|Engine||1,670 cc (102 cu in) air-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve OHV V-twin|
|Bore / stroke||97.0 mm × 113.0 mm (3.82 in × 4.45 in)|
|Top speed||210 km/h (130 mph)|
|Power||66.3 kW (88.9 hp) @ 4,750 rpm|
|Torque||150.3 N·m (110.9 lb·ft) @ 3,750 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed, wet clutch, chain drive|
|Suspension||Front: Telescopic forks
Rear: Swingarm (link suspension)
|Brakes||Front: dual 310 mm disc
Rear: single 267 mm disc
|Rake, trail||25° / 103 mm (4.1 in)|
|Wheelbase||1,525 mm (60.0 in)|
|Dimensions||L: 2,185 mm (86.0 in)
W: 800 mm (31 in)
H: 1,105 mm (43.5 in)
|Seat height||825 mm (32.5 in)|
|Weight||245 kg (540 lb) (dry)
265 kg (584 lb) (wet)
|Fuel capacity||15 L (3.3 imp gal; 4.0 US gal)|
|Oil capacity||5 L (5.3 US qt)|
The MT-01 is a motorcycle made by Yamaha from 2005 to 2012, available in Australia, Europe, India, Japan and North America. It has unusual features with a cruiser-style 1,670 cc (102 cu in) air-cooled, overhead valve V-twin engine but sportbike or naked bike style frame and suspension. The engine is derived from the Yamaha Warrior XV1700 and modified to suit application in the MT-01, while the forks and brakes are derived from the 2004 to 2005 Yamaha R1.
Originally unveiled as a concept motorcycle at the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show, strong public interest in the machine led Yamaha to develop a production model, which was released in 2005. The Motorcycle Design Association (MDA) awarded the MT-01 the Open Category award at the 2004 annual Motorcycle Design Awards at INTERMOT. During its production, the MT-01 remained largely unchanged.
There are three tuning kits (Stage 1, 2, and 3) available for the MT-01, which realise performance increases from standard at each stage.:
- Stage 1: Two Akrapovič mufflers, heat shields, and solo seat kit
- Stage 2: Full Akrapovič exhaust system, heat shields, solo seat kit, and Stage 2 high performance ECU
- Stage 3: As above, and a velocity stack kit, valve spring set, stronger diaphragm clutch spring, gasket kit, high compression piston kit, high performance camshaft, and high performance ECU
Mick Withers set the 'Sports Compact' group 5 Australian record for a twin-cylinder motorcycle on a Stage 3 Yamaha MT-01 at a time of 11.77 seconds for a standing quarter mile pass @ 113.57 mph (182.77 km/h) at Compak Attak, Western Sydney International Dragway on the 18th of May 2008.
For the 2009 model year, Yamaha released a SP (special production) version of the MT-01, upgraded with Öhlins suspension, Pirelli Diablo Rosso tires and specific color scheme of red and white paint with a black and red seat.
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