Bimota YB11 Superleggera 25 Anniversary

31 Май 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Bimota YB11 Superleggera 25 Anniversary отключены
Bimota YB 11

The Bimota was more racy, firmer suspension, thinner and stretched-OUI riding position. The bike’s reduced weight a slight edge to straight-line as the Superleggera had a power-to-weight ratio no mass-produced rival could Vicious accelerati on A crack of the sent the Bimota hurtling towards a top speed of 170mph

Peak power was produced at and the acceleration at high revs was But its Yamaha engine’s greatest was mid-range response, and that true of the YB11. Ii pulled stunning urgency when the was wound open even below 4000rpm in top gear.

Like most Bimotas. was not a practical motorbike. Its suspension was too to work properly at low speed on roads, but on smooth surfaces the handled superbly. Its Brembo were wrist-punishingly powerful, and its of steering agility, roadholding and clearance immense. Inevitably the YBl 1 not match the performance advantage some of its predecessors had enjoyed their mass-produced contemporaries.

inevitably, the hand-built Italian was hugely expensive as well as But it was beautiful and rare as well as fast, and enough people prepared to pay the premium to make the a success. Tesi: the Forkless Bimota’s Tesi, with its hub-centre front suspension in place of telescopic forks, was to lead the motorcycle world a new era of advanced chassis design.

Chief engineer Pierluigi creation, begun when he was a (Tesi means ‘thesis’ in featured a twin-sided swingarm the front wheel, which by pivoting on a bearing inside its A series of rods linked to front wheel. Powered by the eight-valve V-twin engine Ducati’s 851, the Tesi 1D was and glamorous when it appeared in

But although its unique chassis an advantage when braking a turn, the Tesi’s handling was partly due to the complex steering being prone to wear. problems combined with the high price to make the a failure that Bimota’s and finances could ill afford.

Fast Bikes by Roland

Bimota YB 11
Bimota YB 11

Bimota’s reputation as a manufacturer of top super-sports bikes had been on its advanced and lightweight chassis. left the tiny Italian vulnerable during the mid-1990s, mass-produced Japanese superbike had become so good that were difficult to equal, let better. But Bimota continued to super-sports machines offering performance, notably the YB 11 Superleggera of

Ironically, the YB 11 ‘s twin-spar frame, far from being in Bimota tradition, was closely on that of the YB6 of several years But that took nothing from the YB 11, which was beautifully fitted with top quality parts, and had an uncompromisingly aggressive

The YB 11 justified its Superleggera, or ‘superlighf, by scaling just 4031b a substantial 331b (15kg) than the Yamaha YZF1000R that supplied its 1002cc engine. Although the frame’s beams were unchanged the YB6, the top cross-member was located the steering head, adding A sophisticated Paioli rear operated a new aluminium swingarm; also supplied the large-diameter forks.

Bimota made no internal to the 20-valve, liquid-cooled Thunderace which in standard form 145bhp. But the Rimini firm a larger airbox, fed via ducts in the nose. According to Bimota. added a few horsepower in conjunction a new four-into-one pipe and reworked

Although the YBl I shared its engine and type with the YZF1000R. the two felt distinctly different.

Bimota YB 11
Bimota YB 11
Bimota YB 11
Bimota YB 11
Bimota YB 11
Bimota YB 11
Bimota YB 11
Bimota YB 11

Interesting articles

Tagged as:

Other articles of the category "Bimota":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.