Comparison of Bimota YB 11 Nuda and MV Agusta Lustale


Comparison of Bimota YB 11 Nuda and MV Agusta Lustale

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When two divas of the two-wheeled upper class get rid of their haute couture fumble together in order to openly present themselves to the public, the pleasure of undressing has reached a new dimension.

There were times when model athletes only felt obliged to “faster, higher, further”. They are over. Gone are the epochs in which the figure was emphasized, but without revealing details during the competition or afterwards. The era of unrestrained undressing quickly dawned. Ice skating icon Kati Witt presents himself naked in Playboy, entire women‘s national teams publicly show what they have, men’s teams no less and Triumph stripped the Daytona to the Speed ​​Triple. So it’s not surprising that even an aging model athlete like the Bimota YB 11 wants to start a second career without a shell after the conversion by the German importer ZTK. Or the well-trained racetrack starlet MV Agusta F4, animated by the committed dealer, pulls Lust unrestrainedly.
The way in which the two once fully disguised present themselves naked is of course different. While the Bimota unabashedly presents what was not originally intended for the public, the Lustale maintains an air of decency and covers its neuralgic areas. Brushed stainless steel sheet, carefully shaped and set, hides the view of the fuse box or cooler sides. Also on the air ducts to the airbox, which are much shorter than on the production motorcycle because the modified fairing is eight centimeters higher and closer to the steering head. That looks ?? apart from the original lower radiator hood ?? quite stimulating and by no means frivolous or even cheap.
In this regard, the bare YB 11 looks like the Reeperbahnspelunke next to finer clubs in Paris’ Latin Quarter. Even robust minds turn red when looking at and through the bare frame, find the unsteady cooler just as unaesthetic as its meandering hoses and the poor fit of the cockpit interior trim. That catches the eye and initially hides the view of those subtleties with which Bimota has always known how to shine. The filigree wheels, for example, the rocker mounts milled from solid, a posh triple clamp and a footrest system. Or the unique monocoque as tank, seat and rear paneling.
Ultimately, the obtrusive nudity of the good old Yamaha FZR 1000 engine and its ancillaries dominates. It was not built to show, but to grab? and he still understands this discipline masterfully today. 136 hp and 103 Newton meters are a full life, especially when they are handed to the wide Streetfighter handlebars. Even if the stage for undisguised performances is as inhospitable as when you made contact with MOTORRAD. Ice and snow, gravel and road salt: Not only the bare bike trembles, but the rider too. But it is precisely in these situations in which the wide handlebars, the generous torque on the engine side and the decisive commitment in the low rev range come into play.
In contrast to the filigree MV, a short pull on the wire is enough to drive the Bimota out of the corners with power, the transmission usually has a break, the driver can concentrate fully on the choice of line. The lustale, however? the basic bike of this conversion is a first generation F4S ?? is undisguisedly bitchy, has not followed the progress of later years. She is delayed and then accelerates all the harder, needs at least 4000 rpm to even go forward, then another 3000 tours to get a breath. To finally ?? then usually already in speed ranges that trigger speed traps on public roads ?? to show what’s in her. The 750er marches between 7000 and 13000 rpm, what it takes, this pithy suction rattle, the brilliant propulsion and the hoarse hissing from the four tailpipes in the rear frame condense into a breathtaking triad. No question about it, this engine is designed for the racetrack, it is too good for the low revs. And works hand in hand with the chassis in this regard. Because even if the Lustale is now directed via a shortened Ducati Monster handlebar, the following still applies: the otherwise unchanged F4 chassis can always unfold when it is really sloping and really fast. The Lustale, on the other hand, acknowledges unmotivated rolling with the rear section having to get used to it.
With the Bimota, the situation is exactly the opposite. The stern is initially neutral, only to sway when it is leaned under tension. This is by no means the fault of the fine Ohlins shock absorber (ZTK offers a variant with a Paioli shock absorber for 9499 euros), but rather a common suspect: When the YB 11 appeared, the Michelin Hi-Sport TX 25 was up to date, and its flank was already up Back then it turned out to be very unstable and buckled slightly when accelerating hard. Nothing has changed to this day. Also not because the paioli fork traditionally appeals to be chewy. Here the Lustale has a clear advantage. Just like when it comes to braking. Which is not to say that the Brembo system in YB 11 is toothless. For reasons of age, however, it cannot possibly come close to the level of the formidable Nissin facility in the MV.
S.o Public nudity does not only create conflicting feelings among moral apostles. The Lustale is beautifully made (and can be wrapped up again if necessary, because all original parts are included in the price of 24,990 euros), but the engine does not meet the expectations of a Streetfighter drive in this prototype. Dealer Lust (phone 0221/93707070) promises remedy for the future by means of a shorter secondary translation. The YB 11 Nuda, on the other hand, offers a rustic strip, but the right drive for the purpose. In addition, it is available from ZTK (telephone 05193/9640) in a wide variety of expansion stages and for a whole 10,499 euros.

