Posts by Category: Bimota

Bimota January 22, 2010 posted by

Bimota DB4 in North Alabama

Well, I guess it’s Friday – because there is a 2000 Bimota DB4 for sale in North Alabama!

<4k miles
Complete MotoCorse kit (exhaust, carbs, tank, etc.)
Factory ½ fairing
Custom tri-color paint
4-pad calipers
Marchesini forged Mg wheels
Brembo radial master cylinders (forged, both sides)
Enlarged rear storage area

The DB4 shares the same engine as the air-cooled Ducati 900 SS but with Bimota’s own alloy trellis frame, handled by Paoli forks up front with an Ohlins shock in the rear.  The DB4 in standard trim is already a very nice handling and fun bike – with all the super desirable (full Motocorse kit [!] and forged Marchesinis … oi!) go-fast goodies added, this DB4 will for sure be one wicked ride!

Just for reference, here are some other tasty DB4s:

Full Carbon Dream carbon body work, lots of titanium bits and Motocorse goodies, Ohlins forks, Marchesini wheels… the best DB4 I’ve seen so far!

An early version (I think) of Japanese Bimota specialist Motocorse’s own DB4C

Motocorse’s version of their “production” (production meaning only 50 were ever made) Db4C with 944cc big bore kit, FCR carbs, titanium full exhaust system, forged wheels, suede leather seat…

Personally, I would have preferred the Carbon Dream version or Motocorse’s DB4c, but considering this one has the full Motocorse kit AND the Marchesinis, I wouldn’t kick it out of bed for eating crackers either!  Standard DB4s have been floating around the $9000 range, so this one at $10,000 is definitely a good deal (the seller was asking $15,000 only a little over a year ago).

If you have been wanting to join the Bimota brigade, now is the time!

phil

Bimota January 14, 2010 posted by

Bimota YB10 Dieci for sale in New Orleans

Here’s another Bimota for sale:  an unknown year Bimota YB10 Dieci in New Orleans (thanks for the tip Doug!)

Produced between 1991 to 1994, the YB10 uses a Yamaha FZR1000 engine house in Bimota’s own beam frame design (same frame as the YB6 and championship winning YB4).  Max output is 145 hp at 10,000 rpm and max torque is 11 kg at 8500 rpm, pushing a claimed dry weight of 188 kgs.

I am more of a fan of the DB series, but the YB series (especially ever since the YB4 won the F1 championship in 1987) has a strong following.  The seller didn’t offer much details, but judging from the photos, this bike is part of a larger collection.  The bike is a bit dusty and probably hasn’t been started in a few years, but at least it’s sitting inside in a clean and dry environment (as I would expect from anyone who would own a Bimota).

With only 224 units built ever, the asking price of $13,999 is not unreasonable, but I would knock off a few bucks with the bike being so dusty.  😉

Phil


Bimota January 14, 2010 posted by

2007 Bimota DB6 in Las Vegas

I’ve been MIA for a while because of something called “work” (what a PITA, eh?) but I see that the team has been working overtime to bring you all the best there is out there (guys, you’re making me look bad)! I’ve sure got a lot of catching up to do!

Being the Bimotisti that I am, I found a nice ’07 DB6 Delirio with super low miles (like most Bimotas are) for sale in Las Vegas:

Flawless and immaculate – better than showroom condition, less than 300 miles purchased new in 09.
Ducati 1000 cc L twin power.
Light nimble and extremely fast.
Beautiful Italian trellis frame is a work of art.
Big Brembo brakes will stand it on the front tire.
Comfortable and big fun to throw into corners.
Now has ZARD aftermarket carbon fiber exhaust on it, not shown in picture.

300 miles is almost brand new, and the ZARDs are a nice touch that can make the Duc engine sing like it should.  Shame that this isn’t the more potent DB6R version, but I’ll gladly take this one anyday.  The asking price of $20,000 seems a tad high – $16,000 to $18,000 would be a more realistic price range.

Phil

Bimota January 4, 2010 posted by

1997 Bimota YB-11 Super Leggera

I know it must seem that we give Bimota’s a lot of attention on RSBFS, but that’s because we do! Seriously though, I never seem to grow weary of the Bimotas. Each and everyone is a beautiful piece of motorcycling art. This newest post does have a few flaws, but nothing that a good paint and body guy can’t fix. Take a look and see what you think.

Owners comments:

Up for Auction is a one owner Bimota YB-11 motorcycle. It has 3419 miles and is in great shape. It has the Arrow slip-on installed from the factory. I was recently serviced in December 09 and is ready to show or ride. It is owned by a 64 year old since new. No time to ride it and has a few small imperfections as noted in the pictures.

The owner mentions the small imperfections, but in my honest opinion (i know they all stink) they are a little larger than small, but nothing that can’t be fixed by any stretch. I didn’t bother to bring them all over to RSBFS due to the size, but should you be interested they are well documented on ebay.

We had another YB-11 posted back in October, that was priced considerably less than the $9,995 B.I.N. price on this one. These are still formidable machines even though they are 13 years old. When you couple Yamaha’s Thunder Ace 1000R motor with Bimota’s build knowledge and styling savvy you’ve got a bike that will be competitive and good looking for a long time to come.

