Bimota YB8 (1990-91)

Make Model: Bimota YB8


Year: 1990 – 91
Production: 252 units
Engine: Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 5 valves per cylinder.
Capacity: 1002 cc / 61.1 cub. in.
Bore x Stroke: 75.5 x 65 mm
Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
Cooling System: Liquid cooled
Induction: 4X 38mm Mikuni carbs
Ignition: –
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 111 kW / 149 hp @ 10500 rpm
Max Torque: 117 Nm / 11.9 kgf-m / 86.3 lb-ft. @ 9250 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Two diagonal beams in section bar made of aluminium with internal ribbing. The cylinders are supported by plates bolted to the beams and the swing arm is made of aluminium
Front Suspension: 42mm Marzocchi forks, anti dive system in the left tube of the fork leg and a hydraulic brake in the right. compression and rebound damping adjustable. adjustable by four positions
Rear Suspension: Marzocchi single shock, compression and rebound damping adjustable.
Front Brakes: 2x 320mm discs 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 230mm disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 120/70-17
Rear Tyre: 180/55-17

Dry Weight: 180 kg / 396.8 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 20 Litres / 5.3 US gal
Road Tests: Bimota YB8 1990 PS
Bimota produced three variations on the YB8 between 1990 and 1994, using basically the same chassis as the previous YB6 range. The first used a Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP engine in the traditional Bimota chassis, with extremely high-quality suspension and braking components. This base model was updated in 1993 as the YB8 E. But it was a special edition of the YB8, the Furano, which most impressed. This was fitted with fuel-injection, replacing the YB8’s carbs. Complete with a lighter chassis and a power increase to 123kW (165bhp), the Furano was the fastest sportsbike available when it was launched. Luckily for the owners of the 152 bikes produced, the stiff chassis provides sure handling at the huge speeds it can attain.:


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