Racing Collection from Bimota Spirit

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Bimota YB 10 Dieci

Racing Collection

During the months, we will photograph the Bimotas in our collection and post with their technical Eventually, we will add some collected from worldwide to document the spirit of each We welcome information from and will try to incorporate it as time and permits. If you have something to please send electronic to:

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The YB1 was the first racing chassis kit produced by for sale to the public, being at roughly the same time as the HB1 for the Having gained some notoriety from running his MV, and then Honda, on the racetrack, Tamburini was asked to build frames for private individuals who to race them.

He chose to work around the Yamaha TZ250 engine and tried both monocoque and cradle designs before on the elegant double closed cradle design that you see This was one of two early chassis that Tamburini produced used twin rear (the other was the HDB2.) YB1 and kitsor Yamaha-Bimota kits as were called at the timewere during 1974 and 1975.

The chassis’ were available for the TZ250 and TZ350 engines, and were a very few that sold as complete kits, unique bodywork that enveloped the rider, including his to produce a very aerodynamic profile. The bodywork is very in the front and the tail section has an spoiler.

Bimota produced a brochure for these kits, and is the first evidence that intended to enter into the business (having previously Tamburini’s hobby working out of the Heating and Air Conditioning company.)

The YB1 had considerable racing success, notably in the hands of Giuseppe (Kocis), Mario Lega and Gallina in the 350cc Grands of 1974 (they garnered podium finishes including a win by at Misano), and then in 1975, Cecotto won the 350cc Grand World Championship on his Bimota-framed Bimota did not receive much outside the paddock for this because many racers that era used custom and Cecotto was sponsored by Venemotos, the Yamaha importer, so Cecotto the motorcycle brand on which he won the as a Yamaha! (not a Bimota, but we all Cecotto had to beat many top podium finishers on Bimota-framed including Bruno Kneubuhler, Buscherini, and Mario Lega.

Inside the paddock however, successes were being and requests for chassis’ and chassis started to grow. The success of the in 1975 led directly to Bimota’s with Suzuki of Italy to produce a batch of 50 racing for their water-cooled TR500 enginewhich we now refer to as the beautiful SB1.

The success of the SB1 project led of Japan to commission 200 Superbike for their GS 750 engine, whose design later became as the Bimota SB2. So, in effect, the with its success on the racetrack in and 1975, was largely responsible for the and development of Bimota into a motorcycle company.

The motorcycle featured here, the Bimota Spirit Collection, is one of the kit bikeschassis, fork, wheels, and bodywork. It is completely original, as it left the racetrack many ago. It features many of the motorcycle parts that had just begun to offer to the including the beautiful Tamburini-designed clip-on handlebars and star magnesium wheels.

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