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Yamaha GTS 1000

1993 Yamaha GTS1000

by Amee Reehal on Thursday, 3, 2011 · 2 Comments

Yamaha GTS1000 explored new

Story by Greg Williams. by Amee Reehal

You would be for thinking this modern-looking is a brand new machine, one that the might be bringing to market year.

It’s not; This is a 1993 Yamaha a model the motorcycle maker from 1993 to 1996. In the GTS was only available for a single – 1993.

Considered by many to be a classic the Yamaha GTS bristled new technologies when it was first Not the least of which is the forkless suspension system.

Designed by inventor James Parker, to the front suspension technology licenced by Yamaha. Parker his front end the RADD, which for Rationally Advanced Design and he patented it in 1985. But you won’t see stamped on any part of the Yamaha.

When they gained the to the technology in 1990 Yamaha to take the design and turn it their own unique suspension and system.

Yamaha refined the system and built an entirely new to feature the front end. The GTS was the motorcycle, and it also had a unique structure – little more two aluminum C-shaped plates to the engine and front and rear were bolted. Yamaha the frame the Omega, and that’s on the fact the visible frame are the same shape as the 24 th and final of the Greek alphabet –W.

Two steel one up front for the fairing and dash, and one out for the seat and bodywork attach to the plates.

Yamaha used a version of their 123-horsepower FZR1000 engine, fitting it new cams and electronic fuel The machine also featured a converter and the bikes that to North America had an antilock system.

Calgarian Gary Foursha his first two-wheeler in his hometown of Saskatchewan. Here, the CP Rail agent had a Vespa scooter, and kid in the village learned to ride as tore up and down the main road. Next, Foursha got a 250cc B.S.A. Shooting Marriage and a family took away from motorcycling for a few until he got a 1981 Yamaha 650.

This bike, he got him back on the path.

That led to a larger 1983 Yamaha 900. He had this machine 1983 to 1994. He says he the bike ‘very occasionally’ his new brother-in-law found out Foursha was in motorcycles.

There was no turning after that. Foursha and his new soon had an entire stable of They both ride, and add 30,000 km a year to their odometers.

Foursha wanted a GTS after he read a December, Cycle World magazine But the purchase price (the GTS was US) was more than he could “I kept the Seca for so long everything else was second compared to the GTS,” Foursha “The GTS is so much different any other motorcycle.”

Because of the price, the GTS was a relative Foursha didn’t even see one 1995 when he was visiting Yamaha dealer Walt But it wasn’t in one piece – the GTS he saw had been in an and it was damaged.

Walt Healy did a new 1993 GTS stored away in a and it was sold brand new to a Calgary in 1998 for $10,000.

Yamaha GTS 1000

Any time and his motorcycling friends got together for a or a jaw-session just about all talk about was the Yamaha So, when an ad for a 1993 GTS appeared in the Finder classified paper didn’t even need to see the ad About six of his friends phoned him to him about the bike. Turned out the was the one sold in 1998 from Healy, and the original owner had the GTS. There were km on the odometer.

Foursha bought it, and rode it that same night in 2004.

Reality did not dampen expectations.

“It was like finding a lost love, and reality my expectations,” Foursha says. “It me about six months to get really with the bike, and I’m still the limitations of this motorcycle.”

really is enamoured with the He says he uses the motorcycle for highway jaunts and to ‘blow the Pass’, a favourite mountain and route for Calgary riders. He commute aboard the GTS, and he’s added some km to the Yamaha’s total mileage.

got an excellent fairing, there’s no wind up your skirt,” says. “With the front and the engine mounted the way that are the bike has a very low centre of There’s no heavy triple up high, and the handlebars sit atop a shaft – it’s very steering, there’s no mushiness in at all.”

With the anti-dive properties of the end, Foursha is adamant he can apply the brakes while into a corner without the steering. “You can’t do on a normal motorcycle,” he says. you have to steer it out of a corner, it straighten up on its own.”

Foursha is a sport tourer, and that’s how the GTS was to be used. With a sport 2006 Yamaha FJR1200 in his Foursha is capable of making serious comparisons. “The doesn’t do anything better the GTS – except maybe for the fuel

Why didn’t the GTS catch on? In Foursha’s it was too much technology and way too expensive – signs that a motorcycle is of its time. While inventor RADD didn’t exactly fruitful on the GTS, he is still with his own technology.

There are also other such as Bimota, experimenting similar front ends.

don’t know what looking at when they see the Foursha concludes. “Most it’s a modern bike, and ask when Yamaha is going to out the machine – it’s so unique.”

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