Available for only two years in the U.S. (1993-94), the GTS1000, unlike the FJ1100, was intended to be a sport-tourer, but the already expensive model ($13,000) offered saddlebags as an additional option, helping usher its early demise. The obvious significance of the GTS lies in Yamaha’s daring break with conventionality by using the RADD front suspension designed by James Parker, Omega frame, ABS brakes and 20-valve Genesis inline-four engine. Seeing a GTS in the wild back then was rare, and today it’s almost extinct, and while it may not be a true sportbike, its sporty intentions utilizing alternative technologies deserves recognition.