The Bimota YB8 is an extraordinary superbike from the early 90’s, combining the best of Italian and Japanese engineering. With razor-sharp handling and plenty of power thanks to his reliable 4-cylinder 149 hp 1002 cc Yamaha engine, this bike was truly remarkable for its time. Even today, 30 years later, his achievements are still impressive.

YB8 In keeping with Bimota’s tradition of combining high-performance Japanese components with a light and stiff frame and exclusive Italian craftsmanship, the YB8 is a sophisticated machine. It features fully adjustable Marzocchi suspension, 320mm Brembo brake discs mounted on aluminum carriers and racing-inspired calipers.

By the 1990s, Japanese motorcycle makers had caught up with European manufacturers in terms of frame design and quickly offered bikes with excellent handling. Despite these advances, Bimota has managed to wow a devoted audience with his exciting YB8 despite being significantly more expensive compared to the Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP in most global markets.

Today, collectors and enthusiasts alike are always looking for classic Bimotas. These unique and unconventional Italian superbikes have an inexplicable appeal, and the fact that most of their engines are Japanese and relatively easy and cheap to maintain adds to their appeal. .