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|Production||1993 - 1996|
|Engine||Water cooling, Straight-4, Electronic fuel injection, DOHC Genesis engine|
|Power (physics)||102 hp (76 kW) @ 9000 rpm|
|Torque||78.2 ft·lbf @ 6500 rpm|
|Suspension||Suspension (motorcycle) front suspension, mono-shock rear|
|Brakes||Anti-lock braking system disc, front and rear|
|Tires||Front: 130/60-17; Rear: 170/60-17|
|Seat height||31.1 inches|
|Fuel capacity||5.3 gallons|
The GTS1000 is most notable for its innovative Suspension (motorcycle), specifically a RADD front suspension designed by James Parker. This suspension provided improved stability under braking, but the improvement did not justify the additional cost for the consumer, and the bike was not commercially successful.
The GTS1000 also had advanced technologies not normally found on motorcycles at the time, such as Electronic fuel injection, Anti-lock braking system, and a Catalytic converter.
In 2006, Bike Magazine declared the 1994 Yamaha GTS1000 the coolest of rare motorcycles. "Scarce, stylish, yet capable and completely usable: that's cool in our book."
- ↑ Roland Brown, "Classic Motorcycles", p. 61, 2000, Hermes House, London, ISBN 1-84038-433-6
- ↑ The GTS1000 Home Page (self-proclaimed), retrieved March, 2007
- ↑ Bike Magazine, December, 2006, p. 100]]
- ↑ Bike Magazine, ibid.