New XJR1300 Racer 

Just as Keino’s Rhapsody in Blue inspired the new XJR1300, so the collaboration in 2013 with Deus Ex Machina on the beautiful XJR1300 Eau Rouge inspired the new XJR1300 Racer, which like the new MT-07 Moto Cage, will be a special edition built by an official Yamaha dealer with genuine Yamaha parts. The all-new Yamaha XJR1300 Racer is a custom twist based on the all-new XJR1300 machine. The iconic street bruiser gets a genuine Café Racer look with a number of beautifully crafted additional parts to create a stunning retro styled machine to raise the pulse on the street.



Authentic Café Racer style 

A cool carbon cowling and short carbon front fender pay homage to the iconic café racers of the seventies whilst period style clip-on handlebars are used to deliver the correct riding position. The beautiful and sporty styled solo-seat design is further enhanced with a carbon seat cover to complete the look. The riding position is more focused than the standard XJR giving a genuine Café race style with a narrower, more forward sportier feel.


The 2015 XJR Racer is an evolution of a classic. The 1300cc naked street machine on which it’s based stays true to its ‘Japanese Performance Classic’ origins with a functional, simple design and the largest displacement in line 4 air cooled engine on the market as its beating heart. The Racer is available in the full range of 2015 XJR colors.

The 2015 XJR Racer sits proudly in the sportiest side of the Sports Heritage Range, continuing Yamaha’s drive to deliver beautiful and emotional motorcycles that remain functional even in daily usage.




2015 XJR1300 Racer features 

  • Carbon cowling
  • Clip-on handlebar
  • Carbon short front fender
  • Aluminium front fender stay
  • Carbon passenger seat cover


Take your XJR further 

Yamaha have prepared plenty of bolt-on genuine accessories for the 2015 XJR1300 and XJR1300 Racer to help customers realise their personal style. They can also take inspiration from the many ready-made custom pieces from our Yard built collaborators.

2015 XJR1300 / Racer accessories 

  • Black Akrapovic slip-on muffler
  • Sport screen
  • Fly screen
  • Led indicators
  • Custom narrow handlebar
  • Roller protectors
  • Multiple soft luggage options
  • Handlebar end mount rear view mirror kit
  • Custom rear set
  • Leather fuel Tank band
  • Machined billet front sprocket cover by Rizoma
  • Machined billet injection cover by Rizoma
  • Machined billet pegs by Rizoma



2015 XJR1300 Racer



Air-cooled, 4-stroke, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves, DOHC


1,251 cc

Bore x stroke

79.0 x 63.8 mm

Compression ratio


Max. Power

71.9 kW (98 PS) @ 8,000 rpm

Max. Torque

108.4 Nm (11.1 kg-m) @ 6,000 rpm

Lubrication system

Wet sump

Fuel supply system

Fuel Injection

Clutch type

Wet, multiple-disc coil spring

Ignition system


Starter system


Transmission system

Constant mesh, 5-speed

Final transmission system


Primary reduction ratio

98/56 (1.750)

Secondary reduction ratio

38/17 (2.235)

Gear ratio 1st gear

40/14 (2.857)

Gear ratio 2nd gear

36/18 (2.000)

Gear ratio 3rd gear

33/21 (1.571)

Gear ratio 4th gear

31/24 (1.292)

Gear ratio 5th gear

29/26 (1.115)



Steel double cradle

Front suspension

Telescopic forks

Front wheel travel

130 mm

Rear suspension

Dual Shock

Rear wheel travel

120 mm

Caster angle

24o 40″


92 mm

Front brake

Dual discs, Ø 298 mm

Rear brake

Single disc, Ø 267 mm

Front tyre

120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)

Rear tyre

180/55 ZR17M/C (73W)


Overall length

2,190 mm

Overall width

820 mm

Overall height

1,120 mm

Seat height

829 mm


1,500 mm

Min. ground clearance

133 mm

Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)


Fuel capacity

14,5 litres

Oil capacity

4.2 litres


Tony Carter

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