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YAMAHA MT-01 (2005-on) Review

Published: 23 November 2006

"Has radical, straight-from-show-concept-bike styling"

Yamaha MT-01 motorcycle review - Riding

"Has radical, straight-from-show-concept-bike styling"

  • At a glance
  • 1670cc  -  90 bhp
  • 38 mpg  -  116 miles range
  • Insurance group: 16 of 17
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  • Medium seat height (825mm)
  • New: £12,849

Overall Rating 3 out of 5

The Yamaha MT-01 has radical, straight-from-show-concept-bike styling allied to monstrous road presence which gives this motorcycle a kick-in-the-teeth visual appeal like no other. Build and detailing is fabulous and the thunderous engine sounds like no other. Shame performance is merely average yet the price stratospheric, then.

Ride Quality & Brakes 3 out of 5

Despite the Yamaha MT-01's top-quality suspension (multi-adjustable front and rear), brakes (same as the R1) and cycle parts, the MT-01 can’t hide its weight and size and so is more lumbering roadster than naked sports. Minimalist styling means it lacks comfort for long hauls, too. Roomy though for bigger riders.

Engine 4 out of 5

The Yamaha MT-01 is powered by a huge, slow-revving push-rod V-twin is derived from that of Road Warrior custom motorcycle. It’s big, lumpy, massively torquey and, with the optional Akrapovic pipes, sounds absolutely awesome. Oddest of all, though, is how slow the Yamaha MT-01 revs. It takes off at 1500rpm and it’s all over by 5000rpm. Brisk rather than quick due to its weight, but uniquely endearing.

Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5

In a nutshell: the Yamaha MT-01 is superb and so far so good. It was intended as a flagship model so build quality of the MT-01 is among Yamaha’s best ever. There's fantastic attention to detail, too. No reliability issues yet, but the Yamaha MT-01’s finickity metal finishes demand laborious cleaning. Due to massive vibes, nuts and bolts need to be regularly checked, too.

Insurance, running costs & value 2 out of 5

The Yamaha MT-01's £9K price tag is a lot of money seemingly justified by its build quality, style and materials. In reality, however, few were prepared to pay that for a motorcycle so difficuly to pigeon hole and yet so average in terms of practicality and performance – which is why it’s since depreciated massively. Year-old, 1100-milers can already be had for less than £5500. Find a Yamaha MT-01 for sale

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Equipment 4 out of 5

If lack of performance and practicality defies the £9K price tag, the Yamaha MT-01’s equipment goes some way to compensate. Top quality suspension front and rear is accompanied by superior brakes, fabulous switchgear, clocks, headlamp, mirrors etc and later versions of the Yamaha MT-01 came complete with a £1000 Akrapovic system, too.

Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2005
Year discontinued -
New price £12,849
Used price -
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group 16 of 17
Annual road tax £88
Annual service cost £160
Performance
Max power 90 bhp
Max torque 110 ft-lb
Top speed 131 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 11.9 secs
Average fuel consumption 38 mpg
Tank range 116 miles
Specification
Engine size 1670cc
Engine type 8v V-twin, 5 gears
Frame type Steel spine
Fuel capacity 15 litres
Seat height 825mm
Bike weight 240kg
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

History & Versions

Model history

2005: Yamaha MT-01 launched.

Other versions

None.

Owners' Reviews

26 owners have reviewed their YAMAHA MT-01 (2005-on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your YAMAHA MT-01 (2005-on)
Summary of Owners' Reviews
Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 4.5 out of 5
Engine 4.8 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 5 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 4.5 out of 5
Equipment 4.4 out of 5
5 out of 5

what the hell is it.

09 May 2016 by cowley

best feature is obviously its looks and that engine, medium height,er no, im medium and am on my tip toes and if you're not a confident rider can be a little daunting, despite its size i can easily burn out toe protectors so yes it handles.

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
only fault,its viby so will numb your hands riding decent distances. it is a massive v-twin after all. other than that it rides well and in the real world is plenty quick enough and that sound. jaws drop when i tell other bikers its size.
Engine
5 out of 5
torque is phenominal. it will rip your head and arms off. nuff said
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
i still own mine no issues what so ever, since 06.
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
do my own oil n filter changes annually. you've got to keep it clean. its a work of art.
Equipment
5 out of 5
everything you need.
Buying experience

dealership priced at 6,500

5 out of 5

BANG!

