Posts by Category: Bimota

Bimota August 26, 2009 posted by

3 Bimotas For Sale Right Now, Each Under $10k!

Here are some rare modern classics for sale on eBay for under $10k each. Let the Italian goodness begin:

Bimota YB5 For Sale

quote from seller's eBay listing:

This lightweight cycle (from 208 units made in 1987) comprises classic Bimota tri-color design, Yamaha FJ1200 engine, robust 41.7 mm Marzocchi M1R forks, and Brembo (good enough for the Dr. Rossi) brakes, and lightweight Technomagnesio wheels, all in near perfect condition.

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Here are some interesting facts about this motorcycle's history:

1. Purchased from Nick Ienatsch, famous motorcycle journalist, racer and teacher at the Freddie Spencer Riding School.
2. This YB5 was owned by Nick’s father.
3. Includes original vinyl folder, including owner’s manual and warranty and service booklets. Also includes official workshop manual (two copies).
4. Purchased around May or June 2001
5. Excerpt from Bimota book regarding YB5 is enclosed.
6. This bike has been kept in push button, start up condition: the carbs are clean and the steel gas tank has had a properly applied rust proof treatment.


Bimota YB11 For Sale

quote from seller's listing:

I purchased this from the original owner 4 yeas ago with 1900 miles. The previous owner took very good care of it and also replaced the tires with new Metzeler Rennsports at the time of sale. It has an upgraded Euro headlight and upgraded Ohlins rear suspension.

I have taken meticulous care of this machine. It is in mint condition, always garaged, covered and properly maintained. I actually change all the hydraulic fluids after each ride. I just performed a complete tune up with Amsoil synthetic fluids and a new OEM battery.

The paint work is all original, never dropped, scratched or touched up. The black portion of the lowers have been perfectly refinished due to lifting of the logo type decal.

I am including the OEM workshop manual with electrical wiring diagram as well as the parts microfiche and sales brochure. I have the passengers seat and rear foot pegs that are unused as well as 1 unused spare key. All the documents and paper trail from the original owner are also included.


Bimota SB6 For Sale

quote from the eBay listing:

One of only 700+ red, white and carbon SB6's

Only flaw is touch up paint on chin of fairing and paint chips near kick stand (see photos)

From a later run of bikes with upgraded controls, rear sets, wheels, dash, gauges, strengthened body work, and exhaust system.

Vehicle Description

* GSXR 1100 water/oil-cooled
* All carbon fiber body, dashboard, fenders
* New battery
* Clean carbs
* Runs well
* Owner's manual
* Marchesini wheels
* Massive beam frame
* Complete Brembo brake system - 320mm front disc
* Paioli carbon fiber front forks - Ohlins rear shock
* Original 4 into 2 into 1 into 2 undertail exhaust


All three are super delicious, but I think I'm most turned on by the YB11 with the super low miles and Yamaha Thunderace engine. Not that I could handle a monster like that, but it'd sure look great in my living room!

Thanks again to Doug for his spotting help!

dc

Bimota August 3, 2009 posted by

1997 Bimota V Due

Located in Florida is an extremely rare Bimota V Due.  The bike has Trofeo upgrades including, but not limited to, de-restricted exhaust, carbs instead of fuel injection and case work.  An original, spare engine is included in the sale.  This V Due has very low miles.  Asking price is $24,000.  See an amazing, large displacement, two stroke created independently by Bimota that rarely becomes available.  If you're interested contact Ozzie at alloycars@verizon.net; tell him you saw it posted on RareSportBikesForSale.com!

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AG

Bimota July 31, 2009 posted by

2000 Bimota DB4

Located in Stoughton, Massachusetts is a 2000 Bimota DB4 in fantastic condition.  This example only has 2,200 miles and the condition reflects the low mileage, however, there looks to be some scratches to the engine cover.  New tires, Motopoint performance kit, and Motopoint carbon fiber parts. 

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Bimota June 19, 2009 posted by

1993 Bimota DB2 in San Fran for $10999

I thought Alex had found all sweet Bimotas for sale in the country in last month's Bimota Friday post. But this one looks like a fresh addition. A 1993 Bimota DB2 on San Francisco Craigslist:

1993 Bimota DB2 For Sale in San Francisco

quote from seller's listing:

Rare offer- 1993 DB2 Bimota-Mint condition. Red and white- full faring. Adult owned and professionally maintained. Many mods.
Only 1800+ miles. Never in an accident or dropped.

