This modern Ducati motored Bimota is all about lightweight and compact dimensions. The DB5 is my favorite modern Bimota. The Italian firm has put together a very focused street bike that emphasis handling more than power. Fitted with the air cooled power plant from Ducati’s Hypermotard, the 1100cc V twin is all about torque.
The power is more around the 100 horses rather than the 180 of other liquid cooled twins, but it’s the combination of easy-to-manage power, always there for you and the compact dimensions with low weight that make this DB5 a proper fast and ultra fun bike to ride.
A standard DB5 already delivers all of the above, but this is an R+ model. On top of the exotic materials and components that belong to the R, it also comes with a nice (and pricey) set of extras that we welcome very much. These include:
- 1 full road fairing in fiberglass
- 1 full track fairing in fiberglass (see picture)
- 1 full road fairing in carbon fiber
- 2 sets of forged OZ wheels including high spec disc brakes
- 1 additional fuel tank
- 1 Zard exhaust system
- 1 set of new tyres
The bike has covered 4000 km on the road and 500 km on the track. At the price of about 30000 $ this is very good value, provided this range is in your budget. I would love to ride this on the road, I bet it will smoke many “bigger” bikes any time…and it looks fantastic…and it is unique…and…the price when new was above 50000 $…