Bimota holds a unique position in the history of sport motorcycles. The Emilia Romagna region of Italy has always been the heart of Italian motorcycle development and manufacture. Design and engineering in this region, ‘terra di motore’ (the land of engines), has always been fertile ground for the development of so many the new technical ideas and performance advancements of Italian motorcycles. Bimota entered the fray in the early 70’s with innovative solutions to chassis design most notably that of trellis frames, hub center steering and extreme attention to component detail. The engines utilized were directly acquired from almost all of the top world producers. During the years Bimota production included engines from and Honda, Suzuki , Harley Davidson, Yamaha , Ducati, BMW , Gilera, and Kawasaki, most of which were initially developed as race only bikes. The incredible passion of the three founders Bianchi, Morri and Tamburini produced race bikes that carried such great names as Ferrari, Tardozzi, Mertens and Falappa to victories on the world stage.
Technical innovation, handcrafting and unrestricted component quality have always been the primary directive and soul of Bimota. Sin ce the rebirth of Bimota in 2003, these priorities remain at core of the companies philosophy and take form in the new generation models DB5, DB6 Delirio and incredible Tesi 3D. Unique in the world of motorcycling, Bimota continues to offer the motorcycle world technically advanced TESI 3D omega frame with ultra stable hub center steering.
The latest chapter in Bimota development is the new DB7. Powered by the incredible Ducati 1098 Testastretta Evoluzione engine, the DB7 matches the performance of the Ducati Superbike engine with the innovative Bimota chassis concepts. The DB7 introduces a beautiful oval tube hybrid trellis frame, stout light alloy mounting plates and a structural carbon fiber rear subframe and a new Bimota progressive rear suspension. Bimota technology and innovation has never been more beautiful.
At the heart of the new Bimota DB7 is the Ducati 1098 Testastretta Evoluzione engine. Powerful, and light, it generates the kind of power that excites the heart with each twist of the throttle, yet its linear power delivery allows entering and exiting turns fast - a confidently controlled experience.
The DB7 introduces a new hybrid oval tube trellis frame that utilizes lightweight machined plates in its design. The same engineering solution is used in the unique rear swingarm for a package that not only delivers rigidity and predictable handing, but also lends a harmonized technical look to the bike.
The innovative rear suspension links the swingarm directly to the engine and employs an advanced Extreme Tech rear shock developed in cooperation with Bimota. The fully adjustable shock attaches to the SPB (Bimota progressive system) progressive linkage system, for maximum control and traction in the corners. The rear suspension is offset to the right side, allowing space for the rear cylinder exhaust system.
Upper and lower fork crowns are billet machined and mount fully adjustable Marzocchi Corse forks with 43 mm sliders with DLC (diamond like coating) treatment for smooth and predictable reaction to the tarmac.
Wheels, Brakes and Body
The alloy forged wheels are built specifically for Bimota design and are some of the lightest most torsionally rigid produced in the world. The powerful front brakes utilize twin 320 mm discs and radially mounted Brembo four pad four piston callipers. On the back a floating 230mm disc matches to a Brembo 2 piston calliper.
The top fairing is formed of structural carbon fiber and supports the instruments and headlamp, eliminating the need for a separate subframe. The rear tail section is also made of structural carbon fiber and also benefits from the same elimination of a separate subframe. Combined they significantly reduce the overall weight of the bike.
The digital instrument panel combines analog and digital readouts. The unit records 20 lap times, and top speed each lap.
The narrow fuel tank, with a capacity of 26 liters, has been sculpted to be extremely thin between the legs and matches perfectly the seat to maximise rider control and comfort. With a seat height of only 800mm, riders of all heights can enjoy the performance of the DB7.
Combine all of the DB7 innovations and you have a bike that weighs-in at an incredible class leading 170 kgs. The DB7 bristles with fine CNC machined details including the rear frame plates, engine mounts foot rests, rear swingarm sections, chain adjuster plates and both clutch and front brake levers. The new DB7 charms the heart by combining characteristic Bimota style cues with uncompromised attention to details and unparalleled fit and finish.
The DB7 is staged to add new definition the 1000cc Super bike category.
DUCATI 1098 TESTASTRETTA EVOLUZIONE
Engine Configuration: Twin cylinder 90°
Displacement: 1099 cc
Engine Cooling: liquid cooling
Compression Ratio: 12.5±0.5:1
Valves per cylinder: 4
Bore x Stroke: 104.0 mm x 64.7 mm
Engine Redline: 10.700 rpm
Valvetrain Type: Desmodromic valve actuation
Intake Valve Diameter: Ø 42 mm
Exhaust Valve Diameter: Ø 34 mm
Fuel Pump: 3.5 bar, electronic
Throttle Body Size: 60 mm
Exhaust System: 2 in 1 in 1, inox
Emission: EURO 3
Injectors: Magneti Marelli
Lubrication System: Wet Sump
Transmission Type: Dry clutch multi-disc with hydraulic actuation system
Primary Drive ratio: 32/59
Final Drive ratio: 15/38
- VI: 15/37
- V: 17/30
- IV: 20/28
- III: 22/26
- II: 23/24
- I: 24/23
Wheelbase: 1435 mm
Steering angle: 25°
Swingarm length: 525±20 mm
Seat height: 800 mm
Footpeg height: 400mm
Handlebar height: 860
Overall length: 2100 mm
Overall width: 700 mm
Overall height: 1115 mm
Ground clearance: 135 mm
Front suspension: Marzocchi UD fork DLC fully adjustable
diameter: 43 mm
stroke: 120 mm
Rear suspension: Extreme Tech Monoshock TTX fully adjustable low/high speed
wheel stroke: 120 mm
Front brake: Double Ø320 mm Brembo floating disc, 4-pistons,4-pads with radial Brembo callipers, radial pumps
Rear brake: Ø230 mm Bimota floating disc, 2-pistons, 2-pads with Brembo calliper
FRONT: 3.5x17.0 Forged Al Alloy
REAR: 6.5x17.0 Forged Al Alloy
FRONT: 120/70 ZR 17, Continental Race Attack
REAR: 190/55 ZR 17, Continental Race Attack
Fuel tank: 16 l (4 l reserve)
Total weight dry: 170 kg