MT-01 vs other sportbikes - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-03-2006, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3
MT-01 vs other sportbikes

hello everyone, this is my first post here.

im buying my first bike at the beginning of next summer. i was planning on getting something like a Yamaha FZ6, FZ1, or maybe an R6.

i recently started hearing about the new MT-01, and i was immediately hooked. i love the idea of a torquey V-twin, but as nimble as a sportbike (or close to).

i went to the local Yamaha dealer, and sat on one today. it is super comfortable.

has anyone rode one yet? how does it compare to sportbikes in terms of performance?

im not looking for a really fast bike, but do you guys think it would be slower than, say, an FZ6?

cheers
impreziv is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-05-2006, 07:17 AM
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 17,886
Do you have picks of said beast? Where are you located? I thought those were coming out overseas only? Maybe it's something else I'm thinking of.
DLIT is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-05-2006, 08:36 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 66
Is MT-01 sportbike in overthere?

How exciting!

My opinion that the MT-01 is not sportbike.

Buy R6!
lupo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-05-2006, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3
yes i agree, its not a sports bike. i would put it in the same category as a Duc Monster or other naked V-twin. the sales guy i talked to at the Yamaha/Ducati dealer said its just as good in the corners as an FZ1, but has really good response and torque.

but yeh, it was supposed to be overseas only, but Yamaha Canada started selling them. not sure if theyre coming to the US, the US site doesnt mention them.

i live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. There are 2 Yamaha dealers here, both of them have sold a few, they said theyre a blast to ride.
impreziv is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-05-2006, 11:08 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by impreziv View Post
yes i agree, its not a sports bike. i would put it in the same category as a Duc Monster or other naked V-twin. the sales guy i talked to at the Yamaha/Ducati dealer said its just as good in the corners as an FZ1, but has really good response and torque.

but yeh, it was supposed to be overseas only, but Yamaha Canada started selling them. not sure if theyre coming to the US, the US site doesnt mention them.

i live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. There are 2 Yamaha dealers here, both of them have sold a few, they said theyre a blast to ride.
Hi!

i live in Nyíregyháza, SZ-SZ-B, Hungary (central Europe).

which one Duc Monster? Exists slower or faster type (S4R) in Ducati's offer (or Aprilia's offer). Naturally: the faster bikes are more expensive than slower bikes. But: In my opinion if you searching for a bike in this category then a japenese bike is most better for you. They (Duc) doesn't assemble this category fair. If you want to buy italian bike: just sportbikes or scooters. Italian sportbikes are responsible, but other types... too much problem with them.
Elect to japanese bike (FZ1) or other european type (Triumph) from this category.

Comming fall.
What do you mean about this?
lupo is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-05-2006, 11:37 AM
Moderator
Lifetime Gold Supporting Member
'07 Rally Veteran
 
jeeps84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Western N.C. (The Great Smoky Mountains)
Posts: 20,168
Send a message via MSN to jeeps84
to TWF
I've been waiting on it for two years now and its still not hear in the states. I'm hopping now that its made its way across the pond. Ill be able to get one without all the import BS.

Submit your ride for the TWF Bike of the Month here


Currently ride 1987 GSXR 50, 1996 Ducati M900, 2005 GSXR 1000
jeeps84 is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-05-2006, 01:38 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 17,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by lupo View Post
Hi!

i live in Nyíregyháza, SZ-SZ-B, Hungary (central Europe).

which one Duc Monster? Exists slower or faster type (S4R) in Ducati's offer (or Aprilia's offer). Naturally: the faster bikes are more expensive than slower bikes. But: In my opinion if you searching for a bike in this category then a japenese bike is most better for you. They (Duc) doesn't assemble this category fair. If you want to buy italian bike: just sportbikes or scooters. Italian sportbikes are responsible, but other types... too much problem with them.
Elect to japanese bike (FZ1) or other european type (Triumph) from this category.

