2022 Yamaha FJR

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RossKean

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It is being sold for at least one more year.
Cobalt blue in the USA and "Anniversary Edition" black with gold rims and emblems in Canada.

Modest price increase...
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Well fuck. There goes my BMW. 2022 FJR in the exact color I wanted. Time for a new bike.

Edit: Just looked it over and it looks like the 2020 bike with a new color. This is getting old. Maybe the Beemer is still in the works....
 
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I love that the FJR stays alive for another year!

I know it's just a matter of time because they are painting it BLUE (AGAIN).
 

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I love that the FJR stays alive for another year!

I know it's just a matter of time because they are painting it BLUE (AGAIN).
I would like to have seen the liquid silver last used in 2011 or the black cherry from 2007. ( I had an '07 and currently own a 2011.)
The 2014 red was nice but not my preference and I was never a big fan of the matte blue.
I guess the cobalt blue is pretty iconic for the brand and I don't hate it. Suppose it doesn't matter much since I am not planning to replace my 2011 anytime soon...
 

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We get another year...it's 2016 again! :)

Asking for a friend...anyone in Canada dislike black? A new-to-new complete color swap is an easy day job!!

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I have the 2016 model and really like it. Best bike I have had for the 40 plus years I have been riding. Color is not a big deal to me, just want to ride. The black rims get abused whenever I get the tires replaced at the Yamaha dealership. Would be nice if they had non-marring tools. I get quite a few compliments and I think I would get more with the gold rims.
 

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The good news is that there is an FJR for 2022.

The bad news is that it is not updated.
If the FJR ever gets a reboot with a major re-design, I expect there would be a year or two layoff between versions although it is possible to have no break in North America (already discontinued in Europe). I still think they could put together a decent sport-tourer based upon a modified version of one of their triples.
 

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Using a triple ideally would get the wet weight down to around 550 lbs. The current FJR is still an awesome sport tourer but in my opinion she is a bit porky to fully live up to the “sport” in sport touring.
 

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Regarding the triple as a replacement for the I-4 FJR motor; I love triples, and my first bike was a brand-new 1979 Yamaha 750 Special. It had nice torque, decent power, and a cool exhaust note. But, a year ago, I rode a buddy's FJ-09. I expected to really enjoy the bike, engine-wise, but was unimpressed. It was, "Meh, it's OK, I guess". I have read countless stories about how much personality and fun this motor is supposed to have, and didn't feel those impressions when I rode it. It has enough power and torque to keep up, but it did nothing to make me desire that motor. On the other hand, my FJR motor impresses me every time I ride it, kind of like my 98 SuperHawk. Not the highest power curve on the dyno, but unbelievably fun throughout the mid-range.
Sorry if I hurt anybody's feelings about the FJ/MT triples. Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
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I will most likely own a leftover 21 or a new 22 soon, despite only having reached 85,000 miles on my 2018. I went from enjoying the chicken little posts every year that the fjr is no more, to being riveted by the “after the recall flash, my bike doesn’t run right anymore” posts.

I was so fortunate. My 2018 ran like a scalded dog after the recall. Just like it did before the recall.

I still ride it occasionally.
 

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The 2022 looks identical to the 2005 FJR had used to own, with the small exception of the badging on the side bags is slightly different. My '05 was one hell of a hot beast in the summer too! I sold it and bought an '07 which was much cooler to ride (and still own it).
 

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“You all are describing why after 20+ years with the FJR, I went with a Yamaha triple for 2-up touring. The Tracer 900 GT weighs just under 500 lbs, and I get to retain a pair of FJR hard cases”

I tried to do the same with the 2019 tracer GT I bought. I still have the FJR to. I switch back-and-forth. And I have to say much is I love the tracer it just doesn’t have the highway stability that the FJR has or the wind protection or the passenger comfort. I’d stop complaining if I could get the FJR to lose 100 pounds.

My hope for the future might be the new Honda NT 1100. Depending on how long it takes them to bring it to the states. For the life of me I don’t understand why everyone isn’t transitioning to belts instead of chains and shafts. They’ve worked just fine on numerous bikes but for some reason there’s a stigma attached to them.
 

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