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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-15-2020, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Two YAMAHA GTS 1000

Two YAMAHA GTS 1000 for sale,
Pls Note* - It's not me selling, just passing the link of Kijiji add in case anybody is interested, since it is a very rare piece of machinery,
TBH I never even knew these bikes were produced and available to buy here in Canada. Wow $17K retail back in '93, that would be like $35-40K today.

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very cool collector bikes --- I've never knew there were blue ones -- I know the red ones are around though but you don't see them come out very often.

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That front end was innovative but controversial...

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That front end was innovative but controversial...
In deed, I wonder why Yamaha scrapped this front suspension setup ?

Here is the article that was originally published in the February 1993 issue of Cycle World.

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They say that FJR was sold in the US for the first time in 2002 and that FJR didn't have predecessor and/or similar model before the FJR.
Not so sure about that when looking at the 1993 Yamaha GTS1000 looks very FJR-ish to me, minus the chain.
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In deed, I wonder why Yamaha scrapped this front suspension setup ?

My guess is cost.

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My guess is cost.
Or safety or handling issues... Aprilia, Yamaha-Genesis and Bimota tried a similar approach, not sure if they succeeded ?
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Everything I’ve ever read about them and a friend that actually rode one claim they worked very well but they were somewhat heavy and as you noted very expensive for the time, they just didn’t sell.

The Yamaha dealer where I bought my fjr had a new one on the floor up until 5-6 years ago and the owner finally decided to just add it to his personal collection. I had talked to him about buying it at some point but he flat wouldn’t budge off of full retail, guess he really wanted it for himself.

I just read an article in Motorcycle Classics about them and in it they claim Yamaha intended the GTS to replace the aging FJ1200 and was actually called the FJ1000 in Europe and despite the chain was indeed the for runner to our FJr’s.

The RADD Front end was very controversial and somewhat heavy,it was designed and patented by a gentleman by the name of James Parker who licensed it to Yamaha and a version of it to BMW, we all remember the telelever right. The articles I’ve read all claimed very good handling and they even offered some kind of snap-on luggage for it but I don’t know what they look like. Cool bike imho.

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There was a GTS gathering at Deal's Gap one time when I was there. I counted over 20 of them. My friend joked we had just seen 90% of the production run in one spot. Interesting ride, I just can't get past the rear fender.

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Since I got back into motorcycles, I have been trying to "catch up" with all the different offerings that had appeared since the late 70's, when I 'checked out' and started raising children rather than ****.

I sure missed this one. Whaaat???

People always ask about my FJR "who makes that?"

Well if it hadn't been for the "Mama Yama" logo on the tank I would NEVER have guessed that this one was a Yamaha.

This makes me better understand the Niken.

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