Posts by tag: DB7

Bimota June 15, 2016 posted by

Edgy Beauty: 2009 Bimota DB7 for Sale

2009 Bimota DB7 R Side

Starting with their DB1, obviously, and continuing through the present day, Bimota has a long history of using Ducati engines in their bikes. And while other Ducati-powered Bimotas have generally used the torquey but relatively low-power air-cooled versions of their classic v-twin, this Bimota DB7 is powered by the liquid-cooled, four-valve Testastretta version, which gives it the goods to keep up with other superbikes of the period!

2009 Bimota DB7 Headlight

Founded in an era when the Japanese “Big Four” had mastered the art of making powerful, reliable engines but were still falling short in the handling department, BiMoTa [Valerio Bianchi, Giuseppe Morri, and Massimo Tamburini] took those powerplants and stuck them into lightweight, cleverly-engineered masterpieces that were very much “race bikes for the road.” Lightweight bodywork that lifted off with just a couple bolts, stiff and light frames that look like modern art, and high-end suspension components all made for racy, rolling sculpture. But time marches on, and once they were done with engines, the Japanese manufacturers moved their attention to handling, which would have effectively put Bimota out of business. So it was “adapt or die” time for the tiny Rimini manufacturer, and they shifted to building the bikes they do today: hideously expensive but very exclusive and meticulously-crafted motorcycles for well-heeled enthusiasts.

2009 Bimota DB7 Clutch

I’ve said it before, but take a long look at the photos: Bimotas get more impressive the closer you get. That hybrid frame with both steel trellis and machined aluminum components, along with a swingarm that matches. The DB7 isn’t really any lighter than a Ducati 1098 of the same era and doesn’t make more power, so you’re paying a real premium for style and quality, which you get in spades. Only the Koso gauge lets the looks down a bit, since I’ve been seeing ads for them in the back of bike magazines for years and is a bit too “common” for my taste. I’d prefer something a bit more in keeping with the wild looks, but it should at least work, something older Bimota gauges seemed reluctant to do. Plus, those white segments along the outer edge of the tach do light up as the needle swings around, which is pretty cool.

2009 Bimota DB7 Dash

As the seller mentions, this example has had the muffler removed, leaving just the “bladder” that likely contains the catalytic converter, with a pair of tips on one side. Funny, it almost looks like it was designed to be that way… This is a popular trick for older single-sided swingarm Monsters as well, saving weight and increasing noise in a way that’s easily reversible. Better sound, less weight, and no impact on the environment: win, win, win!

With a $15,000 starting bid and no takers yet, I think this bike looks like a bit of a bargain, compared to the nearly $35,000 list price for a new DB7 in 2008. Of course, that’s really the only time you could think of a DB7 as any sort of bargain…

From the original eBay listing: 2009 Bimota DB7 for Sale

This is the 2nd bike they built which makes this bike even more exclusive. This bike has been sitting inside my living for the past 3 years and now stored at a local performance shop where they did a complete major service. This is a one owner bike and has never been down, crashed, wrecked, tracked, or even ridden by anyone except myself. I babied this bike from the day I purchased it six years ago. I only rode this bike every three months from Las Vegas to Angeles Crest Hwy in LA so all miles were highway.  This is the cleanest bike you will find.  It looks BRAND NEW!!!!!!

The front windscreen has been painted white to match the bike
The bottom belly pan had been painted white with custom red/black BIMOTA logo
The wheels were painted white
The exhaust was custom cut and two stainless steel tips added
Custom license plate bracket
HID lights installed
Brand new tires
Brand new rear sprocket
Brand new chain

This bike looks amazing… all the above were tastefully done. It draws attention everywhere you go. If you have any questions, please contact me.  The bike is now stored at Irish Mike’s Performance in Henderson Nevada.  If your local or happen to be in Vegas, just stop by his shop.  He has full service reports.

