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


There is nothing like it!


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