The history of Yamaha racing motorbikes concentrated in a single museum, a unique opportunity for motorbike enthusiasts to discover the entire evolution of the Japanese manufacturer’s racing bikes.
The collection, curated by Pierluigi Poggi, has the merit of maintaining the authenticity of all the motorbikes it houses. All the examples are ‘preserved’ or restored faithfully to the original. An industrialist in the mechanical sector, Poggi created a museum in Villanova di Castenaso dedicated to Yamaha that has no equal in Europe.
The museum was actually born in 2011 but the official inauguration dates back to 2012.
The collection is located in Villanova di Castenaso, Bologna, via G. Vittorio.
Among the more than 60 exhibited vintage exhibits, there are also real collector’s memorabilia such as a Yamaha YDS1R from 1959, a series of Yamaha TZ of different displacements (250, 350, 500 and 750) belonging to various eras and made by Yamaha to also allow private drivers to compete in various national and world championships.
Among the bikes on display there is also Valentino Rossi’s M1 (with the 2004 and 2005 versions) Jorge Lorenzo’s M1 (world champion in the MotoGP class in 2010), Andrea Dovizioso’s YZR-M1 2012, and Garry McCoy and Norifumi’s AbeYamaha YZR 500.
Interview with Rino Tantini, curator of the COMP Poggi Moto Collection, which welcomes almost 500 pieces of motorcycles and engines of the Japanese two-wheel industry.