27 September 2015 by kost

3 years now and will never sell this bike.It's my only vehicle i own and it can do anything good or perfect. It is a bike you live to ride,to go fast, to accelerate hard at empty city streets or run in tight corners like you ride a big bulldoza dragon. It is unique, the sound is just brilliant (stage 1 kit). This machine has no age, no taboo, no must or should. It is the mt 01 and there's no reason to compare it with some other bike.It's an obsession, a real love. Each mile on it offers you a big smile. It just communicates with your inner world. Fantastic!

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
You are sitting on top of the bike and not inside like a cruiser. Ready for easy rides, for long trips or for road wars! It's heavy and on slippy road maybe it will become a problem. But somehow it is very agile thanks to its good weight balance and it's wide handle bars.It changes direction pretty easy and it is stable as a high speed train.Great great suspensions with a greater greater frame!solid as an alien rock.the rolling quality is above any expectation.Absolutely smooth!This is not an r6 and if you want to go fast be aware of the limits,because its not so forgettable when something is going wrong.Brakes are excellent too!You will not ever ask for more.But once again, don't forget the inertia that comes from 270 kilos.
Engine
5 out of 5
A mad max engine that when it comes to life, earth begins shaking! perhaps the most powerful engine at low rpm. 60 horsepower at around 3krpm! 60 miles at 2300 rpm and you enjoy the "plat plat" sound at that speed. TORQUE? yes A LOT! you can pull cars, planes and ships. 5 speed gearbox is enough to scratch the tarmac and waste your rear tyre. You turn the throttle and no time to lose. BANG! all the time that beast is waiting for your pointless accelerations. The acceleration party runs till 100 miles, after that will not offer something special. But who cares?!. `mad things are happening there with a soundtrack for oscar awards!
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
The bike with the higher quality yamaha ever made,i guess so. 1000 details to stare when you're not riding..Reliabity 5/5: 3years and zero problems (22000 miles)
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
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Equipment
5 out of 5
the instrument panel is the best that you can find out there. really beautiful and easy readable. Its a naked bike, not a gs.I wish it had abs but...
4 out of 5

it is big and it is clever

04 July 2015 by paulindevon

nothing has gone wrong in ten years of ownership, not even a light bulb. its not a fast bike but its comfy and it sounds and looks awesome. do you really need 200 bhp when this thing gives everyone a chance to see and hear thor ride by.

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
i regularly ride from devon to london for a cuppa with my parents. no problems at all except it takes a fuel stop at half way. can be a bit deaf when i get home though, what ? eh ?
Engine
3 out of 5
great pick up, nice bit of popping and banging on a closing throttle, great noise, more power is never a bad thing but in all honesty its hard to hang on with the torque its got.
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
i had the stage three conversion done after 7000 miles, because i fancied it. it wasn't easy leaving the twin seat on but its now a unique bike thats looks almost stock but with a bit of something disturbing thrown in.
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
spend a bit more than you need to and get it looked after by a specialist. its worth it
Equipment
4 out of 5
this is the ultimate v-twin street bike. like a reliable buell on steroids, built for men, not for midgets
Buying experience

ten years ago its hard to remember but whatever happened, I've kept the bike so something good must have happened

4 out of 5

Distant Thunder

12 March 2014 by winty57

I have owned a 57 plate MT01 for 2 years now. Bored with the linear power delivery of my Triumph Tiger 800Xc I wanted something different. I got it ! Best bike I have ever owned. The MT is absolutely awesome. In real world roll on overtakes it has no peer mine has 108 ft lbs at rear wheel ( 84hp)'and it has a distinct rush of power from 3 to 5k. It handles well enough to embarass lots of wannabe fast lads and its build quality is fabulous. Mine has professionally modded exhausts and sounds like distant thunder when its 1/2 mile away. When its close by the concussion causes small mammals and children to explode. Lovely

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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4 out of 5

Smile you're on a MT-01

28 October 2013 by Gallax

The only people who slate the MT-01 are those that want raw power, talk to anyone who either owns or has owned one to get the real story. I bought mine in order to slow me down a bit, it's done just that and yes it's missing a bit of top end if you're on a track, but on the road....is 130mph not fast enough for you...I still got round Cadwell in less than 2 mins and have a massive smile on my face every time I ride it. The brakes are great, it handles a treat and sound just fricking awesome, nothing will leave you behind in the twisties but don't expect to keep up with the boy racers on the straights. Fabulous bike for those who want to have fun, go scratching but not break the sound barrier.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
4 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Boom, there it is!

