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I still want one

Since all the comments got wiped out, let me just be the first to say (again) that I really want an FJR1300.

Don''t worry, I''ll still keep my SV650 too....

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My deposit is ready!

Been riding for 20 yrs. and this is close to exactly what I want. Long overdue for a 2-3 week trip up & down the Rockies and this would do it just fine! (can the orig. posts be ressurrected? I was going to present them to a No. American Yamaha rep.). Was trying to decide between the new {2001} Bandit 1200, VFR800, or Triumph Sprint ST. The FJR 1300 would finalize that quandry.
 

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SV650

Nope. No problems whatsoever.

I also frequent a couple of SV650 mailing lists and haven't heard of any problems with second gear there either.

What kind of problems are you referring to?

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All I want for Christmas is a big deluxe sled but I guess I'll have to wait another year or two in order to get parts. Finally a real bike for the aging core of riders in this country.We in this country are not all race inspired/let's lose our insurance,would dnf on a racetrack squids or I'm not my own person/I have too much money so I'll have to buy an image. I have been waiting for years to replace the best bike I have ever owned for the real world an old FJ.Imagine a new liquid cooled FJ with hard bags,shaftdrive and more power.Forget a Porsche or vette,come on Yamaha,America awaits the new FJR1300 and so do I.

 

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Yes, I have already made a previous comment about waiting for the FJR 1300 to show up in (my garage) the States. The bike justs makes sense, look at the responses . I've tried to find someone over in Japan over the net who I could talk to but to no avail. The best I could do was talk to Heather, customer service rep. for American Yamaha Motor corp. 1-800-88-YAMAHA. Apparently, there have been many calls about the unavailable for the unseen future bike. I also told her about my commitment to Yamaha, others interest in the bike, and of course Mo's reader's responses. Steven or Stephen Kato is the president of Yamaha Motor corp. and has offices in Cal. and Japan. You could write to him in care of Yamaha Mtor corp. Po.box 6555 ,Katlla ave.,Cypress,Ca. 90630
 

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I can't wait to buy one of these beauties. I Just sold my 1993 FJ1200ABS, mostly due to the plain ol' desire for a NEW bike. But nobody makes a 'sporty' sport tourer. So I am buying a Cagiva Gran Canyon, as it is the best - and most reasonable priced - sport tourer I can find. But if the FJR1300 were available, it would've been NO CONTEST. Hey Yamaha, I want my FJR! If you won't sell them in the US, I'll move to Europe.
 

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Re: What is boring?

What is boring? Boring to some of us is watching the people who have money or who constantly over extend on credit continue to buy pretty things because they have something to prove because either they are insecure,have no real friends, feel bad about themselves, or to sum it up probably have a small penis. In the end these people continue to spend but are never truly happy; and thay will continue to have a small penis! I apologize to any of the readers who are real riders. What I take exception to most is someone who has to stand out in everything they do

including the way their words stand out in text. enough said
 

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I've been asking for a bike like the fj for a long time.

I'm all for Yamaha bring the bike to the US. 10

years ago I bought a Katana 1100 that I rode for 4 years and 47,000 miles. After a year of ownership I wished for a slightly more upright riding position, shaft drive and a little larger of a fairing. I bought a Concours hoping I didn't give up to much in power and handling, I did.

If what they say about the FJR1300 is true it's the exact bike I've been looking for.

The Concours is to outdated even at the cheap price people are trying to get for used ones. The St1100 is too heavy and has so little feedback when pushed in the curves. Maybe they would sell more of these type of bikes if they brought the bike we asked for to market. I think there is enough interest, I think someone from Yamaha US should respond to let us know if this bike is in the future.
 

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More FJR 1300 pictures at Yamaha Europe site

There are a couple of small pictures at the Yamaha Europe site. However, the real pictures are available if you download the screensaver. I did a couple of days ago and only noticed an emblem type picture and forgot about it until tonight when I noticed that it cycles 5 or 6 different pictures . Some of the silver, with and without the bags, silver and blue ones together, and an upclose look at the shaftdrive. At better look if anyone is interested.
 

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Well, everyone forgets so soon! Yamaha got very burned with the GTS1000A sport tourer package here in the USA and I doubt that it truely beleives the US riders truely understand Sport Touring..



Now, I must agree with all of you that if Yamaha had brought out the FJR1300 instead of the GTS1000A back then, they'd probably own the market here! Oh well, it makes the $8,000 dollar Kawasaki Concours the best bargin in sport touring, looks like the way I will go hopefully by 2001!



BJ Ondo

Colorado-USA

80 GS 1100E Suzuki
 

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Re: I still want one

Well, no suprise that they are not importing to North America this year...once again the rest of the world gets first crack...bummer. If each saddle bag holds a large full-face helmet (like my ST1100), and if they have a decent warranty, and don''t get too crazy with the option prices, they may have a winner.
 

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There is one BMW that would replace both bikes. check out this months BMWOA and see what one clever individual did with a R1100RT fairing and the K1200RS mechanics. He is even asking for interested parties. I am a BMW guy but I'm willing to bet the new FJ is just as good if not better.



 

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O.K. enough with the 'n. Someone tell me how to import one so I can get started. Maybe there is something I don't know about importing but it seems like you would be able to find an outfit to sell you one, you would just pay a few more doughnuts. from the looks of things it would be worth it.
 

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You may call me old school but I have always preferred a motorcycle that sits in a more standard or sport touring position. It annoys me when the top manufacturers decide for us that there is not a big enough demand in the U.S for a reasonably priced sport tourer. There is alot more of us now that like to tour and want good ergonomics. I know there is already a waiting list in my town for the Yamaha Fazer 1000. I am extremely disappointed that Yamaha is not bringing the FJR1300 to the states yet. I have waited over a decade for a reasonably priced sport tourer. Now it is out and we can not get it. Give us a chance to prove what bikes we will buy! Help me change their minds. The Yamaha Rep. told me to get as many people as I can who want the FJR1300 to call #1-800-88-Yamaha and request that the bike is brought to the US. Save me a silver one. Thanks Zen

 

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In a heartbeat!

When this bike comes to the US I'm ready! I've been hoping for a bike just like this one. I have a Suzuki Bandit 1200 now and I've been wanting something with a little more touring cabability without sacrificing performance. The FJR1300 is that something! The shaft drive and hard bags are icing on the cake. Hurry Yamaha!, I have your money and you have my motorcycle!

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I was at the dealers today looking over the current bikes. They had 2001 gold Wing on the floor and some were looking at it. They had a 2000 Bandit left but sold the 5 or 6 2001 they had gotten in. Friend of mine bought one of them and since I want a new bike I was checking on the availability. The sales men walked over to a couple of us that visit the dealers often. One of the guys broke off the conversation and asked the salesmen if he could put money down on the FJR1300. He said that he would take delivery as soon as it came in. The small group of us looked at him and when he looked back he shrugged his shoulders and said that he knows. Our group have been talking about a replacement for our ST1100 and Concours for years. This dealership sells Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Yamaha plus a few others but this salesman focuses on Yamaha. He would love to have this bike in his lineup cause it would sell.



I believe this is the bike many of us has been looking for. Add a shaft drive to a triump and I'd buy one as long as they don't need 15k for it. If the replacement for the ST1100 can loose a 150 lbs and add a few horsepower I'm ready. Suzuki could build a shaft bike around the Bandit or gsxr1300 with a shaft drive and decent wind protection.

Tony



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