Test Ride: Yamaha MT-01 — Canada Moto Guide

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Yamaha MT-01 Prototype

Test Ride: Yamaha

Yes Larry, WTF is that?

WTF is that

That’s about the standard I’d get whenever I’d pull up and park the MT-01. Without question, the most attention grabbing that I’ve ever in all my years as a motorcycle journalist!

The of seeing the MT-01 doesn’t when you examine it more What’s with the huge pushrod engine mated to a aluminum beam frame? The fully adjustable forks and unit?

Then there’s the two huge mufflers exit way high – the turn signals high – and the contortion of the exhausts is a pipe-builder’s

And yet in spite of all these components, in some way look like ran a giant magnet through a collection of bits, somehow got serious presence, in a don’t-f*ck-with-me-bubba of way.

You’ve got to give Yamaha for actually building the thing so to the prototype show bike had jaws dropping back in at the Tokyo auto show.

The idea, apparently, started RD somehow squeezing a Warrior engine into an R1 frame after a late-night saki and things proceeded from

Yamaha MT-01 Prototype
Yamaha MT-01 Prototype

The MT-01 engine no longer much with the Warrior – says more than 90% of the have been changed, a big weight-loss program on the crank and to let the MT engine spin up faster, a much bigger air box and the first exhaust valve Yamaha’s on a twin.


While the redline is low for anyone used to four-cylinder bikes (5,500 rpm, and best to shift about to avoid hitting The Mother of All Rev the power delivery of the 48-degree is awesome. There’s a claimed 110 ft-lb of torque available at rpm, and the torque “curve” is the flattest line you’ll see on a motorcycle dyno chart. translates into instant at any rpm in any gear.

Horsepower? Who cares -torque baby!

The bike is visceral in every with big throttle openings at low creating big, low amplitude that roll your Add to this a ferocious intake an exhaust note you can’t made it into production supposedly meets upcoming and California standards), and the occasional barking spit or crackling on the over-run, and the MT-01 sounds as as it looks and as hard as it pulls.

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