2009 Bimota DB7 Rear Sprocket

The seller mentions that this is “the second bike they built” but, since the DB7 was introduced in 2008, I’m wondering if this is maybe the second bike of the second model year? Regardless, the DB7 is a very beautiful machine, with immaculate detailing. I think modern Bimotas are well worth the money if you’re a rich enthusiast, as you’ll appreciate the workmanship that went into its creation and the exclusivity, while the extra outlay in purchase price is probably a drop in the bucket compared to the other toys already in your garage. But if you’re a regular Joe, looking for the best bang for your buck, this doesn’t even rate: there are plenty of faster bikes out there that cost far less and won’t have you crying every time you accidentally rub up against it with a belt buckle or jean rivet…

-tad

2009 Bimota DB7 L Side

Edgy Beauty: 2009 Bimota DB7 for Sale
Bimota May 17, 2015 posted by

Form and Function: 2008 Bimota DB7 Nera for Sale

2007 Bimota DB7 R Side

Introduced in 2008, the Bimota DB7 is yet another collaboration with Ducati and has been one of their most successful bikes in terms, not only of sales numbers, but in terms of function. While they’ve always offered on-paper advantages over the bikes from which they borrow their engines, many Bimotas, right out of the box, have actually needed quite a bit of fine-tuning before they’re ready to run with the brand-new top-shelf sportbikes. The DB7 actually offers up superior handling and comfort, compared to the 1098 with which it shares its running gear, although that’s not necessarily saying much, since it’d be difficult to create a bike less comfortable than a 1098…

Beneath the fairings seemingly designed by someone who really, really likes rulers and t-squares hides an exotic hybrid frame that combines an oval-tube trellis front section with billet aluminum side plates and a self-supporting carbon tail to provide a rigid foundation for high-spec suspension components.

2007 Bimota DB7 R Side Rear

Power comes from Ducati’s 160hp “Testastretta” L-twin, an almost ideal sporting motorcycle powerplant that offers up arm-stretching torque, high-revving power, and a strong dose of character completely in keeping with Bimota’s exotic design brief.

From the original eBay listing: 2008 Bimota DB7 Nera for Sale

This is one of the last Bimotas imported into the USA – a special version of the DB7 – the Nera (Black).  It has full clear-coated carbon fiber bodywork on a black and aluminum frame. This motorcycle is practically new – 520 miles and never titled – still on the MSO (Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin). The motorcycle is stock except for the silencer removal and the addition of MotoGP-exit style exhaust tips and a rear fender eliminator (see last photo).  It comes with a full manufacturer’s warranty.

The DB7 is one of the best motorcycles that Bimota ever built – featuring the Ducati 1098 engine.  When Cycle World compared the DB7 to the Ducati 1098R Bayliss in an article entitled “Sex on Wheels” – they said “The DB7’s ergos fit me nicely, I felt like I was down in it, nestled behind the bars.” “As for me, I actually went faster on the Bimota…the Bimota is easier to ride fast and ultimately a little more enjoyable.” “The Bimota…is a beautiful work of art, handles like a dream and has awesome real-world V-Twin power that makes it more accessible to more riders.”

The same Cycle World article the seller references actually praises the power delivery of the DB7 compared to the Ducati, a nice change of pace for a Bimota!

2007 Bimota DB7 R Side Exhaust

Tragically, in this era of bikes that are pretty great, even right out of the box, the question becomes: where does Bimota fit in? It used to be that they had a wealth of floppy-handling, underbraked bikes with over-engineered drivetrains to choose from. But these days, most Bimotas aren’t appreciably better than the bikes from which they crib their running gear, they’re just more expensive, more exotic. Which is valuable for those with the cash, but they’ve become more toys for the uber-rich rather than hardcore, purist-oriented road and track tools.

The DB7 looks gorgeous, is beautifully detailed, and handles like a two-wheels scalpel, but for the additional cost over a 1098, it’s hard to justify the cost. And, with Ducati abandoning frames altogether, where does that leave Bimota?

