- 236 miles
- $50k new
- Ducati 1100cc engine
- 95hp/76 lb ft. of torque
- 165mph top speed
- Brembo brakes
Light, powerful and compact, the Bimota DB6R stands for the greatest riding experience you'll be able to find on two wheels. This exotic, hand-built Italian masterpiece of a motorcycle is assembled with an acute attention to detail using race proven top-shelf components. With only 236 miles on the odometer, it's an exceptionally rare low mileage curve carver that will out run and out handle just about anything on the road.
Founded in 1973, Bimota is a small Italian superbike manufacturer that decided to concentrate its resources on frame design and overall packaging. For almost 30 years they fabricated frames and built bikes around engines from Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha and even Ducati. For 2008, a revitalized Bimota introduced an aggressive version of their Delirio street bike that sold for $31,500. Dubbed the DB6R and built around a powerful Ducati 1100 engine, it was lighter and more agile than its sibling and brought race proven technology directly to the street. And, with a price tag new north of $50,000.00, this ain't your daddy's Kawasaki!
With the DB6R, Bimota engineers aimed towards an even lighter and more versatile motorcycle than their already capable Delirio models. The result is an outstanding 375 pound wet weight that is a direct result of extensive use of carbon fiber body panels and lighter alloy wheels. Up front an intricately designed headlight sits in a flat black housing above a carbon fiber front fender. At the sides of the headlight, stylish and functional LED turn signals complement silver mesh grilles that add a light and sporty appearance to the front of the bike. On top of the headlight, a gloss black gauge pod incorporates a 10,000 RPM tachometer and a digital readout that combines the bikes vital information with a performance readout that has a 20 lap memory. Behind the readout, nicely finished silver handle bars feature functional and stylish black mirrors above ceramic coated brake handles, and hold reservoirs for the bikes Brembo brake system. At the base of the handle bars, an ignition switch is almost completely surrounded by a multi-faceted fuel tank that features bright red paint laid over pearl white paint, black “bimota” scripts on each of its sides and a cool machined aluminum fuel cap. Below the fuel tank a lightweight composite frame has been covered in bright red and houses the bikes Ducati 1100 engine and dry clutch multi disc 'slipper' transmission. In front of that engine, small pearl white protective shields carry the Italian flag and feature red and black “DB6R” decals. Behind the fuel tank, a gray and black seat is held together with red stitching and sits between two more sporty looking silver mesh grilles. Below the seat, a silver shock for the bikes mono shock rear suspension sits behind more carbon fiber bodywork and above silver aluminum pegs. Behind the seat, the red and white body work hangs over a carbon fiber rear fender, a carbon fiber tag bracket, matching LED tail lights and a cool integrated triangular exhaust.
The DB6R includes many new carbon fiber components including air conveyors for the radiator, fairing sides, belt-covers, a clutch cover, a tag bracket, fenders and side covers to successfully reduce weight. Additionally, the bikes forged alloy wheels have been specifically developed by Bimota, and shave off a little over 12 pounds. The silver painted 17 inch front wheel wears a 120/70 Continental Sport Attack radial. A matching silver painted 17 inch rear wheel wears a 180/70 Continental Sport Attack radial.
The DB6Rs 1100 cc engine is taken right off the Ducati Hypermotard 1100 and offers the same greatness and finesse of that bike in a lighter package with a better transmission. That better transmission is a 6-speed 'slipper' dry clutch transmission that is equipped with a hydraulic actuation system and radial clutch pumps. When put together, this motor and transmission offers an immediate combination of speed and control that simply cannot be matched by other superbikes. The Ducati 1100 is a twin cylinder L shaped engine that features 90 degrees opposing cylinders. It utilizes air cooling and an electric fuel pump which sends fuel into a Walbro electronic fuel injection system with a 45 mm throttle body and Magneti Marelli injectors for a 10 to 1 compression ratio, 95 horsepower and 76 ft./lb. of torque. When combined with the feather weight body and weight saving suspension, this high tech engine technology is good for a top speed of 165 MPH.
That motor is mounted in a 1430 mm chassis that consists of an Extreme Tech steering damper, a Marzocchi UD fully adjustable front fork and a fully adjustable rear monoshock. Braking is supplied by a Brembo floating disc system with a radial pump, drilled rotors with four piston, four pad radial calipers up front and drilled rotors and two piston, two pad radial calipers out back. The first thing that strikes you riding the Bimota DB6R is its extremely responsive chassis that is perfectly suited to the air-cooled L-twin from Ducati. The engine revs effortlessly and can be taken up to its 8,500 RPM redline without any jerks or hesitation and when combined with the dry clutch 'slipper' transmission, the result is agility and handling that cannot be beaten. The bike is easily tossable, will turn at nothing and if needed and can pop a wheelie almost immediately. It's so tight and as long as the Continental Attack tires are warm enough, everything works very well in the turns. It's a phenomenal riding experience that thanks to great ergonomics and driver seating position will make anyone, even a novice rider, feel right at home. That said, in order to push this bike to its limit, an experienced rider with very quick reflexes is needed.
This 2008 Bimota DB6R is perfect. It's a stylish hand built bike that's ready to go and is a BLAST to ride! It's essentially new, has a ton of state-of-the-art features that make it exceptionally fast and incredibly easy to ride. If you've been looking for the perfect combination of style and performance in a super rare package but don't want to pay inflated prices, we've got you covered. Call today!
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