YAMAHA XJR1300 2012 - 2013
YAMAHA XJR1300 (2012 - 2013) Description & History: The 2012 Yamaha XJR1300 is a modern machine with classic 70s looks, but there is mo much more to it than meets the eye. The classic lines are sure to turn heads, as the naked design proudly displays the massive engine and a tidy, timeless attire. As looks can be deceiving, the new XJR1300 packs in quite a punch which will scorch the asphalt and deliver rivers of adrenaline to the skilled rider. With a huge tank for long hauls between refueling stops and sporty riding nature, this bike also provides rider comfort, thanks to its generous seat and revised ergonomics.
The 43mm forks are loaded with Öhlins shocks and the same Swedish suspension can be found in the rear; adjustability makes the bike comfortable for a numerous road conditions and loading degrees, to provide a safe and reassuring feel. For canyon carving and longer road touring trips, if a classic bike loaded with tons of brawn is your game, then a toy like the 2012 Yamaha XJR1300 is definitely a great choice.
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