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Improved touring functions such as adoption of YCC-S clutch-free operation 2006 Yamaha Sports "FJR1300A" and "FJR1300AS" models

Sept. 29, 2005

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (YMC) announces the release of the popular high-performance "Cross-Europe tourer" 2006 model FJR1300A and the new top-of-the-line "FJR1300AS" model, both powered by a liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder, 4-valve 1,300cc engine with fuel injection. The models go on exhibit at the Paris Show (Mondial du Deux Roues 2005) on October 1.
The "FJR1300AS" comes equipped with YCC-S (Yamaha Chip Controlled Shift) that makes gear changes possible without operating the clutch for more enjoyable, comfortable touring.

2006 Yamaha Sports "FJR1300A" and "FJR1300AS" models (AS shown)


Yamaha Sports "FJR1300A" "FJR1300AS"

Release date:

After October 2005
(Date to vary with the different European distributors)


(for FJR1300A)
Bluish Silver 4, Yellowish Gray Metallic 9,
Dark Purplish Blue Metallic U
(for FJR1300AS)
Bluish Silver 4, Yellowish Gray Metallic 9,
Dark Purplish Blue Metallic U

Projected sales:

9,200 units (series total in EU markets for 2006)

Market background and product summary

Up to about 2000, market demand in Europe for large-displacement touring models (751cc and over) stood at around 20,000 units annually, but since 2001 that number has risen to about 30,000 units. One of the reasons for this growth was Yamaha's introduction in 2001 of the FJR1300 model.

The FJR1300 became a popular model that combined superb characteristics responding to calls for "tandem cruising over a ten-day period of 3,000 kilometers," high-speed cruising performance, a full array of features, and the kind of sharp, agile handling referred to as a "Sports GT." It became popular among a wide range of users, many who traded in their tourer models or moved up from another category. (ABS equipment began to be offered on the 2003 "FJR1300A.")

This 2006 model maintains these qualities available only on the FJR1300 of "outstanding engine performance" and "a high level of basic running performance;" further maturing the product concept of a "world-class cross-Europe tourer." In line with this purpose, the latest technologies have been utilized throughout the machine to achieve: (1) a high level of running performance while harmonizing it with environmental friendliness; (2) improved comfort and sense of security and (3) increased convenience through the adoption of state-of-the-art technologies.
In particular, the "FJR1300AS" that mounts the YCC-S, an automated system that electronically controls clutch operation, makes bothersome clutch operation unnecessary. It realizes smooth acceleration characteristics as well as almost totally eliminating gear change shock to provide a more enjoyable and comfortable riding experience.

Main modifications and features


1) YCC-S (Yamaha Chip Controlled Shift) adopted (FJR1300AS only)
The new feature YCC-S adopted on this model comes from Yamaha's new technology concept G.E.N.I.C.H., which realizes a man/machine interface with the latest electronic control technology. This newly developed system increases the luxurious feel of this tourer while supporting true sporty riding, and frees the rider from bothersome clutch operation when riding in crowded conditions on city streets. With the YCC-S that comes as standard equipment on the "FJR1300AS,"clutch lever operation is unnecessary and gear selection is performed by the rider with a pedal lever positioned in the same place as an ordinary shift pedal for the shift operation. By selecting the "hand shift" mode, the rider can choose to perform the shift operation with the fingertip switch in the switch box on the left handlebar.

With ordinary clutch operation eliminated, the YCC-S system controls clutch operation based on engine rpm and the degree of throttle opening, making it is possible to bring out smooth riding characteristics in all situations, when shifting gears during start-ups, acceleration and deceleration, all the way up to full-throttle acceleration. The YCC-S system's ECU is programmed to receive a constant input of data from the system's sensors monitoring engine rpm, running speed, gear position and throttle position (TPS), so that commands based on precise calculations can be sent to the clutch system and the shift system when the rider selects a gear.
In the clutch system, a clutch actuator moves the push lever to the appropriate clutch stroke position. Meanwhile, in the shift system a shift actuator moves the shift rod unit to perform a smooth and efficient gear shift. What's more, during up-shifting, an automatic adjustment is made to optimize the ignition timing and adjust the engine rpm to promote more efficient, smoother gear changes.

