1993-1994 1002cc liquid-cooled, dohc, 20v inline-four, 102bhp, 246kg
What is it? Tech-packed sports tourer that was just too far ahead of the curve to be a success back in the 1990s. A pig to work on, too.
Why so odd? There hasn’t been a satisfactory upgrade on the humble telescopic fork as yet. Many have tried, but none have proven significantly better to consign the tele to the dustbin of history. Yam had previously shown us the Morpho 400 concept bike, but the production version – the GTS1000 – wasn’t any better than, say, a CBR1000, despite all its tech.
Why you want one: It’s unlikely any manufacturer will build a bike like the GTS again. It represents a moment in history, albeit an unsuccessful one. Even so, the GTS isn’t a bad bike, and as a comfortable tourer it excels. Having an EXUP motor doesn’t hinder it either. Values: £1500-£3000
Blame Bimota and theirtesi for efforts like this