The relationship with Yamaha that began with the first prototype and blossomed with the MC2 eventually led to the production Yamaha GTS1000 as a 1993 model. Licensing Parker's patents, Yamaha Japan designed and developed the GTS to be a high-end sport-tourer. The suspension performed as advertised, though the GTS's weight and cost were strikes against it. Not intended to be a racer, a couple of GTS1000s were campaigned in America and Europe nonetheless. The GTS still has a genuine cult following, especially in Europe. England's Bike magazine recently named it one of the 50 coolest bikes of all time.