View Full Version : A reason to move somewhere else.

Keith Wilson
06-28-2007, 04:07 PM
Yamaha doesn't sell the MT-01 in the US.



06-28-2007, 04:11 PM
Glad they don't sell it here. That thing is butt ugly!

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
06-28-2007, 04:12 PM
That's a midlifecrisis to go sir?

Options (http://www.yamaha-motor-europe.com/products/motorcycles/motorcycle_comparison_details.jsp?model=tcm%3A26-51310&model=tcm%3A26-90350&model=tcm%3A26-140399)

Keith Wilson
06-28-2007, 04:15 PM
To go, and quickly!

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
06-28-2007, 04:21 PM
Power is nothing
without control.

06-28-2007, 04:24 PM
Looks a bit fun. Ride it a lot and you might just end up someplace else, literally.

Wayne, who cuts my hair every three or four months, rides a Virago during the warm months. Probably basically the same motor on a less sophisticated frame.

This one does look like a suicide machine. Something you're trying to tell us Keith? Seriously though, that looks like fun. It wouldn't be at the top of my list. What's a new one cost in American dinero?

Keith Wilson
06-28-2007, 04:28 PM
Hey, the seat fell off that guy's bike!! :D I had a friend that rode trials; several times I almost dislocated my jaw from amazement watching him ride on terrain I couldn't have walked over.

Power one can buy; control takes skill and practice.

I changed the picture, BTW; the one with the weird suspension was just the prototype for the show. The one up there now is the production model. No, I'm not going to buy one of those, nor wad myself up into a small lump against the side of an Oldsmobile, thank you. It a really cool bike IMHO, but just a fantasy My son bought an old Yamaha XS650 and I've been playing with it little; that's plenty of power for my very small scale midlife crisis.

That's no Virago motor; 1670cc and about twice the HP of the bigggest Virago.

06-28-2007, 04:36 PM
Thanks for the heads up about the single spring, I thought I might be hallucinating.

06-28-2007, 04:41 PM
If they don't sell it in the US, where do they sell it?

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
06-28-2007, 04:46 PM
And its not stupidly quick - 90 horse - which is slightly more than I can really use on public road - it is however, much too heavy.

The MT-03 (http://www.yamaha-motor-europe.com/products/motorcycles/sport_roadster/MT-03.jsp) looks better and has the funky rear suspension.

Keith Wilson
06-28-2007, 05:07 PM
I think they sell it in Canada too. 90 HP at 4700 RPM, and 115 ft-lbs at 3750 RPM. I'm surprised they bothered to include a transmission. 540# isn't all that heavy, but our roads aren't like yours. I think when I start riding again in a couple of years, I'll look for one of these. They're uncommon in the US; made the Edsel look like a hot seller.


06-28-2007, 05:45 PM
. 540# isn't all that heavy
You are joking ? Really ?:D.I haven't seen a photo of you Keith, you look like the Governator ? One day mate , you will drop it !

The Bigfella
06-28-2007, 05:57 PM
Yep I looked at it then the specs - first 3 thoughts:

Buell rip-off

Not enough grunt

Too heavy.

..... I like the trials stuff - I used to have a Yamaha TY250 that I eventually gave to a mate's son. I'd love to have something like it again.

06-28-2007, 08:25 PM
Yamaha doesn't sell it here. It looks like just the ticket for a nice brisk ride over a West Virginia backroad. 90 hp in 540 lbs dry ain't too bad, either, especially considering the torque. Buell ripoff? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery after all. Probably a good deal lesexpensive, smoother, and quicker.

06-28-2007, 10:32 PM
Yep I looked at it then the specs - first 3 thoughts:

Buell rip-off

Not enough grunt

Too heavy.

..... I like the trials stuff - I used to have a Yamaha TY250 that I eventually gave to a mate's son. I'd love to have something like it again.

How about this Ian...http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Montessa-Cota-242_W0QQitemZ320130783044QQihZ011QQcategoryZ102690 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Lew Barrett
06-28-2007, 11:24 PM
Here's where to go for your SR stuff Keith. Also has a few bikes for sale...when you're ready.


06-29-2007, 12:15 AM
If I ever scape up the cash and screw up my courage and buy a motorbike again , I don't want one that says 'mid life crisis'.
I want one that says....................



Supermotard , the only way to fly.
(have to ditch that front guard though , way to high)

The Bigfella
06-29-2007, 12:45 AM
Yep - that's a nutter bike

06-29-2007, 01:07 AM
Yes, but with a nutter bike you can do things like this! Though I have to say that any time I got a bike in this position I was about to hit the tarmac.


Rational Root
06-29-2007, 02:44 AM
But from someone who has been there, fallen off that.....

No matter how hot it is.


Good Gloves
A Decent Helmet
BootsAlso, Padded Jeans and Jackets help lots.

Ever seen a foot "degloved" because the guy came off the bike and caught his foot under it while wearing sneakers. Un Pretty.

Ever had somone scrub the sand and gravel out of the skin on your legs. Lots of Fun.

I've slid down the road with my leg under a bike and my hand stuck between me and the road, and walked away with nothing more than bruises -

If I'd been wearing jeans, sneakers and a teeshirt.....

If you drive a bike, sooner or later you'll be sitting on the tarmac either wondering what just happened, or wondering what's broke.

Stack the odds in your favour.

06-29-2007, 06:30 AM
Keith, I like. Although my 135 lb frame doesn't need 1670 cc.


Keith Wilson
06-29-2007, 09:26 AM
I don't want one that says 'mid life crisis'. I want one that says . . . NUTTER! :D Sounds good to me! :D

I like that tripod turn on the Ducati - two wheels and a knee. Don't try this at home, kids!

Tanbark Spanker
06-30-2007, 05:49 PM
Twenty-five more good reasons: http://www.projectcensored.org/censored_2007/index.htm#14 Yes, #14 seems to fit the picture.