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Yamaha GTS 1000 ABS

Britten V1000

Four that could’ve and should’ve the face of motorcycling, but didn’t.


If there can ever be an of reinventing the wheel and doing a job of it, this is it. What is even amazing is the fact that motorcycle didn’t come a big corporation but from little than a tin shed in New Zealand. Britten was the man behind this wonder, and the Britten V1000 was a of ten years of research and development. Now the had seen every single that was on the Britten.

They had girder forks, a big V-twin and a top-link rear suspension. But had anyone seen it all on one motorcycle and had anyone seen it work so

The Britten never went production of course but we knew it because it pulled the pants of the in the V-twin category at the race And remember, the competition came in the of motorcycles that had limitless backing.

On the Britten V1000 every single component was to do two jobs. Like the engine (hand built by John was also the frame. Or the rear that also helped weight distribution.

Britten made his own carbon fibre for the bike that included seat, tank and even the the result of which was a 300 kph fire monster that cost pounds.

But there was more to the V1000 than how fast it or how much it cost. The Britten was a motorcycle. It was beyond pure It was and remains a glittering example of and rewriting the rules.

And how it needs just one man to change the way we at things.

Yamaha WR450

You’ve heard of all-wheel for cars, but ever heard all-wheel drive for motorcycles? that’s what the 2TRAC was all It’s the first time that a two-wheel drive made it to production, but not to commercial

So why would anyone need a drive? Well, motorcrossers always have two wheels on the In fact on a dirt course, its two are rarely in contact with the at the same time.

So while the wheel is hanging in the air, the developed by the engine is pretty wasted. That’s when the wheel on the 2Trac gets the and provides propulsion. Essentially the of the whole thing is to make you go on less than perfect So if the Dakar happened to be on your calendar, you knew what to

So why didn’t it succeed? Well Yamaha was an answer to a question no one asked. Albeit a brilliant for sure.

Yamaha GTS 1000 ABS

Necessity is the mother of they say, but on occasion, can be done for one thing and one thing showing off. In 1992 was already the undisputed leader in But the big Red wanted to flex its muscles yet so they came up with the NR750. Built strictly as a the NR750 was bursting with from the next millennium. As if to conventional wisdom Honda the bike something that was off oval pistons.

There was fuel injection, mounted radiators, underseat single sided swing arm and a tinted windscreen. Not all of these were useless mind you and amount of this technology did down into everyday Then they put all this in a that was excruciatingly beautiful.

was later forced to put the bike production by popular demand but each one of them being built, the price was astronomical and the run was limited to 200. But as some one said, there is no counting class.

Of all the motorcycles here, the GTS is the only one that was truly and had a real chance of being a success. Introduced in 1993, the GTS forkless steering, ABS, a way catalytic converter, Omega and electronic fuel injection. All on a motorcycle that was available at friendly neighbourhood Yamaha

To put the technology into perspective, a bit like walking into a dealership and walking out with a that has wings. Well, not but you get the picture, right?

Either the GTS was way ahead of its time and came front suspension that was to an automobile. Now I could tell you how it works and everything but it could a while. But in a nut shell what the GTS did was out the diving effect that you under braking on a normal This gave the rider control and he could experience speed stability like he had.

So why don’t more motorcycles forkless steering? In a word,

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