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Torque like a hammer

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The MT-01 puts a massive high-tech, air-cooled 1,670cc V-twin engine in a minimalist aluminium sports frame – it’s a sports riding revolution. This is a huge torque machine that can knife through the turns.

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This, then, is ‘torque sports’: a massive engine in a nimble frame, with an exhaust note to invigorate the spirit and a sculpted style to stop the traffic. There really is nothing like the MT-01, with its mighty engine delivering hammerblow acceleration to push you on wherever you go. Couple this with cutting-edge suspension and brakes, and you get a powerful, confident and exhilarating ride.

Fuel-injected 1,670cc V-twin engine Huge 150.3 Nm Torque at 3,750rpm Supersport-inspired aluminium chassis & suspension R1-derived 6-pot radial brakes EXUP exhaust and twin titanium mufflers Fully adjustable rear shock.

MT Series: bikes with soulbeat

Kodo is a Japanese noun that means pulse or soulbeat. It is not a simple concept to explain, but it is an easy thing to feel. Imagine the atmosphere created by the beat of Japanese big drums and you’ll begin to get the idea. That’s the kind of soulbeat that Yamaha’s engineers have built into the MT series, with engines designed to let you feel the rhythm of the power beneath, like a heartbeat rising and falling. The MT series exemplifies the spirit that has made Yamaha one of the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers, and is one of the most significant developments in motorcycling in recent years.


Hi-tech engine

Sports chassis

Bold exhaust

The MT-01’s air-cooled, 4-stroke, V-type, 2-cylinder, 4-valve engine produces breathtaking levels of power. This massive engine unleashes a primal sound and aggressive acceleration as it serves up 150.3 Nm of torque at 3,750 rpm and 66.3 kW of power at 4,750 rpm.

The MT-01’s mighty engine powers a nimble sports chassis: an aluminium, die-cast, double cradle frame that allows the bike to slice through turns and manoeuvre with the dexterity of a far smaller machine. And its gracefully muscular styling will ensure heads turn wherever you go.

The MT-01 gives a wonderfully throaty and satisfying grunt whenever you raise the revs - it’s the kind of sound that people ride bikes to hear. Its EXUP exhaust and twin titanium mufflers finish in a bold and dramatic upward swoop to complete the effect - and naturally, it meets all EU3 low emissions standards.

Sports suspension

Perfect gear ratios

R1 derived braking

In keeping with the MT-01’s sporty shape and spectacular acceleration, the suspension system borrows from Yamaha’s supersport programme. It has a trussstyle swingarm and horizontally-mounted fully adjustable rear shocks, and 43 mm upside-down forks at the front.

To handle the huge torque of the massive V-twin engine, Yamaha found the perfect gear ratio settings. This enhances the power pulse sensation, giving you a very special riding experience, and the best performance in each gear, making the bike run just as smoothly in town as on the open road.

As befits a machine of this power, the MT-01 has high-specification YZF-R1 derived, 6-pot radial brakes, which have already established a reputation as some of the best around. Originally, these were designed for race and large-capacity supersport bikes, and the radial mounting gives enhanced braking and accurate rider feedback.




Engine type

air-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, V-type 2-cylinder, OHV


double cradle



Front suspension system

Upside-down telescopic fork

Bore x stroke

97.0 mm x 113.0 mm

Front travel

120 mm

Compression ratio

8.4 : 1

Caster Angle


Maximum Power

66.3 kW (90PS) @ 4,750 rpm


103 mm

Maximum Torque

150.3 Nm (15.5 kg-m) @ 3,750 rpm

Rear suspension system

Swingarm, (link suspension)

Lubrication system

Dry sump

Rear Travel

117 mm


Fuel Injection

Front brake

Dual Discs, Ø 310 mm

Clutch Type

Wet, Multiple Disc

Rear brake

Single Disc, Ø 267 mm

Ignition system


Front tyre

120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)

Starter system


Rear tyre

190/50 ZR17 M/C (73W)

Transmission system

Constant Mesh, 5-speed


Final transmission


Overall length

2,185 mm

Overall width

800 mm

Overall height

1,105 mm

Seat height

825 mm

Wheel base

1,525 mm

Minimum ground clearance

145 mm

Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)

265 kg

Fuel tank capacity

15 litres

Oil tank capacity

5.0 litres

Midnight Black

The Yamaha Chain of Quality Yamaha technicians are fully trained and equipped to offer the best service and advice for your Yamaha product. For this reason, Yamaha strongly recommends visiting an official Yamaha dealer for all your service requirements. Yamaha Genuine Parts & Accessories are especially developed, designed and tested for our Yamaha product range. Yamaha also recommends the use of Yamalube® and BYE® helmets*. Yamalube® is our own range of high-tech lubricants, the lifeblood of Yamaha engines. They are developed to carry on working effectively, no matter where you ride. Besides functional and style accessories, Yamaha offers a range of high quality, innovative riding gear designed to keep you comfortable and protected, both on- and off-road. An extensive range of casual wear is also available. For more information go to:

Always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Yamaha encourages you to ride safely and respect fellow riders and the environment. Specifications and appearance of Yamaha products shown here are subject to change without notice and may vary according to requirements and conditions. For further details, please consult your Yamaha dealer. Colours may vary from country to country. Please consult your Yamaha dealer for further details. * BYE® helmets are sold in most European countries, available exclusively through Yamaha’s official dealer network.

2011 Yamaha MT-01 factsheet.  

2011 Yamaha MT-01 factsheet.

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