2005 Yamaha MT-01 — Motorcycle USA

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Yamaha MT-01
Yamaha MT-01

2005 Yamaha MT-01

It be difficult not to notice the 1,670cc V-Twin that powers the

When Yamaha showed its MT-01 last year, the staff couldn’t wait to one of the Warrior-engined … bikes. it turned out that we could as Yamaha Motor Corp. USA to import it to America, citing a market for this style of Still, the muscular streetfighter us, so we asked our Euro correspondent Ian to take one out for a thrashing and to report on his -Ed.

Way back in the mists of and another century, Yamaha a concept bike at the Tokyo That cobby machine was a bike called the MT-01. that saw it in the flesh were impressed, as were those poured over the pictures in the motorcycle magazines.

Yamaha the positive feedback and two years delivered the BT1100 Bulldog in a bike supposed to be as good as concept machine. Despite serious hype, the buying were not that impressed, and some people fell in with it, the sales figures it was not universally loved or liked.

therefore to accept that that original bike come out of the concept file and to the sales brochure printers. when production costs are into the profit and loss system, you have to compromise and make use of existing parts. I mention the latter because the feedback from both the motorcycle community and those it was that the test machine like a collection of spare

Now as always, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but the certainly looks better the right-hand side where the V-Twin motor is showed off to its advantage and the bike looks a more integrated. While the side with its oil tank on the of the engine looks like a of bits added on for functional and purposes!

We have wanted to the MT-01 ever since we layed eyes on it, but to no avail. for us we have our man in Europe who was able to get his on one.

But, when you analyzing this bike was built for more … riders that wanted with some soul, you to see where the parts came and realize it is really a bit of a parts bin

Take the engine for instance, a 1,670cc air-cooled OHV powerplant and the V-Twin ever built by It is based on the proven 48-degree unit that is featured on the successful US-market model, the Star Warrior.

Yamaha that although it is outwardly in appearance to the cruiser powerplant, the engine has been considerably (One of the main development for the MT-01 engine designers was to a powerplant with maximum and exhaust efficiency in order to remarkably high levels of to mid-range torque.)

The MT-01’s and … dimensions are 97 x 113mm, and the cylinder heads feature a design and twin spark Cylinder walls are ceramic-composite for reduced frictional losses and heat dissipation, and this V-Twin runs with forged pistons and a compression of 8.36:1.

One of the most significant on the MT-01 engine is the adoption of a new crankshaft assembly, which a new flywheel with less The lighter crank makes for pick-up and rapid acceleration, and transforms the performance characteristics of massive V-Twin engine.

The is fed by a 40mm downdraft-type twin-bore body which is mounted so that it fits into the space between the 48-degree Vee of the cylinders. This system instant throttle response and standing start and roll-on A new 7-liter downdraft-type air cleaner box a variable air intake valve has been developed for the MT-01, and large-capacity unit gives air-flow resistance, which an efficient intake system.

At the end of the process, we see Yamaha’s EXUP system moving to a new home. It has in the been confined to four-cylinder machines, but now this torque-boosting is used for the first time on a bike. But due to the exhaust forces and involved on the MT-01 engine greater, a much stronger has been developed to cope them.

This compact features the variable valve where the two exhausts merge one, and this constantly the internal diameter of the exhaust to engine rpm.

Part sportbike, part part … muclebike. the is a new breed altogether.

Yamaha that a great deal of has been made to ensure the throbbing exhaust note and power pulses would not be by noise and emissions regulations. the catalytic converter features a tube’ positioned immediately the EXUP valve, while the catalytic converter is placed at the of the titanium up-mufflers. By positioning the in this way, the massive pulses and the deep, powerful note are maintained and the exhaust still clear Euro2 standards.

The system ends in titanium mufflers which are a focal part of the overall along with the big-bore with their large curves on the right of the engine. silencers are equipped with a fan that ensures efficient dissipation to help keep the and passenger cool in traffic.)

A gearbox with relatively gear ratios for a relaxed is driven through a newly compact clutch assembly. drive to the rear wheel is via a chain running along the side of the swingarm, unlike the Star Warrior’s engine features a transfer unit to a belt drive running the left side. Eliminating the transfer unit has allowed the designers to develop a short chassis with a relatively swingarm for neutral handling

Moving onto the chassis this was newly designed to that the engine took the attention when the bike was from the side. Yamaha’s development team therefore had to a minimalist structure that also give good characteristics. They achieved by using the very latest …-casting technology, an exclusive patented by Yamaha and first on the YZF-R6.

It offers many over conventional technology and has up new possibilities in frame design, the creation of lightweight, extremely structures with an idealised balance along with a finish. In this case the CF aluminium frame is made up of two cast parts (left and that are bolted together at the pipe assembly and at the swingarm Bolted to the main frame is a cast and moulded aluminium and the whole main frame is totally weld-free.

The largest V-Twin ever by Yamaha is bolted to the MT-01 via an eight point rigid-mount

The engine is then bolted to using an eight point system, making it a fully-stressed This has helped the designers overall frame dimensions to an minimum by making the lower of the engine as compact as possible. has allowed the use of a long cast swingarm, while at the same retaining a relatively short of only 1,525mm (60.0-inches).The of a short wheelbase together a 25-degree caster angle, trail, a 47/53% front/rear distribution work together to the MT-01 a neutral and stable whilst being relatively to rider input.

