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Yamaha GTS 1000

As the first mass-produced bike of the era with non-telescopic front the GTS1000 was an innovative machine Yamaha hoped would a brave new world of chassis Like the Tesi ID that had built in tiny numbers by the GTS featured a forkless front end theoretical advantage was that it the distinct elements of suspension and

Suspension was handled by a horizontal beam leading from the wheel hub to a pivot on the C-shaped frame. A diagonal shock the two.

Steering was accomplished using the strut that led up from the hub to a steering box which took up movement, and was linked to the handlebars. was no room for a brake disc on the so the GTS was fitted with a single, front disc and six-piston with ABS.

Power from Yamaha’s FZR1000 and angled-forward cylinders, 20 valves by twin overhead camshafts, and of 1002cc. Fuel injection, cams, narrower intake and reduced compression ratio to reduce peak output I40bhp to 100bhp at 9000rpm.

The rest of the bike represented attempt to bridge the gap between sportster and long-distance tourer. Its was streamlined, although this was a big and heavy machine. Its riding was more sports than giving a slight lean to near-flat handlebars, plus of legroom.

Effortless cruising

performance was reasonable, although in with the FRZ, the four-cylinder seemed to have lost top-end power than it had lower down. The GTS pulled well from below and kicked again at 6000rpm, lazily at 100mph (I6lkm/h) power in hand for a top speed of I40mph (225km/h). But the GTS was uninspiring at revs, and faded well the I0,500rpm redline.

Its suspension system impressed its ability to absorb bumps the steering being affected. was biased towards stability than agility, partly there was no fork dive to the steering entering a turn. Its was often welcome, but during manoeuvres the GTS seemed tall and The Yamaha’s most impressive was done with the bike over into a turn,

Yamaha GTS 1000

Forkless Pioneer — the MC

Yamaha’s GTS front suspension had been designed ten years by James Parker, an American enthusiast and engineer whose RADD was based in Santa Fe, New Parker developed his idea a Honda XL600-based prototype was tested by future 500cc champion Wayne Rainey. led to a striking Yamaha FZ750-powered the RADD MC 2, built in 1987 in with Motorcyclist magazine and Los studio GK Design.

Yamaha then bought to Parker’s design, and contracted the to help develop the GTS1000.

its front suspension kept in a way that a telescopic system not approach.

Source of review: Bikes by Roland Brown

Yamaha GTS 1000
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