The Yamaha FJR1300 boasts a number of features to assist on long distance tours. The Yamaha FJR1300 boasts a number of features to assist on long distance tours. Photo by Graeme Jones

FJR1300, V-Star Deluxe highlight Yamaha line-up

Written by  on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 15:31

TORONTO, Ont. -- Yamaha Motor Canada has introduced its 2013 motorcycles. This year’s lineup is highlighted by the new FJR1300 and V-Star 1300 Deluxe.

New for 2013, the FJR1300 features electronic cruise control, traction control system, drive-mode that lets the rider select performance character, meter panel design with advanced styling and function, and a new aerodynamic front cowl for improved comfort on long distance rides.


Also new for 2013 is the V-Star 1300 Deluxe (above). The world’s first production midsize “bagger” is loaded with features including a fuel injected, liquid cooled 1300cc V-Twin, stylish fork mounted fairings, hard shell saddlebags, iPod/iPhone ready audio system and a Garmin Zumo 665 Navigation system.


“The new FJR1300 is attracting lots of very positive feedback,” said Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd. Motorcycle Product Manager, John Bayliss. “A number of customers have already stepped up and left deposits with our dealers, without even seeing the bike in person! This tells us the designers and engineers have done a great job.

“We are also very excited by the new V-Star 1300 Deluxe. This mid-size ‘bagger’ fills a gap in the market place. The V-Star 1300 Deluxe is truly in a class by itself and offers incredible comfort and convenience for a variety of riders.” 


Both these bikes will have their official Canadian unveiling at the Toronto Motorcycle Show, December 7-9. Enthusiasts can also see them across the country throughout the winter.

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To check out the entire 2013 line, visit

--From Yamaha Motor Canada

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