Yamaha MT-01

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Yamaha MT-01
Yamaha MT-01 - 2006 model - front right.jpg
ClassMuscle bike
Engine1,670 cc (102 cu in) air-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve OHV V-twin
Bore / stroke97.0 mm × 113.0 mm (3.82 in × 4.45 in)
Compression ratio8.36:1
Top speed210 km/h (130 mph)
Power66.3 kW (88.9 hp) @ 4,750 rpm
Torque150.3 N⋅m (110.9 lb⋅ft) @ 3,750 rpm
Transmission5-speed, wet clutch, chain drive
SuspensionFront: Telescopic forks
Rear: Swingarm (link suspension)
BrakesFront: dual 310 mm disc
Rear: single 267 mm disc
Rake, trail25° / 103 mm (4.1 in)
Wheelbase1,525 mm (60.0 in)
DimensionsL: 2,185 mm (86.0 in)
W: 800 mm (31 in)
H: 1,105 mm (43.5 in)
Seat height825 mm (32.5 in)
Weight245 kg (540 lb) (dry)
265 kg (584 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity15 L (3.3 imp gal; 4.0 US gal)
Oil capacity5 L (5.3 US qt)

The Yamaha MT-01 is a MT series motorcycle made by Yamaha from 2005 to 2012, available in Australia, New Zealand,[1] Europe, India, Japan and parts of North America.[2] But Yamaha Motor Corp. USA declined to import it to the United States, citing a small market for this style of motorcycle.[3] It has unconventional 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.[4]

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.[5][6] The Motorcycle Design Association (MDA) awarded the MT-01 the Open Category award at the 2004 annual Motorcycle Design Awards at INTERMOT.[7] During its production, the MT-01 remained largely unchanged.

Yamaha offered three different tuning kits developed with Akrapovič (named Stage 1, 2, and 3) for the MT-01, which provide performance increases from standard at each stage.[8]

  • Stage 1: Two Akrapovič mufflers, heat shields, and solo seat kit, street-legal.
  • Stage 2: Full Akrapovič exhaust system, heat shields, solo seat kit, and Stage 2 high performance ECU, track-use only.
  • 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, track-use only.

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 18 May 2008.[9]

For the 2009 model year, Yamaha released a SP (special production) version of the MT-01,[10] upgraded with Öhlins suspension, Pirelli Diablo Rosso tires and specific color scheme of red and white paint with a black and red seat.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "Yamaha NZ brochure" (PDF). www.yamaha-motor.co.nz. 2 February 2018.
  2. ^ MT-01 test ride, Canada Moto Guide, 5 January 2007
  3. ^ "2005 Yamaha MT-01 - Motorcycle USA". Motorcycle USA. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Yamaha MT-01". Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  5. ^ "Yamaha MT-01 Motorcycle Headed for Europe". Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  6. ^ "Yamaha Teases MT-01 V-Twin Motorcycle". Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  7. ^ "Yamaha MT-01 wins design award(Motorcycle Design Association)". Powersports Business. HighBeam Research. 18 October 2004. Archived from the original on 26 October 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  8. ^ Kerr, Ian (4 September 2005). "2005 Yamaha MT-01". Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Sports Compact Group - Sports Bike Class". Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  10. ^ "Yamaha release new higher specification MT-01 SP". mcnews.com.au. Retrieved 16 April 2016.

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