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Yamaha Announces New FJR Touring Bikes

Two new sport-touring rides are being added to the Yamaha lineup for 2016. 

Both bikes are owered by a 1298cc water-cooled inline four. Both models feature a six-speed transmission, something called an Assist & Slipper Clutch, updated instrumentation and all-LED lighting. 

The innovative cornering lights are another new feature on the FJR1300ES, utilizing successive automatic illumination as the bike leans more, providing a wider area of forward illumination in the direction of the turn. The system functions via high-speed computation of the banking angle detected by the onboard computer, and the resulting signal is transmitted to the Cornering Light Control Unit. Regardless of whether the headlight is dipped or high-beam, a slight banking angle will activate the innermost of the three cornering lights on the turning side and, as the banking angle deepens, the middle and outside lights come on in succession.

Both models also include a Traction Control System (TCS), D- MODE for selecting specific engine characteristics, cruise control, an electronically adjustable windscreen, adjustable riding position (handlebars: 3-level adjustment; main seat: 2-level adjustment), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Unified Braking System (UBS), heated grips, and 12V accessory socket. Shaft drive and a 6.6 gallon fuel tank are also standard features on both models.

The FJR1300A and FJR1300ES will arrive in showrooms in March.

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