Yamaha’s just updated its iconic FJR1300 sport tourer motorcycle, and there are TWO new bikes for 2020 – the FJR 1300AS and the FJR1300 AE Ultimate Edition.

Yamaha's new FJR1300 for 2020.

Updated to meet Euro 5 regulations, the two new FJR’s for 2020 come with black and gold paintwork, gold three spoke wheels and a range of top quality touring kit. Powered by a 1298cc inline four, it’s fitted with electronically adjustable suspensions and USD front forks and switchable traction control.

Built for long distance touring, the FJR1300 AS and AE Ultimate Edition are each kitted out with an electronically-adjustable high screen and wind deflectors – plus they also come with an adjustable seat, cowl and handlebars to help riders find the most comfortable position for covering serious miles. Other touring essentials on the top-of-the-range FJR’s include a shaft drive, heated grips, cruise control, a 12V socket – and some hard side cases too.

Studio shot of the 2020 model of Yamaha's FRJ1300 sport tourer motorcycle.

Complementing the new colour scheme, key components have been treated with a special black finish. So, the handlebars and risers, control levers, top clamp, filler cap, rear grab handles, brake calipers and passenger footrest brackets are all co-ordinated to help give the two new Ultimate Edition models a classy look.


  • Special black and gold body colours
  • Black seat with gold stitching and logo
  • High screen
  • Wind deflectors
  • Gold wheels with logo
  • 1298cc, inline, 4-cylinder, 6-speed engine
  • Electronically-adjustable suspension and upside-down forks
  • Fully adjustable screen and ergonomics
  • Electronic clutch-less gear shift system (FJR1300 AS only)
  • A&S clutch
  • Switchable TCS
  • Yamaha D-MODE
  • Sportsbike-type aluminium frame
  • Shaft drive
  • Cruise Control
  • Hard side cases with black chrome strip
  • Heated grips and 12V socket
  • Adaptive cornering lights
  • Large 25-litre long-range fuel tank
  • Hard side cases with black chrome strip
Riding shot of the new FJR1300 Ultimate Edition sport tourer bike from Yamaha.

There’s been no official news on price just yet, but we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out, with the new FJR1300 AS Ultimate Edition and FJR1300 AE Ultimate Edition heading into dealers from December 2019. For more information on the two new models, click HERE.


NEW Yamaha Tracer 700

Alongside the new FRJ1300’s – there’s another sport tourer joining Yamaha’s ranks; the Tracer 700. Featuring completely new bodywork and an aggressive new front end, mini-Tracer is powered by the first Euro 5 version of the Japanese factories widely acclaimed 689cc, 2-cylinder CP2 engine.

Yamaha's new Tracer 700. Riding shot of the Japanese factories latest mini- sport tourer motorcycle.

And for 2020 the outstanding engine is updated with optimised fuel injection and ignition settings, revised air intake, optimised exhaust settings and a modified exhaust system to maintain power output while meeting emissions standards.

The new Tracer 700 is also equipped with uprated 41mm cartridge-type forks up front – which come with preload and rebound damping adjustment. And at the rear there’s a preload and rebound-adjustable shock.


Its touring capabilities have been improved too, with a new aerodynamic screen. Using just one hand, screen height can be adjusted by over 60mm to reduce wind buffeting – while some redesigned handguards offer further protection against wind and weather. The new Tracer also features 34mm wider handlebars and a new seat design, to improve long distance comfort.

Yamaha's new Tracer 700 for 2020.


  • New half fairing with aggressive new twin headlight face
  • Thrilling torque-rich 689cc CP2 engine, Euro5 compliant
  • Lightest in class, best power to weight ratio
  • Adjustable front and rear suspension
  • Aerodynamic screen with single-handed adjustment
  • Commanding riding position with comfortable ergonomics
  • Contoured dual seat for rider and passenger comfort
  • 17-litre fuel tank gives long range autonomy
  • Negative LCD instruments
  • Compact LED flashers, integrated in handguards

Available in either Icon Grey, Sonic Grey, or Phantom Blue there’s no news yet on pricing for the new Yamaha Tracer 700 – but with the new model set to be available in dealers from March 2020, hopefully we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out. For more information on the new Tracer 700, click HERE.


Tony Carter

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