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1986 Bimota DB1 with zero miles!


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For Sale: 1986 Bimota DB1

Spring has sprung, and it’s raining rare Bimotas here on RSBFS! No matter what your preference, there is likely already – or going to be – a Bimota up at auction for you. If you like something smaller, how about this fantastic KB2? If you want something bigger, how about this carbon fiber beauty SB8R-S? If Italian motive power is more your speed, then read on, friend, and drool over this ultra-desireable, Ducati powered DB1.

The DB1 was created by inserting a Ducati 750cc v-twin into a compact and very rigid frame. From there, Bimota added Brembo goldline brake calipers with floating discs. Marzzochi M1R forks and a 16-inch wheel rounded out the front, while the rest of the bike was wrapped in flowing, enclosed bodywork. There were a total of three official models: the base DB1, the DB1-S, and the DB1-SR; each model became progressively more limited, more expensive, and offered greater performance. Still, the “base” DB1 is no slouch when it comes to rarity, with an estimated 450 units produced.

From the seller:
Up for auction is a 1986 Bimota DB1. This is a very clean motorcycle that I am selling for my Dad who is selling his collection. This bike is is brand new with zero miles and has never been started.

The Vin# is DB100023. The condition of the bike is fantastic. There is no title or mso with this bike.

Super clean, zero miles, low vin number; perfection must certainly have its price. And while we do not see many of these early Ducati-powered Bimotas move through, we do see them occasionally. I will go out on a limb and throw out an estimate of 30 large for this one. Yes, it is “only” a DB1 (not the S or SR), and no, it does not have a title. However last time I checked, you cannot buy a “new” DB1 at your local dealership. No, this bike is something special and will command top dollar when all is said and done.

This auction just started – so there is still time for you to get in there. Bidding started at the ground floor (first bid was $100), and has since risen to just over $11k. There is still a reserve in place at this point, which is to be expected. To see the details, look over more pictures or make a bid, . It really is raining Bimotas!



  • Disagree that this will command $30,000- with NO TITLE! I was wondering how that could happen, what the untold story is, as these were legally imported to the USA. Then I noticed the speedometer in kilometers. Oops- a grey market import. Can’t legally title, insure, license, or ride it- too bad, these are tiny (almost 250 sized, with 16″ wheels), fun to ride bikes. This one will be destined to remain a zero mile dust collector…sad.

  • Even if you had a title you couldn’t ride it. Who would ride a 25 year old zero mile (KM) bike? The value would drop with each passing mile.

  • I see your point, and you’re correct. It just seems a shame that such a cool bike seems apparantly destined to never being ridden, because that would “devalue” it. Of course that’s the call of the next owner who antes up the <$30,000, or whatever demand is. I have ridden one myself and they are great fun to ride- cue the old standard cliches…"ride 'em don't hid 'em, and "motorcycles were made to be ridden"!

  • That has to be one of the ugliest full fairing bikes ever produced. It’s like two giant pieces of plastic sandwiched together. Must be the kind of bike you’d buy just because you’re some big Bimota fan.

  • The only motorcycles made to be ridden are factory race bikes. Production bikes are not made to be ridden; they are made to be sold. What the buyer does with them is up to them and only them. This DB1 is probably destined to change hands frequently because it is not the most exquisite variant ( DB1-RS or DB1R), but will still be seen as an investment, so the owners will be missing out on a really fun ride. The bikes looks much nicer than photos suggest but I am actually amazed that it will reach $20k.

  • It looks like an old CBR600 Hurricane.

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