2017 Yamaha FJ 09 Price and Reviews- A lot more packed with complications, isn’t it? It’s too bad not all are of the good variety, but hopefully you have your great number. Thankfully, I had a very nice surprise just just lately while i picked up the new Yamaha FJ-09.To be honest, this is a bike that was simply not on my radar; its Transformer-like looks, with body bits suspending all over the place, are just somewhat too modern for my style. But that way proverbial e book that cannot be judged by its cover, the real attraction of the FJ-09 starts as soon as you throw a lower leg over the seat.
Incredible, comfortable; the handlebars are wide, like a motocross, and the pegs are really low it almost seems like you’re standing up. The seat is flexible from 33. 3 inches wide to 33. 9 ins, so most riders above 5-foot-7 or so will be able to find the ideal height. Overall, the seating position is suitable for an extended haul in the saddle – which, sadly, is the only thing that can inhibit a huge trip, it having all the cushion as a sheet of plywood. Following an hour’s worth of riding, my backside was so sore I got to stop frequently to loosen up; luckily, Phazer offers an optional much softer seat, which I highly recommend.
Flick the swap and the 850-cc three-cylinder engine fires alive; I am just quickly becoming an enthusiast of the smoothness of three-cylinder bikes, and this Yamaha version is merely as good as any, if not better. Nary a vibration at any revoltion per minute, the 850 has lots of torque even at low speed, with a maximum of 64. 3 pounds. -ft. at 8, five-hundred rpm. Yamaha doesn’t offer horsepower figures, but the three cylinder bangs away over 100 hp. The power goes thru a 6 spedd gearbox including an undg?r clutch.
And with a ride-by-wire throttle, Yamaha has given this bike not merely one, but three completely different riding characteristics with it is riding modes – A, Standard and B. The last two give you a soft, relaxed throttle response, with B meant for rainwater and having an even softer touch. But change it to A and the FJ is a completely different animal – and a vicious one at that. It’s almost an on-off throttle, and a rider had better really know what to expect with a twist of their right wrist. The between riding modes is very quite amazing, as it provides a selection between a track-ready supersport or an easygoing commuting bike.
Luckily, the suspension is up to whatever mode – and mood – you will be in. The front inverted forks – now with progressive-rate springs – and the rear shock are flexible for both damping and preload, and give both manipulated handling and a half way decent soft ride, no subject the speed. Again, simply perfect for those long hauls.
On the highway, the bike feels stable and much lighter than its 210 kilogram weight indicate; incorporate that with a shorter wheelbase at 1, 440 millimetres, and the FJ-09 makes itself an excellent commuter bike, turning around city traffic just as easily as it does carve up depressed country roads.
Naturally, really not perfect; in case you can get beyond the hair styling and the hard chair, the thin tank (which actually holds a good 18 litres of fuel) doesn’t offer enough grasp for a rider’s legs in full hoon function, limiting the full-sport, extreme lean-angle fun. But really, that’s it; for just $11, 299, what you do get is all the niceness listed above plus standard ABS and traction control, a centre stand and the adaptability of a multi-character motorbike. For those of all of us that can afford to have just one toy in the garage, you get an awful lot of bike with the Phazer FJ-09.