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Bimota YB 10 Dieci

I just said goodbye to a mistress today, my Bimota Dieci (“Ten”), a true … of a motorcycle. We were for the last five years. now progressing into a new liaison a rider in Michigan. Over the our relationship bridged a huge of emotions. It all started out with lust, which softened to a empathetic kinship.

Soon, and annoyance sprang up in the relationship. apathy was all that was left us. At that point, it was obvious our time together had come to an end and we

The Dieci was intensely attractive. I first seeing the bike on a popular SoCal Ducati website. I stared at that every day for a week, and absolutely had to go and ride it.

I eventually gave in and it, as I had recently received a cash from….a motorcycle accident! machine’s beauty simply me behave irrationally and impulsively.

The Dieci was intimidating. When I test rode it, my anticipation gave way to fear and apprehension. 10 minutes of wheelies and warp acceleration, I had to pry my clenched thighs from its exquisitely designed

It was an intense ride. I drove it to the dealer and gladly handed the back to the sales dude. thing was simply too much for me.

The Dieci’s performance was easily ahead of the older Guzzis and I’d been riding. Still, my overpowered my apprehension and I eventually it.

The Dieci was a thrill seeker. everything was working right, it was a lightning fast rocket. I one ride on the way down the Angeles Highway where I knocked off a of apexes as effortlessly as Tiger hits pars.


This bike begged me to it, which was as easy as whacking the open. It seemed most at at track days, away traffic and limited only by the fear of throwing it down and its irreplaceable frame and body

The Dieci was fussy. After 20k the atomizers in the Keihin CV carbs richening the mixture, and making and low speed behavior very I addressed this by replacing parts with new items and (of course) titanium carb to help mitigate future issues.

It didn’t run well at low in intense heat…or in the rain,

The Dieci was demanding. If left for more than 3 weeks at a it would resist starting. necessitated removal of the hand fiberglass bodywork, a well-practiced ritual.

This machine on my attention. When it didn’t get it, it mechanical temper tantrums.

The Dieci was a high maintenance I once dared a complete change…it only took 4 or 5 to change the four plugs. required removal of the bodywork, system, and partial rotation of the in the frame. I dragged the bodywork at Speedway when a fastener requiring expert fiberglass and paint work. Another the front suspension exploded fork oil all over the tire and end.

The fork drain had worked loose and dumped its all over my front tire a ride. The Dieci was definitely not the for a mechanical novice.

The Dieci was The list price for this was something around $24,000 brand new in 1991, even I got it for a fraction of that. Some of it such as the wheels, brakes, and were largely irreplaceable and priced.

Every hand fiberglass or CNC’d billet on the bike screamed “expensive”.

Bimota YB 10 Dieci

The Dieci was resilient. A former carelessly sent it sprawling gnarly Piuma Road, a event which damaged its fiberglass exterior and fabulous paint. While some blemishes remained, the bike and its form was undiminished by a new minimalist in gloss black.

Its scars themselves to an attentive eye, but did not diminish its deep overall

The Dieci was uncompromising. I once a chain in turn 1 at Willow somewhere between 70 and 90 MPH, the of my stupidity in adjusting it too tight. the chain slithered off the back of the without holing my engine or locking up the rear wheel.

the machine indignantly spat the out, drawing immediate and attention to my mistake.

Eventually, the got parked at the shop, a victim of my Its registration was moved to non-operation, and I my favor to tamer, more bikes that did not give at every opportunity. The bike sat in its long term parking and time to time called to me its stony stare.

We both knew that no machine could give me it gave me.

In truth, any modern such as an R1 or GSXR would it in a trail of carbon monoxide on the or on a dynamometer. The Dieci’s design is now to show the bulk of middle It is, after all, almost years old, and any modern easily has twenty kilos corpulence than the old beauty.

on the street, it was a formidable enough With the right rider, and the limits of prudence, there was no couple that could out my dark princess and I.

It’s to end a relationship when the negative are the first ones that to mind. Similarly, it’s to sell a bike when normal description of it begins the phrase “ The damn thing…”. So now I say to my old temperamental love, my imperfect The Dieci is going to live a German engineer in the Detroit

He’ll need that degree and a fat paycheck to keep temperamental … happy. I will miss her, and I occasionally reflect longingly on the that she and I spent together. my Dieci.

Bimota YB 10 Dieci
Bimota YB 10 Dieci
Bimota YB 10 Dieci
Bimota YB 10 Dieci

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