Design guru Oberdan Bezzi has thought at a rather strange, but definitely interesting way to create a whole new V-twin powered Italian motorcycle. Called MMB1, the bike would come as the result of joined forces between Moto Morini and Bimota. The strange part is that MM would have to supply the engine on a bike to be sold with the Bimota name and logo on, but the thing does look plausible.
Our advice: don’t take it to seriously. Moto Morini was recently saved from bankruptcy by Paolo Berlusconi, so this is just Obiboi trying to guess where the company is heading now.
MCN has got the exclusive story on the new Bimota DB8 and so we managed to find that despite rumors regarding the great possibility for the Italian firm to launch a Ducati Streetfighter /Aprilia Tuono competitor, meaning a dual-seat, 1200cc entry-level naked, the new bike will actually be a veritable superbike that offers the possibility to take your wife or girlfriend along for the ride, as Bimota spokesman Anna Carla Cuneo says: “Bimota customers are used to being surprised with new and innovative motorcycles offering unique design, good power and light weight – and many of them also have a wife or girlfriend that would like to come along. We are sure this design will be a big success.”
Bimota hopes to sell 250 such motorcycles for $33,057 (€23,000) while still producing their DB7 model, which starts at $37,369 (€26,000). It may sound like much for the average superbike buyer, but it is what Bimota considers ‘entry level’, so I guess we weren’t too far off after all.
Built around the same consecrate oval section CroMo hybrid chassis now linked to a aluminum subframe and featuring also Marocchi and Extreme Tech suspension front and rear, it is easy to see how building costs have been reduced, but we should also mention that the DB7’s carbon fiber fairing has been replaced with a cheaper, plastic one.
At least we’re satisfied by the fact that engineers made no concession in the engine department. As a result, the 1198 testastretta evoluzione, 4v twin cylinder 90° develops no less than 170 HP at 9.750 rpm and 131.4 Nm at 8.000 rpm. That’s even more impressive in relation to the 392.4 lbs (178 kg) weight of the bike. This means even more engine performance that the Bimota DB7 for less money. I believe we’re starting to understand the whole affordability thing. Read the full specs after the jump.
After almost 10 years away from racing, Bimota has turned plans into facts and came up with the Moto2 racer. This follows last February’s announcement that they’ll be joining Moto2 series as a racing team or at least as a chassis designer. The thing is that we are weeks away from the racing bike’s official unveiling and yet we have the opportunity to see the thing being tested on the Binetto race track near Bari, Italy in this leaked video that came to clear things for us. Goooo Bimooootaaa!
Easy to be confused with an usual Bimota DB7, but a real piece of jewelery for a maker’s fan, the SP Limited Edition is a real demonstration of the Italian style.
Only five such motorcycles have been produced (only for the Spanish market) and they come with a series of improvements and modifications such as a modified centralizer and digital track speedometer, which make life on board a little more classy. Also, the fairing is made out of carbon fiber for a racing look.
By simply reading the title, it is much chance that you’ll be thinking at how such an occasion can’t be missed if willing to complete your Italian motorcycle collection. This baby is located in Los Angeles and it doesn’t plan on going anywhere until $29,799 grand are paid for it.
Created for the most ostentatious of you out there, the bike actually uses the 90 degree L-Twin engine that first made an impression on the Ducati 1100DS. With Desmodromic valvetrain and Magneti Marelli fuel injection system, it is easy to imagine how a blast this bike is until the engine hits redline at 9000 RPM. That would be a better time to further meet its finesse when using the hydraulic clutch and six-speed gearbox.
But such add would immediately attract the attention of the right buyer without even mentioning the features, so if you’re that buyer make sure to reply at email@example.com.
The DB5R stands as the best DB5 model and has all the features to back up this affirmation. DB5’s greatness consist in agility and easy handling features which for 2008 and with the adding of the “R” to the model’s name have been radically upgraded.
Posted on 04.14.2008 15:19 by Anthony Kodack , Maxx Biker
Riders who are willing to buy the best naked bike out there and for whom money are not an obstacle, the best offering enters the scene: the Bimota DB6R An exclusive and brand new model, the Italian naked goes up against the British in an attempt to dethrone the Speed Triple which is considered the naked of the masses thanks to its affordability. Let’s get rolling!
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