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2009 Yamaha MT-01 - COOL WALL VOTE: COOL

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:13 am

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2009 Yamaha MT-01

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2009 Yamaha MT-01

The MT-01 is the bike that started the "Torque Sports" revolution.

Sports Torque is a unique kind of motorcycling experience, and the MT-01 is one of the finest examples of this breed. Torque Sports performance opens up a new world of sports riding because it offers an alternative to high RPM rush to today's in-line four cylinder supersport bikes. Grab a handful of throttle and discover the arm stretching torque that flows from the MT-01's massive V-Twin powerplant.

Maximum torque is unleashed at a mere 3,750 rpms. The MT-01's soul stirring torque is guaranteed to put a smile on your face while the agile sports chassis offers its rider all the exhilaration of a supersport machine. At Yamaha we recognize that as many sport riders mature, they often seek a slightly less extreme alternative. If you are ready to take the next step in sports riding, you owe it to yourself to check out the revolutionary 2009 MT-01.

The MT series is here to shake up the streets with a whole new style of sports riding. We call it Torque Sports and it's all about uniting big-piston engines with sports chassis for a dramatic new riding experience. Our Torque Sport roadsters perform to a different kind of beat, like Japan's legendary Kodo drumbeat, an earth-trembling expression of awesome latent power produced by massive bass drums.

Minimal… maximal… the MT-01 seems like a mass of contradictions, like nothing you’ve ever known before, an air-cooled 1,670 cc V-twin that rocks like a sports bike. The MT-01 is a revolutionary motorcycle, with a soulbeat character that unleashes maximum torque at 3,750 rpm, when most engines are still half asleep. That’s the whole idea of Torque Sports – mega-thrust is right there, the instant you grab the throttle. And this mega-capacity, long-stroke engine is bolted into an aluminium supersport-derived frame with R1-style truss swingarm, 43 mm upside-down forks, low-slung rear shock, radial-mounted calipers and a uniquely chiselled, radical design. MT-01 – performs like nothing else on this earth.

EVERY BEAT OF THIS ENGINE IS AN EVENT
The heart of the MT-01 is its engine - a massive, air-cooled, 1,670cc V-twin drumming out its own kind of heartbeat that will reverberate through motorcycling history. This is iconic sports performance like nothing else on the street, unleashing mega torque and a throbbing exhaust note from its long-stroke crankshaft, forged pistons, ultra-efficient pent roof combustion chambers and ceramic composite-plated cylinders.

TORQUE SPORTS FROM TICK-OVER TO REDLINE
This monumental V-twin has been tuned for Torque sports.
At low rpm the massive pulsing torque output delivers an instant rush of thrust. And at increased revs - peak torque arrives at 3,750 rpm - that thrust growls and swells to produce astonishing sports performance. The low-mass crankshaft encourages easy-revving performance, while the tall-ratio gearbox allows you to use the incomparable torque output to maximum effect. In other words, no matter what the revs are, the enjoyment is all yours with MT-01.

MINIMUM CHASSIS, MAXIMUM ENGINE
With a bike like the MT-01 the engine has got to be the centre of attention, so when we came to designing the frame we wanted it to be minimal, to allow the engine to rule, and yet great to look at.

Which is why we used our exclusive CF die-cast technology. This hi-tech process - developed by Yamaha - allows lighter, more intricate castings, giving us the freedom to create a weldless frame that is stiff, light, compact and stunning to look at. The upside-down truss-style swingarm - similar to the arm used on our YZF-R1 supersport weapon - is also cast aluminium for an optimum stiffness/flex ratio, contributing to the bike’s confidence-inspiring handling.

INHALE
The MT-01 breathes in and lives. Yamaha engineers focused special attention on the bike’s intake system, working to cram the delivery of fresh, dense air into those massive cylinders for a lusty, big-torque feeling. Air enters the large-capacity, variable intake downdraft airbox - neatly housed within the frame - to feed the digital fuel injection system, featuring twin-bore downdraft injectors for astonishing low-rpm performance and transient power characteristics.

EXHALE
The MT-01 lives and breathes out. It feeds on gasoline and air, the burned mix exhaling through a titanium exhaust system that maximises the MT-01’s pounding heartbeat. Superbly sculpted from large-radius curves for reduced exhaust-flow resistance, the exhaust system – featuring a muffler cover cooling system - uses Yamaha’s renowned Supersport-bred EXUP device, for enhanced low-rpm torque, and culminates in magnificent twin mufflers that emit a rhythmic, throbbing beat you can both feel and hear.

