1993 Yamaha GTS1000

SOLD FOR: $4,815

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on November 1, 2022

Winner: jrisley

Winning Bid: $4,500
Buyer Fee: $315
Total: $4,815

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Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1993 Yamaha GTS1000. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

In 1993 and 1994, Yamaha sold a sport-touring bike that was far ahead of its time – the GTS1000. Full of technology that would not make its way to most bikes for years to come, the GTS featured fuel injection, ABS brakes, and most importantly, the RADD front suspension designed by James Parker. This suspension was able to isolate braking from damping, leading to increased performance in both aspects as well as more stability.

Yanked from the FZR1000, the Genesis engine was detuned but still made triple digit (102 hp) power.

The GTS gives you all the fun of a rare, quirky bike, but without the support-related drawbacks. You can use it everyday, and that’s one of the reasons why Bike magazine called it the ‘coolest of rare motorcycles’ ever made: “Scarce, stylish, yet capable and completely usable: that’s cool in our book.” It’s also why Forbes said that Yamaha should revive it as an electric motorcycle.

This example is VIN: JYA4HHE07PA000563. The seller purchased the bike from the original owner in Texas.

The seller has owned the bike for 14 years, during which time he has ridden it for 4,500 miles. The odometer shows 23,051 miles.

The seller states that he has changed the oil and oil filter, replaced the rear brake pads, and flushed the brake and clutch fluids. Additionally, he has installed a new battery, a new set of spark plugs, and a new OEM plastic dash panel.

“It’s always been stored, covered in my garage and on a battery tender at all times.”

A very rare Yamaha OEM front nose and mirror bra, a tinted MRA touring screen.

Corbin seat.

Battery tender lead.

Stock windscreen.

Stock seat.

Galfer brake pads.

JT Sprockets sprocket.

D.I.D. chain.

Factory service manual.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Continental Road Attack tires from 2005.

The sale includes three keys. Note that the factory locking gas cap and the storage bin on top of the tank fit the same key as used to start the bike.

Currently Prescott, Arizona, this Yamaha is offered on a clean Arizona title with registration current through February 2023.

Have any GTS1000 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 13

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: jrisley

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
jrisley November 1, 2022 11:43 am PDT $4,500 Reserve
Jamesbrawand November 1, 2022 11:43 am PDT $3,000 Auto
Jamesbrawand November 1, 2022 3:23 am PDT $2,600
Andyswine November 1, 2022 3:23 am PDT $2,500 Auto
Andyswine October 27, 2022 11:09 am PDT $2,100
Rsc October 27, 2022 11:09 am PDT $2,000 Auto
Rsc October 25, 2022 8:01 pm PDT $1,100 Auto
Kojiro October 25, 2022 8:01 pm PDT $1,000
Rsc October 25, 2022 7:59 pm PDT $401 Auto
Kojiro October 25, 2022 7:59 pm PDT $301
Rsc October 25, 2022 7:58 pm PDT $201 Auto
Kojiro October 25, 2022 7:58 pm PDT $101
Rsc October 25, 2022 7:27 pm PDT $1
Auction started October 25, 2022 8:51 am PDT
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