Comming fall.
What do you mean about this?
Just means he's waiting.
DLIT is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeeps84 View Post
to TWF
I've been waiting on it for two years now and its still not hear in the states. I'm hopping now that its made its way across the pond. Ill be able to get one without all the import BS.

cant you just come buy one from Canada?

im not very familiar with Motorcycle import rules, but ive done alot of stuff with vehicle importing (Skylines), and with cars, if it is legal in Canada, it is legal in the US. unless the DOT has the car specificlly banned by name.

but yeh, i was compairing the MT-01 to the Ducati Monster S4R. It is the same price. but im sure the Monster is faster, and it revs alot higher. i think i would still rather have the Yamaha, for reliability, and theres more dealer support here in Winnipeg.
impreziv is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-09-2006, 08:05 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 66
MT-01's price in Hungary 15 600 USD. Duc Monster S4R's price more than 18 000 USD. In my opinion its not same prices. But, i don't know your prices in Canada.
The MT-01've got chopper engine against the S4R've got 996 testrasteta engine. I'm sure Duc faster than the Yami MT-01 but the italian not responsible.

Waiting for fall!
lupo is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-09-2006, 11:42 AM
Moderator
Lifetime Gold Supporting Member
'07 Rally Veteran
 
jeeps84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Western N.C. (The Great Smoky Mountains)
Posts: 20,168
Send a message via MSN to jeeps84
Its much easier to get vehicles from Canada than Europe. Still allot of red tape bs to make it street legal.

The S4RS is high on the list and may come before spring.

Submit your ride for the TWF Bike of the Month here


Currently ride 1987 GSXR 50, 1996 Ducati M900, 2005 GSXR 1000
jeeps84 is offline  
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-09-2006, 09:44 PM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
get the v-twin.... or die!




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-10-2006, 06:52 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
get the v-twin.... or die!
it is hard... very hard
lupo is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 05:13 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,420
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
get the v-twin.... or die!
the MT-01 is awesome while the r6 is cool the MT-01 is just super cool I know which I would rather have.
byron12 is offline  
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 06:08 PM
Moderator
Lifetime Gold Supporting Member
'07 Rally Veteran
 
jeeps84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Western N.C. (The Great Smoky Mountains)
Posts: 20,168
Send a message via MSN to jeeps84
Quote:
Originally Posted by byron12 View Post
the MT-01 is awesome while the r6 is cool the MT-01 is just super cool I know which I would rather have.
The MT and R6 aren't even close to the same class. It depends on what you want out of a bike to decide which is better.

Submit your ride for the TWF Bike of the Month here


Currently ride 1987 GSXR 50, 1996 Ducati M900, 2005 GSXR 1000

Last edited by jeeps84; 12-08-2006 at 01:43 AM.
jeeps84 is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 06:24 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,030
I think that the MT-01 is nifty as hell. It's a standard (aka Naked to the younger generation) bike that has some attitude and some performance. It wouldn't compare to the S4R because the S4R is a lot sportier. It should compare to the S2R 1000 though.

Unless you're taking it to the track, an MT-01 should be able to keep up with any sport bike in the twisties, providing that the rider is up to the task.
fnfalman is offline  
post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-08-2006, 12:32 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,420
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeeps84 View Post
The MT and R6 aren't even close to the same class. It depends on what you want pout of a bike to decide which is better.
its just the original poster was trying to decide between the two: lucky bastard if given the choice I would go MT-01 something about fast torque monster standard bikes.


Quote:
Originally Posted by fnfalman View Post
I think that the MT-01 is nifty as hell. It's a standard (aka Naked to the younger generation) bike that has some attitude and some performance. It wouldn't compare to the S4R because the S4R is a lot sportier. It should compare to the S2R 1000 though.

Unless you're taking it to the track, an MT-01 should be able to keep up with any sport bike in the twisties, providing that the rider is up to the task.
byron12 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome