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Bimota August 20, 2016 posted by

Metal Confection: 2008 Bimota DB6R for Sale

2008 Bimota DB6R R Side2

For years, Bimota was a byword for high-performance motorcycles that provided ultimate speed and handling. But recent offerings like this DB6R have seemed strangely... practical. This shift even carries over to the exotic Tesi that is available with a set of handlebars, instead of the expected clip-ons. Recent Bimota offerings have showed a clear shift to building lightweight, jewel-like, highly-polished, but useable machines like the DB6. The air-cooled 1078cc Dual-Spark Ducati v-twin is certainly powerful and refined, especially in a machine with a claimed 390lb wet weight, but the 90hp it makes still isn't likely to overwhelm and that upright, naked design is far more practical than previous Bimotas. But that should come as no surprise: as a company, Bimota has had to evolve to keep one step ahead of the major manufacturers that have ruthlessly co-opted their innovations. And the new strategy appears to be: appeal to the more mature buyers who can likely afford toys like this and expect perfection for their money.

2008 Bimota DB6R Front

Bimota got their start in the early 1970s and followed in the footsteps of British builders like Seeley, Spondon, and Rickman, building stiff, lightweight frames around powerful, reliable, and easily serviced engines from the major Japanese manufacturers. Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha had clearly figured out how to build engines, but were still working on how to make their bikes really handle. As the major manufacturers caught up, Bimota had to evolve to keep one step ahead, and their new strategy appears to be: appeal to the more mature buyers who can likely afford toys like this and expect perfection for their money.

2008 Bimota DB6R R Side Rear

Today's SB6R is a gorgeously-detailed motorcycle. I've said it before, but it bears repeating: if you're into craftsmanship, just look closely at these pictures. The hinged caps on the risers for the bars, the complex swingarm with tubular and machined aluminum parts, the beautiful brackets and details that set Bimota apart. Miles are low on this one, and the bike appears to be in good condition, although the rear wheel is a bit dirty and the front and rear wheels don't match... For the Buy It Now of $22,000 you'd think the seller could at least clean it up a bit...

From the original eBay listing: 2008 Bimota DB6R for Sale

Bimota DB6R. Another very rare and unique bike from my own personal collection. One of three special bikes I'm currently selling online. No scratches, no wear and tear. One owner. Like new in pristine condition.

Now that the major manufacturers have the whole handling-thing figured out, where does that leave Bimota? Well, for a while, they were in the hyper-bike game, stripping weight out of their bikes to make them even faster than the already very competent bikes that donated their frames. But this "performance first" ethos led to bikes that needed their engines removed for basic valve services and a somewhat fragile reputation, to put it politely. I like this new, more practical Bimota. Will they survive? Only time will tell.

-tad

2008 Bimota DB6R Seat

Metal Confection: 2008 Bimota DB6R for Sale
Bimota May 10, 2016 posted by

Deliriously Naked: 2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio for Sale

2007 Ducati DB6 L Front

A practical, naked standard, the DB6 Delirio is a pretty far cry from Bimota's roots. The company made its name building barely streetable racebikes with lightweight trellis frames, wild styling, improved suspension, and a raft of racebike details. The DB6 definitely has top-shelf suspension and innovative details, but it was designed as Bimota's "entry-level" model. Of course, lowest-priced doesn't necessarily mean cheap and if you're looking for $30,000 of performance from what was originally a $30,000 motorcycle, you won't really find it here. But if you want something practical and very exotic, this might be your ride.

2007 Ducati DB6 R Rear

Powered by Ducati's highly-evolved but relatively simple air-cooled L-twin engine, here in "Dual-Spark" [twin-plug] form, the bike is an ideal road machine: 90hp and 70lb-ft of torque with tons of midrange are perfect for motivating the claimed 390lb wet weight...

2007 Ducati DB6 Tank

The Delirio really isn't all that pretty when you're standing twenty feet away: it's certainly striking and exotic-looking, but the overall design is a bit too busy, too angular to rank among Bimota's best. However the closer you get, the better it looks and the devil truly is in the details: a hybrid frame made up of traditional trellis sections and aluminum side-plates and a swingarm that uses similar construction. Up close, the bike is absolutely stunning and you can really get lost just taking in all the clever bits and all the amazing components.

2007 Ducati DB6 L Rear Suspension

From the original eBay listing: 2007 Bimota DB6 for Sale

Up for Auction is my beautiful hand built Bimota DB6. This bike is powered by a Ducati DS1000 dry clutch motor. It has been meticulously maintained and is in perfect condition. Many upgrades include: Carbon belly, Carbon front fender, Carbon Belt Covers, Carbon side panels, DB6R Steering damper, Brembo RCS brake and clutch master cylinders, Carbon Clutch Cover, Zard Exhaust and more. Comes with all books records, both factory keys, and diagnostic CD with "mini tune" software and cable. The bike currently has just over 10K miles . Do your research on this bike, it is incredible to ride. I've had a lot of fun on it.