-tad

2007 Bimota DB7 R Side Front

Form and Function: 2008 Bimota DB7 Nera for Sale
Bimota September 20, 2013 posted by

2009 Bimota DB7 available in Cincinnati

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Today we have another lovely from Rimini, a DB7 with just 1500 miles. The DB7 features Ducati’s 1098 engine with their own engine mapping and exhaust. This package is mated to Bimota’s own chassis and dressed in carbon fiber bodywork. While the seller notes there are some light defects due to a garage tip over, the pictures show nothing too serious. The auction starts at $19k reserve not met or buy-it-now for $25k. Somewhere in the middle sounds about right to me, and when you consider it was $35k only 5 years ago…

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2009 Bimota DB7 for sale on eBay

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2009 Bimota DB7 available in Cincinnati
Bimota November 20, 2012 posted by

Turkey Week Stew: 1972 Laverda 750SF, A Monster Ducati Monster And 2009 Bimota DB7

The dimly let and plush RSBFS offices are almost empty this week yet I’m toiling away.  These Bombay Saphire inspired picks may be a bit off the beaten path but I have to admit I’m a bit RGV’d and NSR’d out at the moment.  It’s a little bit of everything so sit back take a sip of your favorite spirit and marvel or say “WTF”.


This 1972 Laverda restoration caught my eye because I’ve really come to appreciate restorations.  Everytime I think I’ve done a good job on what is in my garage I see a bike like this and sigh.

 

Is it wrong that a sano engine like this excites me as much as twins in a hot tub with gifts?

The info:

Completly restored. Every nut and bolt. Every. bearing .seal gasket. Very Rare 1972 Laverda 750 SF. Rare because not many 750 SFs were equipped with Nippon Denso speedo and tach with Lucas switch gear and Bosch headlight also correct for the 1972 is the Lucas signals and relfectors..  100% Correct restoration except for the paint. Paint is closer to the factory 1973 color. 1972 was a darker green that was not the best looking green. Completly rebuilt from front to back. Including correct for release in 1972 New Dunlop TT100 tires. Rebuilt engine 1st over ASSO pistons. Rebuilt crank using Carrillo rods. Crank was rebuilt at Mongoose engendering  . All new valves and cam bearings.High volume oil pump.  Correct Boranni rims. Updated swingarm to bronze bushings. Rebuilt guages with new guage faces. All new cables. All new stainles steel exhaust headers and mufflers. Nothing has been left untouched. Rebuilt using mostly stainless fasteners . Has only done about 2 miles. Engine still needs breaking in.

The auction has just started on this one. Click for the auction.


The gin was kicking in when I spotted this one.  It’s crazy, odd, disturbing and yet somehow still uniquely Ducati.  It’s a monster of a Monster built for one purpose only:  Bonneville.

Care to go in a straight line very, very fast?  Place your chin here.

 

Oh my! 

This is a pretty serious race bike and the price reflects it.  The starting bid is hefty $24,000.  Make sure you are stone cold sober before bidding on this one.  Be sure to check out the auction as it has lots of info and links to stories on the bike.

Click for the auction.


This one is my gift to you.  Be sure to leave this picture up on your computer for your significant other to see.  Make sure you preface that with some relationship mumbo jumbo about how you need to feel more alive to make your relationship stronger.

 

That sure would look damn good next to the Christmas tree.  Better than my LP to MP3 converter I unexpectedly got for the 5 LP’s I own.  True story.

The info:

This is for a 2009 Bimota DB7 in pristine condition. The bike has zero damage, has never been dropped and is in like new condition. Blue Book on the bike with average mileage for the age is over $23,000.00. The bike has 1647.1 miles on it although the odometer shows 447.1. The instrument cluster was replaced under warranty because the tach needle came loose. The bike has Super Coarsa 3 tires and a Ducati Racing slipper clutch. The bike has been serviced by the dealer since new. I am the only owner. The bike was purchased new from Eurosport Cycle in Fort Worth Texas.

There is a decent amount of interest on this one.  The BIN is $25,000 and the bidding is hovering in the mid teens. 

Click for the auction.

Ian

Bimota January 11, 2012 posted by

Beautiful Italian Exclusivity: 2009 Bimota DB7

For Sale: 2009 Bimota DB7

Another day, another piece of artwork from Rimini. This is what keeps me going in to work every day; if I couldn’t dream about owning all of the bikes on my bucket list (of which this is one), there would really be no point in getting out of bed in the morning. Since I am the type to quietly admire art, I will let the seller and his pictures do all of the talking.

