It took Bimota 10 years to come home to Ducati for an engine, and after the DB1, nearly ten more for the DB2. Worth waiting for, the 904cc desmodue was a great powerplant, good power and torque from a not overly complicated engine. This 1994 model is a totally collectible serial number 001.
The DB2 was penned by Pierluigi Marconi, who used chrome-moly tubing for the trellis frame and fabricated swingarm. Handling was the strong suit, the 86 hp Ducati's doing except for improvements in the exhaust. 41mm Paoli forks and Ohlins monoshock were specified. Brakes are great for the time, dual 320mm disks with single 230mm rear. The very well-resolved fairing uses a Yamaha headlight, monoposto seat, and beautiful maroon livery.
Beckoning collectors with its first serial number and original tires, this DB2 has only 1,600 miles. Already christened, it has a scrape on the left seat fairing, but looks fabulous otherwise. From the eBay auction:
For serious collectors, the chance to get a sn # 001 bike.
Very low mileage, original tires.
You may want to replace tires if it's to be ridden much,
or keep on for display and just maintenance runs.
Larger pictures can be e-mailed, direct if closer look for blemishes is desired.
Bike always stored indoors , and run every couple of months to keep healthy.
Have very large bike collection being thinned down to make more space.
Numerous pictures to show the good and the bad of it.
Overall, a pretty well preserved bike.
64 year old owner, former bike wrench and former shop owner.
Every effort has been made to show condition of bike with pictures and video.
Bike in good cond, though no warranty expressed or implied. Sold AS - IS .
Reviewed with praise, the DB2 puts its handling out front but the years have proved the air-cooled Ducati powerplant to be willing and reliable. Rarity assured with only a few hundred total production, this lovely DB2 being wheeled into a collector's gallery and ridden only occasionally won't be cause for celebration, unless it's yours...