Get a used Yamaha FJR1300 for less than the deposit on a new one ‘Although not as gadget-laden as its rivals, the FJR has always impressed’
Buy used for less than the deposit on a new model
Aused Yamaha FJR1300 can now be bought for less than the cost of the deposit on a brand-new model on PCP or finance.
Early noughties versions of the popular sports tourer can be found online at Mcnbikesforsale for as little as £2750, which is £2830.84 cheaper than a new deposit for a new one, when taking up one of Yamaha’s representative offers.
The price of this used machine is also £241.28 cheaper than the deposit required for a typical PCP deal – £2991.28 followed by 36 monthly repayments of £185.
The low used prices mean that you could purchase a bike and treat yourself to a wardrobe of lovely new riding kit and still have some cash left over.
Also, the new A model no longer comes with panniers as standard – they are now an optional extra for UK customers. Adding the official 50-litre top case alone adds a further £475 to the price.
Most used machines, however, come fitted with either the top or side cases (or both) included in the sale.
Despite being used for long tours and heavy mileage, many FJR owners tend to look after their bikes, meaning even the cheapest machines still offer a degree of quality and make a fantastic used buy.
MCN Guest Tester Phil West rode a used FJR in early June and said: “Although not as glamourous or gadgetladen as some rivals, the FJR has always impressed for its effective, no-messing, durable and dependable approach.
“No wonder it’s lived so long and is so popular with organisations like limo-taxis, the police, rescue services and more.”
This bike was launched in 2001 and has received multiple changes across its lifetime. As well as fairly standard alterations like new fairings and screens, Yamaha also launched a semi-automatic AS variant in 2006.