Have you seen a jap bike after 50K miles? It's like comparing a redneck trailer park to an established neighborhood on the good side of town.
The FJR is an abomination. The only good part of this bike is the engine. Yamaha tried to build a touring motorcycle around an engine. Everything else is a poor copy of what BMW has done for years.
I traded my 1998 RS for a ST1300. Rode it for a week. Hated it. I thought I was riding a bloated LT. Took it back and got my 03 GT.
I'm looking forward to my FASTEST Crystal Gray to arrive in May.
Last edited by PCKRS; Apr 1st, 2006 at 9:05 am.