1993 Yamaha GTS1000
1993 Yamaha GTS 1000
The GTS1000 is most notable for its innovative motorcycle suspension, specifically a RADD front suspension designed by James Parker. This suspension provided improved stability under braking, but the improvement did not justify the additional cost for the consumer, and the bike was not commercially successful. As a result, low numbers were made, and even lower exist today...shall we say rare?
Falling under the heading of “Sport Bike” AKA “Crotch Rocket/Tourer” this bike was not only innovative in the fork-less front-end design but had many other racing inspired technologies under the full array fairings and cowlings. A few examples would be electronic fuel injection, anti-lock braking system, and a catalytic converter. The engine was taken from the Yamaha FZR1000 of the time, and incorporated Yamaha's Genesis engine technology, though it was limited by design to 100 bhp. It was coupled to a 5-speed transmission, and chain driven. With its weight to power ratio it was rated as an upper medium performer.
Throughout its life this bike has had 1-owner, and was never laid down, and looks almost like it was ridden from the showroom. A piece of history brought down by high cost, and not enough gain to sustain it, the bike lasted through 3 years of production. Now very affordable, this scarce, stylish, yet capable is a completely usable bike: now that's cool in the Classic Auto Mall Book…
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