1998 Bimota DB1

1986 Bimota DB1

Price: US $20,000.00
Item location: Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Make: Bimota
Model: DB1
Type: Sport Bike
Year: 1986
Mileage: 13,000
VIN: DB10001
Color: Red White Green
Engine size: 1,000
Vehicle Title: Clear
Description

This is one of my crown jewels in my large motorcycle collection. I am selling all my Bimota's because I need to make some room in my personal museum. I hate say it but I have way to many bikes and it is just a shame that they are not all being utilized and enjoyed on a regular basis. I have 18 Bimotas's that will go for sale in the next week so this is your chance to jump on and pick up some super special bikes. This particular Bimota D1 is truly a work of art. It sports a custom two in one exhaust system, highly tuned Ducati Pantah based 750cc twin motor with flat slide carburators, pecial two piece custom wheels. It has about 19,000 km on it so that about 13,000 miles or so. The Bodywork is in very nice condition. It has a few small stress cracks but nothing that would cause me to get the body refinished. It's a wicked cool bike to ride. So responsive to rider input its truly amazing that this bike is almost 30 years old. It also has one of the most unique riding positions of any bike in my collection. It seems to fit all sizes of riders? Shorter riders can actually put their feet flat on the ground and tuck in nicely into the formfitting body, igger guys can ride it with no problem of being cramped up....Why can they do that with today's sport bikes? Anyway this is really a special machine. I have never ever seem another on the road or my local bike spot. You will stand out in the crowd with this machine. I will help with international and domestic shipping but the buyer will be responsible for all cost involved. I have a special deal with Daily Direct so i can get this to anywhere in the county for $500 or less.If you have any questions hit me up with a email at bocco1@optonline.net Bike will be sold with a bill of sale, ut I believe it can be titled because it over 25 years old. I never titled it because i just ran it on my dealer plate. It had a recent (couple years ago) belt service, ll fluids where flushed and replaced prior to display in my personal museum. This is a very beautiful piece of art.
Here's a little more info about the DB1 but I assume if you are looking at it you know what it is and how rare it is. Only 400 DB1's were produced for the world wide market.DB1

Being the first all-Italian Bimota it came with a 750ccDucati90°V-twin enginewith Desmodromic valve-train in different levels of tune and styling. The frame is made of Chrome-Molybdenum steel tubing and uses a Triangulated Upper Space Frame or "Birdcage" design. The engine is a stressed member and the swingarm pivots in engine's crankcase. The DB1s triple-trees, lip-ons, ear-sets and several other bits are made of lightweight, ot stamped and billet Avional 14 aluminum. The Cagiva/Bimota/Ducati/DB1 prototype morphed into the Ducati Paso ironically[clarification needed]designed by Bimota co-founderMassimo Tamburini.[


Several DB1 models were produced. The standard DB1 has 36mm carburetors, restrictive airbox and a quiet 2-into-2 exhaust. It was made between 1985 and 1986[17]and while not powerful it is extremely refined.

ManufacturerBimotaProduction1985 - 1986 400 produced[1][2]PredecessorCagiva/Ducati 650 cc, rototypeSuccessorDB2ClassSport/RaceEngine750cc Ducati 90°V-twin[3][4]PowerDB1J 400 cc: 42 hp, B1: 62 hp, B1S: 72 hp, B1SR: 82 hp, B1R: 92 hp[5]Transmission5-Speed ManualFrame typeChrome-Molybdenum Steel[6]SuspensionMarzocchi M1R Forks, arzocchi Rear ShockBrakesBrembo, oldline, ull Floating Cast Iron Front Rotors[7]TiresPIRELLI 16" 130/60 in FRONT and 160/60 in REAR[8]Rake,trail25° (DB1R 29°),[9]105 mm[10]Wheelbase54.5"[11]Weight355 lb. (DB1R 295 lb.)(dry)

While their high standards of engineering and artistic design were beyond reproach, he Italian specialists at Bimota came in for some criticism at home for producing motorcycles with Japanese engines. The DB1 is their reply - an all-new, ll-Italian masterpiece, ith innovative all-enclosing bodywork that embraces the V-twin Ducati engine and Bimota's own frame in sensuous curves. If the styling catches the eye, t is the exhaust note that tears at the heart-strings ... a mellow basso profundo that is part wistful and part defiant. To anyone over 30 (and a few others besides) the DB1 sounds like a real motorcycle. Two versions of the DB1 were launched simultaneously in 1985.

The first was pure racer; the second a road-going version with a headlight up front and a license plate at the rear. It is also a little quieter and a little milder-mannered in the way it delivers the horsepower. The DB1 was an instant hit, nd because of the production quantity envisaged, imota were able to offer it cheaper than their previous Japanese-based models. The DBl's heart is the Ducati Pantah engine, smooth 90-degree V-twin with exotic desmodromic valve gear, tretched to the full 750cc allowed by Formula One racing rules. Made in unit with the five-speed gearbox, he engine is suspended from a complex frame made of a trellis of short, traight tubes. In Bimota's fashion, he frame structure runs forward of the steering head, o brace it on all sides. The rear fork pivots from the gearbox casings, aking the engine unit part of the frame. The front forks are Bimota's own, nd the rear suspension has a rising-rate linkage to a single spring and damper unit. On the move, he Bimota DB1 shows its pedigree at once, eflecting the care and experience in its design and construction. Pin-sharp steering and forgiving handling are the legacy both of the V-twin's low centre of gravity and of design expertise; these qualities in the DB1 must be felt to be believed. The DB1 is fast, eceptively so, ue to the relaxed way the twin-cylinder engine delivers its power. The speedometer reading is often a surprise on a DB1, s is the tireless way it sustains high average cruising speeds as well as fast circuit lap times. Such an uncompromisingly sporting machine cannot be for everyone. Even in road going form, he DB1 is strictly a single seater; and engine access is something of a chore, ven though the body panels are quickly detachable. The ride is rather firm and there is certainly nowhere to strap any luggage.

Source of review : The Worlds Fastest Motorcycles by Michael Scott & J

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