FJR1300 deals

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’

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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.

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