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Old 09-19-2019, 12:16 PM   #1
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1991 Bimota YB8

Thought I'd share some pictures of my 1991 Bimota YB8 that just finished up a rolling restoration. I've owned this bike before and was fortunate enough to have a friend trade it back to me for my NOX.

The entire bike was gone through and a few repairs were made to the body with portions being repaired and repainted and the entire body getting a good sanding and new clear coat.

I trade bikes often, but this one will be staying a while. For information on the Bimota, this link has some pretty good information.

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I always describe this as an early R1. It was about 100 lbs lighter than the FZR1000 it is based on from a mechanical perspective.































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Old 09-19-2019, 01:20 PM   #2
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How awesome! I remember see pictures of this bike in Sport Rider in the early ‘90s and we just thought I’d was so exotic and cool. The graphics alone were special. Your a lucky man.
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Shes a beaut
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Pure Italian bike ! I know you have bike ADD Stanton, are you actually going to hang on to this one lol
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love it....nice work.
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Pure Italian bike ! I know you have bike ADD Stanton, are you actually going to hang on to this one lol
I will be keeping this for a while.

Just ran LCR at 2Xplus10(ish) and it was effortless. Can't wait to hit the Hill Country. I haven't had it above 8K rpm yet and it pulls like a freight train. In any gear, torque for days.

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Nice. Very, very nice. Fine piece of nostalgia right there.
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Staton! that thing is gorgeous!
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Always loved those Bimotas of the 90s. You have a great example!
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:46 PM   #13
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I remember the "straight beam".. was it the SB 7? And the Tessi. Similar to the GTS 1000 by Yama..
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Pretty sure it is eligible for Modern Classic....
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Pretty sure it is eligible for Modern Classic....
I'll have to check on that.
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