2007 Ducati DB6 L Rear

There has been some interest in the bike, and bidding is up north of $9,000 with very little time left on the auction. This example comes with a set of Zard exhausts that would have cost a pretty penny new. Zard exhausts can be a bit overstyled, but compliment the looks of the Delirio very well and should sound even better. It's also had the usual Rizoma bling thrown at it, although those grips seem like they'd be pretty uncomfortable after more than a few minutes. Miles are relatively low, and given the air-cooled Ducati engine's general reliability, at least you don't have to worry too much about the powertrain letting you down.

-tad

2007 Ducati DB6 R Side

Deliriously Naked: 2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio for Sale
Bimota June 30, 2015 posted by

Blade Runner – 2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio

The late designer Sergio Robbiano's upright response to his Bimota DB5, the DB6 Delirio is a motard variant, an urban sportbike based on the Ducati 992 desmodue.  Factory-made but hardly mass-produced, the Delirio has inspired design, innovative solutions and superb components.

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2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio for sale on eBay

20150629 2007 bimota db6 delirio left front

If the trellis frame of the Delirio appears unusually light, Bimota used chrome-moly tubing, showing off some of the thin edges.  The distinctive billet aluminum connectors for the frame and rear wheel complement the red frame.  The body is an angular combination of metal and plastic, complex without being busy.  Just 400 lbs. wet, the Delirio requires just a thought to change direction, the Marzocchi suspension always ready.  Braking by the Brembo 320mm wavy front disks and 4-piston calipers is outstanding.    The alloy Marchesini wheels are light and black to the point of invisibility.  The futuristic headlight fairing integrates the turn signals and has its own billet brackets.

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20150629 2007 bimota db6 delirio cockpit  20150629 2007 bimota db6 delirio right clutch detail

Asking nearly $30,000 when new, the DB6 is a design piece, every detail examined, drawn, tested.  On this one, only the exhaust has been upgraded to a Zard carbon system.  With just break-in miles since 2007, this bike looks perfect but will likely require new fluids, belts, and rubber.  From the eBay auction:

This is a beautiful Bimota DB6 Delirio in excellent condition.  Zard carbon exhaust.  Rare and exotic, incredible workmanship and detailing, just 1,787 original miles, a Ducati at heart, but much more!  Condition: Excellent-Bike shows like brand new.

20150629 2007 bimota db6 delirio left engine detail  20150629 2007 bimota db6 delirio right rear wheel

20150629 2007 bimota db6 delirio right exhaust  20150629 2007 bimota db6 delirio right rear

There are more rare and exotic Bimotas, even special Delirios, as there is an Azzurro model ( think blue ) and a Superlight with full carbon frame, but this "base" model has all the design elements, just about all the performance, and most of the exclusivity.  A dream compared to the wide majority of naked bikes.  Hoping those frame sliders never get used !

-donn

 

Blade Runner – 2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio
Bimota July 24, 2014 posted by

Featured Listing: Rare by Design — 2007 Bimota DB6 Azzurro

I remember reading that collectors look at four criteria when assessing a vehicle for rarity/desirability: age, number produced with a particular configuration, technological impact, and availability in the country being sold in.  What is interesting is that while some vehicles become rare, some are created to be that way right from the beginning.  These vehicles are often referred to as commemorative or limited editions, and are typically more expensive than the standard model.  Many sportbike manufacturers now offer limited edition models, especially the Italian bike companies such as Ducati,  Bimota, MV Agusta, and Aprilia.

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Here we have a 2007 Bimota DB6 Azzuro being offered as a classified ad here on RSBFS.  The Azzuro is a limited edition variant of the Bimota Delirio model which is a standard style bike from Bimota, kind of a Bimota take on the Ducati Monster .  The Azzuro has the same Ducati 1100s air cooled engine which produces about 98 horespower, but is more stripped down than the Delirio.

According to the seller,

this particular bike is number 4 of 23 limited editions that were made to commemorate the Italian World Cup champs in 2006.12 of these bikes went to the team members and 11 were sold to the general public.

This bike has quite a few extras which I've listed below.

