2007 XJR1300 Released
Full specs and details from Yamaha….
Make way gym junkies, the original muscle bike is back for 2007 after a full work out… but at a slimmer price.
Yamaha’s XJR1300 now comes with a host of modern updates that lurk seemingly un-noticed beneath the traditional exterior. Which means that while the classic look is retained, performance is thoroughly modern.
For example, the engine is still a potent DOHC air-cooled powerplant sporting electroplated alloy cylinders and forged pistons mated to carburised rods… but the clean-running performance of fuel injection has been introduced for 2007. The XJR1300’s new fuel injection system offers high levels of intake control thanks to an ECU-controlled 12-hole 2-directional injector. This monitors rpm and throttle opening to achieve optimum intake efficiency for significantly increased performance. To accommodate the new fuel injection system the 2007 XJR1300 features a new intake camshaft with revised valve lift characteristics, and an optimised intake/exhaust valve overlap range for greater intake efficiency.
The attractive new 4-2-1 exhaust system underlines the XJR1300’s enhanced performance. The 2007 model achieves its greater level of maximum torque a full 500 rpm lower (6000rpm) than the 2006 machine. A new 3-way honeycomb catalyser coated in platinum and rhodium further reduces exhaust emissions, and for more effective operation of the catalyser an oxygen sensor is also fitted.
The catalyser is in three parts – two in the midsection of the exhaust where there are two pipes, and another one in the silencer. In addition, a solenoid controlled air induction system ensures even more complete combustion of unburnt hydrocarbons. A compact version of Yamaha’s famous torque-boosting EXUP valve uses rpm and gear position data to precisely control exhaust flow, improving torque characteristics.
To match the new sportier engine character the front suspension settings have been revised for plush action and light handling, while also reducing nosedive during braking. The 2007 model is equipped with a pair of the latest high-spec Öhlins rear shocks designed to offer a more linear and direct feel with optimised rebound and compression damping characteristics. These units help reduce rear end squat for improved traction and enhanced handling.
Additional features include a new seat design (incorporating new foam) that offers an optimum balance of sportiness and comfort, the peace of mind of an immobiliser, as well as new dual circular LED tail lights, internal instrument illumination, clear flasher lenses, redesigned side covers and oval mirrors.
All these refinements should come at a premium, but YMA has managed to shave the retail price back by $700 over the 2006 model to give a new RRP of $13,999 (inc GST).
2007 XJR1300 SPECIFICATIONS
Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, in-line four
Displacement – (cc) 1251 Bore Stroke – (mm) 79.0 x 63.8
Lubrication Wet sump
Fuel Management Electronic fuel injection
Fueltank – (L) 21
Final Transmission Chain drive
Length – (mm) 2175
Width – (mm) 765
Height – (mm) 1115
Seat Height – (mm) 795
Wheelbase – (mm) 1500
Clearance – (mm) 125
Dry Weight – (kg) 222
Suspension Front Telescopic fork
Tyres Front 120/70 ZR17MC (58W)
Brakes Front Dual disc
Suspension Rear Monocross Öhlins twin shock
Tyres Rear 180/55 ZR17MC (73W)