see immediate silly problems with that idea. Most bikes I’ve had did not so I know very well what it’s like to have them and not have them. Once you’ve had something that works, you’d like to have it on an $18k bike.
 

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I have them on my KTM Super Duke R. They are supposed to cancel after 10 seconds and 150 meters (both counters pause when the bike becomes stationary), but it seems more like 150 feet and I'm constantly having to punch the switch to keep them on long enough to make the turn (resets both counters when you do). My other 2 bikes don't have self-cancelling signals and I have no problem with that, although I do occasionally neglect to turn them off for a while.
 

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The STS has a couple of features.... accelerometers to detect lean angle, and will shut off after you make the turn.... times out after I think 20 seconds, which is a very long time (I had my Kisan set at 15). But mainly STS is detecting lean angle..... also has lane change feature, but you should start your signal before you lean at all, then it works... a bit flaky if you happen to be leaning even slightly before a lane change..... so really I'm saying there needed to be a separate accelerometer for that with a different sensitivity....
Kisan was a timer, but hitting the brakes would pause it if you were sitting at a light...... 10 seconds wasn't enough, 15 OK, 20 seconds a bit on the long side.
My Goldwing was 750 feet and...... many times you had to hit the button twice..... My old Magna had a mechanical pendulum affair to detect lean angle and a relay to kick the signals off. It worked pretty well.
 
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I really see no logic in Yamaha killing the FJR in non-Euro 5 countries. As long as there is some demand, what does this really cost them? Maybe just make them special order like the old PDP program.
The market is really small in Europe if you take the EU out of the picture... not worth it. Canada/US emissions are the same, yet they give us Canucks an immobilizer and a different colour than the US gets..... otherwise, the same.
 

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The market is really small in Europe if you take the EU out of the picture... not worth it. Canada/US emissions are the same, yet they give us Canucks an immobilizer and a different colour than the US gets..... otherwise, the same.
Thatks what I don’t get. Why the color difference and the immobilizer when it goes to the same continent? Wouldn’t it be more cost effective to produce and ship only one variant?
 
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