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Last Updated : 02 July 2012

This page is a comparison between the latest 2010 Yamaha FJR1300 and the 2nd generation Suzuki Hayabusa. You should be aware of the Hayabusa by now since virtually, the entire website is about the it. 

The Yamaha FJR1300 was a high capacity sport tourer originally released back in 2001. It was clearly a sports tourer targeted at riders who didn't want a BMW or Honda motorcycle. It is highly likely that older riders would have considered the FJR1300 in the same vein as the Hayabusa purely on price and purpose. However the Hayabusa is not a sports tourer but often considered one since it is more comfortable than a sports bike and has plenty of space for luggage and pillion passenger.   

Although I haven't ridden a FJR1300 yet it is clear that it is a highly regarded motorcycle for distance cruising. Quite a few police forces are also choosing the FJR which means that they should be very reliable long term purchase. Each update of the model being better than the prior version. Judged purely on looks I prefer the Kawasaki GTR1400 or Concours14 but many will probably disagree. Regardless of your preference the FJR1300 based on specifications alone looks like an excellent choice if you are after a fast long distance tourer.

  2nd Generation Hayabusa Yamaha FJR1300AS
Yamaha FJR1300A

2008 Suzuki Hayabusa Image

Engine :
Bore :
Stroke :
Displacement :
Compression ratio :
Air Cleaner :
Starter :
Lubrication :
Fuelling :
Overall length :
Overall Width :
Overall Height :
Wheel base :
Ground clearance :
Seat height :
Kerb weight :

In-line 4 DOHC TSCC
81.0 mm
65.0 mm
1340 cc
12.5 : 1
Non-woven fabric
Wet sump
Electronic Fuel Injection
2190 mm
735 mm
1165 mm
1480 mm
120 mm
805 mm
220 kg
449 kg
In-line 4 cylinder DOHC
79 mm
66.2 mm
1298 cc
10.8 : 1
Non-woven fabric
Wet sump

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
2230 mm
1450 mm
1545 mm
818 mm
295 kg - 4kg if ABS

Security System :

Standard Standard

Gearbox :

6 speed constant mesh
Wet multi-plate hydraulic clutch
Chain Drive
5 speed constant mesh
Wet multi-plate hydraulic clutch
Shaft Drive

Suspension  (front) :

Inverted telescopic,
coil sprung, oil damped,
spring preload fully adjustable rebound damping force 10-way adjustable
compression damping force 10-way adjustable
43mm inverted hydraulic telescopic fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload.

Suspension  (rear) :

Link type, coil spring,
gas/oil damped,
spring preload fully adjustable force 22-way adjustable?, compression damping force 22-way adjustable
Monocross type

Brakes / Tyres :

320mm Disc
Tokico - Front twin 6 piston calliper
260mm Back single 4 piston calliper

Front 120/70 ZR17 
Bridgestone BT-015
Rear 190/50 ZR17 Bridgestone BT-015
Cast aluminium alloy

320mm Disc Front twin 6 piston
282mm Back single 4 piston calliper
Optional ABS

Front 120/70 ZR17 
Bridgestone BT-015
Rear 1180/50 ZR17
Cast aluminium alloy

Fuel tank :

2008 : 21 litres
Canadian : 20 litres
25 litres

Fuel consumption :

Highway 5.4 litres (Premium) @ 100kph average per 100kms
City 7.8 litres (Premium) per 100kms average
Various corners minimal hills and mid 25 Celsius.
A-Mode only.

Exhaust :

4 into 2 - 1 - 2  (standard) 4 into 2 - 1 - 2  (standard)

Frame :


Colors :

See Model History  

Power :
Torque :

(Claimed) 197hp
(Claimed) 146Kw @ 9800rpm
(Claimed) 154Nm @ 10200rpm
(Claimed) 141hp
(Claimed) 105Kw @ 8000rpm
(Claimed) 134.4Nm @ 7000pm

Approx Pricing (AUD) :

2010 - $18,990
2009 - $18,990
2008 - $18,790
2010 - $24,099
2010 - $26,199



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