Posts by tag: Delirio

Bimota May 19, 2019 posted by

Featured Listing: 2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio Azzurro

When it comes to motorcycle manufacturers, none seem to offer the combination of performance, artwork and mystique than iconic builder Bimota. Originally known for their frames and eventual frame kits for various engine makers, Bimota made the leap to become a full-blown motorcycle manufacturer utilizing Ducati power plants exclusively (with the exception of the ill-fated, in-house Vdue project). And by standardizing on a family of engines, Bimota was able to hyper-extend their focus on the art of performance. This maniacal frenzy of artistic and mechanical expression is best seen on the lesser-clothed machines – and this rare DB6 Delirio Azzurro is the perfect case study.

Featured Listing: 2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio Azzurro

All in all, there are seven different variants of the DB6 platform. All enjoy the same gorgeous trestle frame with aluminum side plates, Brembo binders, Marzocchi suspension (Ohlins for the R bikes) and air cooled, Ducati desmo engine. The earliest of the models – including today’s Delirio Azzurro – utilized the fuel injected 992cc dual spark mill, while later DB6 models were uprated to the 1100 (actually 1078cc) format. The Azzurro is one of the more rare versions of this already rare bike, offering some exclusivity due to the graphics and purpose. As the story goes, Bimota created this version of the DB6 as a tribute to the Italian soccer team for winning the World Cup. Football – or soccer as it is known in the US – is a very big deal throughout most of Europe, South America and Australia. World Cup winners are heroes in their home country, and being Italian the 2006 World Cup winners received a special edition Bimota. A total of 23 bikes were produced in this striking livery with a only a few being offered to the public. Grazie!!

From the seller:
This bike is one of 23 ever made and was given as a gift from the Italian government to one of the 2006 Italian World Cup championship players. A New York collector bought this bike and stored it in his climate controlled garage. I purchased the bike from him when he was relocated back to Europe and have displayed it in my office in my home ever since. This bike has less than 1000 miles on it. It is number 8 of 23.

Price: $ 25,000
Contact: tonybosi@gmail.com
or 201.206.4572

Artfully executed from frame to swing arm, polished and anodized to show striking contrast, fitted with top-notch components throughout with performance on tap thanks to light weight and Ducati torque, the DB6 Delirio Azzurra is a sharper, crisper, rarer Monster. It retains all of the rideability traits of the naked bike – upright seating, low weight and simply less clutter and farkles, but loses none of its potency when the going gets twisty. With miles of ground clearance, compliant suspension, boat-anchor brakes and exclusivity that only a hand-built, limited production machine can bring this is the bike you want to be on to show the world you’ve made it in style.

With fewer than 1,000 miles on the analog/digital clocks, this particular example has spent more time being seen than being ridden. But when you have artwork that looks like this, one might just have to reconsider the other side of the equation. Certainly the value with any collector piece such as this relates to condition, and lower miles simply equate to the perception of better condition. Mechanically sympathetic readers might cringe at “hangar queens,” but there are many facets to the hobby; the artistry that goes into a Bimota makes for collector appreciation even while static. This uber-rare Bimota is looking for a new home. If you are a riding fan, a Bimota fan, a Ducati dual spark desmo fan, a football fan (or even a soccer fan), or a fan of all things Italiano, this is something you should be checking out. Interested readers can give Tony a ping via phone or email. Good Luck!!

MI

Featured Listing: 2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio Azzurro
Bimota May 10, 2016 posted by

Deliriously Naked: 2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio for Sale

2007 Ducati DB6 L Front

A practical, naked standard, the DB6 Delirio is a pretty far cry from Bimota’s roots. The company made its name building barely streetable racebikes with lightweight trellis frames, wild styling, improved suspension, and a raft of racebike details. The DB6 definitely has top-shelf suspension and innovative details, but it was designed as Bimota’s “entry-level” model. Of course, lowest-priced doesn’t necessarily mean cheap and if you’re looking for $30,000 of performance from what was originally a $30,000 motorcycle, you won’t really find it here. But if you want something practical and very exotic, this might be your ride.

2007 Ducati DB6 R Rear

Powered by Ducati’s highly-evolved but relatively simple air-cooled L-twin engine, here in “Dual-Spark” [twin-plug] form, the bike is an ideal road machine: 90hp and 70lb-ft of torque with tons of midrange are perfect for motivating the claimed 390lb wet weight…

2007 Ducati DB6 Tank

The Delirio really isn’t all that pretty when you’re standing twenty feet away: it’s certainly striking and exotic-looking, but the overall design is a bit too busy, too angular to rank among Bimota’s best. However the closer you get, the better it looks and the devil truly is in the details: a hybrid frame made up of traditional trellis sections and aluminum side-plates and a swingarm that uses similar construction. Up close, the bike is absolutely stunning and you can really get lost just taking in all the clever bits and all the amazing components.

