Simplify, and Then Add Lightness: 1993 Bimota DB2

Until very recently, Bimota’s exotic, Ducati-powered offerings like this DB2 featured the air/oil-cooled two-valve engines, instead of the more powerful four-valve water-cooled engines from the 851/916 models. This meant that, although the bikes weren’t the fastest straight-line performers, they were light and lithe, enabling riders to make good use of every horse available. This was…

Tasty Origami: 2008 Bimota DB5R for Sale

I really wanted to post up yet another wonderfully weird and definitely non-sucky Buell but, unfortunately for fans of that misunderstood marque, I stumbled across this sharp-edged Bimota DB5R first, so all you lovers of perimeter brakes and double-duty components will have to wait for another day to get your fix. And, in a way,…

Does size matter? 1992 Bimota YB7

What you are looking at is 400ccs of Bimota goodness. Meant to be the Rimini firm’s entry into the hyperactive Japanese small bike segment, the YB7 called on styling and design cues from larger Bimota models while making the best possible use of the Yamaha sourced FZ400 engine and gearbox. There was a planned run…

Singles Club: 1995 Bimota BB1 Racer

Earlier this month, we posted a zero mile Ducati Supermono. That bike failed to sell at $122k+, and is currently back for another round at auction. The point is that singles – especially race pedigree singles – are hot. Want a purposeful single for the track but don’t have a spare $125k jingling in your…

Track Animal: 1986 Bimota DB1 for Sale

Update 6.10.2014: While the auction is over, you can also see this bike on the Loudbike site. -dc I’ve written about bikes from Loudbike before, over on our sister site Classic Sport Bikes for Sale, but the last one was patterned after a garden-variety 750 F1. Very classic, but not especially pretty… I hate to…