-Zard slip-on mufflers
-Rizoma mirrors
-Rizoma brake & clutch reservoir mounts
-Brembo RCS radial brake & clutch cylinders
-New Balistic battery
-Pirelli Rosso II tires with less than 500mi
-Bimota service software & cable
-Fork cap tool
-Forks sprung and seviced for 185lb rider(stock springs included with purchase)

bimota delirio 2

The Azzuro has only appeared once before on RSBFS and this one is priced right in line with KBB prices for a Delirio.   So if you were considering a Delirio anyway, this might be an option.

-Marty/dallaslavowner

Featured Listing:  Rare by Design — 2007 Bimota DB6 Azzurro
Bimota January 3, 2013 posted by

Bimota Dreams: 2008 Bimota DB6R with 236 miles!

DB6R_1

From North Carolia comes this beautiful Bimota DB6R with almost no miles at all. How somebody could not ride this air-cooled 1100cc Ducati powered wonder for more that a trip around the block is anyone's guess, but this only adds "low miles" on top of an already rare status.

DB6R_10

The seller's ad contains all the pertinent stats of the bike, as well as some Bimota history. There are also plenty of high-res bike porn photos available to show all of the angles of Rimini's unique take on a naked bike. When new, these were in the rarefied air above $30k. Thankfully, those prices have come down just a bit in the used market.

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From the seller:
Light, powerful and compact, the Bimota DB6R stands for the greatest riding experience you'll be able to find on two wheels. This exotic, hand-built Italian masterpiece of a motorcycle is assembled with an acute attention to detail using race proven top-shelf components. With only 236 miles on the odometer, it's an exceptionally rare low mileage curve carver that will out run and out handle just about anything on the road.

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With a reliable and easily serviced Ducati powertrain, this DB6R gives you all the exotic panache of a Bimota with the service know-how and parts availability of Ducati. What is not to like? With top-shelf componentry throughout, this is a head turner and a road burner for sure!

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The seller is asking $21,900 or best offer for this bike. That may seem a bit high for a used Bimota that is 4-5 years old, but with next to no miles on the clock and in what appears to be perfect condition, this bike will still be looking good after another 10-20 years has passed. Click the link to jump over to the auction and check out all of the specs, text and pictures. Good Luck!

MI

Bimota October 11, 2011 posted by

Rimini Perfection: 2008 Bimota DB6R

For Sale: 2008 Bimota DB6R

From the little town of Rimini, Italy comes another piece of CNC and carbon fiber artwork from the legendary Bimota organization. Like nearly all Bimoto offerings that came before (save for the vDue), the DB6R relies upon a powerplant sourced from a major manufacturer. In this case, the "D" in the name refers to Ducati.

Powered by a Ducati 90 degree, air cooled two valve L-twin, the DB6R promises to marry torque and low-end grunt with light weight and agility. Compared to a "standard" DB6 Delirio offering, the "R" version features the more potent Ducati 1100DS (Dual Spark) engine with a dry slipper clutch, plus numberous component upgrades such as lighter forged wheels, Brembo radial brake and clutch masters, and lots of carbon fiber. All this adds up to a weight savings of 15.5 lbs over the DB6! With fuel injection added to the rest of this top shelf componentry, this is an exotic that can carry you on your commute to work as well as scream through the canyons with the best of them!

From the seller:
This 2008 Bimota DB6R is perfect. It's a stylish hand built bike that's ready to go and is a BLAST to ride! It's essentially new, has a ton of state-of-the-art features that make it exceptionally fast and incredibly easy to ride. If you've been looking for the perfect combination of style and performance in a super rare package but don't want to pay inflated prices, we've got you covered.

You can think of the DB6R as the Monster of the Bimota world. Where the DB5 and DB5R are more decidedly in the Ducati Supersport vein, the DB6 Delirio and R model are more along the lines of an agressive standard machine. Call them the new naked. Whatever you call them, they work as well as they look: quick acceleration due to the light weight and low bulk, willing and torquey vee twin engine, fantastic handling due to the upright seating position and world-class suspension bits, and A-list Brembo brakes to haul everything down from speed. All that you need now are more pictures:

The beauty of Bimota is neither strictly the artwork nor the performance but rather the seamless way they merge the two. Bimota is really about the artwork of going fast, even if you are just sitting still. This DB6R has the looks and the credentials to excel no matter how you want to use it, and with less than 300 miles on the clock it is as new as you can get without paying MSRP.

Which brings us to the price. This seller is asking $29,900 for this bike - which is pretty much in line for what they have been going for. We have seen a few with a lower ask than this, but all had more miles. While I don't expect many takers in this price bracket, it is more because 30 large is a big pile of money to the vast majority of riders today - and not because the price is wildly out of line with reality. Artwork on this scale is limited to a lucky few. For the rest of us, it is still fun to drool over the pictures. Enjoy!

MI

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