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– 2006 Yamaha MT-01

2006 Yamaha MT-01

Torque Sports

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

This motorcycle is like nothing you’ve ever ridden – an air-cooled 1670cc V-twin powerplant that produces lots of soul stirring torque, wrapped in a sports chassis.

The MT-01 is a revolutionary motorcycle, with a soulbeat character that unleashes maximum torque at 3,750 rpm. That’s the whole idea of Torque Sports – mega-thrust in the most useable riding range … the instant you grab the throttle. And this monster air cooler is bolted into an aluminum sport-derived chassis with R1-style truss swingarm, 43 mm inverted forks, low-slung rear shock, radial-mounted calipers and a truly unique body design.


The heart of the MT01 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Key features

High-performance, 1670cc air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 4 valves per cylinder, 48°, V-twin powerplant produces massive torque and strong acceleration for an emotionally charged ride.

Traditional pushrod valve actuation keeps engine height down for a lower centre of gravity for great handling and ensures more uniform heat dissipation due to absence of a cam chain case.

One-piece head cover adds rigidity around the rocker arms to provide great high rpm performance and efficient heat dissipation.

Four-valve, pent roof cylinder head design uses two spark plugs per cylinder for efficient combustion and great power delivery at all rpms.

Valve train includes short design intake and exhaust rocker arms that reduce inertia during high-rpm performance.

Twin, crankcase-mounted, high-lift cams ensure strong acceleration and horsepower. The cam profiles and timing are specially designed for the MT-01

Hydraulic valve lifters driven by twin camshafts deliver exceptional performance and lower maintenance requirements.

Crankshaft and connecting rod design is unique to the MT-01. Inertia mass is reduced 18% and weight is reduced by 10% compared to the Warrior crank. The crank flywheel shapes are also different.

Large-diameter pistons feature durable and lightweight forged construction to accommodate higher-rpm performance with reduced vibration and less reciprocating mass.

Larger-bore ceramic composite-plated cylinders provide uniform heat dissipation, reduce weight, reduce friction and increase cylinder service life.

Cooling fin thickness is optimized for maximum heat dissipation, thereby eliminating the need for liquid cooling, maintaining that traditional clean, air-cooled engine appearance. Special lower mounted aluminum air duct directs air toward the cylinders for additional cooling

40mm, twin-bore, downdraft Mikuni AC40 throttle body fuel injection (FI) with throttle position sensor (TPS) ensures optimal fuel delivery, great throttle response, reduced emissions and maximum power. Choke less design means no fuss, sure starts.

12 hole Mikuni injectors provide great fuel / air atomization for maximum power output.

Specially designed air box features a solenoid controlled variable intake to provide excellent throttle response. The inlet duct is forward facing.

State-of-the-art Electronic Control Unit (ECU) ensures precisely metered fuel delivery and optimal ignition spark control using 3D transistorized coil ignition mapping for each cylinder.

Dry sump lubrication system means a more compact engine design. The die cast aluminum oil reservoir is mounted low and in front/beside the engine which lowers the centre of gravity for great handling. A handy, spin-on oil filter means fast, easy oil changes.

Smooth-shifting, 5-speed transmission features optimized primary, secondary and gear ratios for excellent power and torque feeling. Ratios are maximized to provide great “real world” spine-tingling roll-on performance at all rpms.

Multi 10-plate wet clutch uses a hydraulic master cylinder for easy, consistent lever pull and auto adjusts the free play.

Under seat high-performance, 2-into-1-into 2 exhaust system features a mix of stainless steel and titanium components. The dual large diameter mufflers boost torque and horsepower while producing a throaty, V-twin growl. The system also utilizes an under seat cooling fan and special heat shields to eliminate any passenger discomfort from hot exhaust components.

Three 3-way catalyizers are integrated into the exhaust system to reduce harmful emissions.

The exhaust system also utilizes a lightweight titanium EXUP exhaust power valve which improves torque character, eliminates “flat spots” and improves overall power output.

Electric starting system features solenoid-activated auto-decompressor for fast, easy starting.

