Yamaha MT01 Review

2005 Yamaha MT01 from South Africa

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance7200 kilometres
Previous motorcycleSuzuki VS1400 Intruder

Summary:

There is nothing like it!

Faults:

Bike recalled to replace the throttle position sensor in the fuel injection system.

Problem with a loose connection in the wiring harness.

General Comments:

This is a real twist and go motorcycle. There is so much torque, the gearbox is almost not necessary.

The motor pulls cleanly from 1200 rpm upwards, but can be a bit thirsty if pushed hard on the highway.

I use it as a commuter, and even in the heat of our summer, it seem to keep its cool.

Yamaha did a phase 1 conversion on the bike, which includes an Acropivic exhaust system. The sound is awesome, loud and deep.

It attracts a lot of attention going or standing. The styling is quite uniqe and reminds of a Blue Wildebeest, huge chest and small rear.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2007

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review