Performance chart

The FZR engine consistently uses its displacement advantage and would still cut a good figure today

Technical data: Bimota YB 11 Nuda-Fighter

BIMOTA YB 11 Nuda FighterMotorWater-cooled four-cylinder four-stroke in-line engine, two overhead, chain-driven camshafts, five valves per cylinder, bucket tappets, wet sump lubrication, Mikuni constant pressure carburetor, Ø 38 mm, transistor ignition, no exhaust gas cleaning, electric starter. Bore x stroke 75.5 x 56.0 mm Displacement 1003 cm³ Rated output 109 kW (147 HP) at 10 250 rpm Max. Torque 108 Nm (11.0 kpm) at 8500 rpm Power transmission Hydraulically operated multi-disc oil bath clutch, five-speed gearbox, O-ring chain. Chassis Bridge frame made of aluminum profiles, screwed rear frame, telescopic fork, stanchion tube diameter 51 mm, adjustable rebound and compression damping, two-arm swing arm made of aluminum spring profiles, central suspension legs with lever system, adjustable spring base, rebound and compression damping, double disc brake at the front, floating brake discs, Ø 320 mm, four-piston calipers, rear disc brake, Ø 230 mm, two-piston caliper. Tires 120/70 ZR 17; 180/55 ZR 17 Chassis data Steering head angle 64.5 degrees, caster 90 mm, wheelbase 1430 mm, spring travel f / h 120/130 mm. Dimensions and weights Seat height * 770 mm, weight with a full tank * 218 kg, load * 182 kg, tank capacity * 15 liters Two-year guarantee with unlimited mileage Red-white colors Price 10 499 euros Additional costs none * Manufacturer information

Technical data: MV Agusta Lustale

MV Agusta F 4 LustaleMotorWater-cooled four-cylinder four-stroke engine, two overhead, chain-driven camshafts, four valves per cylinder, arranged radially, bucket tappets, wet sump lubrication, electronic intake manifold injection, Ø 46 mm, engine management, no exhaust gas cleaning, electric starter. Bore x stroke 73.8 x 43.8 mm, displacement 749 cm³, rated output 93 kW (126 hp) at 12,200 rpm, max. Torque 74 Nm (7.5 kpm) at 9000 rpm Power transmission Hydraulically operated multi-disc oil bath clutch, six-speed gearbox, O-ring chain. Chassis, tubular steel frame, upside-down fork, guide tube diameter 49 mm, adjustable spring base, rebound and compression damping, single-sided swing arm Cast aluminum, central spring strut with lever system, adjustable spring base, rebound and compression damping, double disc brake at the front, floating brake discs, Ø 310 mm, six-piston calipers, disc brake at the rear, Ø 210 mm, four-piston caliper. Tires 120/65 ZR 17; 190/50 ZR 17 Chassis data Steering head angle 66 degrees, caster 98 mm, wheelbase 1398 mm, spring travel f / h 118/120 mm. Dimensions and weights Seat height * 790 mm, weight with a full tank * 198 kg, load * 172 kg, tank capacity / reserve * 20 liters. Warranty two years with unlimited mileage, colors red / silver, price 24,999 euros, additional costs none * manufacturer information

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