Yamaha MT-01

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Yamaha MT-01.jpg
Manufacturer Yamaha Motor Corporation, Ltd.
Production period 2005 to 2012
class motorcycle
design type Naked bike
Motor data
Air-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke 48 ° V engine, OHV , 4 valves per cylinder, dry sump lubrication, electronic fuel injection, controlled 3-way catalytic converter
Displacement  (cm³) 1,670
Power  (kW / PS ) 66 (90) at 4750 rpm
Torque  ( N m ) 150 at 3750 rpm
transmission 5-gear shift (gear steps: 2.375 / 1.579 / 1.160 / 0.960 / 0.800), primary ratio: 1.479
drive Chain drive , secondary ratio: 2.294
Brakes vo. two Ø 310 mm disc brakes, 6-piston fixed calipers,
rear Ø 267 mm disc, 1-piston floating caliper
Wheelbase  (mm) 1,525
Dimensions (L × W × H, mm): 2,185 × 800 × 1,105
Seat height (cm) 82.5
Empty weight  (kg) 243 (dry), 259 (ready to drive)

The Yamaha MT-01 is a motorcycle model in the Naked Bike category from the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha .

The Yamaha MT-01 was presented as a concept study for the first time at the Tokyo Motor Show 1999, whereupon the press coverage prompted Yamaha to bring the motorcycle to the market in early 2005, contrary to initial plans. Characteristic of the MT-01 is the large, air-cooled V2 engine with 1670 cm³ displacement and its voluminous, conically shaped double exhaust system. In 2013 the MT-01 was withdrawn from the program.


Yamaha describes the concept of the MT series with the term "Torque Sports". The MT-01 is designed for high torque instead of high peak performance. The pulsating combustion noise and the typical V2 vibrations are symbolically compared to the beat of the Japanese kodo bass drums. The seating position is slightly stretched due to the large and, above all, high tank.


The long-stroke engine of the MT-01 is based on the 48 ° V2 unit of the XV 1700 RoadStar Warrior. However, it was extensively modified, including a significantly lighter crank drive. A seven liter airbox gives the 1670 cm³ unit of the MT-01 a maximum output of 66 kW (90 hp) and a maximum torque of 150 Nm. According to the manufacturer, the standard consumption of the motorcycle is 5.6 l / 100 km. The front brake system of both the 2005 and 2007 versions come from the current version of the super sports car YZF-R 1 . Yamaha specifies a top speed of 210 km / h for the MT-01.

Facelift 2007

The engines have been revised due to the necessary conversion to EURO 3. In 2005 and 2006, two 320 mm discs with 4-piston fixed calipers were installed on the front brake, which have now been upgraded to two 310 mm discs with 6-piston fixed calipers. The liquid containers were integrated into the fittings. The appearance of the clutch lever has been adapted to the new radial brake pump . The new bench provides better support and improved ergonomics. The design of the front fender has also been revised, which now looks more appealing in the area of ​​the standpipe cover. New mirrors are also used. In the course of the facelift, Yamaha increased the sales price by € 200 to € 13,495 and for 2008 to € 13,550.

Special model MT-01 SP

The special model MT-01 SP, which was first presented in April 2009, stands out visually from the series models. The special model got a red and white basecoat, two-tone seat and golden painted rims. Some engine and chassis parts have also been chrome-plated.

The essential distinguishing features are the Öhlins spring elements. These were specially developed for the MT and adapted to the unique engine and chassis properties. The new shock absorber has its own damper reservoir. In addition to the shock absorber, the 43 mm thick Öhlins upside-down fork is also designed for sporty driving. This is supported by the Pirelli Diablo Rosso tires and a new, 28.6 mm reinforced, butted handlebar with a handlebar clamps milled from aluminum.

According to Yamaha, sales are to begin in summer 2009 and are limited to 15 units in Germany.

Kodo at Yamaha

Yamaha uses the term Kodo for promotional purposes related to the MT series, which includes the MT-01 and MT-03 motorcycles . Yamaha compares the vibrations and the sound of the V2 engine of the MT-01 with the Taiko bass drums from the Kodo group. It is precisely these vibrations and noises of the MT-01 that distinguish it from a super sports bike and from most naked bikes , which is why Yamaha has deliberately marketed them.

Web links

Commons : Yamaha MT-01  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Sebastian Schmidt: Limited special model. (No longer available online.) In: Motorrad . April 1, 2009, formerly in the original ; Retrieved June 3, 2013 .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.motorradonline.de