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Anyone running a YB5?

 
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welshlamb



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:01 am    Post subject: Anyone running a YB5? Reply with quote

Apart from recent race bike in Australia coverage it seems a LONG time since any YB5 content posted. I have always liked the lines of the bike and that 1200 Yam motor is great out of the box and able to give a bit more (see R.Farquahar 3rd with FJ1200 in Classic TT 2015)

Got me to thinking are there any YB5s running in UK? Never seen one 'alive' . It would be great to see some photos and related stories.
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welshlamb



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Got me to thinking are there any YB5s running in UK?" ....looking like answer maybe no!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

welshlamb wrote:
"Got me to thinking are there any YB5s running in UK?" ....looking like answer maybe no!


I can't imagine the answer would be no... Shocked
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welshlamb



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the Answer may well be NO. I know at least one was sold in UK as I saw one for sale in 1988 (1500 as a crash repaired vehicle!). suspect they get less airtime as they aren't seen as a 'sporty' Bimota (not that that stopped the DB3 discussions!)
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Evilchicken0



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew of one owner but haven't seen hime for a while
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welshlamb



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:40 pm    Post subject: they do exist after all! Reply with quote

well blow me down....and one appears in 'for sale' !
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen one 'in the flesh', but there was one for sale in Aus a few years ago
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One sold in Melbourne Australia for $15,000 last year
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A chap in london on the old glen run bimota enthusiasts circle had a yb5 i believe it turned up at one of the dyno run days in aylesbury .
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well after the recent FleaBay sales there should be one more back on the road at some point (but at those not with me aboard!)
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