Bimota YB4EI v OW01 'Race Relations'

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Bimota YB4EI v OW01 'Race Relations'

Post by spook » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:32 pm

Here is a comparison by superbike magazine of my two favorite bikes! :drool:

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Re: Bimota YB4EI v OW01 'Race Relations'

Post by sickle44 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:43 pm

I'll read the rest of the article later, but a good one nonetheless. My only comment on their question, how can a little Italian company contest with a big Japanese giant, well they did allude to it in the article, but, simply stuff the big japanese giant's motor into your sweet lightened and stiffened chassis.
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Re: Bimota YB4EI v OW01 'Race Relations'

Post by spook » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:21 pm

sickle44 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:43 pm
My only comment on their question, how can a little Italian company contest with a big Japanese giant, well they did allude to it in the article, but, simply stuff the big japanese giant's motor into your sweet lightened and stiffened chassis.
Yep that was the idea! Bimota essentially invented the aluminium spar chassis with the YB4. Yhe chassis is still a thing of beauty even today.

Yamaha flogged the idea and used it on the 87-88 genesis FZR750-1000, and the OW01 a year later. The motor in the YB4 was a fuel injected FZ750 engine, in comparison the OW01 was the factory TT racer donk.

The 87-88 FZR750 was actually a homologation special, with better forks, longer harder chrome moly conrods, lighter pistons and close ratio gearbox standard. And a decent race kit you could purchase.

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