The YCC-S system achieves outstanding comfort by linking to the fuel injection and ABS control systems. However, an "Automatic Shift Up - Down Function" has not been built into the system so that the rider still takes the initiative and enjoys the shifting operation. Mounting the YCC-S system brings about many advantages, among them are: (1) the elimination of bothersome clutch operations during around-town riding; (2) smooth acceleration and deceleration; (3) the shock of each gear change is significantly reduced for greater rider comfort and (4) greater shifting convenience (with the additional option of hand operation).

2) Adoption of a heater-equipped O2 sensor
Building on the base of the present model (fuel injection + secondary air induction + 3-way catalyzer), new items have been added to the exhaust system and control system to achieve environment-friendly emissions performance. In the exhaust system, the amount of platinum and rhodium elements in the coating of the exhaust chamber's honeycomb catalyzer has been increased and an additional honeycomb has been built into the silencer to improve emission clean-up performance. In the control system, a heater-equipped O2 sensor has been adopted. This increases the range of feedback to the control ECU at times like just after engine warm-up when the exhaust temperature is still relatively low, improving the accuracy of the settings to enable more appropriate fuel supply. The combined effect of these improvements provides outstanding environmental performance that clears by a comfortable margin the upcoming European emissions regulation standards (EU-3).

3) New radiator format and inlet shape
The radiator shape has been changed from the present flat type to a dual-fan round type with the aim of improving heat dissipation during crowded traffic conditions. And in order to minimize the effect of radiator heat on the rider as much as possible, an air inlet and a heat-blocking plate have been added to greatly improve the flow of heat inside the machine.


1) Improved wind protection for the rider
To further improve the effectiveness of the wind protection for the rider, the adjustable range of the electric windshield adjustment mechanism has been increased from the present 80 mm to 130 mm (an increase of 60 percent from the existing model). Also, to control the running air flow around the rider's knees and stomach area, an adjustable middle cowl (side cowl visor, two-step adjustment over a 30mm range in the width direction) has been adopted to realize even better rider wind protection.

2) Riding position adjustment functions
Mechanisms to enable adjustment of the riding position by adjusting handlebar position and seat height have been adopted. The handlebars can be moved forward or aft over a three-step range (total of 11 mm of forward-aft adjustment range) and the main seat height is adjustable in two steps (20 mm range).

3) Unified brake system adopted
To achieve excellent braking feeling, a unified brake system has been adopted that automatically applies an appropriate degree of front brake pressure whenever rear brake pressure is applied. This combines with the effect of the ABS to provide outstanding braking function for touring.
The front brake is fitted with 4-pot calipers and the unified brake system mechanism operates the lower pair of opposed pistons on the right-side disc in concert with the rear brake. The remaining six pistons (upper right-side caliper opposed pistons and the four on the left side) operate when the front brake is applied to provide superb control.

4) New body design and other modifications
Other significant modifications include: (1) a new body design that emphasizes the image of an "intelligent high-performance tourer; (2) newly designed rear frame; (3) new meters with a high-grade look and excellent visibility (gauges display real-time mileage, average mileage, and air temperature); (4) white lens flashers, front and rear; (5) newly designed headlight (with conveniently positioned beam direction adjustment knob); (6) new tail light; (7) 12V electric socket and (8) handlebar grip heater (only on the FJR1300AS).

2006 Yamaha Sports "FJR1300A" and "FJR1300AS" models

[ ]indicates "FJR1300AS" specifications

Overall length x width x height 2,230mm x 750 [745] mm x Low=1,315mm ~ High=1,450mm
Seat height 800mm
Wheelbase 1,545mm
Dry weight 264kg [268kg]
Engine type Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve
Cylinder arrangement In-line 4-cylinder
Displacement 1,298cc
Bore x Stroke 79.0mm x 66.2mm
Compression ratio 10.8 : 1
Maximum power 105.5kW (143.4PS) / 8,000rpm
Maximum torque 134.4N•m (13.7kgf•m) / 7,000rpm
Starting system Electric
Fuel tank capacity 25liters
Fuel supply system ECU fuel injection
Tire size (Front / Rear) 120/70ZR-17 58W / 180/55ZR-17 73W

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