At the front, the is supported by fully-adjustable R1-derived front fork. The 43mm is fully adjustable for preload, as as rebound and compression damping, and 120mm of travel. The rear is mounted almost horizontally the rear of the engine to help the mass centralisation and give a center of gravity.

Like the suspension, the rear shock is for preload and rebound and compression

The bike rolls along on new four-spoke cast alloy which weigh approximately the as the traditional three-spoke design. are shod with a 120/70-17 radial tyre and an extra 190/50-17 rear radial for better of traction.

As befits a of this size and status, it is with high-specification YZF-R1 brakes. Dual 320mm front discs are slowed by 4-piston radial-mounted callipers up at the rear by a single 267mm (The radial mounting was originally designed for sports and it helps minimize calliper under heavy braking to enhanced braking action and rider feedback.)

Moving the overall design, the 15-liter tank is long and low, in neatly with the curves of the when viewed from the When viewed from the it has a very distinctive look to the multi-reflector headlight unit. actually consists of two lights of diameters which project a powerful low and high beam.

At the it is a similar story with an LED sitting between the massive titanium up-mufflers. This a series of unequally spaced that accentuate the bike’s look.

Like many machines days, the MT-01 is supported by of accessories from Yamaha. are divided between performance and lifestyle items such as sunglasses, watches etc. bits consist of fly screens, air scoops and styling accessories. included are a single seat kit and heat shields that in conjunction with the exhausts are available from the tuning and which have been in collaboration with Akrapovic.

In Yamaha offers three of tuning kits of which the level is street-legal and the other two are for track-use only.

But, if that you think that you are to get a tire-shredding beast that outperform sports bikes in the GP, you would be wrong. This is no replacement, despite what you may read elsewhere!

It is, however, a new breed of machine that has up as a halfway house between a bike and cruiser, with the of a … musclebike. It must be that it is lots of fun, but it is not one of the most practical of mounts, its excellent roll-on acceleration

A clue to its character can be gained sitting astride the relatively low The simple round-faced combined and speedo with its warning inset shows its minimalist With a redline set at just rpm it is certainly not a bike that is to thrive on revs.

Fire it up and you get the thump of a big V so beloved by the Harley along with a relatively exhaust note. However, the first of five gears and the ultra-smooth engagement and take-up has the somewhat confused — un-American!

You soon realize you might just as well go to the top and forget about the rest of the and were it not for the high gearing it impossible to hold 30 mph in top, you have a superb almost bike. However, once 40 mph this can be done and the ride unless you want to make progress or find a set of bends you to … with some

Yamaha MT-01
Yamaha MT-01

No, you did not misread things. This (529-lb) monster does Yamaha claims on the box: it Okay, it can’t really on a sportbike, but it will show a pair of silencers to a badly one, and providing you keep riding style smooth it not dig in or ground out.

Keep the rev counter between and 4,000 rpm and the bike will up a pretty respectable pace, and the coming up from the motor not intrude into your zone whilst you wipe the looks off some riders.

The of the handlebars, seat and footrests a natural, slightly forward-leaning position that distributes weight fairly evenly each point of contact the bike. This relatively seating position, combined the very slim fuel allows you to keep going as as there is gas in the tank, normally the 125-mile mark.

It may not be able to down a well-ridden sportbike, but on the the MT-01 can handle pretty anything you through at it.

Certainly, is not an issue, nor is it much an issue for a Despite the small pad at the rear and the footpegs, I did not get too much of an ear bending and no aid was needed for burns from the launchers that double as The only problem is carrying when two-up, as throw-over would melt on the silencers; if you the carbon extras of our test tank bags are a no go either!

adding weight failed to the braking system that was to cope with whatever I at it under normal riding, the suspension system. On standard it did all I wanted and it seemed pointless to adjust everything just to it to the ‘enth degree, which may dialed out the general comfort of the

What I did do, however, was to have the tested on a dyno to see just the engine was kicking out in the way of torque. 112 lb-ft at 3,800 rpm showing on the with a hot engine (and bhp), it confirmed that my impressions were correct and had achieved their goal of a real-world rideable bike.

is definitely a machine that can put a on your face on less roads. Likewise, it is not too uncomfortable at on the freeway and it is nimble enough to be a commuter that happily with traffic, providing you do not sit in it for too when heat becomes an

Where the MT-01 falls is that it does not really what it wants to be. It is not a V-Max tire shredder, it is not a Buell and it is not a It is in a class of one, which be a big plus point as well as a

Sadly despite all the hype soul, it — like Japanese V-Twins — the point a little.

The MT-01’s nature may be what attracts so attention and interest, but that with a high price tag may be its main weakness in that it really know for sure it wants to be.

But this bike’s downfall is its price tag in England. A that retails for 9,495 (US$17,000, though it would be closer to $14,000 if sold in will probably put a lot of riders off throwing a leg over one for a test Which to my mind, after two weeks with it, is a shame; might miss out on a fun bike may suit their riding and to a T.

One Yamaha dealer told me he one after every published his only problem is getting on it in the first place!



Type: 4-…, engine, air-cooled, OHV, 4 per cylinder

Displacement: 1,670 cc

Ratio: 8.36:1

Max. power: 66.3 kW (90 HP) @ 4,750 rpm

claimed torque: 150.1 Nm kg-m) @ 3,750 rpm

Yamaha MT-01


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