Posts by Category: Bimota

Bimota September 16, 2009 posted by

1991 Bimota YB9 Bellaria buy-it-now for $8200.00

Here we have another Bimota for sale.  It seems as of late there have been a lot of these up for sale, but who's complaining?  Not me, because I think they are really nice works of motorcycle art.

Check out all of the machined aluminum bits on this bike, they're amazing! 

Now, if my memory serves me correctly the YB9's cost over $10,000 in 91 which was a truck load of cash for a 600cc bike.  I believe the FZR600's were going for $5,000 to $6,000 back in 91.  I compared it to the FZR because the YB9 uses the FZR 600 engine.  Obviously, they didn't have the mystique that Bimota was offering either.  This bike is not in it's original color, but has been done in a very tasteful Bimota type paint scheme.  Originally, these were offered in a very odd, light blue color that was not very appealing to sport bikers.  However, they did offer a rarity in that this bike has a digital dash, that was way ahead of the Japanese big 4.   
 

This YB9 is one of the rarest bikes in the USA (less than 5 ),even the world, as only 200 were made! It is a full restoration from Italy as I know it, possibly from the race series where Bimota won the 600 series 91-93.

 
I was unable to verify the above statement, but I'm sure some of our readers will be giving me the 411 on the bike as we have few Bimota followers out there.

dd

Bimota September 8, 2009 posted by

1999 Bimota DB4 $6750 w/ no reserve on ebay right now!

Superb styling, Italian flare, with a Ducati V-twin... what a combination.

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This very nice Bimota DB4 with only 3798 miles is listed on right now for $6750.00 with no reserve, so it will sell.  It retailed for $18,550.00 when new in 1999.  I'm not a huge Bimota fan, but I've always appreciated their styling and upgraded bits such as the Carbon Fiber fenders, Carbon Fiber fairing and Ohlins suspension.  At $6750.00 it seems like a great bike to have.  This one has been recently serviced according to the owners listing so it should be ready to enjoy.

 

It has carbon fiber front and rear fenders, heel guards and a carbon fiber belly pan (which was a factory option). It has a high quality performance carbon fiber exhaust that is throaty sounding without being obnoxiously loud. Also, of course, it is a Bimota, so everything is hand crafted and is has many CNC'd carved from billet items. The attention to detail is amazing. The DB4's used the Ducati 900SS engine with carburetors (Mikunis) instead of fuel injection.

 
I know we have some regular viewers who are fond of Bimota's so hopefully this one won't disappoint.

dd

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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AG

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