Nothing comes close to the unique style and the V-twin performance of the Warrior except the Midnight Edition, the all-black version of the four-time AMA Prostar drag racing champion.

Key Features

  • The four-time AMA ProStar Hot Rod Cruiser Class Drag Racing Champion returns, with even more style.
  • Twin-bore fuel injection provides spot-on fuel delivery under all conditions.
  • Rigid, light and strong aluminum frame, inverted 41mm fork and an adjustable link-type rear end provide near-sportbike handling. 200/50-ZR17 rear radial tire looks right and puts all that torque efficiently to pavement.
  • Special Midnight Warrior rolls out in special black paint, black air cleaner, engine covers, exhaust.


  • The industry standard for V-twin excellence features 102-cubic-inch (1670cc) displacement, pumping out asphalt-ripping torque and acceleration.
  • Air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 48 degree cylinders with pushrod valve actuation keeps engine height down; large cooling fins, ceramic composite bore plating and a one-piece head cover provide more efficient heat dissipation.
  • Four-valve cylinder head design uses two spark plugs per cylinder for efficient combustion and more power at all RPM.
  • Hydraulic valve lifters driven by twin camshafts deliver exceptional performance and lower maintenance needs.
  • Forged pistons accommodate higher-RPM performance thanks to reduced reciprocating mass.
  • Rare earth flywheel magnet for faster-revving power delivery and increased high-RPM durability.
  • Twin-bore fuel injection with throttle position sensor (TPS), aspirated by free-breathing twin air cleaner system, ensures optimal fuel delivery, great throttle response and maximum power throughout the rev range.
  • State-of-the-art electronic control unit (ECU) ensures precisely metered fuel delivery and optimal ignition spark control using 3-D digital CD ignition mapping for each cylinder.
  • High-performance 2-into-1 exhaust system features stainless steel headers and a massive muffler that boosts horsepower while putting out a throaty V-twin growl.
  • Dry sump lubrication system uses a handy spin-on filter.
  • Smooth-shifting five-speed transmission features close-ratio gearing for excellent roll-on performance at all RPM.
  • Smooth, low-maintenance belt drive system has a narrow-design belt that reduces unsprung weight for improved rear suspension performance.
  • Electric starting system features solenoid-activated auto-decompressor for easy starting.


  • Specially designed, class-exclusive, aluminum double-cradle frame and swingarm increases rigidity by 41% (over standard Road Star frame), for tremendous strength and durability.
  • Super-rigid 41mm Kayaba inverted telescopic fork in beefy, cast-aluminum triple clamps gives 5.3 inches of travel for exceptional sport-oriented performance.
  • Link-type, preload and rebound adjustable single rear shock delivers outstanding rear-wheel tracking for precise handling and plush ride quality.
  • Dual 298mm front disc brakes and radial-mount four-piston calipers, and a 282mm rear disc combine for incredible, supersport-spec stopping power.
  • Pulley design gets all that power to the back wheel with even more style.
  • Lightweight, cast-aluminum five-spoke wheels wear low-profile, competition-spec 120/70-ZR18 front and a massive 200/50-ZR17 rear radial for awesome traction and cornering grip.
  • Extra-long, 65.6-inch wheelbase and deep, plush saddle create added rider comfort and well-balanced handling.

 Additional Features

  • Industry-leading Star Family fit and finish features lustrous paint and chrome accents (air cleaner, air scoop, mirrors and more) to create a machine as stunning as it is powerful.
  • Two-piece saddle is wide and flat for excellent comfort.
  • Digital headlight-mounted tachometer, odometer and dual tripmeters with triple clamp-mounted analog speedometer.
  • LED taillight provides excellent visibility and very sano look.
  • Braided stainless clutch and throttle cables.
  • Extra-wide, 4.0-gallon fuel tank features low-fuel warning light and R1-type automatic fuel tripmeter.
  • Fork lock integrated into main ignition switch for extra convenience.
  • Powerful 12V 60/55-watt multi-reflector halogen headlight maximizes nighttime visibility and comes with beautiful chrome finish.


  • MSRP
    • $12,749 (Raven) Available from August 2006
  • Engine
    • Type 102 cubic-inch (1670cc), pushrod OHV, air-cooled, 48-degree V-twin, 4-valve per cyclinder
    • Bore x Stroke 97mm x 113mm
    • Compression Ratio 8.3:1
    • Ignition Digital TCI
    • Final Drive Belt
    • Transmission 5-speed, close-ratio, w/multi-plate wet clutch
    • Fuel Delivery Twin-bore Fuel Injection, w/throttle position sensor
  • Chassis
    • Suspension/Front 41mm Kayaba inverted telescopic fork, 5.3" travel
    • Suspension/Rear Single shock, link-type w/adjustable preload and rebound damping; 4.3’ travel
    • Brakes/Front Dual 298mm Discs
    • Brakes/Rear 282mm Disc
    • Tires/Front 120/70-ZR18 Radial
    • Tires/Rear 200/50-ZR17 Radial
  • Dimensions
    • Length 93.9"
    • Width 36.8"
    • Height 44.1"
    • Seat Height 28.7"
    • Ground Clearance 6.1"
    • Wheelbase 65.6"
    • Dry Weight 606 lb.
    • Fuel Capacity 4 gal.
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  (6021) posted on 10.11.2006

The Warrior is an interesting bike but when is Yamaha going to release the MT-01 to the U.S.? There are clubs in Europe and Canada for this bike...Having owned over 30 sport bikes most inline 4’s, I am waiting with anticipation for the MT-01...Anybody heard anything?

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