09 April 2012 by Anonymous

I bought my 2009 MT-01 a couple of years ago from the dealer. She sat on the floor for over a year. I read the reviews and finally rode her - great bike. MT-01 has fantastic power down low and mid range. Higher up (170km/hr and up) performance is very good but not quite the same as the 5 valve 4 cyl bikes I've ridden. I'm in my late 30s and wanted to my bike to handle sporty and be able to pass traffic quickly with just a flick of the wrist at the same time looking very unique. This bike more than delivers! I get the whole KODO thing and it really is about the whole package - looks, feel, and performance. My back never hurts and the seat is very comfortable but I would hate to be a passenger on the pillon. I'm 5'6" tall and about 155 lbs and the bike feels great - short riders don't feel too intimidated as long as you have some riding experience. I'm on the balls of my feet but the bike is very balanced. Not everyone has this bike, especially in Canada, so if you can get a good deal on one it is definitely a keeper.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

What a bike!

07 November 2011 by Dman001

I have ridden many bikes from ZXR400's to Bandits to TL1000'S. The engine on this bike is absolutely awsome, so much torque, unique sound and pleanty fast enough. The quality of the parts considering it is a Jap bike is fantastic, the paint is thick, and the detail of the engine is superb. The seat is comfortable and the bike really handles, much better than the TL. It never fails to impress and you don't see many on the road. And did I mention the brakes... absolutely awsome. Go try one..

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5

If Carlsberg made bikes....

06 September 2011 by invertedmatt

This is the bike that all riders should aspire to. Its everything that i have ever wanted. It is not just about the amazing looks, the muscle styling, the imposing engine, the incredible pipes and mufflers, nor is just about the superb build quality, nor the feel and noise of the 1700cc v-twin, nor the agile sports handling or stop on a dime brakes, its about how it makes you feel. Its a total experience of joy, of every sensation that you've ever had all rolled into one. Its like being groped under the dinner table by Angelina Jolie as your mum sits opposite you: Its a complete assault on the senses, a Kylie Monogue bitchslap while eating chillied lemons. Its completely different, completely original and unforgetable. Ingore the price or the fact that its not made in some hard to pronounce European city, this is the real deal, true exotica. Its power, panache, pose, and porn. Its the best bike that i've every owned, ridden or even seen. Disregard the 90 BHP quoted on the spec sheet, this rhino chargers at blistering pace and makes a mockery of trainspotters and anoraks alike. If you like to be centre of attention, experience a slight sense of massive superiority, and want to take the focus off the Ducati and Harley boys, then this is for you. This is the bike that James Bond keeps at home in the garage away from the camera crew. So don't leave this earth until you have at least ridden one. Afterall, if you are not religulous then this may be as spiritual as you will ever get.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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4 out of 5

nice bike

03 September 2011 by sheephead

I have owned a MT 01 for 2 years, had a test ride on a sports bike today. Thankfully i will be keeping the MT 01, the sports bike did not handle any better than the MT, and the acceleration was about the same, the Mt is a lot better ride though and still as me grinning like cheshire cat.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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4 out of 5

nice bike

03 September 2011 by sheephead

I have owned a MT 01 for 2 years, had a test ride on a sports bike today. Thankfully i will be keeping the MT 01, the sports bike did not handle any better than the MT, and the acceleration was about the same, the Mt is a lot better ride though and still as me grinning like cheshire cat.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Superb

10 July 2011 by Roadrunner007

This is a cross between a B-King and a cruiser, awesome sound with akrapovic pipes, well sorted chassis, very sharp brakes need some getting used to. Also weighs a fair bit, but it's hidden well a when you get on the move. Very comfy and you don't see many on the road. Excellent build quality and paintwork.

