YAMAHA GTS1000: THE FUTURE ACCORDING TO YAMAHA
At the beginning of the 1990s, Honda launched its supersport NR 750, which represented the best of motorcycle technology developed by the Japanese company.
Yamaha, at that point, decided not to be outdone and put into production in 1993 an equally innovative sports tourer named GTS1000.
This bike implemented for the first time a fork-less front suspension designed by James Parker, which considerably improved the stability of the vehicle in case of strong braking.
The technological equipment was then at the forefront with the implementation of a catalytic convector for the exhaust system, ABS for the braking system and electronic injection for the engine.
The latter was a four-cylinder Genesis 1000 cc derived from the FZR that was able to develop the power of 102 H/P with 106 Nm of torque. Managed by a five-speed gearbox, it was placed inside a frame based on an omega structure.
Extremely versatile for long distances thanks to the excellent overall ergonomics and to the 20-litre tank, the GTS1000 did not have great commercial success due to the very high costs. The product was already expensive to buy, and it also had huge costs of maintenance. Nevertheless, it became one of the milestones of the Iwata company, still left unmatched because of the lack of any similar Yamaha motorcycle.
Review of GTS1000
Thanks to Valentina Zanola for the cooperation