2007 Ducati DB6 L Rear Suspension

From the original eBay listing: 2007 Bimota DB6 for Sale

Up for Auction is my beautiful hand built Bimota DB6. This bike is powered by a Ducati DS1000 dry clutch motor. It has been meticulously maintained and is in perfect condition. Many upgrades include: Carbon belly, Carbon front fender, Carbon Belt Covers, Carbon side panels, DB6R Steering damper, Brembo RCS brake and clutch master cylinders, Carbon Clutch Cover, Zard Exhaust and more. Comes with all books records, both factory keys, and diagnostic CD with “mini tune” software and cable. The bike currently has just over 10K miles . Do your research on this bike, it is incredible to ride. I’ve had a lot of fun on it.

2007 Ducati DB6 L Rear

There has been some interest in the bike, and bidding is up north of $9,000 with very little time left on the auction. This example comes with a set of Zard exhausts that would have cost a pretty penny new. Zard exhausts can be a bit overstyled, but compliment the looks of the Delirio very well and should sound even better. It’s also had the usual Rizoma bling thrown at it, although those grips seem like they’d be pretty uncomfortable after more than a few minutes. Miles are relatively low, and given the air-cooled Ducati engine’s general reliability, at least you don’t have to worry too much about the powertrain letting you down.

-tad

2007 Ducati DB6 R Side

Deliriously Naked: 2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio for Sale
Bimota June 30, 2015 posted by

Blade Runner – 2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio

The late designer Sergio Robbiano’s upright response to his Bimota DB5, the DB6 Delirio is a motard variant, an urban sportbike based on the Ducati 992 desmodue.  Factory-made but hardly mass-produced, the Delirio has inspired design, innovative solutions and superb components.

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2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio for sale on eBay

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If the trellis frame of the Delirio appears unusually light, Bimota used chrome-moly tubing, showing off some of the thin edges.  The distinctive billet aluminum connectors for the frame and rear wheel complement the red frame.  The body is an angular combination of metal and plastic, complex without being busy.  Just 400 lbs. wet, the Delirio requires just a thought to change direction, the Marzocchi suspension always ready.  Braking by the Brembo 320mm wavy front disks and 4-piston calipers is outstanding.    The alloy Marchesini wheels are light and black to the point of invisibility.  The futuristic headlight fairing integrates the turn signals and has its own billet brackets.

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20150629 2007 bimota db6 delirio cockpit  20150629 2007 bimota db6 delirio right clutch detail

Asking nearly $30,000 when new, the DB6 is a design piece, every detail examined, drawn, tested.  On this one, only the exhaust has been upgraded to a Zard carbon system.  With just break-in miles since 2007, this bike looks perfect but will likely require new fluids, belts, and rubber.  From the eBay auction:

This is a beautiful Bimota DB6 Delirio in excellent condition.  Zard carbon exhaust.  Rare and exotic, incredible workmanship and detailing, just 1,787 original miles, a Ducati at heart, but much more!  Condition: Excellent-Bike shows like brand new.

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20150629 2007 bimota db6 delirio right exhaust  20150629 2007 bimota db6 delirio right rear

There are more rare and exotic Bimotas, even special Delirios, as there is an Azzurro model ( think blue ) and a Superlight with full carbon frame, but this “base” model has all the design elements, just about all the performance, and most of the exclusivity.  A dream compared to the wide majority of naked bikes.  Hoping those frame sliders never get used !

-donn

 

Blade Runner – 2007 Bimota DB6 Delirio
Bimota July 24, 2014 posted by

Featured Listing: Rare by Design — 2007 Bimota DB6 Azzurro

I remember reading that collectors look at four criteria when assessing a vehicle for rarity/desirability: age, number produced with a particular configuration, technological impact, and availability in the country being sold in.  What is interesting is that while some vehicles become rare, some are created to be that way right from the beginning.  These vehicles are often referred to as commemorative or limited editions, and are typically more expensive than the standard model.  Many sportbike manufacturers now offer limited edition models, especially the Italian bike companies such as Ducati,  Bimota, MV Agusta, and Aprilia.

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Here we have a 2007 Bimota DB6 Azzuro being offered as a classified ad here on RSBFS.  The Azzuro is a limited edition variant of the Bimota Delirio model which is a standard style bike from Bimota, kind of a Bimota take on the Ducati Monster .  The Azzuro has the same Ducati 1100s air cooled engine which produces about 98 horespower, but is more stripped down than the Delirio.

According to the seller,

this particular bike is number 4 of 23 limited editions that were made to commemorate the Italian World Cup champs in 2006.12 of these bikes went to the team members and 11 were sold to the general public.

This bike has quite a few extras which I’ve listed below.

-Zard slip-on mufflers
-Rizoma mirrors
-Rizoma brake & clutch reservoir mounts
-Brembo RCS radial brake & clutch cylinders
-New Balistic battery
-Pirelli Rosso II tires with less than 500mi
-Bimota service software & cable
-Fork cap tool
-Forks sprung and seviced for 185lb rider(stock springs included with purchase)

bimota delirio 2

The Azzuro has only appeared once before on RSBFS and this one is priced right in line with KBB prices for a Delirio.   So if you were considering a Delirio anyway, this might be an option.

