7th Dec, 2022 12:30

National Motorcycle Museum

 
  Lot 307
 

1996 Bimota YB9 SR
Regarded as one of the best Bimota models made!

Sold for £5,290

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: YEL 904S
Frame No: 00629
Engine No: Not visible
CC: 599
MOT: None

  • Part of a private collection of motorcycles
  • Running recently and we have been advised it is in good order
  • All original paint and panels
  • Some light recommissioning before use
  • It comes complete with a current V5C

Bimota obviously made its reputation wrapping lightweight frames and sexy bodywork around reliable powerplants from Japan, sexy powerplants from Ducati, and even the occasional German powerplant from BMW. Their early offerings used tube-style frames, but by the 1990s they’d moved on to aluminium beam frames

The Bimota YB9 SR was a in-line four, carburetted four-stroke sport motorcycle produced between 1996 and 1998. The “9” has nothing to do with the bike’s displacement and simply indicates that it’s the ninth Bimota powered by a Yamaha engine. It actually uses the liquid-cooled inline-four and transmission from the YZF600R “Thundercat” with around 100hp and it even uses that bike’s stock gauge cluster, nestled in between the carbon air-intake tubes.

Coming from an enthusiast’s private collection of motorcycles, this YB9 SR was running recently and we have been advised it is in good order. Presenting in what is believed to be all original paint and panels, it will need some light recommissioning before use. This rare machine is offered with a V5C.

For more information, please contact:
Mike Davis
mike.davis@handh.co.uk
07718 584217

 

Auction: National Motorcycle Museum, 7th Dec, 2022

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