Posts by Category: Bimota

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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Bimota December 18, 2008 posted by

1998 Bimota SB6R For Sale on eBay

Not necessarily the most beautiful bike with it's disproportionate shapes, it's definitely a conversation piece. Italian construction with a very strong Japanese motor. Have a look at this Bimota SB6R for sale on eBay:

quote from seller's eBay auction:

Offering serial # 007 Bimota SB6R from private collection with only 984 miles. This is the fierce Suzuki GSX-R 1100 powered model that was built in limited numbers as all Bimota models were and will continue to be a highly collectible bike. With the smooth lines only the Italians can produce and bullit proof Suzuki power, this is a beautiful & reliable masterpiece. This # 007 SB6R has a set of Moto Corse slip ons and steel braided brake lines which are the two most sought after aftermarket accessories. The bike has been on display in our museum with fuel which has resulted in plugged pilot jets which we did not address so the reserve is set very low for you to take advantage of. I rode this bike a few weeks ago, the brakes and handling are amazing and the power is unbelieveable, it just stumbles on low jet throttle position. Clean the carbs and enjoy the bargain on this rare piece of history or just do as we did and have it on display!

For a buyer with some skills or connections to a good technician, this could be a steal. Current bid is around $7k. What do you think it's worth once it's running properly?

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Bimota September 29, 2008 posted by

1991 Bimota YB8 For Sale with only 1 Mile on the Clock!

Yep, you read right.  1 mile!  In fact, the ad goes on to say it's actually only 9/10's, but you get the idea.  Seems like a great opportunity for a collector.  Here the listing on eBaymotors for this 1991 Bimota YB8:

 quote from seller's eBay listing:

Here is a used{barely} 1991 Bimota YB8,FZR1000 EXUP Power,thats right ,9/10ths of a mile.Bike is in great shape,paint is like new,a few spots were touched up or reworked.This was found in a gentlemans garage,where it sat for 12 years, Was bought at a Bimota bankruptcy auction in 1993. Bike had some damage on one of the fairings,but was fixed to stock specs. Every thing is original except for the rear blinkers{originals had a broken lense}.and it has a gustaffson windscreen{original was broken}.Tires are original{not dry-rotted}.Bike runs excellent! 

Featuring the fantastic FZR1000 motor and Italian styling, I'll bet this bike is a blast.  No idea what it's worth, but I'll update the post after the auction ends.  Currently at about $5k reserve not met, with 6 days to go.

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