For 2006 the FJR has avant-garde new styling from a highly advanced aero-dynamics package, adjustable ergos and bodywork, plus the latest environmental equipment. In addition, the bike's already superlative sporting performance has been further enhanced.
The FJR's sophisticated air flow technology sets this machine apart from other machines in its category. Improvements include a larger electrically operated windscreen and a new air duct added just below it. This duct routes cooling air under the tank to draw away hot air from the engine, and it also improves rider comfort by reducing wind pressure on the rider's body.
A newly designed mid-cowling is two-step adjustable. In addition, the handlebars and seat are also adjustable, allowing the rider to tweak the FJR's comfort level to suit body size and riding style. The position of the pillion footrests has also been relocated for improved passenger comfort. Also changed is the mounting location for the panniers, an improvement which reduces overall width by 25mm.
A new twin fan, curved radiator design improves cooling efficiency, plus a catalytic converter and O2 sensor in the exhaust further reduces emissions. These refinements combine with a legendary fuel injected, in-line, four cylinder 4-valve 1300cc engine to produce ample performance in all situations.
Smooth needle roller bearing gear shift and shaft drive provide the slick five speed tourer with a super smooth ride.
The 2006 model FJR now sports a unified brake system in addition to anti-lock brakes for controlled, predictable stopping in all conditions. The system works by applying a measured amount of front brake when the rear is applied.
Other additions for 2006 include a slimmer rear frame design, middle drive gear tooth changes designed for cruising at lower rpm, longer swingarm for greater stability, easy read gauges (including a useful gear position indicator), new high visibility colour matched mirrors, high comfort pillion footrests, aerodynamic clear indicator lenses, adjustable headlights and new design tail light and a 12V socket inside a new glovebox. Functionally and aesthetically, the design of the new FJR epitomises Yamaha's Art of Engineering. It is a shape born in the traditional Yamaha method of thorough and exhaustive road testing.