Yamaha XJR 1300


Make Model

Yamaha XJR 1300


2010 - 13


Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder


1251 cc / 76.34 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 79 x 63.8 mm
Cooling System Air Cooled
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Oil capacity 4.2 Litres / 0.28 qu
Exhaust 4-2-1 matt black


Fuel Injection


Digital TCI 
Starting Electric

Max Power

106 hp / 77.3 kW @ 6000 rpm

Max Torque

108 Nm / 80 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple-disc coil spring


5 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Steel double cradle

Front Suspension

Telescopic fork, Coil spring/oil damper
Front Wheel Travel 130 mm / 5.1 in

Rear Suspension

Swingarm, ÖHLINS Coil spring/gas-oil damper
Rear Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Front Brakes

2x 298mm discs 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 245mm disc  2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 -ZR17

Rear Tyre

Rake 25.0°
Trail 100 mm / 3.9 in
Dimensions Height 1115 mm / 43.9 in
Length 2175 mm / 85.6 in
Width 765 mm / 30.1 in
Wheelbase 1500 mm / 59.0 in
Ground Clearance 132 mm /  5.2 in
Seat Height 820 mm / 32.2 in

Dry Weight

222 kg / 489 lbs

Wet Weight

240 kg / 529 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

21 Litres / 5.5 US gal

With the key words "a deeper and wider Sporty models" for this model change, new technologies are adopted in all parts of the machine, from the engine to component changes in the chassis. The main features are optimization of the intake system in order to increase torque primarily in the low- and mid-speed ranges, adoption of a fuel injection system which contributes to great response and environmental friendliness, adoption of a 4-into-2-into-1 type exhaust pipe, adoption of a deluxe-model Öhlins rear suspension (specialized settings), etc. The combined effect of these changes gives the new XJR1300 an even sportier ride in a wide range of the use conditions.
To achieve outstanding drivability an FI (fuel injection) system is adopted. The intake valve operating characteristics were also optimized and the combined effect of these changes have produced a roughly 10% increase in max. torque, from the existing 98 N•m to 108 N•m, while reducing the rpm at which max. torque is achieved from 6,500 rpm to 6,000 rpm to give this model a stronger torque character over a broader range from low speeds on up. (*Figures for lead-free premium gasoline specification)

4-2-1 exhaust pipe and 3-way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor feedback

A 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust pipe with a fresh new shape has been adopted in order to bring out excellent torque characteristics. Furthermore, it is outfitted with a 3-way catalytic converter (a device that simultaneously oxidizes and breaks down CO, HC and NOx in the exhaust), and in order to help the catalyzer function more effectively, an oxygen sensor is used to detect the level of oxygen remaining in the exhaust and constantly feed back that information to enable appropriate adjustment of fuel supply to achieve both outstanding power output and environment-friendly performance (clears Japan’s emissions regulation for 2007).

Deluxe Öhlins rear suspension with special settings

A rear suspension built by Swedish maker Öhlins is adopted. This specialized unit is based on Öhlins’ deluxe model* twin-shock suspension and has been given special settings in order to bring out a more linear, direct handling feeling. (*As of Oct. 2006)

Other changes

Other changes include (1) new settings for the front suspension, (2) the front and rear radial tires with special specifications, (3) a new-design sheet, (4) new-design side covers, (5) new handlebar position, (6) LED taillights with a fresh look and (7) quality-look internal illumination for the meter panel, etc.