1994 Yamaha GTS1000

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Post-Listing Update: This Yamaha GTS1000 did not meet reserve at $5,700.

For only one year in the US, Yamaha sold a sport-touring bike that was far ahead of its time – the GTS1000. Full of technology that would not make its way to most bikes for years to come, the GTS featured fuel injection, ABS brakes, and most importantly, the RADD front suspension designed by James Parker. This suspension was able to isolate braking from damping, leading to increased performance in both aspects, as well as more stability.

Yamaha GTS1000 - Front Wheel Left

Unfortunately, the extra cost required for all this innovative technology was high and consumers weren’t ready for it. The bike was a commercial flop, though it did sell for a few more years outside of the US. Like many poor-selling, technologically advanced bikes, owners are very passionate and have developed communities to keep these bikes alive. Parts are still available for the front end, and the rest of the bike is straightforward enough. Yanked from the FZR1000, the Genesis engine was detuned but still made triple digit power. This bike gives you all the fun of a rare, quirky bike, but without the support-related drawbacks. You can use it everyday, and that’s one of the reasons why Bike magazine called it the ‘coolest of rare motorcycles’ ever made.

Yamaha GTS1000 - Front Wheel Right

This specific Yamaha GTS1000 (VIN: JYA4HHE0XRA03136) has just 8,075 miles and is claimed to be ‘as good as it gets’ by the seller, who is the original owner. With the exception of a Corbin seat and HeliBars, this bike is stock and it even comes with the rare factory hard bags.

Yamaha GTS1000 - Right Side

Find this Yamaha GTS1000 for sale in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey with bidding up to $5,700 and the reserve not yet met

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