XJR1300 History: all models, all colours 1999-2016

XJR1300 History: all models, all colours 1999-2016

The XJR 1300 is the successor of the XJR 1200 that originated in 1995. The 1200 was famous for its strong 'big block' character with already massive power, available at very low revs. In addition to its sports appeal, reminiscent of the superbikes of the '80s, this big bike was very easy to ride and the ample seat space and comfortable suspensions offered a relaxed ride.

1998-XJR1200-Blue_PS from 236-447374 (gc_header)1998-XJR1200 Blue


1999_XJR1300_01 from 236-447212 (gc_single_col)1999-XJR1300 Black (BL2)
1999_XJR1300_02 from 236-447218 (gc_single_col)1999-XJR1300 Dark Cyan Metallic
1999-XJR1300SP-SARRON_PS from 236-447387 (gc_single_col)1999-XJR1300SP Blue Sarron
1999-XJR1300SP-AMA_PS from 236-447380 (gc_single_col)1999-XJR1300SP Black/Red/White AMA

1999 model
This year marks the shift from 1200 to 1300. The bike features a bigger-bore engine (1188 to 1251 cc) and a reinforced, stiffer chassis as well.
Handling is improved by an uprated front fork with revised damping and preload adjusters and a narrower front tire (from 130 to 120).
A wider rear tire (180) and R1 style front brakes keep the additional power in check.
Technically, the engine is upgraded with chrome-composite plated aluminium cylinders, forged pistons and a more compact drive chain. The design is subtly retouched with new sidepanels and tail cover, but keeping true to the original, classic and timeless lines that made this machine so popular.
The visible, honest air-cooled engine design with polished cooling fins and prominent DOHC head is a joy for the eye, as well as the double-cradle steel frame with its beautifully exposed double shock absorbers!
The standard version comes in black and dark green.
The SP version takes the high grade finish to an even higher level with its special paint scheme, special seat surface and Öhlins shock absorbers. It is available in blue 'Yamaha Racing France style' and in black/red/white 'AMA racing series style'.



2000_XJR1300_01 from 236-447224 (gc_single_col)2000-XJR1300 Black (BL2)
2000_XJR1300_02 from 236-447230 (gc_single_col)2000-XJR1300 Silver Metallic (SM1)
2000-XJR1300SP-Blue_Black_(DPBMC)_PS from 236-447400 (gc_single_col)2000-XJR1300SP Blue Black (DPBMC)
2000-XJR1300SP-Vivid_Red_Black_(VRC1)_PS from 236-447406 (gc_single_col)2000-XJR1300SP Vivid Red Black (VRC1)

2000 model
A new silver metallic complements the existing black colour.
The SP models come in new blue/white/black or red/white/black combinations.



Technical specifications

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