You have replaced the Suzuki GSX1400 with that?!?
This is the usual response I get from other 1400 owners when I say I have got a new bike and gone for the Yamaha MT01 1700!
That’s right I have left the world of the Suzuki GSX1400 and gone for a Yamaha MT-01, the fire breathing massive 1700cc air cooled push rod 150nm @ 3475 revs!
So why did I go for this bike?
Well for me the first thing is the looks, it just looks so raw and big and cast from the very earth we walk on. It leaks character its so different from anything else on the road, and the noise! See video below….
The noise this bike makes from the Akropovic exhaust’s blasting up the hill is like nothing else, riding the massive wave of torque as you go!
I will have some on board footage on my YouTube channel shortly!
The bike handles well, better than the GSX1400 and that’s with the standard setup. So I am sure I will be able to get it to handle even better with some tweaks, it suits my lanky frame better too. My bum sits nicely into the seat so there is less pressure on my legs.
Nothing yet its pretty standard apart from the Akropovic’s and the tail tidy, I may install wider flatter bars but we will see
Keep an eye on my channel for full video soon!
|Engine type||8v V-twin, 5 gears|
|Frame type||Steel spine|
|Fuel capacity||15 litres|
|Front suspension||Preload, compression, rebound|
|Rear suspension||Preload, compression, rebound|
|Front brake||Twin 320mm discs|
|Rear brake||267mm disc|
|Front tyre size||120/70 x 17|
|Rear tyre size||190/50 x 17|
|Max power||90 bhp|
|Max torque||110 ft-lb|
|Top speed||131 mph|
|1/4 mile acceleration||11.9 secs|
|Tank range||116 miles|