SENSORY OVERLOAD
Just in front of you, the MT-01’s dash panel tells the story of every mile travelled, its 3D-effect analogue tacho marking every heartbeat, its digital speedo so easy to read. Even the instrument illumination contributes to the MT-01 riding experience, with individually adjustable backlighting for each device. DimensionsOverall length 2,185 mm
Overall width 800 mm
Overall height 1,105 mm
Seat height 825 mm
Wheelbase 1,525 mm
Min. ground clearance 145 mm
Dry weight 243 kg
Fuel tank capacity 15 litres)
Oil capacity 5.0 litres

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2009 Yamaha MT-01 Highlights:

- 1670cc V-twin produces massive torque
- Sportbike spec chassis with fully adjustable suspension


2009 Yamaha MT-01 - Candian Specifications
MSRP: C$16,099

Engine Air-cooled, OHV, 8-valve, 48 degree, V-twin
Displacement 1670 cc
Bore and Stroke 97 x 113 mm
Compression Ratio 8.4:1
Maximum Torque 15.3 kg-m (110.7 ft-lb) @ 3,750 rpm
Fuel Delivery 40 mm Mikuni throttle body F.I.
Lubrication Dry sump
Ignition Digital TCI
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive O-ring chain


Suspension (Front) Fully adjustable 43 mm inverted fork
Suspension (Rear) Fully adjustable link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 320 mm discs
Brakes (Rear) 267 mm disc
Tires (Front) 120/70ZR17
Tires (Rear) 190/50ZR17


Length 2,185 mm (86")
Width 800 mm (31.5")
Height 1,105 mm (43.5")
Wheelbase 1,525 mm (60")
Rake / Trail 25° / 103 mm (4.1")
Ground Clearance 145 mm (5.7")
Seat Height 825 mm (32.5")
Fuel Capacity 15 litres (3.3 imp. gallons)
Wet Weight 260 kg (572 lb.)
Colour(s) Metallic Black



GLOBAL SPECIFICATIONS:

EngineType Air-cooled, 4-stroke, V-twin, OHV, 4-valves per cylinder
Displacement 1,670 cc
Bore and Stroke 97.0 x 113.0 mm
Compression Ratio 8.4:1
Max.Power 66.3 kW (90HP) @ 4,750 rpm
Max.Torque 150.3 Nm (15,3 kq-m) @ 3,750
Lubrication Dry Sump
Fuel Supply Fuel injection
Clutch Type Wet multiple-disc
Ignition TCI
Starter System Electric
Transmission Constant mesh, 5-speed
Final transmission Chain
Primary reduction ratio 71/48 1.479
Secondary reduction ratio 39/17 2.294
Gear ratio: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th 38/16 2.375, 30/19 1.579, 29/25 1.160, 24/25 0.960, 24/30 0.800

ChassisFrame Alu CF die-cast, double cradle
Front suspension Telescopic forks
Front wheel travel 120 mm
Rear suspension Swinging arm (Link suspension)
Rear wheel travel 117 mm
Front brake Dual discs, 310 mm
Rear brake Single disc, 267 mm
Front tyre 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear tyre 190/50 ZR17M/C (73W)


* Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
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Re: 2009 Yamaha MT-01 - VOTE: In Progress

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:15 am

Ok, here we go! Our 31st Cool Wall bike for this year is now up!

Fire a broadside and have at 'er!

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Unread post by Wrider » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:57 am

I'm not so sure it "started the torque sports class". In 98 the TL1000R produced 8 ft lbs less torque (98) but 45 more (135) HP.

I find it cool, but I also find it kind of a copy off of the Buells, sticking a cruiser motor into a sportbike frame and all that.
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Unread post by jstark47 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:53 am

Fail. Not sold in the USA. :mad:
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:41 am

jstark47 wrote:Fail. Not sold in the USA. :mad:
Ouch.

Yamaha did consider bringing it over to the USA, I don't think it made it over there due to the fact that the of slowing US economy in 2008... It's been on shaky ground in Canada as well, 2009 was the "last" year for it here but it may be back again for 2012 as Europe still has it.

You'll have to come to Canada to buy one, but what a bike to buy.

I think it was considered the new "V-Max" before the new VMAX arrived.

