Yamaha launches new FJR1300A, FZ8 at Intermot

Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. launched its new Supersport Touring 2013 FJR1300A and the FZ8 at Intermot in Cologne, Germany.

Here’s how a company news release describes the additions to the 2013 lineup:

The FJR 1300 has a long and decorated history within the motorsports world, and the original model created a new category of “Supersport Touring” motorcycles, with its silky smooth engine character, strong torque throughout the entire rpm range, outstanding stability, agility and riding comfort.

For 2013, the new FJR1300A will deliver a more exhilarating and comfortable ride through a new design that is more modern, sharp and technologically advanced. It now has features that improve on its already great performance and touring capability.

The FJR1300A gets a complete electronics overhaul with Supersport inspired features like Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T), Traction Control (TCS) and D-Mode (Sport and Touring). All these technologies work in unison with an all-new Cruise Control system to ensure an inspired ride.

The look of the FJR1300A has been completely modernized starting with a more aggressive shape and design of the front and side cowls. The windscreen has been changed and now goes up and down twice as fast and retains the same position when the key is removed.

The cockpit of the FJR1300A is completely new. The instrument cluster features three distinct, easy-to-read panels. On the left is an analog tachometer, the center is a digital speedometer and to the right is a multi-dot digital display. The controls feature a multi-function handlebar switch system for operating the windscreen, heated grips and informational display, along with stand-alone cruise control buttons.

The ability to carve up the road with confidence has long been a cornerstone of the FJR. With new front and rear suspension settings on the 2013 FJR1300A, it will be even easier, with or without a passenger on board. Standard ABS and Yamaha’s Unified Braking System also insure the 2013 FJR1300A braking performance is equally confidence-inspiring.

The 2013 FJR1300A will be available this month in Stone Grey with an MSRP of $15,890.

FZ8 features enhanced suspension

Designed to put a huge smile on your face whether you’re commuting to work, riding around town or hitting the canyons, the FZ8 is more than up to the challenge. For 2013, the FZ8 is even better, with revised fuel injection settings, a more aggressive muffler, and fully adjustable front suspension (compression, rebound and preload) and rear suspension (compression and preload).

Ever stylish, the 2013 FZ8 will be available in Matte Grey/Black with an MSRP of $8,890 starting this February.

New concept 3-cylinder engine unveiled

Yamaha Motor Europe unveiled a new 3-cylinder engine based on the “crossplane concept” at Intermot.

“It is the philosophy where ‘crossplane’ means the kind of torque character that gives riders the exact torque they want when they need it,” Yamaha senior executive Motorcycle Business Operations Kunihiko Miwa said.

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