From the seller:
Sad to say, but I have decided to part with my DB7 so I can move on to the next toy. I have enjoyed the bike as well as preserved it. Of all the bikes I have owned (including a Desmosedici, 999R, 999S, 1198S Corse, MV Agusta F4, Aprilia RSV4 Factory, etc) this is by far the most refined amazing superbike of the bunch. Pick the best from the best, machine it and bolt it together by hand and, voila, you have the DB7. The handling is awe-inspiring! The linear power delivery is never abrupt and is always right where you want it allowing entering and exiting turns fast – a confidently controlled experience.

UNFORTUNATELY, the one thing it does not like is gravel in a friend’s driveway when you are trying to avoid being hit by a car!! This resulted in a low-speed low-side and scratching up the fairings with a whole 263 miles on the bike! Good thing they are carbon fiber as there was no structural damage. I did take this opportunity to change the color of the bike. The shade of red it was originally painted did not match the frame. I believe during the original conception of the bike, the frame and the fairings matched. Now the fairings are painted Ducati Red and Ducati Pearl White. The frame and fairings now match and greatly improve the looks of the bike. While I was getting the color combo fixed, I took this opportunity to change the timing belt cover to carbon fiber, added a billet red pressure plate, added a speedy moto water pump cover, installed a custom windscreen from Australia, modified and cleaned up the tag bracket and added CRG levers and better grips. I also had the exhaust black ceramic coated and installed red anodized tips.There is still some small defects in the clear of the fender and nose that I have included in the pictures of the bike.

From the seller:
I have took some of the reviews and information available on the bike and put a nice piece together below:

Bimota is the sort of archetypal family-owned Italian company that puts out exclusive hand-built luxury machines. Think Lamborghini and Maserati in the car world and you’ll have an idea.

Nearly 10 years since we saw the debut of Bimota’s last liquid-cooled Superbike, the SB8R. (The abbreviation reads: Suzuki Bimota 8R (TL1000R) in the same way as DB7 is Ducati Bimota 7. The numbers stand for the number of models with a Suzuki or Ducati engine in the hand-built frames.) The latest chapter in Bimota development is the new DB7. Powered by the incredible Ducati 1098 Testastretta Evoluzione engine, the DB7 matches the performance of the Ducati Superbike engine with the innovative Bimota chassis concepts. Bimota technology and innovation has never been more beautiful.

Technical innovation, handcrafting and unrestricted component quality have always been the primary directive and soul of Bimota. Since the rebirth of Bimota in 2003, these priorities remain at core of the company’s philosophy and take form in the new generation models DB5, DB6 Delirio and incredible Tesi 3D. The objective in the development of Bimota DB7’s newest Superbike was to create a motorcycle that is light and powerful with superior road manners, while remaining distinctly Bimota in style and attitude. Furthermore, the new Bimota was to be as capable on the track as it is on the street. With so many Superbike manufacturers, there are also many advanced and extremely capable motorcycles. So for Bimota, simply being fast and race inspired is not enough, a Bimota must offer something more, much more.

Engine

Bimota is the only factory in the world allowed to place Ducati’s gem of a 1099cc V-Twin engine in its own chassis. Just to give you an idea of just how exclusive this motorcycle is, Bimota only plans to build 300 DB7s per year, which will be about 50% of the planned overall production in 2008. The eight-valve, 1099cc desmo twin is cut from Ducati’s 1098 and pasted into Bimota’s typically atypical steel-tube skeleton. Salient particulars for the 138-pound lump are the same as you’d find in a 1098S. The 104.0 x 64.7mm cylinders use 12.5: 1 compression to deliver an alleged 160 bhp at 9750 rpm, just under the 10,700-rpm rev ceiling. Elliptical bores in the Marelli throttle bodies flow 30 percent more than an equivalent round inlet shape, which accounts for five of those horses. Bimota have modified the big V-Twin with a different and more efficient side-mounted exhaust system and added a Walbro ECU. This has resulted in a claimed 30% boost in torque between 4-7000 rpm compared to the Ducati 1098. The extra torque in this area of the powerband allows a fantastic corner exit with a wide-open throttle.

