1993 Yamaha GTS1000



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: JYA4HHE08PA000474. The seller acquired it in August 2007 from a private party. He’s letting it go as he is moving to Europe.

During his ownership, the seller has covered roughly 10,000 miles. The odometer shows 19,852 miles.

The seller, who is 5’11”, tells us that “the GTS RADD design suspension inspires so much confidence in cornering, and he finds the bike by far the most comfortable bike he has ever owned. The grin-factor riding the GTS is huge.”

The seller states that the bike is 100% stock, including all original Yamaha stickers. It is equipped with the OEM accessory luggage racks for Krauser K2 panniers (not included).

Mechanical Issues:
ABS is non-functional, very common for the GTS at this age.” The seller adds that it “has always been garaged and well-maintained, it had a full service in December 2020 with service receipt, including new Angel GT II tyres, chain, sprocket & brake pads.”

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 Pirelli Gran Turismo Angel GT 2  tires with date codes of 4719 and 0719.

The sale includes two keys.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a clean California title with registration current through October 2022.

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