Bimota YB8 EVO




Make Model

Bimota YB8 EVO


1993 - 1994
Production 169 units


Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC 5 valves per cylinder.


1002 cc / 61.1 cub. in.
Bore x Stroke 75.5 x 56 mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Cooling Liquid


Weber Marelli injection


Starting Electric

Max Power

122.3 kW / 164 hp @ 10500 rpm  (rear tyre 101.7 kW / 136.4 hp @ 10300 rpm)

Max Torque

101 Nm / 10.3 kg-m / 74.5 lb/ft. @ 8500 rpm10.3 kg-m @ 8500 rpm


5 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Frame Two diagonal beams in section bar made of aluminium with internal ribbing. The cylinders are supported by plates bolted to the beams and the swing arm is made of aluminium

Front Suspension

42mm Marzocchi forks, anti dive system in the left tube of the fork leg and a hydraulic brake in the right. compression and rebound damping adjustable.  adjustable by four positions

Rear Suspension

Marzocchi single shock, compression and rebound damping adjustable. 

Front Brakes

2x 320mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 230mm disc 1 piston caliper

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre


Dry Weight

180 kg / 396.8 lbs.

Wet Weight

207 kg / 456.4 lbs.

Fuel Capacity

20 Litres / 5.3 gal

Consumption  average

7.9 l/100 km / 26.6 mpg

Braking 60 - 0 / 100 - 0

12.9 m / 36.2 m   42.3 ft. / 118.8 ft.

Standing ¼ Mile  

10.4 sec / 216.9 km/h / 134.8 mph
Top Speed 276.9 km/h / 172.1 mph

Bimota produced three variations on the YB8 between 1990 and 1994, using basically the same chassis as the previous YB6 range. The first used a Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP engine in the traditional Bimota chassis, with extremely high-quality suspension and braking components. This base model was updated in 1993 as the YB8 E. But it was a special edition of the YB8, the Furano, which most impressed. This was fitted with fuel-injection, replacing the YB8's carbs. Complete with a lighter chassis and a power increase to 123kW (165bhp), the Furano was the fastest sportsbike available when it was launched. Luckily for the owners of the 152 bikes produced, the stiff chassis provides sure handling at the huge speeds it can attain.