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Bimota SBK8 Gobert Specification Chassis Frame - Modular, composed of two aluminium alloy beams and carbon fibre plates Wheelbase - 1390 mm / 54.7 in Front suspension - Paioli upside-down 46mm fully adjustable forks Front wheel travel - 120 mm / 4.7 in Front brake - 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston calipers - Brembo Front wheel - 6 spoke design light alloy 3.50x17 - Antera Front tyre - 120/70 ZR 17 Rear (...)

A technical analysis of the SB8K model shows important technological advances in terms of construction, both of the chassis and engine. The most noticeable and striking feature is the radial motion of the fuel injectors that perfectly mimics the movement of the butterfly valves. This innovation maximizes performance by ensuring a perfect fluidity and consistancy of the power delivery over the complete rpm range of the engine, which leads to significantly improved engine performance.

Bimota chose to face a rather tough challenge starting the development of their latest model: Surpass Yourself! This endeavor was not easy after the huge success of the DB5, confirmed by numerous cover pages, awards, and feature articles worldwide. With the Delirio, Bimota pushes the limits even further.

The Bimota Tesi project evolved from the graduation work of two mechanical engineering students who, in the beginning of the 1980s, designed and developed a bike utilizing a swing arm as the front section. For the name of their motorcycle they choose "TESI", the Italian word for "thesis", as the design, which replaces the conventionally used hydraulic fork in the front, was part of their university thesis. Bimota decided to commit major resources to the refinement of this project.


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