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Old Yesterday, 09:47 PM   #1
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My new GTS1000. I couldn't resist

I've wanted one of these for a very long time and when the price was finally right I had to jump on it. I think this one is a keeper.



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Old Yesterday, 10:56 PM   #2
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Congrats. Beautiful bike.
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Old Yesterday, 11:03 PM   #3
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That is a beautiful bike indeed.
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Old Today, 01:27 PM   #4
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The chassis design combined with the RADD front-end make these very interesting bikes. The market just didn't accept them when they were introduced.
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Old Today, 01:37 PM   #5
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The chassis design combined with the RADD front-end make these very interesting bikes. The market just didn't accept them when they were introduced.
They were incredibly expensive in 1993/94. Something like $15k.

Still one of the best bikes I've owned though.
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Old Today, 06:22 PM   #6
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very cool

the RADD suspension makes it look like a reverse single sided swingarm. Awesome.
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Old Today, 06:30 PM   #7
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Got to ride one back in 93. Cool bike for sure.
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Old Today, 06:39 PM   #8
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That's the first blue one I've ever seen & it looks fantastic.

One can only speculate about what might have been, if this front suspension (or BMW's) had 1/2 the development time & effort that have been invested in sprung forks.
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They were incredibly expensive in 1993/94. Something like $15k.

Still one of the best bikes I've owned though.
Incredibly expensive, and heavy. Yamaha overbuilt the front end (messed it up in truth), despite Mr. Parker's attempts at input.

Someday one will be mine.

A little reading for those who may not have been around during the development (or who weren't obsessively reading every motorcycle article they could get their teenage hands on) http://silodrome.com/yamaha-gts-1000/
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Old Today, 09:28 PM   #10
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Looks like a pristine example. I always thought they were cool. I still have the brochure around here somewhere.

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