Yamaha MT-01 For Sale

The Yamaha MT-01 is a naked bike designed specifically for loads of low end torque. It's powered by a huge 1,670cc V-Twin engine which puts out 90bhp.

What Is It?

  • Traffic lights are your friends, ultimate rare posing tool, powerful brakes
  • Budget for better tyres, large and heavy, tank range

The flagship MT-01 kick started the Masters of Torque line in 2005 with a 1670cc, high torque, air-cooled V-Twin. The engine was re-purposed from the XV1600 Wild Star, with the wheels, swingarm, forks and brakes from the 2004-2006 Yamaha YZF-R1.

Features include:

  • Upside down adjustable 43mm fork with 120mm travel
  • Rear adjustable monoshock with 117mm travel
  • Dual 310mm discs up front with three piston calipers
  • 267mm disc at rear with 2 piston caliper
  • Aluminium die-cast, double cradle frame
  • Bespoke Akrapovic Titanium under seat exhausts
  • 12 hole fuel injectors
  • Hydraulic clutch operation
  • 5-speed gearbox

The standard bike realises 90bhp however there were three tuning kits available, each of which built on the kit below and boosted the power further:

  1. Solo seat, dual Akrapovic mufflers and heat shields
  2. Full Akrapovic exhaust system and high performance ECU
  3. Velocity stack kit, valve springs, stronger diaphragm clutch spring, gasket kit, high compression piston kit and high performance cam shaft

In terms of sales the additional tuning kits turned out to be too expensive new, which Yamaha addressed by throwing in the complete £1000 Akrapovic system. The 4-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 190/50 at the rear.

In 2009 Yamaha released an SP version with upgraded Ohlins suspension, Pirelli Diablo Rosso tyres and a red/white colour scheme with black/red seat.

Available colours: white, black, sliver, blue and silver/orange.

Did You Know?

The MT-01 was unveiled at the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show and remained largely unchanged throughout its life

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2005 £6,550 £5,250 £4,600 22,300
2006 £6,850 £5,450 £4,800 21,100
2007 £6,900 £5,500 £4,800 19,900
2008 £7,050 £5,650 £4,950 18,500
2009 £7,350 £5,850 £5,150 17,100
2010 £7,750 £6,200 £5,400 15,600
2011 £8,250 £6,600 £5,800 14,100
2012 £8,900 £7,100 £6,250 12,400

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How many bikes like this are around, by year of production, including those licensed for use on the road and those off the road with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).

Year On The Road Off The Road Total Around We Monitor
2005 91 50 141 Rarely for sale
2006 66 37 103 Rarely for sale
2007 106 45 151 Rarely for sale
2008 36 9 45 Rarely for sale
2009 19 12 31 Rarely for sale
2010 13 7 20 Rarely for sale
2011 14 3 17 Rarely for sale
2012 2 0 2 Rarely for sale


RM/2006/038, issued 18/10/2006, affected 14,384 bikes

The idle speed of the engine may become intermittently unstable. In rare cases this may result in the engine stalling when the machine is stationery or at low speed

Build dates: 01/01/2005 to 31/12/2005 

RM/2007/034, issued 10/08/2007, affected 816 bikes

Rear suspension relay arm bearing housing may weaken by ingress of water and particularly when exposed to road salt in the Winter months. If not rectified this concern could lead to the failure of the rear suspension.

Vehicle Ids: RP121000000000301 to RP1210000011175

RM/2008/039, issued 30/09/2008, affected 303 bikes

Under certain circumstances, due to vibration, a crack may develop at the rear view mirror pivot point and in extreme cases, the mirror head(s) may become detached, causing a safety issue primarily to other road users or bystanders.