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Old 10-12-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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Yammy MT-01

Was the MT-01 ever sold in the USA? I've got an opportunity to take a 2007 model as part trade on my GS. I initially declined it because its not the style of bike I'm looking for but did a little search and discovered that it wasn't exported to the US.

I'm wondering what interest it would garner in the US... If there is a good market for them, I might do the trade and sell it in the US in the spring.

So whadyathink?
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:48 PM   #2
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Also, the owner of the bike identified it as an MT-01 SP. Is the SP designation important?

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Old 10-12-2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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I am sure that you would have many interested folks in the states. I could possibly be one of said folks. depends on the price and how easy it would be to get it papered here in the U.S.

I have read reviews on those a bit. It seems that the prevailing opinion on them is that overall the package does not work as well as it should. I gotta say though, they are so damn good looking that I might not care. Kinda like a dating a stripper...


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Old 10-13-2013, 03:14 AM   #4
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The SP was a version of the MT-01 with uprated Ohlins suspension, which was sold as a limited edition late in the model's life.

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Old 10-13-2013, 03:27 AM   #5
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They sold poorly here on "The Rock" and never really caught on from what I can tell. They sold a few after they sat on the floor a couple of years for some pretty deep discounts. I chatted with an owner but it was his first bike and he only did the coffee shop thing according to the low kms he racked up. I think he went with the more must be better train of thought after his safety training.
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:35 AM   #6
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I have occasionally ridden with a guy with one, they do get up and go, they are not too bad on the corners either.

I just ask him why he didnt buy a Buell.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:07 AM   #7
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Was the MT-01 ever sold in the USA? I've got an opportunity to take a 2007 model as part trade on my GS. I initially declined it because its not the style of bike I'm looking for but did a little search and discovered that it wasn't exported to the US.

I'm wondering what interest it would garner in the US... If there is a good market for them, I might do the trade and sell it in the US in the spring.

So whadyathink?
I have one, a 2011 model. Australia is selling remaining stock as it has been discontinued.
It was never sold in the states despite being designed for that market.
The reasons can be found online, its about the USA conservatism.
A really good bike that is different and very very capable.
Never intended as the fastest or most powerful, its intended for the mature sports rider just like the blurb says.
If you lack the confidence to own something that isnt "approved" of by the
narrow minded majority then dont trouble yourself.
The comment about the Buell is uninformed at best. This is the Buell done with Japanese reliability and general excellence.
The SP model was 2009 and so a 2007 could not be that.
The SP is a very special and rare beast.
Doing it just to make some money? please dont sully this bike with that sort of crap.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:33 AM   #8
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I really like this bike, if I had the opportunity I'd buy one.

The Buell's were great, but I just couldn't trust them. A yamaha version would do nicely.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:01 AM   #9
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Was the MT-01 ever sold in the USA?

I'm wondering what interest it would garner in the US... If there is a good market for them, I might do the trade and sell it in the US in the spring.

So whadyathink?
Not EPA/DOT certified, so not legal for sale in the U.S. Beaucoup importation nightmares, assuming it could be imported at all.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:47 AM   #10
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Not EPA/DOT certified, so not legal for sale in the U.S. Beaucoup importation nightmares, assuming it could be imported at all.
That's important. Thanks.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:45 AM   #11
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I am sure that you had probably have several interested folks in the us. I could possibly be one of said individuals. Depends on the price and how easy it might be to obtain it prepared in the North america.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:39 PM   #12
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do i hear an echo in here?...
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:52 PM   #13
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sidewalk shaker, that big twin.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:06 PM   #14
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thats got to be one of the most muscular looks bikes of all time. That engine..... the rest of the bike looks added on!
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:49 PM   #15
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I wish those had been sold here so I could get a nice cheap used or leftover bike. I love the engine (much like the one in my Warrior) and the looks of the thing, and I've read that they handle pretty good too.
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