Thanks Doug for tipping me off on another Bimota up for grabs. This time it’s a 2000 SB8R from Dunbar Euro Sports in Brockton, MA:
Details are scarce but here they are:
Primary Color: RED/GREEN/WHITE
Use: 7135 mi
Equipment Condition: Excellent
Title Status: Clean
Be different and own one of these rare and collectible bikes. Suzuki TL1000 engine.
As mentioned, the SB8R uses the wonderful Suzuki TL1000 V twin engine, housed in Bimota’s own alloy/carbon hybrid frame (aluminum beams + carbon plates) – possibly the first carbon production frame in the world? You can read up about it on World Wide Bimota Enthusiasts Circle (yes, it’s quite a mouthful!).
Here’s a video of a SB8RS (‘S’ for special with all natural carbon bodywork):
The SB8R is not on my favourite list of Bimotas as I think it looks too front heavy, especially with those twin in-let air ducts, but (again) Japanese Bimota distributor Motocorse’s own version – the SB8RC – looks and sounds SO much better. I love Motocorse – they have the magic touch of turning something already exotic into something that’s sexier and even more desirable!