Yes, it really has been ten years since Yamaha’s big sporty-tourer came to America, and Yamaha has seriously upgraded it for 2013. Number one in the minds of many long-distance riders will surely be the addition (at last) of electronic cruise control. And while the engineers were adding that function to the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle, they gave the bike Sport and Touring power modes, as well as a traction-control system. Yamaha also tweaked and upgraded all sorts of fuel-injection software for smoother running and better throttle response, but if you were hoping for more power or fuel mileage, you’re out of luck. Even so, the 124 horses and 89 foot-pounds of torque pumped out through the shaft drive of the last FJR we put to the dyno are nothing to complain about.