All new, lightweight aluminum C.F. die cast downtube-type frame offers excellent handling and a clean image due to the lack of visible welds. Frame features a mix of die cast and forged tubes for strength and durability.

The engine is a fully stressed member. Solid-mounted engine centralizes rider/machine mass for quick cornering transitions.

Fully detachable C.F. die cast aluminum subframe means easier rear shock access and reduced costs in the event of a “loop-out”.

R1 inspired lightweight under truss-type, aluminum swingarm offers superb rigidity. The swingarm length is optimized to provide excellent stability, traction and handling. The pivot point of the swingarm bolts to the outside of the frame, allowing a narrower frame. The benefit is a slimmer frame, and slimmer seat which reduces overall seat height.

Fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork offers 120mm (4.7″) of wheel travel for exceptional sports handling. The adjustable design allows the rider to tailor suspension settings to match weight and road conditions to maximize handling and suspension performance. Adjustments include 5-way spring preload, 20-way compression damping and 25-way rebound damping adjustability.

Beefy, cast aluminum, top and bottom triple clamps help increase fork rigidity and reduce weight.

Link rear suspension utilizes a fully adjustable “piggyback-type” single rear shock. Adjustments include; spring preload, 12-way compression damping and 20-way rebound damping adjustability. The shock is mounted low and behind the engine to centralize mass and keep a low center of gravity for excellent handling.

Dual 320mm floating front rotors are squeezed by radial mounted, ultra rigid, 4-piston, monoblock calipers. 16mm Brembo-type radial master cylinder is used to provide exceptional stopping power with great lever feel and feedback. The brake lever is adjustable to fit a variety of hand sizes.

267mm floating rear disc is squeezed by a dual-piston caliper Nissin caliper.

All new 4-spoke lightweight mag wheels reduce weight and enhance handling qualities. Front rim size is MT 3.50×17 while the rear rim is a wide MT 6.00×17 fitted with tubeless radial tires for awesome handling.

Compact 15 liter steel fuel tank allows the use of tank bags. Low fuel light activates with 3 liters of fuel remaining.

One piece ‘Buckskin-type” leather seat features a flat profile for excellent rider and passenger comfort. The MT symbol is embossed in the rear of the seat.

All new tapered conventional handlebar is used.

Compact, multi-functional centrally mounted instrument features an analogue speedo, digital tach, dual tripmeters, a fuel reserves tripmeter, low fuel light and clock. The brightness of the background illumination and LCDs can be adjusted to suit personal preferences.

Eye catching multi reflector 55/51-watt halogen headlight provides a powerful beam of light.

LED rear tail light with stylish clear lens.

Immobilizer ignition system is designed to reduce the possibility of theft. This new system must recognize the “coded ignition key” in order for the unit to start. If the immobilizer ignition does not recognize the key (or a theft’s screwdriver or other type of “jimmy tool” the bike will not start even if the ignition is turned or forced into the on position.

Lower fork leg protectors prevent dirt and stone chips from damaging sliders and seals

“O” ring chain

Low-fuel warning light

Fork lock integrated into main ignition switch for extra convenience

4-way adjustable clutch lever and adjustable front brake lever

Low maintenance sealed battery.

The MT-01 offers a significant level of power and performance. It is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders.



Engine air-cooled, OHC, 4-valve, 48 degree, V-twin w/EFI
Displacement 1670cc
Bore and Stroke 97 x 113mm
Compression Ratio 8.4:1
Maximum Torque TBA*
………*Max.Power 66.3KW (90HP)@4,750rpm (taken from EU press release)
………*Max.Torque 150.1Nm (15,3 kq-m)@3,750 (taken from EU press release)
Fuel Delivery Mikuni EFI
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition Digital CDI
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Chain

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

Length 2,185mm (86″)
Width 790mm (31.1″)
Height 1,160 (45.7″)
Wheelbase 1,525mm (60″)
Rake / Trail 25° / 103mm (4.1″)
Ground Clearance 140mm (5.5″)
Seat Height 825mm (32.5″)
Dry Weight 240kg (528 lb)
Fuel Capacity 15 litres (3.3 imp. gallons)
Colour(s) Metallic Dark Violet; Silver

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