Cheers!

dd

Bimota December 28, 2009 posted by

2002 Bimota YB11 Edizione Speciale #4 of 50 made

First off, I need to apologize to the reader who sent this in originally. I must have deleted the email, but it is much appreciated and better late than never. Thanks for everyone’s submissions and keep them coming. dd

Up for your viewing pleasure is a very fine piece of Italian exotica known as the Bimota YB11 Edizione Speciale. This one is #4 of 50 made available to the buying public and only has 29 original miles. Located in St. Louis, MO with a asking price of $10,900.00. This one is decked out in an unusual Blue/Silver scheme as most of the Bimoto’s we’ve posted have been the traditional Italian White/Red/Green color schemes. I know my co-author Phil is a Bimoto guy and he probably has all of the specifications on this particular model, so maybe he’ll chime in here and give us the 411. As some of you may know the YB11 uses the Yamaha Thunderace power plant, but Bimota applies their knowledge and slightly modifies it to suit their taste.

The seller doesn’t give any information about the bike other than a phone number. So if you are in the mood for a a piece of exotic Italian machinery give this one a look because $10,900 seems like a great deal when compared to the others we’ve posted. Did I mention it only has 29 miles?

Cheers!

dd

Bimota December 7, 2009 posted by

Vyrus 984 C3 2V (i.e. Bimota Tesi 2D) for sale in Switzerland

Just read Dan’s post about the RSBFS meet up in Seattle – now, I’m REALLY envious. Should be a blast, so you guys have fun (and post lots of pics please)!

Right now I’m sitting in a cheap hotel room in Taiwan, but of course that doesn’t stop me from bringing you rare and tasty bikes for sale around the world.  So what did I find?  A :

Seller’s description (Google translated from German):

Vyrus further developed the Bimota Tesi 1D and then put this bike before the public on various trade fairs under the name 984 C3 2V. As for powering the air-cooled, 84 hp is payable Ducati V2 engine at 992 cc. Additional services will be mobilized through the Ram Air system, with increasing speed. The bike itself does, according Vyrus 154 kg on the scales. The rear wheel suspension is made of an aluminum swingarm and the front wheel is guided by the motorcycle in a very unusual way, the axle steering. This wheel location was found even at the Bimota Tesi 1D from. The suspension on the front wheel suspension taken over by air-assisted shock absorber, which is attached laterally. In the stern sits a centrally mounted air-assisted shock absorber. In short: a hammer part …!!! And as far as I know it’s been delivered one of the first ten machines. The mileage is around the 5000 [km]. The bike of course is in immaculate condition.

If you think Bimota is an exclusive boutique builder, then Vyrus is even more so, offering only two hub center steered models – the 984 c3 with an air cooled Ducati 2V engine, and the 985 C3 with a water cooled Ducati 4V engine – from their small Rimini (Italy) based workshop. Coincidentally, the Bimota Tesi 2D was built by Vyrus for Bimota, so this 984 C3 is essentially a Tesi 2D but without the Bimota logo (note: the Vyrus looks different from the US version of the Tesi 2D with coil over shocks and sans flyscreen, but the Euro spec Tesi 2D looks exactly like this bike).

Like the Ghezzi-Brian posted earlier, when was the last time you’ve heard of a Vyrus up for sale?  I know it’s based all the way in Switzerland, but if you’re in the market for something like this, what’s a ticket to fly over to pick up the bike in person, ride the Alps, and sample some Swiss cheese or chocolate?  Hmm…sounds like a perfect Christmas vacation!

phil

Bimota November 27, 2009 posted by

Exciting Exclusive: Collection of 17 Rare, Exotic, and Low Mileage Bikes Soon to be For Sale

Update 1.8.2010: Rory has sent us an update on the remaining bikes. Please contact Rory at vtauto@sbcglobal.net for further information about the remaining bikes available for sale in the collection.

Rory and his business partner have contacted Rare Sport Bikes For Sale to alert of us of a collection of 17 bikes that will soon be for sale.

His message included the following details:

My business partner, Lee and I are trying to help his neighbor sell the bikes owned by her late husband. The 17 bikes that are left to sell are primarily sport bikes and they are all somewhat special in one way or another: Limited Editions, grey market, low (or no) mileage, etc. It’s taking some time for the widow to have the bikes re-titled in her name, but we are now getting to the point where we need to figure out how to find buyers looking for the somewhat unusual bike.

And here is the list I was given:

Bike Model Year Mileage Notes
Honda V45 1983 9.8
Norton 810 Dunstall 1972 1983
Ducati 888 SPO 1993 2031
Yamaha FZR 750 RR km 1052
Benelli TRE 2004 2
Yamaha R1 SE 2006 0
Ducati 851 Tricolore NA
MV F4 2000 426 Serial number 10000
Ducati 916 SPS 6059
Yamaha R1 2001 18137
Bimota Tesi ?
Ducati F1 km 5234
Moto Guzzi Daytona R 1996 km 21421
Yam RZ500 1984 5571
Honda RC45 3718
Yamaha R7 3646 km
Yamaha (R1?) 2005 17 Race prepped

Clearly a collector with discerning taste, and pieces that match our theme here perfectly. Please leave a comment below if you’d like to see a particular piece of this collection processed sooner than later.

Thanks for contacting us Rory. Looking forward to seeing this collection go to new homes! I’m wish I was reckless enough to consider a second mortgage and the penalties on draining my retirement to get in line for some of these!

dc