I have been a lurker on the forum for some time and thought I would introduce myself. I have been a big fan of Bimota since I was a teenager and I have a special affinity for the models following the first near collapse of the company ie DB1 YB4 YB7 YB8. I think Federico Martini deserves a lot of credit for turning around the fortunes of the company and winning a Championship. One of my favorite models from this era is the YB7 with the fzr400 engine designed for the Japanese market. I found one for sale about six weeks ago and after much research and many emails I bought it. Yay! Now I have to wait three months to get it! Doh! (travelling in a couple of weeks from Japan to the Czech Republic and then to Canada, all by ocean.
Here's a pic or three