2003 Yamaha MT01 concept, prototype, spy shots

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Yamaha MT-01 Prototype

— 2003 Yamaha

2003 Yamaha MT01 (read about the 2005 below)

The MT01 was inspired by the Japanese Tsuzumi drum is very compact but produces a strong and particular sound.

GK the design company strongly with Yamaha motorcycle since the middle of the fifties (in since the very first The YA1 Acatombo in 1954) arranged all the elements of the MT-01 in the minimum of Engine, chassis, even and exhaust system, all was designed to fit neatly together in the minimum of

The design team wanted to a bike that would your pulse racing before you reached the open where you can exploit a sports

The MT-01 is enjoyable even at speeds, since the engine and torque give a great even when only from one traffic light to the And at the same time this big delivers enough power to go on empty country lanes.

The would be ideal for alpine too. The bike has all the features one high performance brakes, down front fork, a system progressive rear wide low ratio sports and a relative low centre of gravity with up to date sports geometry.

There is a general not only in automotive design simplicity and cleaner lines. But at the time these simpler are not a step backwards as soon as are backed up with high or clever engineering solutions.

The isn’t a simple motorcycle. It is a technical machine with of unconventional solutions. Like the two mufflers which are the support for the rail and the air-cleaner is part of the frame.

The rear suspension unit is almost horizontally on the right between cylinder base and to safe space, which is for a short wheelbase. The massive is also a structural part of the so the weight and centre of gravity be kept low. The geometry of is like a sports bike and the will be agile and easy to go corners.

The engine is a modified 1600cc powerplant with power and torque taken Yamaha’s custom XV 1600 Star .

Yamaha’s engineering not worked out the performance limits of the yet but I am sure the big twin has enough to deliver what is considered power for a sports bike. Shinichiro Nishimura from product planning department.

The was first shown at Tokyo show October ’99 but as yet has no release date.

The 1999 MT-01 was mass produced in as the 2005/2006 Yamaha MT-01.

Yamaha MT01

Maximum instead of maximum power

-I to work for Yamaha because always do things differently- Tsuyoshi, product planning for the European market.

In today-s world, for many people it is and more difficult to find the to ride their motorcycle.

-My was to create a sportsbike for a kind of time enjoyment, right out of garage.- he continues, -the of higher power and less on the latest supersport machines is however more people it increasingly difficult to find traffic conditions for these

As an alternative, we wanted to create a of -maximum-taste- sportsbike.

We headed off creating and testing a riding type to check all the functional of our idea. With the task being quite positve the step was to test the market to our new concept: the Tokyo Show amazed and we got very inspiring from all sides. This the start of the production model

MT-01, developed to sense to the maximum

Full time

Best engine for this of bike: big, long-…

-A long-… engine is best for a concept because it offers a lot of at very low rpm, a pulsating feeling and a very strong, throttle response in all riding That is something you can enjoy for relaxed and for aggressive riding, and in way your whole ride be full time enjoyment, the moment you leave your to the moment maybe 3 hours when you put it back inside: you have had 3 hours of full enjoyment.-

-Only, the difficulty a long-… engine design is the height. But by utilising a pushrod operation system we could this problem.-

Indeed, the heads are very low and compact: are no overhead camshafts to take above the cylinders. In this way it is to fit the engine into the aluminium

Purpose-built new engine: Yamaha no effort

Performance increase

Significantly weight

Increased rigidity for riding.

Our engineers made a thorough job of this, that 90% of the components of the MT-01 engine are new as to Warrior! -We can say that it-s a new almost.-


To create new -high output- engine, the made the following essential

Cam profile

The camshaft profile has redesigned for strong torque and a wide powerband

Fuel system with special

The fuel injectors are equipped a 12-hole system (instead of the 4 holes) for a very fine spray and optimised combustion


The engine is equipped Yamaha-s patented EXUP to further increase the torque. is a system that operates a in the exhaust collector in relation to the rpm-range. For optimal exhaust you need a wider exhaust at higher rpm as compared to lower rpm and is exactly what the EXUP does: it reduces the diameter at rpm

The whole system is made out of to keep the weight as low as possible

air intake system

A similar as the EXUP is used on the intake where a valve system the air intake diameter of the airbox before the air filter. This the airflow and air intake speed at an optimum level, for the best response

Lighter Crank

The crank weight is reduced by 2 to create an instant engine and a very direct feeling

Increased conrod bearing

To withstand the engine-s higher level, the big-end bearing was increased from 53 to 57 mm diameter


The oil tank is styled as a part of the and to keep oil temperatures lower it is at the front side, where it is to the cool airstream when

Low gravity and optimized weight for handling


The effort Yamaha-s engineers is shown by the fact that engine weight was reduced by an 20 kilograms!

All parts have scrutinized for weight-optimization and the whole system got a new layout with the axle moved to the other of the engine.

Yamaha MT-01 Prototype
Yamaha MT-01 Prototype

Also items the engine have a high lightweight construction: for example the system and the mufflers are made out of

Engine-Chassis mounting

It has been analysed how to perfectly integrate the and the frame to achieve the best feeling and the best chassis Yamaha testriders tried different prototypes to find the rigidity!

Their expertise in the comments from Yamaha own who rode the bike for the first

-The handling is amazing, you can side exactly like you it-s not too sharp, not too heavy, you feel like you need an The brakes are amazing too. any effort the response is so quick the bike feels like a weight.-

Additional mountings been added at the cylinder for a stronger connection to the frame. And a designed subframe reinforces the structural rigidity for stronger to the rider.


Top spec chassis

strong and tightly fitted due to Yamaha’s CF technology

Latest adjusted to fit to the specific structure of the frame

-The chassis of machine had to perform like a top bike-, states Tsuyoshi. -So all are based on latest supersport upside-down front fork, adjustable suspensions, Brembo brake pump, radial calipers, R1-type swingarm,

Especially the construction of the frame was a key

-We had to create a very rigid and frame. However, from point of view we wanted to the engine as the dominant part, so the should not become too big. why we used Yamaha-s latest … cast- technology of to be completely free to shape the in the way we wanted it.-

Indeed, technology does not need to use the big plates or beams that are on traditional aluminium frames. it uses high vacuum to allow the casting of large, and lightweight structures with walls.

This will the frame very compact being rigid.

-To achieve the of the concept model, the chassis had to a very -tight fit- the engine and without the CF technology, could not have been Tsuyoshi is convinced.

The second of this technology is: there is no on the frame, which makes the very clean. This top frame is complemented by the beautiful aluminium swing arm for top level holding.

-For this feature we chose a different approach for the Tokyo show model, used a beautifully designed, but in compromised swingarm. For MT-01 the was uncompromised function. Thus, the swingarm and suspension combination is on the latest supersports technology!-

Yamaha knows how attention to can enhance your enjoyment.

The under the seat enhance the experience:

-I was surprised by the sound of bike. It overpasses the current Also when you are riding you can the sound made by the mufflers you.-

Tapered handlebar

for a very active riding a tapered handlebar keeps you -in Of course it is rigid-mounted (no rubber to give you the most direct

Complete dashboard equipments

dashboard with hazard and anti-theft immobilizer key-

The itself has beautiful backlight

Yamaha MT-01 Prototype
Yamaha MT-01 Prototype
Yamaha MT-01 Prototype
Yamaha MT-01 Prototype
Yamaha MT-01 Prototype
Yamaha MT-01 Prototype
Yamaha MT-01 Prototype

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