28 Jul 2014

The BIMOTA YB6 was presented in 1987 at the motor show in Tokyo.

The bike was equipped with Yamaha FZR Genesis engine block. The engine equipped with five valves per cylinder delivered the Yamagha bike 135 HP the Yamaha. It delivered the Bimota 140 HP through better use of the in- and exhaust. Partly because of his very low weight. 185 kg for a 1000 cc , it was at that time the fastest motorcycle in the world for the road.

The beautiful frame of high quality aluminum was completely designed around the block by the hand of Federico Martini. This he had also used in the Bimota 750I.E for the Formula 1 (forerunner of the current Super Bike's) where Virginio Ferrari became World champignon and Davide Tardozzi finished 2nd. The frame combined with the beautifully designed body and paint job in the Bimota Colours Red / White with gold rim, it was certainly an example for today's modern bikes.

The later, by Pier Luigi Marconi, designed YB series from BIMOTA that followed, such as the YB8 - Tuatara - Furanoen - Dieci, were a feast for the eye and timeless in design. In the later series the same frame design was used but with different body and paintwork.

The here shown YB6 is from 1988 and was bought new from the factory. It's tuned block and 37mm Mikuni's delivered 152 HP. There is 11.312km odometer and is almost in new condition. The YB6 production stopped at 546.

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