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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4 out of 5

Unique

11 June 2010 by Fifty

I bought a 3 year old MT two months ago. What a bike! It looks and sounds like nothing on earth. Every time I park up someone comes over for a look and a chat. It's comfortable, easy to ride and full of character. The ideal combination of jaw-dropping looks, air-cooled V-twin simplicity, and Japanese reliability.

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Amazing bike

10 September 2009 by niallo

I've had one for three weeks now. It's an incredible bike. It looks amazing, sounds amazing and is just so much damn fun to ride. The only problem I have with it is that the mirror stems are too short, my elbows take up most of the view.

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Fun1

18 March 2009 by vetoevo

No other word for it. Fun. I love it. I use ot for touring as well, a small screen and it's really quite comfy

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

what a bike!

19 February 2009 by missgonads

who says this is a man's bike?? Come on ladies! I'm a female rider, age over 30 (ahem), 5ft 5" tall and the proud owner of a yamaha mt-01. Bike came with a pair of Akrapovic exhausts (beautiful), also removed baffles for even more sound and she sounds like thunder! Had my bike for 12 months and I love her she f-ing rocks, best damn bike I have had in 8 years of riding. Very easy to handle (even for a lady!!!). Commute every day, she's great round town and have done a few track days. Also been touring to france, germany, netherlands and doing 12 hour days in the saddle without any discomfort or numb botty, this bike is incredibly comfortable and luggage is no problem. My only complaints are the fuel range, I get about 90 miles before light comes on and the weight, she's a fair old beast to haul about off the stand--ouff, you will need your oats! on the move though she's as light as a light thing. Enjoy ladies. miss g with big nads.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5

A real mans bike!

07 February 2009 by tamlin23

I'm 6'1" and 16 stone (100kgs) and found the bikes seat remakably comfortable, the only downside was how high I found the pegs, but I soon got used to it, and I'm sure due to the bikes width it helps with ground clearance. The bike oozes quality and detail. The engine makes the bike move slighlty on tick over, which makes you really get a feeling for the huge pistons pulsing beneath you. It revs freely making a spine tingling sound, even on stock cans. Its not the lightest bike by a long shot, but it never becomes an issue, even around town, the brakes, torque and exellent balance see to that. The ride is very stable and reassuring, partly down to the weight I just mentioned, it has a light but planted feel on the move, which is great for windy conditions or passing lorry's. There is nothing bad about this bike, in fact, its a bargain at the prices I have seen them at (because people don't 'get it'). Its not a bike you tend to see about either, so with the value, you also recieve exclusivity. Go to a bike meet and see how many other MT-01's are there... This bike is a well kept secret, take a test ride and don't look back..... well.. exept for lifesavers of course!

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Great Bike

12 July 2008 by glesgaman

Great bike to ride one of the easiest around,raod test hear say's "massive vibes" what vibes ? this machine throbs with TORQUE somthing sports bike's have above 6000 RPM,its a mans bike.

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5 out of 5
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Nothing else like it

21 May 2008 by tootall76

I sold my 05 MT-01 thinking that i would use another bike more. I was wrong - i tried all kinds of other bikes out, non of which stirred my soul like the MT does...so a few weeks on and i'm getting another, slightly newer one. This one's a keeper. Once you've owned one, it's hard to be satisfied with anything else. They rock!

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5 out of 5

Best all around bike to ride.

08 May 2008 by KMMB

Useable torque when you need it around town. Incredible good overall comfort and balance. If you want a track bike, it's not for you. If you want to ride the bike on the street, it is the best off the line and around the few easy corners. Great comfort, useable torque right off the line. Drop the clutch, no problem the bike still lunges into action. Very little top end if you are on an Autobahn, but with our Canadian speed limits, this meets or exceeds any needs someone over 21 needs. I have had sport bikes and cruisers. Both left either comfort or agility out. The MT01 seems to meet my needs so far. I have only had the bike for 6 months but I am sold on it's overall mannerisms.

