Bimota was on the rebound from their 2001 bankruptcy when the Ducati dual-spark 1000 caught their designers’ eyes. The naked / standard Delirio was midway through a beautiful friendship between the companies and was in production until 2011.
Penned by designer Sergio Robbiano, the Delirio has the wonderful 992 cc desmodue, somehow finding room for underseat exhaust and 93 hp. And while the trellis frame is familiar, the aluminum frame connectors and swingarm ends are special. For a naked there are a surprising number of carbon covers and fairings, even a scoop for the oil cooler. The premium suspension and brakes insure it will be an exciting way through 4.2 gallons.
Likely having had several maintenance services on its way to 3,800 miles, this Delirio had the required major service last year. Ready for lots of trouble-free miles, as the owner relates in the eBay auction:
Very low miles, meticulously maintained, last services by Bimota Spirit in Raleigh, NC in March 2017, flushed fuel tank, tested and flushed fuel pump, changed and adjusted timing belts, oil & filter changed, adjusted and cleaned chain, flushed front and rear brake fluid, and comes with new tires. This beautiful exotic Italian naked bike was hand made by Bimota in Rimini, Italy, it comes with a 1000 cc Ducati DS highly evolved air cooled L Twin engine, with twin-plug form, it has several carbon fiber pieces such as front and back fenders, side panels, belt covers, and clutch cover, Brembo brakes & clutch master cylinders, Zard Exhaust, and 2nd generation ECU board. Hardly used, except for a few weekend cruises with friends, and never ever tracked or raced. This is a very rare and exotic bike, be one of the few Bimota owners in the world.
The DS liter is revered as one of the most fun engines around, this time in a designer package. Bimota has moved on to a edgier-looking naked Impeto ( as well as a naked Tesi ! ) but you can rest assured there won’t be another parked at the coffee stop. Early on a student of Tamburrini, Robbiano was taken way too early in a motorcycle accident. The award-winning DB6 is a fine record of his time in Rimini…