The Royal Malaysian Police Force, otherwise known as the PDRM, has recently received a new fleet of motorcycles from Yamaha. We now are able to confirm after seeing initial pictures that these motorcycles are the FJR1300 model from Japanese manufacturer Yamaha and feature some very impressive numbers to be better able to tackle the baddies!
With their many miles of highway (most Singaporeans would have travelled on the North-South Highway or NSH for short) and problems with illegal modifications and mat-rempit issues, these bikes will undoubtedly allow the police to do a more efficient job of managing law and order.
The Singapore Traffic Police have also recently upgraded their fleet from the older Yamaha XJ to a fleet or brand new BMW R1250 RT. Which do you think is a better motorcycle for the police force? The ever reliable and popular Yamaha, or the German marque that the SPF traffic division uses?
Let us know down in the comments section below!
BMW R1250RT of the Singapore Traffic Police
Yamaha FJR1300 Specs:
- Engine 1,298 cc (79.2 cu in) transverse inline-4, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, electronic fuel injection
- Bore / stroke 79.0 mm × 66.2 mm (3.11 in × 2.61 in)
- Compression ratio 10.8:1
- Power 105.5 kW (141.5 hp) @ 8,000 rpm
- Torque 134.4 N⋅m (99.1 lbf⋅ft) @ 7,000 rpm
- Transmission 5-speed manual (6-speed from 2016), shaft-drive
- AE/AS: Electronic clutch
- Suspension Front: 48 mm telescopic fork, 137 mm wheel travel
- Rear: Single shock, link type, 122 mm wheel travel
- Brakes Front: Dual 320 mm disc four-piston calipers
- Rear: Single 283 mm disc two-piston caliper
- ABS standard (optional before 2006)
- Front: 120/70ZR17
- Rear: 180/55ZR17
- Wheelbase 1,545 mm (60.8 in)
- Dimensions L: 2,230 mm (88 in)
- W: 750 mm (30 in)
- H: 1,450 mm (57 in)
- Seat height 805 mm (31.7 in)
- Weight 264 kg (582 lb)
- AE/AS: 269 kg (593 lb) (dry)
- 291 kg (642 lb)
- AE/AS: 295 kg (650 lb) (wet)
- Fuel capacity 25 L (5.5 imp gal; 6.6 US gal)