Frame

The DB7 introduces a new hybrid oval tube trellis frame that utilizes lightweight machined plates in its design. The same engineering solution is used in the unique rear swingarm for a package that not only delivers rigidity and predictable handing, but also lends a harmonized technical look to the bike. The Testastretta Evoluzione twin works harder as a stressed chassis member than it does in Ducati’s 1098. Oval-section 50 x 30mm chromoly tubes form a more rigid lattice than round stock using the same 1.5mm wall thickness. The stiffer skeleton let Bimota shift the engine 12mm higher and 8mm farther vs. its location in a Ducati, shifting weight forward to enhance front tire grip. Side plates are milled from aircraft-spec, Italian Aticorodal 100 aluminum. The net result is 2.6 pounds lighter than Ducati’s 1098 frame.

Suspension

Upper and lower fork crowns are billet machined and mount fully adjustable Marzocchi Corse forks with 43 mm sliders with DLC (diamond like coating) treatment for smooth and predictable reaction to the tarmac. Bimota uses a 43mm Marzocchi inverted fork, complete with low-friction nitride-coated sliders. Rake is set at 25 degrees, buffered by 3.9 inches of trail. Stout billet triple-clamps keep everything in line. Constructed from the same oval-section tubing as the rest of the chassis, the DB7’s swingarm cues a fully adjustable ExtremeTech 2v4 shock via a 7 percent rising-rate linkage. There’s 3/4-inch worth of ride-height adjustment in there as well.

Wheels, Brakes and Body

Russian Magaltech 10-spoke forged-aluminum wheels wear Continental Race Attack radials: 120/70-17 front and 190/55-17 rear. MotoGP-spec Brembo braking hardware can slow things down in a big hurry. Billet-aluminum Monobloc four-piston, four-pad front calipers grab 320mm floating rotors via hydraulic input from an adjustable billet lever and radial master-cylinder. A two-piston Grimeca caliper pairs with a 220mm floating rear rotor.

The top fairing is formed of structural carbon fiber and supports the instruments and headlamp, eliminating the need for a separate subframe. The rear tail section is also made of structural carbon fiber and also benefits from the same elimination of a separate subframe. Combined they significantly reduce the overall weight of the bike.

The digital instrument panel combines analog and digital readouts. The unit records 20 lap times, and top speed each lap.

The narrow fuel tank, with a capacity of 26 liters, has been sculpted to be extremely thin between the legs and matches perfectly the seat to maximize rider control and comfort. With a seat height of only 800mm, riders of all heights can enjoy the performance of the DB7.

Combine all of the DB7 innovations and you have a bike that weighs-in at an incredible class leading 170 kgs. The DB7 bristles with fine CNC machined details including the rear frame plates, engine mounts foot rests, rear swingarm sections, chain adjuster plates and both clutch and front brake levers. The new DB7 charms the heart by combining characteristic Bimota style cues with uncompromised attention to details and unparalleled fit and finish.

There is also a video walkaround of this particular bike:

How about a few more pictures:

The good news here is that you have an honest seller who is willing to point out the warts on his baby. For so few miles this bike has seen a bit of action. I’m also not sure I’m in love with the exhaust treatment, but then again the HUGE titanium can on the stocker is not exactly subtle. But with that willing desmoquattro motor and the sublime handling of that artful Bimota chassis, who wouldn’t be just a little bit tempted?

The BIN for this piece of sculpture is a cool $26,000. The seller is willing to entertain offers, however, so there might still be a gorgeous DB7 in somebody’s future. History shows past DB7s to all live above the $23k asking price ceiling, so while $26k might be a bit high for a bike with known damage history, it is certainly not absurd. Anyone score large wads of Christmas cash? For more information and pictures, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!

MI

Bimota November 28, 2011 posted by

Another Italian Supermodel: 2009 Bimota DB7

For Sale: 2009 Bimota DB7 (#25)

Ian previously refered to the DB7 as (D)a (B)omb in an earlier post, and I couldn’t agree more. This particular model really exemplifies the Rimini firm’s expertise in melding engineering with artwork. While Bimota is often compared as the motorcycling equivalent of Lamborghini, I think a comparison to Colin Chapman’s Lotus brand is more accurate: smaller, lighter, faster, more expensive. RSBFS readers have seen this particular bike before, written up by Doug last year.

