Sunday, August 31, 2008

Yamaha to launch FJR1400 by year end?


A computer mock-up of the new FJR1400 which Yamaha are expected to launch by the year end
Pic: Moto Revue

According to a report on Moto Revue, Yamaha are looking at taking on the Kawasaki 1400GTR in a big way by launching an updated FJR – the FJR1400 – towards the end of this year. Apart from its 1400cc inline-four, the new FJR is expected to get bits like the latest-generation anti-lock brakes, traction control and a semi-automatic gearbox that offers clutchless gear shifts.

As we said in an earlier post here, Suzuki are also expected to launch a Hayabusa-based 1300GT sports-tourer by year-end, while Kawasaki are expected to offer ECU updates on their 1400GTR for improved power delivery. And Honda may finally unveil their V5-powered VFR1000, which would replace the VFR800 and the erstwhile CBR1100XX Super Blackbird. So looks like it’s exciting times ahead for sports-tourers…

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Daytona 675: Scuderia Triumph-SC replica launched...
VW to launch a trike in the (distant) future...
Red Bull Racing replica KTM RC8...
2009 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle...
Smaller, lighter, faster: MotoGP-inspired Yamaha R1 coming in 2009...
Luxury touring: Ness Signature Series Victory Vision...
Toyota's 'motorcycle' for the masses...?

Elsewhere today:
The HOTTEST Kawasaki ZX-10R ever...!!!

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