The Bimota DB2 borrows the Ducati 900SS running gear of the same era, but that frame, bodywork, and trick suspension isn't! I'm pretty sure that gauge cluster is the exact same one in my 750SS though!

Read an excellent summary of the Bimota DB2 on motorcyclespecs.co.za

dc

Bimota June 2, 2009 posted by

1987 Bimota YB5 $10000

Located in Greenwich, Connecticut is a higher mileage (for a Bimota) 1987 Bimota YB5.  This YB5 has 19,838 miles, making it a higher mileage Bimota--most seem to hover around the 5k or less mark.  However, what this YB5 does offer is the opportunity to actually use your Bimota without worrying about depreciation.  This bike still appears to be very clean for a twenty-two year old bike.  The idea of this bike being very usable isn't out of the question, the moving parts originate from the Yamaha FJ series so they should be quite dependable and as long as they are maintained properly.  A 4200 mile YB4 went for $10.6k and a zero mile YB6 went for $13.8k recently, making this YB5 probably a bit high at $10k.  However, it is only an asking price, not the sold price.  If you'd like to make an offer, see the New York Craigslist ad here.

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Bimota May 15, 2009 posted by

Bimota Friday

Any Bimota is rare, unless it is today; then you have seven to choose from!

First is a 1988 YB4 located in Smithtown, New York.  A very clean example, however, the Isle of Man title could make it very difficult/impossible to register it if YB4's were never officially imported. See the ebay ad here.

Update: Sold for $10,655.00 on 05/23/09

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Next, from the same seller, is another fuel injected Yamaha Bimota: A 1990 YB6.  The Italian flag colors are very cool, it has a claimed mileage of zero, looks to be ver clean (possible dent in the silencer?), but again, this bike suffers from a foreign (British) title.  I would also be weary of the digital binnacle.  The seller hasn't posted any pictures to show that it actually works (you would expect that he would show of the odometer at zero) and I would expect any faults in the binnacle extremely expensive and extremely difficult to have repaired.  See it's ebay ad here.

Update: Sold for $13,867.00 on 05/23/09.

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More Yamaha powered Bimotas with a 1991 Bimota Deici from Bremerton, Washington.  A 12k mile bike (with 49 since full restoration) that is showroom clean.  A gorgeous bike in yellow.  The seller seems confused as to what they are asking for the bike; it has be posted at $13460, $14995 (after being posted at 13.4), while the whole time the ad has stated $19995.  Being unoriginal, I would think it fair closer to the 13.5 number.  See the Craigslist ad here.

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Next up is a Suzuki powered Bimtoa; a 1998 Bimota SB6R located in Pittsburgh, Penn.  Still pre-bankruptcy and Suzuki powered this bike is probably quite reliable for an Italian exotic.  The Challenge Stradale in the background doesn't look bad either.  Shown with zero miles and no mention of non U.S. title, this looks like quite a wise purchase.  Watch or bid on it at the ebay ad here.

Update: Reserve not met at $9,100.00 on 05/20/09.

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In Big Lake, Montana is a Ducati powered 2000 Bimota DB4.  Being regularly exercised (but not mentioning its total mileage), I would expect this DB4 to be properly sorted and very use able for the next owner.  Advertised at $10000, I would imagine this to be the pick for someone who wants a Bimota they can use and enjoy.  See its Craigslist ad here.

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Next is a modern Bimota with Suzuki power:  A 2006 Bimota SB8K located in Durham, NC.  Another show piece with zero miles, this bike is probably best if you're looking for a modern bike to collect.  See the ebay ad here.

Update: Reserve not met at $12,222.00 on 05/17/09.

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Lastly for today is the newest and most extreme Bimota:  A 2008 Bimota Tesi 3D located in (you probably guessed it) Beverly Hills, CA.  Claimed as No. 29 of 29 in the world this is a rare piece of machinery.  Depending upon whom you associate with, it should be safe to say that with a 3D you would be the envy of your friends and the only one on the block with one.  Advertised at $38500, makes it the rarest and most expensive Bimota I've posted today.  See the Craigslist ad here.

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My pick for the day?  Rationally the SB6R from Pittsburgh, but, obviously I'd take the Tesi if presented with the option.

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