End of career: MT-01 leaves Yamaha motorcycle range
For lack of sufficient sales volumes, the spectacular Yamaha MT-01 disappears from the catalog of the manufacturer with three tuning forks. Presented as a concept bike at the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show, this roadster with a "big like that" heart quietly leaves the motorcycle scene after eight rowdy years of career.
For lack of sufficient sales volumes, the spectacular Yamaha MT-01 disappears from the catalog of the manufacturer with three tuning forks. Presented in the form of a concept bike at the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show, this roadster with a "big like that" heart quietly leaves the motorcycling scene after eight rowdy years of career.
Sensational roadster !
Launched with great fanfare at the 2004 Intermot Motorcycle Show, the MT-01 has undoubtedly made an impression (read our). Must say: develop a roadster from a large twin of 1670 cc (that of the Road Star Warrior) and a cycle part worthy of a sports (aluminum frame, 6-piston calipers, 320 mm discs. .), admit that you had to dare !
However, less than ten years later, this radical concept has fizzled out: Yamaha has just definitively stopped its assembly line due to "sales volumes that have become insufficient at the global level to ensure the continuity of this model", explains Yamaha. Motor France at Site.
Provider of great sensations with its torque of 15.3 kg-m at 3,700 rpm, the MT-01 has been available in several versions over the years: Yamaha has notably grafted a fork crown and a bubble in 2007 () and luxurious Öhlins suspensions () in 2009.
"See you in a few months"
The last possible interested must hurry to try to acquire at a good price the last unsold copies in, because the French subsidiary specifies that the stocks are insufficient "to imagine a promotion campaign".
Clearly, it is up to you to negotiate as closely as possible with your !
Asked about the possibility of seeing a new model arrive following the disappearance of the MT-01, Yamaha Motor France preferred to remain discreet … while raising the suspense by giving us an appointment "in a few months". To be continued on MNC: stay connected !
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