1993 Yamaha GTS1000

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My Road King engine is still in pieces at the dealer because of crank damage. They have the parts now but unfortunately queue is such that I will get my bike in August. So I got this GTS today to ease my pain. 28500 miles on the clock with new tyres and everything works.
 
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Beautiful. Hard to believe it’s 25 years old. After riding the Yamaha this summer, you might end up selling the Harley! wink
 
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I remember that one, it has that crazy front suspension correct? I recall Yamaha released it's 1000 with that new front end that allegedly worked like magic but was too odd for people to warm up to. I recall one magazine saying something like "groundbreaking, while people lined up to not buy it". lol
 
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I recall that bike well too. That year I briefly considered the GTS1000, but ended up buying a Yamaha FJ1200 ABS model. I had wanted an FJ since it came out as an FJ1100, and it was significantly cheaper than the GTS1000. I still regret selling that FJ1200..
 
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Originally Posted By: MoreCowbellAz
I remember that one, it has that crazy front suspension correct? I recall Yamaha released it's 1000 with that new front end that allegedly worked like magic but was too odd for people to warm up to. I recall one magazine saying something like "groundbreaking, while people lined up to not buy it". lol
Yes..... That's it. I've never actually seen one. Just like I have NEVER EVER EVER seen an actual Honda Rune in person... Of course, I have NEVER seen an NM4 anywhere, ever - either. WHAT HAS THE HONDA DESIGN DEPARTMENT BEEN SMOKING?!?!?
 
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
.WHAT HAS THE HONDA DESIGN DEPARTMENT BEEN SMOKING?!?!?
Apparently dried bat guano - hence the bat bike theme. eek
 
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Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Originally Posted By: Linctex
.WHAT HAS THE HONDA DESIGN DEPARTMENT BEEN SMOKING?!?!?
Apparently dried bat guano - hence the bat bike theme. eek
Honda's version of the Gurney Gator.
 
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