2013 Bimota DB8 Biposto
Bimota DB8 Biposto
Engine:90°L twin cylider, 4 strokes
Transmission:6 Speed Manual
Horsepower @ RPM:170 @ 9750
Top Speed:174 mph
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Each part of the Bimota SB8 SP was designed to enhance its high speed performances. Starting with the sturdy frame and finishing with the aerodynamic fairing, this aggressive motorcycle was especially created to fill your veins with adrenaline each time you fire up its engine.
Talking about the engine, the Bimota DB8 SP is equipped with an 1198 cc, Ducati liquid cooled twin cylinder, 4 stroke L twin, Desmodronic unit. The engine cranks out a maximum output of 170 HP at 9750 rpm and 127 Nm of torque at 8000 rpm and is mated to a six speed transmission with dry multi disc clutch.
The bike’s ride quality is assured by a front Marzocchi upside down 43 Mm DLC, fully adjustable fork and a rear extreme tech adjustable traction and compression unit.
Hit the jump for more information on the Bimota DB8 SP.
Mean & true
The DB8 was born to face all roads and bends, the natural hunting ground for every sportive rider.
It offers an ergonomic riding position perfect for high speed riding.
Light in changing directions combined with an incredible power to weight ratio, thanks to the work of Bimota engineer, who also optimized the twin cylinder engine supply.
It was presented in two versions: two-seater and SP, where the bike’ sportive nature is enhanced by the Brembo brake system (...)
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.