1988 Bimota YB5

HIGH BID: $18,201

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Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1988 Bimota YB5. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

The YB5 was the last of the Bimotas designed by Massimo Tamburini, and it’s one of the rare ones with provisions for a passenger.

In a 1988 review, Bike magazine noted that “when Bimota launched the model at the 1986 Cologne Show, they billed it as the Bimota designed for people who like to high profile in pairs – a two up street racer, if there is such a thing.” It was a hopped-up sport-tourer – one thing it shared from the bike it got a motor from, Yamaha’s FJ1200. The tuned Yamaha engine put out 130 horsepower and 80 lb-ft of torque, but in YB5 form it only had to motivate 463 pounds of dry weight, a ~55 pound reduction from the big FJ.

In addition to their work tuning the engine, Bimota went nuts with the components, which included Marzocchi M1R forks, Brembo calipers with floating cast iron rotors, and Marvic wheels. Motorcycle.com says that the “YB5 was tagged as the fastest, maddest, most expensive hyperbike on the planet when it was rolled out in 1987.

Just 208 examples of the YB5 were built – 196 complete bikes and 12 kits. Today we’ve got #96 available for sale! This example is VIN: YB500096, Engine #: 1TX-900131. The seller imported it approximately a year ago from Japan.

The odometer shows 7,049 kilometers (4,380 miles).

Modifications:
The seller states that there are no modifications from stock.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The body work is absolutely perfect no cracks or paint chips anywhere, paint on the frame is in amazing condition, and all of the beautiful Bimota CNC machined parts are perfect with no pitting in the aluminum. The motor is very clean with no paint chips, and the exhaust is perfect with no dents anywhere and the black coating still shines nicely.”


The windshield has one crack where a screw has been over-tightened.

There are no mechanical issues, the bike starts right up and idles perfect, and the power delivery is nice and smooth through the whole rev range. The bike is fully tuned and ready to ride reliably. Recent service includes a new chain, oil change, oil filter, front and rear brake fluid flush, clutch fluid flush, new air filter, and new tires.

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax T32 tires.

Currently located in Seattle, Washington, this Bimota is offered on a clean Washington title.

Have any YB5 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Seattle, Washington

Year

1988

Make

Bimota

Model

YB5

Mileage

4,380

VIN

YB500096

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Washington

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 26

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: melmicic

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
melmicic October 6, 2021 7:27 pm $18,201
intrigue175 October 6, 2021 7:25 pm $18,101 Auto
melmicic October 6, 2021 7:25 pm $18,001
intrigue175 October 6, 2021 7:25 pm $16,850 Auto
melmicic October 6, 2021 7:25 pm $16,750
intrigue175 October 6, 2021 7:25 pm $14,850 Auto
melmicic October 6, 2021 7:25 pm $14,750
intrigue175 October 6, 2021 7:08 pm $10,850
melmicic October 6, 2021 7:08 pm $10,750 Auto
melmicic October 6, 2021 9:30 am $8,700 Auto
snaponhabit October 6, 2021 9:30 am $8,600
melmicic October 5, 2021 1:45 pm $8,100
SODO-Moto October 5, 2021 1:45 pm $8,000 Auto
SODO-Moto October 1, 2021 12:47 pm $7,101 Auto
maicojoe October 1, 2021 12:47 pm $7,001
SODO-Moto October 1, 2021 12:46 pm $6,600 Auto
maicojoe October 1, 2021 12:46 pm $6,500
SODO-Moto October 1, 2021 7:56 am $5,302
kentharle October 1, 2021 7:56 am $5,202 Auto
kentharle October 1, 2021 7:43 am $5,100
Matthewcb October 1, 2021 7:43 am $5,000 Auto
Matthewcb October 1, 2021 7:42 am $4,201 Auto
kentharle October 1, 2021 7:42 am $4,101
Matthewcb October 1, 2021 7:42 am $3,100 Auto
kentharle October 1, 2021 7:42 am $3,000
Matthewcb September 30, 2021 11:09 pm $1,000
Auction started September 30, 2021 10:17 am
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