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1993 Yamaha GTS1000

Posted By: Finn

1993 Yamaha GTS1000 - 06/12/18 07:15 PM

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.

Posted By: Bottom_Feeder

Re: 1993 Yamaha GTS1000 - 06/12/18 07:19 PM

Nice. I love early-mid 90's bikes.
Posted By: gman2304

Re: 1993 Yamaha GTS1000 - 06/12/18 07:47 PM

Beautiful. Hard to believe itís 25 years old. After riding the Yamaha this summer, you might end up selling the Harley! wink
Posted By: MoreCowbellAz

Re: 1993 Yamaha GTS1000 - 06/12/18 10:35 PM

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
Posted By: tcp71

Re: 1993 Yamaha GTS1000 - 06/12/18 10:54 PM

I wanted that bike when it first came out. FI, ABS and funky suspension. I had a ZX6 at the time.
Posted By: 02SE

Re: 1993 Yamaha GTS1000 - 06/13/18 12:10 AM

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..
Posted By: Linctex

Re: 1993 Yamaha GTS1000 - 06/13/18 03:08 AM

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?!?!?

Posted By: ZeeOSix

Re: 1993 Yamaha GTS1000 - 06/13/18 03:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Linctex
.WHAT HAS THE HONDA DESIGN DEPARTMENT BEEN SMOKING?!?!?



Apparently dried bat guano - hence the bat bike theme. eek
Posted By: 02SE

Re: 1993 Yamaha GTS1000 - 06/13/18 05:20 AM

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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