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YAMAHA XJ-R Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 12
First production year: 1993
 

2011 - 2012

A muscular street brawler, but an equally worthy companion for longer road trips, the 2012 XJR1300 flies high the banner of high-performance air/oil cooled machines with retro looks and loaded with modern technologies. This big-bore naked machine retains the one-piece two-up seat, retro tank and racing stripes, but there is much state-of-the-art engineering underneath the yesteryear looks. Öhlins suspensions, superbike-derived braked, racing fuel injection, forged pistons and carburized rods, race-track developed wheels and more. For city slicing or for trips between two oceans, the XJR13...

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2010 - 2011

The 2011 MY XJR1300 is the classic sport bike archetype, a machine evoking the bikes of yore, yet stuffed with modern technology which takes riding to a whole new level. At the heart of the bike, a massive air- and oil-cooled 1251cc 4 in-line heart pounds with aggressiveness, producing just under 100 horsepower and torque to spare for both sharp city slicing rides and fast highway or twisties fun. Comfy for long hauls and equally fun for traveling, the can be fitted with accessory luggage systems and can be easily turned into a touring machine, as well. Engineered for modern performance, ...

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2008 - 2009

Looking for modern superbike performance, but you're still dreaming of a retro-styled machine? Even though some say these two are incompatible, the 2009 MY Yamaha XJR1300 clearly proves they're not. You get to swing a leg over a nifty naked 1251cc air-cooled beast with massive torque and lots of useable power for passing, uphill roads or canyon rides alike. Premium Ohlins rear suspensions offer top-notch road contact while the huge 21-liter tank provides exceptional touring range for more riding and fewer refueling stops. Neo-retro sport machines never looked better, most of the...

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2007 - 2008

Retro looks and modern tech, all packed into a bike which looks as sharp as it rides, on both winding countryside or mountain roads and the open highway or in the city. Compact, yet offering plenty of real estate for two, this air/oil-cooled machine is capable of breathtaking acceleration: its no-nonsense 1251cc 4 in-line engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission, while premium Ohlins suspensions make sure the bike stays on the road. Adding a luggage system instantly turns the 2008 MY XJR1300 into a sporty touring beast, and thanks to the upright riding position, long hauls will not be an...

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2006 - 2007

With a timeless design and plenty of muscle showing off, the 2006 XJR1300 is the perfect bad boy machine with a retro touch, yet full with modern technology. The air-cooled in-line 4-cylinder engine packs almost 100 horsies and 108 Nm of torque, so it's rather hard to think of a situation where you'll be outgunned. For commuting and touring alike, the upright riding position is comfortable, while at the same time providing enough aggressiveness for canyon carving. Cue in an EXUP exhausts, light wheels, Ohlins suspensions and monoblock calipers for precise and dependable stopping...

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2005 - 2006

Sleek, naked, with plenty of retro styling and above all, with a great road stance, the XJR1300 is the perfect long-range machine. With power and torque on tap, there are only few scenarios out there which would not put a big smile on your face as you twist the throttle. Ohlins suspensions, a massive tank for true touring purposes, 4-2-1 exhaust, light alloy wheels and air-oil cooling, all these make up for a thrilling ride. Comfortable ergonomics and muscular suspensions add to the overall pleasure of riding the 2005 XJR1300, while racing-grade brakes are in place to put you in total con...

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2005 - Present

Indeed XJR 1300 has undergone a real model improvement in many aspects. The major target for the changes is to improve handling and riding feeling on winding country lanes, the typical terrain of XJR 1300. The handling improvements are also quite helpful in city traffic of course. The bike flips much easier into corners and filtering through traffic makes you feel riding a much smaller machine.

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2002 - 2003

Evan though the names of the FJR1300 and the XJR1300 might cause a bit of confusion, the latter is a different machine, altogether. If you're in for a retro-styled naked beast with tons of power and excellent long-range comfort, then this bike is the right choice. The 2002 XJR1300 is powered by an air-cooled in-line 4 engine which has what it need to put a big smile on your face as you twist the throttle. With looks harking back to the 70's this bike is however using fuel injection and premium suspensions, for razor-sharp handling, both on the highway and the countryside roads....

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1998 - 2004

The XJR 1300 is the successor of the XJR 1200 that originated in 1995. The 1300 was famous for its strong 'big block' character with already massive power, available at very low revs. In addition to its sports appeal, reminiscent of the superbikes of the '80s, this big bike was very easy to ride and the ample seat space and comfortable suspensions offered a relaxed ride.

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1996 - 2002

Teh Yamaha XJR 400 begins its history since 1993 and produced until 2009. Model officially on sale until 2009, after which she was taken out of production and sales ceased. In the market of Japan, used motorcycles are a wide number of models Yamaha XJR 400, so when a serious desire to buy the unit in decent condition are encouraged to consider options from there.

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1995 - 1998

The Yamaha XJR even the lowly 1200 which the glad rags tend to scoff at these days-has masses of acceleration. Crack open the throttle at 30mph and you’ll need crampons and a safety harness to stay on board at full bore through the gears.

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1993 - 1995

The motorcycle is interesting, although not as popular as its main competitor from Honda the CB 400. I personally liked the (chiger) more, although I watched both these models when I sold my Chinese 125 cc curb and Suzuki Bandit 400.

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