Hello, I've been a long time Honda guy but I am very interested in the FJ 09. Honda isn't building anything that gets me excited to buy right now. I currently own a 1979CBX and a (recently deceased) ST1100. I'm looking at the FJ to replace the ST.
My question is are there any differences between the model years? I am finding quite a few 2015 leftovers in showrooms and wonder if I should go for one of those or opt for one of the newer models.
The FJ is a gem of a motorcycle, and has been - for me at least - the perfect mix of sport bike, hooligan, and touring mount. I have thrown some $$ at suspension upgrades, ECU remap, and other odds & ends. I’m one of the few that seem to be ok with the stock seat, but my days typically don’t cover more than about 250 miles.
For what it’s worth, I had an ST1300 previously, and honestly never really bonded with it. I found it smooth, silent, bulletproof, beautifully built, and totally without character. My wife described it as an Accord that was easier to fall off of... charming. The FJ isn’t the distance tourer that the ST is, but the trade off is much lighter weight & responsiveness. And the CP3 triple is absolutely intoxicating.
There is a ton of collective knowledge on this forum, so welcome and take a look around. The FJ is a great bike... you won’t be disappointed.
Last Edit: May 24, 2018 10:50:24 GMT -7 by texscottyd
Whats the hot ticket for seats? I had a Corbin on my ST and was pretty happy with it.
The Corbin solves some of the problems that the stocker presents. It's a one piece and is very stable. Weighs a few lbs. more than the stocker. After you get it broken in, it is very comfortable. I really like mine.
Terry's Custom Seats. I love mine... only drawback is that you have to send them your seat to have it modified. No issue if you're not riding over the winter months, but if you're in a more temperate climate... prepare for several weeks of down-time.
I bought the FJ! I ended up getting a used 2015 with only 2700 miles on it, so still like new. Had it a week now and I'm liking it alot. I certainly see why everyone raves over the engine, that thing rips! I like the riding position, its pretty comfy. Will be great with a seat, that needs help. i'm pretty happy with my choice so far.