Posts by Category: Bimota

Bimota December 28, 2009 posted by

2002 Bimota YB11 Edizione Speciale #4 of 50 made

First off, I need to apologize to the reader who sent this in originally. I must have deleted the email, but it is much appreciated and better late than never. Thanks for everyone's submissions and keep them coming. dd

Up for your viewing pleasure is a very fine piece of Italian exotica known as the Bimota YB11 Edizione Speciale. This one is #4 of 50 made available to the buying public and only has 29 original miles. Located in St. Louis, MO with a asking price of $10,900.00. This one is decked out in an unusual Blue/Silver scheme as most of the Bimoto's we've posted have been the traditional Italian White/Red/Green color schemes. I know my co-author Phil is a Bimoto guy and he probably has all of the specifications on this particular model, so maybe he'll chime in here and give us the 411. As some of you may know the YB11 uses the Yamaha Thunderace power plant, but Bimota applies their knowledge and slightly modifies it to suit their taste.

The seller doesn't give any information about the bike other than a phone number. So if you are in the mood for a a piece of exotic Italian machinery give this one a look because $10,900 seems like a great deal when compared to the others we've posted. Did I mention it only has 29 miles?

Cheers!

dd

Bimota December 7, 2009 posted by

Vyrus 984 C3 2V (i.e. Bimota Tesi 2D) for sale in Switzerland

Just read Dan's post about the RSBFS meet up in Seattle - now, I'm REALLY envious. Should be a blast, so you guys have fun (and post lots of pics please)!

Right now I'm sitting in a cheap hotel room in Taiwan, but of course that doesn't stop me from bringing you rare and tasty bikes for sale around the world.  So what did I find?  A :

Seller's description (Google translated from German):

Vyrus further developed the Bimota Tesi 1D and then put this bike before the public on various trade fairs under the name 984 C3 2V. As for powering the air-cooled, 84 hp is payable Ducati V2 engine at 992 cc. Additional services will be mobilized through the Ram Air system, with increasing speed. The bike itself does, according Vyrus 154 kg on the scales. The rear wheel suspension is made of an aluminum swingarm and the front wheel is guided by the motorcycle in a very unusual way, the axle steering. This wheel location was found even at the Bimota Tesi 1D from. The suspension on the front wheel suspension taken over by air-assisted shock absorber, which is attached laterally. In the stern sits a centrally mounted air-assisted shock absorber. In short: a hammer part ...!!! And as far as I know it's been delivered one of the first ten machines. The mileage is around the 5000 [km]. The bike of course is in immaculate condition.

If you think Bimota is an exclusive boutique builder, then Vyrus is even more so, offering only two hub center steered models - the 984 c3 with an air cooled Ducati 2V engine, and the 985 C3 with a water cooled Ducati 4V engine - from their small Rimini (Italy) based workshop. Coincidentally, the Bimota Tesi 2D was built by Vyrus for Bimota, so this 984 C3 is essentially a Tesi 2D but without the Bimota logo (note: the Vyrus looks different from the US version of the Tesi 2D with coil over shocks and sans flyscreen, but the Euro spec Tesi 2D looks exactly like this bike).

Like the Ghezzi-Brian posted earlier, when was the last time you've heard of a Vyrus up for sale?  I know it's based all the way in Switzerland, but if you're in the market for something like this, what's a ticket to fly over to pick up the bike in person, ride the Alps, and sample some Swiss cheese or chocolate?  Hmm...sounds like a perfect Christmas vacation!

phil

Bimota November 27, 2009 posted by

Exciting Exclusive: Collection of 17 Rare, Exotic, and Low Mileage Bikes Soon to be For Sale

Update 1.8.2010: Rory has sent us an update on the remaining bikes. Please contact Rory at vtauto@sbcglobal.net for further information about the remaining bikes available for sale in the collection.

Rory and his business partner have contacted Rare Sport Bikes For Sale to alert of us of a collection of 17 bikes that will soon be for sale.

His message included the following details:

My business partner, Lee and I are trying to help his neighbor sell the bikes owned by her late husband. The 17 bikes that are left to sell are primarily sport bikes and they are all somewhat special in one way or another: Limited Editions, grey market, low (or no) mileage, etc. It’s taking some time for the widow to have the bikes re-titled in her name, but we are now getting to the point where we need to figure out how to find buyers looking for the somewhat unusual bike.

And here is the list I was given:

Bike Model Year Mileage Notes
Honda V45 1983 9.8
Norton 810 Dunstall 1972 1983
Ducati 888 SPO 1993 2031
Yamaha FZR 750 RR km 1052
Benelli TRE 2004 2
Yamaha R1 SE 2006 0
Ducati 851 Tricolore NA
MV F4 2000 426 Serial number 10000
Ducati 916 SPS 6059
Yamaha R1 2001 18137
Bimota Tesi ?
Ducati F1 km 5234
Moto Guzzi Daytona R 1996 km 21421
Yam RZ500 1984 5571
Honda RC45 3718
Yamaha R7 3646 km
Yamaha (R1?) 2005 17 Race prepped

Clearly a collector with discerning taste, and pieces that match our theme here perfectly. Please leave a comment below if you'd like to see a particular piece of this collection processed sooner than later.

Thanks for contacting us Rory. Looking forward to seeing this collection go to new homes! I'm wish I was reckless enough to consider a second mortgage and the penalties on draining my retirement to get in line for some of these!

dc

Bimota November 27, 2009 posted by

1991 Bimota YB8 For Sale in Seattle

Next up tonight is this great looking Bimota YB8 for sale on Craigslist Seattle:

1991 Bimota YB8 For Sale in Seattle1991 Bimota YB8 For Sale in Seattle1991 Bimota YB8 For Sale in Seattle

quote from seller's listing:

This hand built Italian bike is a one owner with 5,458 original miles. All original condition. It has been garaged for 6years and needs carbs cleaned.
If this is the type of bike you would like to own (unique and very few made)

I'm hoping Phil will leave a comment as our resident Bimota expert. $13k sounds a bit rich, but tis the season and who knows what a collector's spouse might justify for the right bike.

dc

Bimota November 19, 2009 posted by

Must be Bimota Friday! Bimota DB2 for sale

There hasn't been many Bimotas up for sale recently, so I'm pretty excited to see a clean red/white DB2 come up for sale on Craigslist:

 This is a 1994 Bimota DB2 Ducati powered motorcycle. It is one of 50 made. It only has 5000 miles on it. Was just serviced, new tires, has never been wet, custom made adjustable handlebars, heated grips, stock bars and everything pictured. This bike is in SHOW CONDITION. I am asking $14000 or trade for a drag car.

Not sure where the seller got his information from, but there were a total of 408 DB2's made.  Nevertheless, it's still a rare bird and a desirable one at that.  However, the asking price of $14,000 is WAY optimistic - there was a DB2 from an earlier posting with expensive mods such as a 944cc big bore kit, Brembo master cylinders, Dymags...etc. with an asking price of $10,000+. 

More concerning, however, is the seller's wish to trade for a drag car (?!) - personally I haven't heard of many (any) serious Bimotistis who are into drag cars.  It's the first time I've seen "Bimota" and "drag car" mentioned in the same sentence!  I would make a first offer of $7000 and see what the seller has to say - $6800 will get him a very nice 1972 Buick Skylark "Rocket" drag car... 😉

phil