Heavy, competent tourer, does 50k without problems but poor on consumables and fuel. DR’s ruin gearbox and top end. Bargain buys on the private market, older ones have poor cosmetics. YAMAHA GTS1000 1993-95, 1000cc w/c DOHC four 99hp 135mph 40mpg 560lb Detuned FZR engine in high tech chassis ultimately fails because it doesn’t integrate the engine into the chassis and all the extra frame tubes add up to a monstrous mass, though it feels fine on the road. Until alternative suspension systems slash both mass and cost they simply will not succeed. The GTS is so rare that information on chassis longevity is scarce, though the mild state of the motor bodes well for its durability.
1995 on, 892cc DOHC four, 90hp 130mph 40mpg 530lb