XJR1300 2015: availability, colors and price
Availability: now in Yamaha network
Color: blue "Power", gray or black mat "Midnight"
Price: € 10,999 (€ Racer 1000)
Four months after being discovered at Intermot show in Cologne (read MNC of 29 September 2014: Yamaha reshapes its XJR1300), the Net motorcycle Journal finds the XJR1300 2015 and its variation "Racer" in the workshop-boutique restaurant (! ) preparer Deus Ex Machina. Both bikes are in their element: the vintage.
"In the history of the motorcycle, the Japanese four-cylinder is a true icon," recalls Naoki Koike who also works at her schedule Yamaha Motor product, "and that of the XJR is probably the one that has been in the longest Production . It has now increased to 1300 cc in 1200 after being born in the 90s and the engine came from the FJ 1200 itself appeared in 1100 cc in 1984. Our factory product, and this engine for three decades, "calculate the Blues .
During the press conference conducted in "Deus", the product manager at Yamaha Shun Miyazawa emphasizes again the legitimacy of the Yamaha Vintage segment in which customization (or "customization") plays a major role.
"We have great respect for the leader of custom Harley-Davidson, but it provides only configuration: V-Twin" remarked our Japanese host tricked out of the shirt to quasi-regulatory tiles. "Ditto for Triumph" Classic "and Twin".
Yamaha instead, four different engine architectures are proposed: SR400 and his small single cylinder Bolt (XV950 in France) and its parallel twin engine medium, and the XJR1300 big "four-legged" and the Vmax and huge V4. Updated in 2015, the "Thirteen percent" (1251 cc to be quite accurate) knows no disruption from a mechanical point of view, but subtle cosmetic changes are enough to put on the front of the stage.
Back considerably lighter, redesigned saddle, new side plates, refined reservoir, small lighthouse, brushed cylinder heads, caps red candles, gray casing trim, matt black pot ... Too bad that the injection is not a little better camouflaged because otherwise The finish is remarkable.
"In terms of style, we were inspired by the period from the late 70s to early 80s, with simple, clean lines and authentic materials," says the designer Stephane Zache.
In general, "the XJR1300 also drawn into the DNA of competition motorcycles with a long and narrow tank, and a contoured ventilation holes pierced number plates saddle" continues Mister Zache.
Brushed alu plates are expertly matched to the mounting lugs of the new headlight. The diameter of the latter decreases from 215 to 180 mm, a gauge very fashionable right now in the world of custom. No need to replace him! Placed just above the two analog meters adopt beautiful chrome rings. Between them, the little digital window is renewed as is: odometer trips 1 and 2, time and fuel level are always displayed, but a bit small.
Unchanged, the combined Öhlins rear shock and maousse aluminum swingarm see their sporting buttons highlighted by the new truncated rear buckle, four inches shorter than the former and cleared the lower tubes. The disappearance of the center stand also involved in the decreased weight of the beast: 245 kg version 2014-240 kg in 2015. In return for maintaining the chain, it will be imperative to resort to the paddock stand that all good "customer" has in his garage or can be purchased as an accessory!
Much thinner, the tank sees its capacity drop of a suitable 21 liters to a small 14.5 liters, so that a certain CB1100 ... Almost a third of the maximum autonomy is sacrificed: 295 Moto-Net.Com km max evaluated on the old model (read our Duel Vs MNC CB1100 XJR1300: the classic, that's fantastic!), so we go to "about 200 kilometers," said Yamaha. An estimate validated by MNC since we visited our first 140 kilometers with 7.7 liters of gasoline.
Not shorter than the former, though the saddle may leave - at least - the person purporting pensive ride behind: his car styling and fine and falling back part does not encourage duo. Especially as the large back cover is blown, as is its wide handle! Same story below the saddle: while the old model allowed to carry a U, a fridge and some additional tools, the new version does not agree that the original livery toolbox. But most important, after all, that's what happens over, right? While in the saddle!
Source and image by; moto-net.com
Source and image by; moto-net.com