Bimota YB9

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1996 Bimota YB9SR Left Side

The Bimota YB9 was a in-line four, four-stroke sport motorcycle produced between 1996 and 1998. It could reach a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). Max torque was 49.42 ft/lbs (67.0 Nm) @ 10000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 103.8 HP (77.4 KW) @ 12500 RPM.

Overview[edit]

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’s a bit down on power compared to its stablemates the SB6 and the YB11, which feature the Suzuki GSX-R1100 and Yamaha YZF1000R “Thunderace,” respectively, since the YB9 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.

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 aluminum beam frames as seen here. Access on some beam-frame models for maintenance and repair can be a bit iffy: the massive-looking part used on the Bimota SB6 and SB6R is designed to connect the steering head and swingarm pivot directly, but makes access to some parts difficult, like the front sprocket that supposedly requires the engine to be dropped when it needs changing… I’ve heard no such complaints about the YB11 that uses a very similar frame to the one seen here, which makes a certain amount of sense considering the fact that both use Yamaha engines. They also produced an SRi model which was fuel injected compared to the carbureted SR model. Just 651 YB9s were built.

1996 Bimota YB9 R Side

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled in-line four, four-stroke.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. The final drive was via chain.

Chassis[edit]

Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The bike weighed just 385.81 pounds (175.0 Kg).

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Bimota YB9
Manufacturer
Also called YB9 SRI, YB9 SR
Production 1994 - 1998
Class Sport Bike
Engine
in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 61.0mm x 61.0mm
Compression ratio 12.0:1
Top Speed 155 mph (250 km/h)
Horsepower 97.89 HP (73.0 KW) @ 12500RPM
Torque 47.94 ft/lbs (65.0 Nm) @ 10000RPM
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: 41mm Paioli upside-down fork
Rear: Paioli adjustable mono-shock
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Wheelbase 55.51 inches (1410 mm)
Length 81.89 inches (2080 mm)
Width 31.89 inches (810 mm)
Seat Height 31.89 inches (810 mm)
Weight 381.4 pounds (173.0 Kg) (dry), 175.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual


The Bimota YB9 SR was a in-line four, four-stroke Sport Bike motorcycle produced by Bimota between 1994 and 1998. It could reach a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). Max torque was 47.94 ft/lbs (65.0 Nm) @ 10000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 97.89 HP (73.0 KW) @ 12500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 61.0mm bore x 61.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 599.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-disc, manual.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70 ZR17 front tire and a 180/55 ZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 41mm Paioli upside-down fork while the rear was equipped with a Paioli adjustable mono-shock. The bike weighed just 381.4 pounds (173.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 55.51 inches (1410 mm) long.

1994 Bimota YB9 SR[edit]

The 1994 MY Bimota YB9 SR is a powerful, Italian-built super-sport and comes standard with a 41mm Paioli upside-down fork, a Paioli adjustable mono-shock in the rear, a Brembo braking system with dual discs in the front and a single disc in the rear, cast-aluminum wheels, a single seat, a full-fairing with a windscreen, an analogue instrumentation panel and a single headlight.

In the tech/engine department, it sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 599cc, transverse four cylinder powerplant paired to a six-speed manual transmission, that can reach a maximum power output of 100 horsepower and 65 Nm of torque.


1995 Bimota YB9 SR[edit]

The 1995 MY Bimota YB9 SR has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 599cc, transverse four cylinder powerhouse mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 100 horsepower and 65 Nm of torque.

It also boasts a a 41mm Paioli upside-down fork, a Paioli adjustable mono-shock in the rear, a Brembo braking system with dual discs in the front and a single disc in the rear, cast-aluminum wheels, a single seat, a full-fairing with a windscreen, an analogue instrumentation panel and a single headlight.


1996 Bimota YB9 SRI[edit]

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The 1996 MY Bimota YB9 SRI has, at its heart, a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 599cc, transverse four cylinder powerhouse paired to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 100 horsepower and 65 Nm of torque.

Standard features for this machine include a 41mm Paioli upside-down fork, a Paioli adjustable mono-shock in the rear, a Brembo braking system with dual discs in the front and a single disc in the rear, cast-aluminum wheels, a single seat, a full-fairing with a windscreen, an analogue instrumentation panel and a single headlight.


1996 Bimota YB9 SR[edit]

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The 1996 MY Bimota YB9 SR is a powerful super-sport that comes with features such as a 41mm Paioli upside-down fork, a Paioli adjustable mono-shock in the rear, a Brembo braking system with dual discs in the front and a single disc in the rear, cast-aluminum wheels, a single seat, a full-fairing with a windscreen, an analogue instrumentation panel and a single headlight.

It can reach a maximum power output of 100 horsepower and 65 Nm of torque from its liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 599cc, transverse four cylinder powerplant, paired to a six-speed manual transmission.


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