Yamaha MT 01

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Yamaha MT-01

The U-turn is the most dreaded when it comes to featuring big Nothing else is as scary. The brain cannot picture so when you’re telling ‘Don’t drop it!’ it is up image after lurid of stunningly imaginative ways to someone else’s ultra-expensive bike.

Just thinking it now, seated safely in of the computer, is giving me the shudders.

The and the first U-turn I confidently on it, taught me a lot of things about the Usually, I prefer to park and waddle-paddle my way around the turn, it slow and in an ungainly way, than quick, slick and So, I pulled into someone’s to begin the turn, made lifesaver checks to ensure I not be interrupted and started the turn.

It was that a pack of sleeping woke up to the growling thunder of the stock exhaust and decided to do about it.

It took them as time to get near the bike as it did for me to get to the Then they took And I, in reaction, opened the throttle Far quicker than I would dared if I weren’t being by enraged hounds.

The massive V-Twin, tuned for torque, broke traction, and within a the 190-section rear wheel was wildly, helping me get the bike within a far shorter radius of course. Wanting to get away a fang lodged in my precious boot, I still had the throttle fairly wide when the MT and began to spin up towards the side. Thankfully for me, it hit a patch of dry instead and we shot off.

One moment, I was spinning wildly to escape the dogs. The next I heard the feral snarl the intakes, the metallic ‘braap’ the exhaust behind me deepened and we took off! The MT-01 was forward on a wave of torque I would not have believed if I hadn’t been haplessly down to the foaming, charging

Heart still beating from the experience, I gently on the brake lever, bringing the to a rapid halt. Holy What do we have here?

The began as a non-running proto at the Tokyo Show. The prototype, assumed, was the replacement for the venerable I’m not brash enough to say having experienced Mr Max’s ripply muscles firsthand a few ago. The MT-01 concept such a buzz that engineers didn’t have to be to go out and see if they couldn’t get it running. You know what happened

The motor came from the Road Star Warrior. The a front-runner in the performance cruiser had a massaged version of the more Road Star’s 1670cc motor. An old-fashioned motor, the V-twin sported massive a two-valve head and relatively low displacing 1602cc.

By the time it got to the it was well on its way to being a regular And by the time it was ready to slot the MT-01’s R1-inspired, similarly but minimally styled (the like the V-Max, was the main element) chassis, it was a different of beast. The engineers ended up almost 90 per cent of the motor, the four-valve head.

The new fuel system used a single throttle body to feed 11.3 cm pistons, used a lightened crankshaft and a far stronger of Yamaha’s EXUP valve to the unit. The result was a torque with a fair top-end, is a direction no one at the time was taking. And no one is, as far as I know.Yamaha’s plan was to create a world sportsbike.

While 300 200 bhp sportsbikes are thrilling to ride and you never really get close to performance envelope. The MT-01 be the bike that would the power you wanted and offer the you craved at saner speeds. The produced 15 kgm at 3,750, with as as 14 (which exceeds the peak of almost all motorcycles you could available all the way from 1,500 to rpm. The 90 bhp peak power was incidental.

The five-speed gearbox was given ratios to use the torque and at this most of the bike was already The chassis was custom-built using …-casting (first used on the R6) to a light frame that all but side-on. The R1’s USD forks into the triple clamps, the one-unit Sumitomo radially callipers and the rear was the normal

The exaggerated styling of the concept’s was retained (it was, after a real world sportsbike, but no to go all practical, right?) and some lights were added to the Out front, a radical new headlamp was pride of place, one that cleave through traffic and road alike, seriously opinion while it was at it.

Newer wouldn’t mind the headlamp one bit, but those with retro-sensibilities will always the blobby new style a bit funny. I liked the way it looks. The massive and the incredible wealth of sculpting quite fetching, though the oil on the left front looks odd.

I love the almost cartoon-ish and the relatively slim pillion All told, if Yamaha were a long term MT-01, happily, almost giddily, say Oh, and starry-eyed as I am right now, I not forget to mention the superb design, finish and build on the bike.

Easily the best seen yet and something that explains the R1-rivalling price

But what all of that techno-babble is the fact that the hefty is actually not that large. It look expansive in the pics, but a stubby little bike. but not large. The hefty elements are close together, and the deeply saddle more or less how you sit in the bike. Swing a leg over, and you into position with the precision as plugging into a wall socket.

Yamaha MT-01

Lifting the off the stand and slow turns are the only time you actually the 240 kg (dry) weight of the machine.Shifts clunky but are positive and the throttle is beautiful. The MT-01 packs a powerpack and the torque is unbelievable and It is also loud, so no mistaking the you are travelling at either.

Open the and if you haven’t overcooked it and are spinning helplessly, the MT-01 bolts hard, hard, hard. shifting the gears like you it, and you’ll be up to its near-200 kph top speed in no The brakes are very very too, and are more than up to up a beast this size needed.

I haven’t seen an MT-01 yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised the are that good.

The ride and are more of a mixed bag. The sporty-rubber has a low profile and tends to get over broken roads. On at two occasions, the bumpy road had the wallowing worryingly. On smoother though, I have reason to that the MT-01 can tango much more focussed

Ride quality, predictably, is towards sporty handling and to get a bit crashy over really bad

But all of this is the nitty-gritty. The big news is Yamaha intends to follow the R1 launch in India with bike, the MT-01. We hear January is the expected launch, and means the first two CBU motorcycles on in India will both be Yamaha, probably.

Abroad, the commands the same sort of tag as the R1, so we’re expecting prices in the Rs lakh rupee range. you be thinking seriously about the MT? If … enough to realise the of a 300 kph sportbike on Indian roads, and want more cubes the penalty of vast, unusable potential, this could be bike. It is powerful, controllable, and yes, as Yamaha wanted it for the world.

The bike in the pics is a 2006 The one that will come to will be the 2007, which has new radial brakes (same as the new new brake fluid reservoirs, usd slider covers (the extensions from the front new rear view mirrors and colours (red, white, black and bronze). With the of the R1 and the MT-01, Yamaha effectively is a U-turn.

Hopefully, the bonkers R1 and the MT-01 will be the milestones mark Yamaha’s return to

Raju Shaikh is a US-trained who is equipped to handle any and all big bikes. If you great service or good you can reach him in Pune at +91-98220-58786

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