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4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

gruntiest grunter of em all (so far)

26 January 2008 by pwbennett

It was on my wish list from 2005, but way too expensive. Then, a dealer 600km away (I live in Victoria, Oz, but am a Pom), dropped the price $6,000 - it had been in his showroom for 2yrs - not even test ridden! This bike is a ball-tearer. But go several steps further and customise, especially after market pipes, and add a turbo (made in Sweden - www.amracing.se/ovrigt_en.html). I'm in my late 40's, and don't need any type of Viagra as this machine keeps me virile to the max! An eight hour day in the saddle no dramas. 300km on a full tank, cruising around 115kmh, with a tail bag and no melting of fabric. But it is a heavy bike. Flickable compared to a cruiser for sure, but not a 125, or even a 600 for handling! I overshot a corner when it was less than 300km new, but ended up / dropped on a soft verge - fortunately (perhaps because of). If you've got alpha male gonads, this is the bike! Paul, Vic., Oz.

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Whoaaa!!

18 September 2007 by Starman ZZR600

My Baby ZZR600 was backed into by a man in a white van, and he admitted the liability Ok even though i've got a car i want a bike 'cos he's got to pay for it. When the delivery van turned up and said.... there are no more 600cc bikes, so we've brought this for you..... yes it was an MT 01 F**k**g hell!! said i i couldn't believe it only 3miles on the clock BRAND NEW! Spent the afternoon riding all over the Black Country, i'll miss her when she goes, what a bike!!!!!!

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AWESOME

23 June 2007 by deadfatelvis

outstanding.... buy one today

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GRUNTIEST!!!

31 May 2007 by knifebloke

Just bought a new yamaha mt-01 & after 33 years of biking & owning a plethora of bikes! i have finaly found what i have been looking for! this is the finest bit o'kit i ever had my butt on!!! ya gotta try one theres no other bike like it.. yowzer!

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An machine with presence and attitude. Not a bike for the shrinking-violet

15 October 2006 by brynhils

A machine that draws glances wherever it goes and is sure to start a conversation at your local petrol station as you fill up; only make it a short conversation because the tank is rather small for a bike with a 1700cc engine - 15 Litres including the 3 Litre reserve. A problem? Only if you were wanting to go more than 100 miles or so between fill-ups, but why would you? This bike begs to be ridden where people can see it and hear it, through towns and villages and the twisty roads between! But be careful; When this beast rumbles and pops it's way through the countryside small mammals run for cover in all directions and normally placid dogs take to barking and giving chase. Put your best gear on and look your best when you stop for fuel or a bite to eat - because people will stare in your direction. This is not a motorbike for a 'wall-flower' or faint of heart; this is a bike that screams "Oy! Get a load of my big pipes!".. Geezer! Strengths: Looks. Sound. Presence on the road. Weaknesses: Fuel capacity. Underseat space. Vibrating Mirrors.

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5 out of 5

Very underrated bike, if you fancied a Buell but it wasn't quick enough for you try one of these

01 October 2006 by Craig5150

Very underrated bike, if you fancied a Buell but it wasn't quick enough for you try one of these. End cans, power commander and remove the airbox/bolt some K&N's direct and the power and torque are stunning. It's a comfortable, fast, solid steering bike you will just want to ride and ride. Low and mid range power makes any traffic dissapear!! you can launch this thing so quickly without worrying about wheelspin or wheelies....it's unreal. Everyone will ask you what it is and tell you it's like nothing else. You can ride it like Mr Harley through town or like a complete lunatic out in the country it will do both. Pegs will touch sooner than you think. Strengths: Engine, noise, road presence, 0-100 acceleration, comfort, solid build quality. Weaknesses:
Initial cost...but a used bike will be affordable and might have the right mods on.

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Throbbing V Twin

16 September 2006 by dav806

Test rode this bike, It has amazing acceleration, very addictive, I just wanted to accelerate for the noise, speed etc, then deccelerate for the pops and bangs, very vibey but you get used to it, good on fast A and B roads, good on motorways up to 90, not so good in town at 30, comfortable upright riding position. Twist the throttle and hang on! Strengths: Acceleration, Comfort. Weaknesses: Air box covers in Aluminium, Vibration, Town riding.

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