When the Yamaha FJ1100 was introduced, the press went nuts. Rider Magazine called it “the best large displacement sport motorcycle of 1984, and maybe even the best in its class in the history of motorcycling,” and other mags called it Bike of the Year. Here’s a bike that revolutionized what sport-touring bikes would become – big power and plenty of plastic.
Thanks to the 125 horsepower/1098cc engine, the FJ1100 could hit 146 miles per hour. For more on this future classic, check out this article on Motorcycle Classics.
The seller acquired this example as a relatively stock bike in 2010 and then he brought the mileage up to 63,500 while he made some serious modifications – including the front wheel from a FJ1200, rear wheel from a ’90 GSX-R1100, front calipers from a Yamaha R1, front master cylinder from a GSX-R600, rear calipers from a GSX-R1100, front forks from a FJ1200…you get the idea. This offers 80s styling with plenty of more modern components. Other highlights include the Corbin Gunfighter seat, rebuilt head, and a recent service. It’s not perfect – the original speedo has been disconnected and replaced with a bicycle computer, it consumes a little oil, the centerstand is missing, and there’s some damaged to the left side engine cover and dents in the tank from a lowside. Still, the price isn’t bad and this is a fun way to eat up some serious miles this summer.
Find this FJ for sale here on ADVRider (registration required) for $2,500 in Deland, Illinois.