Hey look Ma – it’s housebroken! Can I keep it? Perhaps this is why so many wonders from Rimini fail to accumulate any sort of real mileage. As worthy sculptures suitable for indoor use, their appeal is in the look as much as the performance. This particular model has only 507 miles on the clocks – and what beautiful clocks they are! Bimota clearly spared no expense in creating this amazing bike, and every nook and cranny of it drips with gorgeous appointments and top-level gear.

From the seller:
Up for sale is an ultra rare, and highly desirable one-owner Bimota DB7. The bike is in immaculate, as new condition, with no-stories whatsoever. Bike has been continouously maintained on battery tender, started every two weeks and run to normal operating temperature.

Details as follows:

2009 Bimota DB7 #25 (ZESD711S99R000025)
507 total miles (upon delivery)
All books/records/receipts/keys included
Evoluzione clutch master cylinder in Annodized Silver (28.5 degrees- perfect!)
Evoluzione titanium throttle control
Evoluzione fender eliminator kit
Original Bimota dust cover
Original Bimota rear stand

Original MSRP $39,995.00

The DB7 is powered by a Ducati 1098, liquid cooled, fuel injected, Desmoquattro v-twin. What the Rimini boys do with the rest of the bike is nearly as amazing as the engine: Aluminum, chrome-moly, carbon fiber and titanium all meet up to hold Ohlins and Brembo componentry in a package that screams exclusivity.

The seller included some great info regarding Bimota and the DB7, which I’ve included here:

From the seller:
If you are reading this, you will probably already be familiar with the extraordinary and exotic superbikes produced by Bimota. For those who aren’t, here is some information about Bimota and the Bimota DB7:

Bimota is the sort of archetypal family-owned Italian company that puts out exclusive hand-built luxury machines. Think Lamborghini and Maserati in the car world and you’ll have an idea. Bimota has been around since the late ’70s when design guru Massimo Tamburini (Ducati 916 & MV Agusta F4) was one of the founders. The “Ta” in BimoTA represents Tamburini’s contributions. Tamburini himself now heads the Cagiva Research Centre where unbelievably beautiful MV Agusta designs are created. Tamburini did turn up in Rimini to congratulate Bimota and student Sergio Robbiano with the DB5 in 2005, but that’s the last anyone at Bimota has seen of him since then.

In 2007, the company headed by President Comini who owns 17% of Bimota, employed the services of Dan Van Epps. Van Epps has a past as Ducati North America’s CEO and later Ducati’s Global Marketing Director. Van Epps compares Bimota to Ducati in 1993 and have big future plans for the company.

The DB7 looks like no other Superbike, with team colours of red, white and black applied to the carbon fiber body shaped by the pen and hands of designer Enrico Borghesan, the Bimota family DNA is clear to see. This Superbike dares true motorcyclists to get close and indulge in its details. The beauty and drama of the DB7 at a distance is surpassed only by its detail. From billet machined sub-frames, footrests and control levers to the structural carbon fiber tail section and titanium silencer, no compromise was ever considered nor made. The details are simply spectacular.

Bimota is the only factory in the world allowed to place Ducati’s gem of a 1099cc V-Twin engine in its own chassis. Just to give you an idea of just how exclusive this motorcycle is, Bimota only built 300 DB7s per year.

Ex-Ducati man Dan Van Epps preaches proudly that each DB7 is built by hand by two Bimota technicians. Those two technicians follow that very bike all the way to actually also building the shipping crate! That’s just how exclusive and exotic the Bimota DB7 1098 is.

from Motorcyclist: “The seventh Ducati-powered, all-Italian DB7 is the best yet-and one of the sexiest motorcycles ever. Rivals include money-no-object Italian exotics such as the Benelli Tornado Tre, Ducati 1098R, Mondial Piega and MV Agusta F4 R 312. Still, unless you’re going racing, the DB7 has an appeal that is subtly different to the 1098R’s, and arguably just as strong.”

from CycleWorld: “An exclusive artisan operation are Bimota — where two technicians build one DB7 per day—has an ace up its sleeve, however, because concerns over competitive pricing are chucked out the window. Generous use of carbon-fiber, machined aluminum and titanium is possible when hand-building bikes that cost almost four times what a Japanese literbike goes for….which rounds out Bimota’s model range of Supersport (DB5), Sport Naked (DB6) and Sport Special (Tesi 3D) with a no-holds-barred Superbike.”

from MCN: “This is a motorcycle manufactured to the highest standard, so it goes without saying that quality is exemplary. The finish is to die for and the attention to detail stunning. None of the cycle parts are going to let you down and neither should the tried and tested Ducati 1098 engine.”

