Lot 102 - 1994 Yamaha GTS 1000
|Odometer reading||22,500 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,547|
The Yamaha GTS 1000 is a sport-touring motorcycle introduced by Yamaha in 1993. It is notable for its forkless front suspension. This suspension provided improved stability under braking, but the additional cost meant it was beyond the means of many and thus not many were sold in the UK. The GTS 1000 also had advanced technologies not normally found on motorcycles at the time, such as OCC (Omega chassis concept), single sided front swingarm, electronic fuel injection, ABS brakes, catalytic converter and six-piston front-brake caliper. The engine was taken from the Yamaha FZR1000 of the time though it was limited by design to 100bhp.
First registered on 3rd June 1994, this lovely and rare GTS is offered in blue coachwork and is accompanied by all the keys, a handbook, datatag and luggage set. Having covered a mere 22,500 miles, it is an attractive touring motorcycle that is rarely found on our roads. In 2006 Bike magazine declared the 1994 Yamaha GTS 1000 the coolest of rare motorcycles. ‘Scarce, stylish, yet capable and completely usable, that's cool in our book.’
Guide Price £5,000 - £7,000
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