U.S. get the V-Max but we can't have the MT-01?? - Wrist Twisters
 
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post #1 of 10 Old 09-18-2008, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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U.S. get the V-Max but we can't have the MT-01??

I've been lusting after the MT-01 for a few years now and can't understand why we get the V-Max but not the MT-01 in the U.S... It still has a massive engine, but it's more naked sportbike than hot rod/boulevard cruiser, which I think would be extremely popular.

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The smaller MT-03 is pretty nice too
http://www.yamaha-motor-europe.com/p...ries/MT-03.jsp

I want one... or both!

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-18-2008, 01:55 PM
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wow...those are really awesome

They probably figure with the V-Max here in the states, they don't need another high power V-Twin "sporty" naked type bike, even if it is pretty different than the V-Max.

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post #3 of 10 Old 09-18-2008, 01:59 PM
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ooh me likey the headlight on the mt-03

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ooh me likey the headlight on the mt-03
+1 that MT-03 looks like a lot of fun and has great lines.

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post #5 of 10 Old 09-18-2008, 08:16 PM
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seams like all the good bikes are staying in Europe. Maybe it is because they are willing to pay more for the bikes.

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post #6 of 10 Old 09-19-2008, 07:50 AM
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post #7 of 10 Old 09-20-2008, 01:34 PM
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ummm, here in Canada we have the MT-01, seen it in the dealers and a few on the street, so I don't see why you guys don't have it?

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post #8 of 10 Old 09-20-2008, 02:30 PM
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ummm, here in Canada we have the MT-01, seen it in the dealers and a few on the street, so I don't see why you guys don't have it?
+1

Had one in a local showroom that was reduced 30% because it wouldn't sell....

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post #9 of 10 Old 09-20-2008, 10:39 PM
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ummm, here in Canada we have the MT-01, seen it in the dealers and a few on the street, so I don't see why you guys don't have it?
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Had one in a local showroom that was reduced 30% because it wouldn't sell....

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post #10 of 10 Old 09-21-2008, 06:49 AM
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How come someone here doesn't run up north and pick it up?
Damn! You'd be pretty damn exclusive on the road unless it broke down.

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