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Unread post by mogster » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:26 pm

I'm not sure of the age of this particular MTO1,
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but it looked quite funky! :D
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:48 pm

mogster wrote:
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That's funny!!
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:57 pm

Wrider wrote: but I also find it kind of a copy off of the Buells, sticking a cruiser motor into a sportbike frame and all that.
It looks more like a cruiser motor in a cruiser frame..... :laughing:

The motor is one of the best looking cruiser engines I've seen. It's sort of meh overall but I'll edge out a cool rating.
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Unread post by ceemes » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:53 pm

HYPERR wrote: It's sort of meh overall but I'll edge out a cool rating.
For once Hyperr and I are in agreement........hide your wimmen folk and lock up your liquor, coz that has to be sure sign of the pending appocolypse.
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Unread post by rayian » Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:53 pm

I'd rather have a Ducati Diavel. Still, I'll give it a cool vote.

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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:36 pm

Looks quirky and full of character, lots of interesting detailing, enough to squeeze into the cool category, for me. I think a Buell Lightning is a more interesting and innovative take on a similar theme though.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:00 am

Voted: COOL

It's very unique and the sound is addictive. I even created a YouTube video for it because of it. Yamaha calls it "kodo" for the sound of drums. I would even buy the stage 1 kit for it which includes the Akropovik (sp?) exhausts.

I really like it myself, it is a great looking naked standard bike with a brutal torquey engine and balls to the wall attitude... maybe I should have voted awesome? But cool is definately is!

The only 3 things that worry me about it are:

1. The small gas tank (15L)
2. The RPM limit (around 5600?)
3. The price new (which I think is the #1 reason the bike didn't sell well).

Overall, it is a very nice bike and one that will get you noticed.

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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:22 am

It'd be great to hear from people who actually own one. I like the sound and power characteristics of cruiser engines, but prefer the riding position and handling of standards, so I'm quite curious what this bike feels like.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:37 am

Grey Thumper wrote:It'd be great to hear from people who actually own one. I like the sound and power characteristics of cruiser engines, but prefer the riding position and handling of standards, so I'm quite curious what this bike feels like.
madjak30 owns one, I'm sure he will chime in on this topic soon...

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Unread post by madjak30 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:06 pm

Vote: AWESOME!!

Torque is the word here...110lbs/ft worth of the stuff...if ridden conservatively you can get decent consumption, but if you play with the torque a lot...well, not so good...comfort is similar to the Honda 919

The small tank was what held me back for a while, but I get 200kms before the fuel light comes on...so not terrible...but you will be hard pressed to find a bike with more "personality", pops and growls on downshifts (watch the engine braking, is more abrupt than you might expect)...but it was the sound that totally sold me.

I think it's a great bike, but not if you want to go two up...not so comfy for the passenger...

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Unread post by Markg1 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:52 pm

If it's from yamaha, it's gotta be cool! I would have voted awesome but we can't get it here in the US! Is that engine in any other bike that yamaha has out?
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Unread post by madjak30 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:08 pm

Well...sort of...it's the engine from the Warrior cruiser that has been tuned up to add 20Hp & 20TQ...has a chain drive instead of the belt...standard riding position...

Here is a video that I made in response to some requests to hear the bike...I took some clips from other videos to make this one...hope you enjoy it!!



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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:21 am

Great video! Thanks for adding that and for adding the comments about the engine and gas tank as well. 200km a tank isn't bad then. From the video all I could think was... "Wow, I want it!" the sound is amazing and the bike it looks amazing too.

Nice to see Calgary again via the video.

Anything you would add/improve to the bike? (maybe a bigger tank?)... do you find when you accelerate (or pass) do you "run out of RPMs" and it bounces off the red line?

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Unread post by madjak30 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:43 am

There is a guy in Germany that makes a 20L tank for it...not sure if I will pony up the cash for it though...$$$...as for the RPM and the rev limitter...at first I did (used to an 11,000rpm redline), but once used to the shift points it isn't a problem...third rev'd to 5500rpm has you going 150kph, so it's only a concern in first and second!! and the bike pulls hard enough in fifth that you really don't have to down shift, unless you are really being agressive...

Luggage availability...the width of the exhaust makes it hard to attach saddle bags (which I prefer over a tail bag)...I will be experimenting with brackets this winter...1/4" rod & a welder...a guys gotta have a winter project!!

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