DB7s are not inexpensive motorcycles. While most Bimotas sell at a premium, the DB7 is the most modern, top of the Rimini performance range. MSRP pricing would put you in a midsized, German luxury car from the spinning propeller brand – if cars were your thing, that is. Any way you look at it, $40k is rarified air for motorcycles – Ducati “R” models, the D16-RR, some MV Agustas and perhaps a few “boutique” low volume brands might reach this high.

This seller is also parting with a 2004 Ducati 749R as written up by Rem – maybe if you’ve been a really good boy Santa can do a double-bike deal for Christmas. Santa was never quite that flush with me, but then there is always hope…

This auction is on right now, with a BIN number of $23,250. This is pretty standard money for a used DB7, and it is clear that this is a well-loved and cared for, low mileage example. For your chance to add this to the wish list, or just to check out the numerous pictures, click on the link and check out the auction. Good luck!

MI

Bimota July 6, 2011 posted by

(D)a (B)omb: 2009 Bimota DB7

(D)a (B)omb: 2009 Bimota DB7

I think a Bimota engineer would slash his wrists if he heard me refer to a DB7 in such crass terms.  Maybe this quote from some media propaganda sums it up best:

With so many Superbike manufacturers, there are also many advanced and extremely capable motorcycles. So for Bimota, simply being fast and race inspired is not enough, a Bimota must offer something more, much more.

Maybe something as mundane as a rear set is what sets a Bimota apart.  There are little miniature works of art all over this motorcycle and together they do make something that is distinctively Bimota.

More of the same.

In motorcycle utopia, if offered, what would you choose: a DB7 or Desmosedici?  Hmmmmmm…..

 

Want it?  Is is basically brand new with 12 miles.  Want it more?  Asking price is almost $33,000 OBO.

I think I’d have to go with OBO.  All the recent DB7’s (with similar mileage, nobody apparently rides them) we’ve listed  have had asking prices in the mid 20’s.  It is drool worthy and all but…..

Get daddy a new toy here.

Ian

Bimota December 17, 2010 posted by

What would Santa ride? 2009 Bimota DB7

For Sale: 2009 Bimota DB7

Can’t you just see Santa, decked out in his red (leather) suit, delivering toys on this baby? Certainly much faster than reindeer, and far more stylish too. And with this particular bike being such a low mileage example with factory warranty, Santa won’t have to worry much about the care and feeding of his tempermental Italian beauty.

From the seller:
A scratchless example of a rare 2009 Bimota DB7. Ducati 1098 powered with EVR slipper clutch, custom alacantra seat, and Zard slip on. All stock parts included. Guages were replaced under warranty and only show about 45 miles. Tires have less than 200 miles on them. Roughly 8 months of warranty left. Anybody serious about a bike like this already knows what it is. 386-566-2000 for questions or e-mail. I have more pictures in hi-res if needed.

The marriage of a Ducati 1098 powerplant and Bimota’s unique chassis expertise – not to mention unquestionable craftsmanship – the DB7 is viewed by many as the ultimate Bimota superbike. Great handling, top-level componentry, and the exclusivity of owning a rare, hand-made motorcycle is what Bimota is all about. For other DB7s listed here on RSBFS, see previous posts HERE or HERE or HERE.

The going rate for a Bimota DB7 is just flat-out expensive. This particular bike, with low miles and additional add-ons, is priced right on the money compared to other DB7s we have seen, if not a bit under. With a BIN price under $23,000, this is starting to look like a deal. to jump over to the auction and beat Santa to the punch!

MI