LOOK BACK: YAMAHA GTS 1000

LOOK BACK: YAMAHA GTS 1000

In the early 90’s certain type of motorcycle was dominant, it was the era of the sport touring motorcycle, and the Japanese bike was really appreciate all over the world, but today we will talk about a said story, yeah a motorcycle with advanced technology, but it was terrible in the commercial segment, this motorcycle is the Yamaha GTS 1000.

The Yamaha Gts 1000 was introduced in 1993, this sport touring motorcycle has a lot of genuine technology features, like the forkless front suspension also called RADD, this front suspension was intended to improve stability under braking, the engine was derived from the FZR 1000 this inline 4 cylinder DOHC water cooled, it was equipped  with electronic fuel injection, which was a new technology at this time (remember the big EFI sticker on the fairing of those bikes) , it produce 102hp @ 9000rpm, another advanced feature in the Yamaha GTS1000 was the use of the ABS, and also a catalytic converter.
Due to commercial failure, Yamaha decided to stop the commercialization of the bike in the US in 1994, but was still on market in other country until 1999.
We found a truly beautiful custom bike based on the Yamaha GTS 1000(the one with no fairing), it was turned to a streetfighter and has an aggressive look, but its seems like it don’t use the original inline 4 cylinder of the GTS, apparently it’s a 2 stroke engine, but it has a gorgeous style, we know a lot of motorcyclists don’t know much about this bike, and we want just to show that even if you have the advanced technology in the market, the success of your product will not probably be in your side.

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