Using Ducati’s air-cooled 1100 desmodue, the rest of the Bimota DB6R pushed a lot of boundaries in the name of light weight and design. Spot-on ergonomics and handling had many reviewers proclaiming it the best naked bike ever. Certainly one of the most unique, and rare as only a $35K naked can be.
Ducati’s top desmodue pushes 95 hp, with 76 ft.-lbs. torque on tap. The minimal trellis frame, as well as sculptural swingarm and seat frame keep the weight below 370 lbs. fueled. Carbon side covers, belly pan, fenders and headlight fairing ensure the light weight isn’t the neglect of strength. Elsewhere billet frame connectors, wheel and brake mounts, and forged Marchesini wheels stay on message.
Offered by a Miami exotics dealer, this DB6R has just over 7,000 collector miles, and looks original and immaculate. Their comment from the eBay auction:
2008 BIMOTA DB6 R is for riders who are looking for the most unique naked bike out there and for whom money is not an obstacle. The MSRP was $34,990.00 very few were made. A collector’s must have !
Somewhere between a standard and a hypermoto, the premium construction and components on the DB6R made it kind of the Neiman-Marcus naked bike, though is has been succeeded by a more mainline hyper in the DBX. The “Transformers” headlight and fuel tank will have you showing the bike every time you park, and the Marelli fuel injection allows you to just hop on and go. The form-follows-function design is almost timeless, looking fresh today and ready to take it to the streets…