-Marty/dallaslavowner

Featured Listing:  Rare by Design — 2007 Bimota DB6 Azzurro
Bimota November 30, 2012 posted by

2007 Bimota Delirio

Here’s another guest post from Marty. Enjoy! -dc

Bimota’s seem to pop up on RSBFS on a fairly regular basis, ranging from the SB6 to the occasional DB1 or DBY. But this Bimota is a model I personally had never heard about and so I decided to do a bit of digging.

Bimota states that in 2007 the Delirio was the most practical and lowest priced Bimota. (if you can call $30,000 a low price). At first glance it seems like a bit of a mismatch between price and product. The bike is powered by a 90 horsepower air-cooled Ducati V-Twin engine, has a trellis frame a la Monster and the classic Laverda 650 series, and conventional forks and shock. So on the surface the price tag of 15k USD looks pretty outrageous, especially when you can get a Ducati Monster for $10,500. But prices are right in line with KBB values, and you are getting a bike which the seller lists as one of only 250 in the US, having only 600 original miles.

2007 Bimota Delirio For Sale on eBay

From the seller:

2007 BIMOTA DB6 DELIRIO. RARE MODEL, ONE OF ONLY 250 IN U.S. Grey/red, 1000 cc ducati desmo v-twin. 600 Original miles. Rarely used, perfect condition. Good tires, New battery, all maintenance up to date and completed by Local Ducati dealer. Very distinct sound from aftermarket ZARD carbon fibre exhaust cans. Brakes by BREMBO. Front 30mm forks from Marzocci. Rear suspension by Extremetech engineering. This bike is for the conisseur of fine italian bikes. You will be the only one riding a BIMOTA at your local bike rally or show.

This bike draws crowds and attention and will keep the owner busy answering questions and making new friends. More distinct than a DUCATI MONSTER or STREETFIGHTER. This bike is handmade in Rimini, Italy by ONE CRAFTSMAN in a workshop-not a production line type factory. Bimota only produce 500-1000 bikes per year. The angular shape of all the components make these bikes some of the most beautiful pieces of art on the road.

Anyone who can shed more light on these, maybe post to the comment section?

-Marty

Bimota October 11, 2011 posted by

Rimini Perfection: 2008 Bimota DB6R

For Sale: 2008 Bimota DB6R

From the little town of Rimini, Italy comes another piece of CNC and carbon fiber artwork from the legendary Bimota organization. Like nearly all Bimoto offerings that came before (save for the vDue), the DB6R relies upon a powerplant sourced from a major manufacturer. In this case, the “D” in the name refers to Ducati.

Powered by a Ducati 90 degree, air cooled two valve L-twin, the DB6R promises to marry torque and low-end grunt with light weight and agility. Compared to a “standard” DB6 Delirio offering, the “R” version features the more potent Ducati 1100DS (Dual Spark) engine with a dry slipper clutch, plus numberous component upgrades such as lighter forged wheels, Brembo radial brake and clutch masters, and lots of carbon fiber. All this adds up to a weight savings of 15.5 lbs over the DB6! With fuel injection added to the rest of this top shelf componentry, this is an exotic that can carry you on your commute to work as well as scream through the canyons with the best of them!

From the seller:
This 2008 Bimota DB6R is perfect. It’s a stylish hand built bike that’s ready to go and is a BLAST to ride! It’s essentially new, has a ton of state-of-the-art features that make it exceptionally fast and incredibly easy to ride. If you’ve been looking for the perfect combination of style and performance in a super rare package but don’t want to pay inflated prices, we’ve got you covered.

You can think of the DB6R as the Monster of the Bimota world. Where the DB5 and DB5R are more decidedly in the Ducati Supersport vein, the DB6 Delirio and R model are more along the lines of an agressive standard machine. Call them the new naked. Whatever you call them, they work as well as they look: quick acceleration due to the light weight and low bulk, willing and torquey vee twin engine, fantastic handling due to the upright seating position and world-class suspension bits, and A-list Brembo brakes to haul everything down from speed. All that you need now are more pictures:

The beauty of Bimota is neither strictly the artwork nor the performance but rather the seamless way they merge the two. Bimota is really about the artwork of going fast, even if you are just sitting still. This DB6R has the looks and the credentials to excel no matter how you want to use it, and with less than 300 miles on the clock it is as new as you can get without paying MSRP.

Which brings us to the price. This seller is asking $29,900 for this bike – which is pretty much in line for what they have been going for. We have seen a few with a lower ask than this, but all had more miles. While I don’t expect many takers in this price bracket, it is more because 30 large is a big pile of money to the vast majority of riders today – and not because the price is wildly out of line with reality. Artwork on this scale is limited to a lucky few. For the rest of us, it is still fun to drool over the pictures. Enjoy!

MI