Yamaha GTS1000

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Yamaha GTS1000 01.jpg
Manufacturer Yamaha Motor Company
Production 1993–1999
Predecessor FJ 1200
Successor FJR 1300
Class Sport-touring
Engine Water-cooled, inline 4 cylinder, EFI, DOHC Genesis engine
Power 76 kW (102 hp) @ 9,000 rpm
Torque 106.0 N·m (78.2 lb·ft) @ 6500 rpm
Transmission 5-speed
Suspension RADD front suspension, mono-shock rear
Brakes ABS and Non-ABS disc, front and rear

Front: 130/60 ZR17; Rear: 170/60 ZR17 //(Equivalent)

Front: 120/70 ZR17; Rear: 180/55 ZR17)
Wheelbase 1,500 mm (58.9 in)
Dimensions L: 2,165 mm (85.2 in)
W: 700 mm (28 in)
H: 1,255 mm (49.4 in)
Seat height 790 mm (31 in)
Weight 251 kg (553 lb) (dry)
274 kg (604 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity 20 l (4.4 imp gal; 5.3 US gal)

The Yamaha GTS1000 is a sport-touring motorcycle introduced by Yamaha in 1993, sold until 1994[1] in the United States, and sold elsewhere until 1999. It is notable for its forkless front suspension, specifically a RADD, Inc., 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.[2]

The GTS1000 also had advanced technologies not normally found on motorcycles at the time, such as electronic fuel injection, ABS brakes, 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 (75 kW).[3] In 2006, Bike declared the 1994 Yamaha GTS1000 the coolest of rare motorcycles. "Scarce, stylish, yet capable and completely usable: that's cool in our book."[3]


  1. ^ Carrithers,, Tim (September 11, 2009). "1993-1994 Yamaha GTS1000". Motorcyclist. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ Roland Brown, "Classic Motorcycles", p. 61, 2000, Hermes House, London, ISBN 1-84038-433-6
  3. ^ a b Bike, December, 2006, p. 100