Posts by Category: Bimota

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

Bimota November 27, 2009 posted by

1991 Bimota YB8 For Sale in Seattle

Next up tonight is this great looking Bimota YB8 for sale on Craigslist Seattle:

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quote from seller's listing:

This hand built Italian bike is a one owner with 5,458 original miles. All original condition. It has been garaged for 6years and needs carbs cleaned.
If this is the type of bike you would like to own (unique and very few made)

I'm hoping Phil will leave a comment as our resident Bimota expert. $13k sounds a bit rich, but tis the season and who knows what a collector's spouse might justify for the right bike.

dc

Bimota November 19, 2009 posted by

Must be Bimota Friday! Bimota DB2 for sale


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There hasn't been many Bimotas up for sale recently, so I'm pretty excited to see a clean red/white DB2 come up for sale on Craigslist:

 This is a 1994 Bimota DB2 Ducati powered motorcycle. It is one of 50 made. It only has 5000 miles on it. Was just serviced, new tires, has never been wet, custom made adjustable handlebars, heated grips, stock bars and everything pictured. This bike is in SHOW CONDITION. I am asking $14000 or trade for a drag car.

Not sure where the seller got his information from, but there were a total of 408 DB2's made.  Nevertheless, it's still a rare bird and a desirable one at that.  However, the asking price of $14,000 is WAY optimistic - there was a DB2 from an earlier posting with expensive mods such as a 944cc big bore kit, Brembo master cylinders, Dymags...etc. with an asking price of $10,000+. 

More concerning, however, is the seller's wish to trade for a drag car (?!) - personally I haven't heard of many (any) serious Bimotistis who are into drag cars.  It's the first time I've seen "Bimota" and "drag car" mentioned in the same sentence!  I would make a first offer of $7000 and see what the seller has to say - $6800 will get him a very nice 1972 Buick Skylark "Rocket" drag car... 😉

phil

Bimota November 12, 2009 posted by

1998 Bimota SB6R on ebay

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Found this one while I was searching this morning and it should please any of our Bimota fans. This SB6R has been modified quite a bit, but they are all very tasteful and should maintain the integrity of this classic exotica.

Owner comments:

The accessories include large diameter CF sport mufflers, K&N Carb Jet kit, with a high flow fuel pump, Gold Ti coated fork tubes and a 530 chain and sprockets conversion. The carbon fiber frame protectors, CF one piece belly pan, CF inner fairing panels, CF mirrors and CF front cowling really sets this bike apart from any other SB6R.
The contrasting gold top triple clamp adds a touch of color.

The instrumentation is by Stack: 8130sp electronic rally dash. The handle bars have Salamander anti vibe bar ends. The shock reservoir clamp is made from billet stock.
Ignition is by Dynatek 2000, this system includes 3ohm coils and is multi adjustable with variable (1&4) (2&3) spark timing.

Front brakes are by "Braking" wave rotors. The calipers are K.A.D. six piston monoblock. All the pads are new.
The rear rotor is titanium including titanium rotor bolts front and back.
The foot pegs are Vortec.

Suspension: Paoli 46mm RSU forks, fully adjustable. Ohlins rear shock multi adjustable

Engine modifications include a properly installed and tuned Cosworth 1199cc 12.5:1 compression big bore piston kit. Lightly ported cylinder head and degreed stock cams.

If you're in the market for a Bimota this one might be for you. The owner has listed several contact numbers for anyone interested in more information. I really like all of the Carbon Fibre on this one. Very nice indeed!

dd

Bimota October 24, 2009 posted by

It’s Raining Bimota’s! Here’s a YB11 For Sale in Seattle

I know we've been on a real Bimota tear recently and here's another! Hope you're enjoying the selection of these newly available exotics!

1997 Bimota YB11 - $5800 on Craigslist:

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quote from seller's listing:

This 1997 YB11 Superleggera has a Clean Title in hand and has never been wrecked or dropped. It has a few small scratches and is 7 or 8 out of 10. This bike is Rare, Red, (Superlight) and in great runing shape. It has 11,050 original Miles. It has a new Battery (purchased 2 months ago and is on a tender), just changed oil (2nd time with only putting 150 miles since purchased two years ago) This Bike has a 1000cc Yamaha YZF1000R engine from the factory with over 150hp and has a dry weight of 403.4 pounds. When it was purchased it came with many upgrades and has a box of stock parts. I owned two other bikes (which I've sold) that I rode more often and didnt ride this one for that reason.
I have to sell it because I need to keep my house!

Phil knows far more about these bikes than I do, so hopefully he'll give us some background on this model. From my limited perspective, $5800 sounds like a great deal on an exotic you can actually ride and enjoy. Not to mention I have a strange weakness for the Thunderace and with it's motor in this chassis, I'm especially intrigued.

Someone help this guy stay in his house and take the Bimota off his hands!

dc

Bimota October 23, 2009 posted by

Bimota Tesi 3D for sale…on Ebay Poland!


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I know, I know, this bike isn't in the US...but since the Bimota Tesi 3D is such a beautiful rare bird, I got permission from Dan to post this so we can all drool over it.  With that, I give you a 2009 Bimota Tesi 3D for sale on ebay Poland:

There's not much information offered in the listing, except that the seller "have a special statement to allow registration in Poland."  While I cannot comment on the USD40,000+ asking price and the seller's zero feedback rating, but coat me in chocolate and throw me in a barrel of cats if that's not a beautiful bike!

A bit of background on the Tesi series: before working for the exclusive Italian marque, ex-Bimota chief engineer Pier Luigi Marconi wrote his Mechanical Engineering degree thesis on the hub-center steering concept.  While at Bimota, Marconi applied his thesis design to create the Tesi 1D ('Tesi' meaning 'Thesis' in Italian, and 'D' indicating that it has a Ducati engine - a Bimota modified 851 motor - inside) - Bimota's first alternative front end design.

After the Tesi 1D was introduced in 1990, there came the Tesi 1D SR (slightly larger engine displacement than the 1D), the Tesi 1D EF (Edition Final), Tesi 2D (also known as the Vyrus 984), and now the latest incarnation, the Tesi 3D.  The Tesi was never meant to be a mass poduced vehicle, and the Tesi 1D was probably the most (relatively) common model at 127 units totally produced.  

Although there are no official figures how many 3Ds have been made, my (very) rough guess is 50-80 units worldwide.  This particular example is from a later production batch as identified by the red-coloured steel steering push rods and plastic brake fluid reservoirs.  Units from the very first production run was a limited series (named as the 'Tesi 3D Concept' by some importers), with carbon fiber steering push rods, alloy machined brake fluid reservoirs mounted on top of the triple clamp (just like the old DB1), wet clutch, and a small metal plaque stating the serial number. These bikes also came with Bimota Tesi 3D watches (made by Italian watch maker Officina Del Tempo) complete with matching numbers!

Definitely something to drool and fantasize about over the weekend!

phil