Posts by Category: Bimota

Bimota January 14, 2010 posted by

Bimota YB10 Dieci for sale in New Orleans

Here's another Bimota for sale:  an unknown year Bimota YB10 Dieci in New Orleans (thanks for the tip Doug!)

Produced between 1991 to 1994, the YB10 uses a Yamaha FZR1000 engine house in Bimota's own beam frame design (same frame as the YB6 and championship winning YB4).  Max output is 145 hp at 10,000 rpm and max torque is 11 kg at 8500 rpm, pushing a claimed dry weight of 188 kgs.

I am more of a fan of the DB series, but the YB series (especially ever since the YB4 won the F1 championship in 1987) has a strong following.  The seller didn't offer much details, but judging from the photos, this bike is part of a larger collection.  The bike is a bit dusty and probably hasn't been started in a few years, but at least it's sitting inside in a clean and dry environment (as I would expect from anyone who would own a Bimota).

With only 224 units built ever, the asking price of $13,999 is not unreasonable, but I would knock off a few bucks with the bike being so dusty.  😉

Phil


Bimota January 14, 2010 posted by

2007 Bimota DB6 in Las Vegas

I've been MIA for a while because of something called "work" (what a PITA, eh?) but I see that the team has been working overtime to bring you all the best there is out there (guys, you're making me look bad)! I've sure got a lot of catching up to do!

Being the Bimotisti that I am, I found a nice '07 DB6 Delirio with super low miles (like most Bimotas are) for sale in Las Vegas:

Flawless and immaculate - better than showroom condition, less than 300 miles purchased new in 09.
Ducati 1000 cc L twin power.
Light nimble and extremely fast.
Beautiful Italian trellis frame is a work of art.
Big Brembo brakes will stand it on the front tire.
Comfortable and big fun to throw into corners.
Now has ZARD aftermarket carbon fiber exhaust on it, not shown in picture.

300 miles is almost brand new, and the ZARDs are a nice touch that can make the Duc engine sing like it should.  Shame that this isn't the more potent DB6R version, but I'll gladly take this one anyday.  The asking price of $20,000 seems a tad high - $16,000 to $18,000 would be a more realistic price range.

Phil

Bimota January 4, 2010 posted by

1997 Bimota YB-11 Super Leggera

I know it must seem that we give Bimota's a lot of attention on RSBFS, but that's because we do! Seriously though, I never seem to grow weary of the Bimotas. Each and everyone is a beautiful piece of motorcycling art. This newest post does have a few flaws, but nothing that a good paint and body guy can't fix. Take a look and see what you think.

Owners comments:

Up for Auction is a one owner Bimota YB-11 motorcycle. It has 3419 miles and is in great shape. It has the Arrow slip-on installed from the factory. I was recently serviced in December 09 and is ready to show or ride. It is owned by a 64 year old since new. No time to ride it and has a few small imperfections as noted in the pictures.

The owner mentions the small imperfections, but in my honest opinion (i know they all stink) they are a little larger than small, but nothing that can't be fixed by any stretch. I didn't bother to bring them all over to RSBFS due to the size, but should you be interested they are well documented on ebay.

We had another YB-11 posted back in October, that was priced considerably less than the $9,995 B.I.N. price on this one. These are still formidable machines even though they are 13 years old. When you couple Yamaha's Thunder Ace 1000R motor with Bimota's build knowledge and styling savvy you've got a bike that will be competitive and good looking for a long time to come.

Cheers!

dd

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