Posts by tag: SB8R Special

Bimota September 4, 2013 posted by

Could I Get That With Some Extra Carbon Fiber Please?: 2000 Bimota SB8R Special

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While we know we are always bordering on Bimota fatigue with RSBFS readers it looks like we haven’t had a SB8R Special posted here since 2011.  This one meets all the usual Bimota requirements, including not being ridden.  The odometer hasn’t clicked over 900 miles yet.

2000 Bimota SB8R Special

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Those with a carbon fiber fetish can rejoice.

The story on it from the seller:

Greetings, it is with a heavy heart that I must list my Bimota SB8R Special for sale. I never thought I would part with this bike as personally I think it is one of the most unique (other then a Tesi) and beautiful motorcycles ever made. I bought this bike from a collector and have had it garaged ever since. When I bought it, the Bimota had123 miles on it. Three months ago, I had all the brake fluid changed to fresh fluid including the clutch, a new battery installed along with a battery tender connection (trust me you do not want to change the battery on this bike), oil and filter and brand new Dunlop Q2’s. The SB8R S is always stored in a heated garage along with a dehumidifier.

Everything on this motorcycle is stock except for the addition of the $500 optional fuel trimmer. I have not hooked the fuel trimmer up but it is on the bike. One of the issues with this bike is its ability to run properly down low and that is where the trimmer comes into play. However, I have found this bike to run flawlessly with no glitches down low. I have been following the manual for the proper break in and have not deviated from that. At 1000 miles you are free to open it up and ride like the wind. I have all of the manuals, along with the original sales brochure and three copies of Superbike magazine where they tested the SB8R when it originally came out of Italy.

I have the title in hand. I will not ship the bike but I am willing to assist the shipper if the bike is picked up for transport.

There is no warranty on this bike and it is being sold as is. If you are near I would suggest you view the bike in person and if that isn’t possible, I am more then happy to discuss it on the phone and send more picture of anything you would like to see.

I will let the pictures speak for this beautiful bike.

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There should be no shortage of air reaching the  TL1000R engine hiding in there.  I still say the Suzuki cluster looks out of place (cheap) on the Bimota.

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The sellers story about the fuel trimmer reminds me that we’ve had plenty of comments from Bimota owners, stating they can be a work in progress.

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The auction is for keeps for #25 or 150 as the reserve has been met.  Click here to bid or stare at pictures.


Could I Get That With Some Extra Carbon Fiber Please?:  2000 Bimota SB8R Special
Bimota August 25, 2011 posted by

Carbon Dreams: 2000 Bimota SB8R Special

Carbon Dreams:  2000 Bimota SB8R Special

I don’t care how much it is.  I’m not really concerned about the specs.  This is simply about pleasing the eye and please it does.

Among Bimota’s,  SB8R’s are half way common.  The SB8R Special, well not so much.  I’ve seen claims of a production run of 150.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, the carbon fiber sets the “Special” apart from your ordinary SB8R.

As is mandatory with all Bimota purchases, it hasn’t been ridden.  910 miles put on by one owner.  Entry fee is $16,995.  Break the news to the wife that the house isn’t getting painted this year and tell the kids the economy has forced you to eliminate their allowances.

I’d never noticed before but that is just a standard spec Suzuki gauge cluster.   That is kinda rinky dink.

That isn’t standard Suzuki spec.

Stop starring or your coworkers will think you are looking at porn!  Get back to work or go lay down some coin here.



Bimota May 4, 2011 posted by

She’s Easy On the Eyes: 2000 Bimota SB8R-S

She’s Easy On the Eyes:  2000 Bimota SB8R-S

Update 5.2.2011: . -dc

You know you are getting jaded when you have a really sweet looking Bimota to post and you forget to post it.  In my humble opinion this is the best looking SB8R we’ve listed (these may be the same two bikes)  and all for one simple reason:  those wheels.  I’m  astounded how much those wheels dress up the SB8R.  Yes, it is an exquisite exercise in engineering but I always thought the SB8R was a bit frumpy looking.  Me likey this one though.  If my bank account had a few more zeros I’d be game for this one.

Why post a couple of boring close ups?  To show how dog gone clean this thing really is.  That is show room clean right there my friends.  Yes, that is a ti exhaust. 

Do Bimota’s have a healthy smattering of carbon fiber?  Do bears crap in the woods?

The info on her:

I am selling my 2000 Bimota SB8R-S (Special).  Very Very RARE.  Only 150 world wide.  It has only 3203 highway miles (all the miles were put on last July when I went to a bike show in San Francisco – Reno).  This was the first and last time I have ridden the bike.  I bought this bike BRAND new last year with 0 miles and an open MSO.  I registered the bike last year so I could ride up to Laguna Seca last July.  Since then, I have decided not to ride the bike anymore as I got too nervous about damaging any parts.  The bike is as clean as a new bike and looks fantastic.  You wont be disappointed.  There is over 10K in modified parts when bought from Bimota USA.  It was their last bike left from their inventory when they closed their doors.

– Suzuki TL1000 engine (996 cc Vtwin) fuel injected 
– Full carbon fiber nose piece, side fairings, and complete sub frame seat section
– Carbon fiber frame and rear hugger
– Gold anodized aluminum chain sprocket
– Gold adjustable racing foot controls from billet aluminum
– Gold colored Paioli front forks 
– Gold colored rotor hat with cross drilled rotors
– European headlight system with HID lights.  This was only offered in Europe
– Ohlins steering stabilizer

Aftermarket parts that were put on by Bimota USA as a special order. 

– Motocorse full titanium exhaust – $5600 (only produced 10 of these units) They are no longer available
– Marchesini 5 spoke rims – $5200 (only produced for this bike as an addition)
– Clear LED taillight 
– Power Commander PCIII custom built map – $600 (This unit has corrected the fueling problem that was common on the bike)

I can guarantee that you will not find another bike this new.  It is very clean with no scratches or dirt.  Never dropped, crashed, or raced.  It is 100% immaculate.  I have found some SB8R for sale in the UK at $17,000 but not the “Special” version.  

I have everything that came with this bike.  Manuals, Certificates, Extra keys, brochure, and leather key cover.  This is truly a collectible and will be worth twice as much in no time

 She’s got a healthy set of………..scoops up front.  Since I was late in posting this one the benefit is knowing the auction is for real.  The reserve is off as the bidding has risen to $14,000 as of this writing.  Definitely more than the “common” SB8’s have been going for but this one does have some drool worthy extras and it is an “S” version.  Heck I was sold on the exhaust and the wheels alone.

Here is the rest of the Bimota porn.


Bimota July 27, 2010 posted by

Xmas In July: Brand Spankin New Bimota SB8RS

Bimota SB8RS – Brand new!

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Price: $10,600 with reserve in place
Mileage: 1

From the auction:

You probably just scrolled down to look at this hand built masterpiece before reading my listing. As I still do every time I take the cover off,  just lost for words to describe this beauty. You may have even called your buddies to look at it. I know this sounds arrogant but it really is the bike that gets the most attention of all the bikes in the collection and it has some stiff competition in here.

What else can I say.  I think the seller has pretty much summed it up right there.  Like some of  the two strokes, I think we’ve had a steady stream of Bimota’s up for sale this spring and summer.  I don’t know if we’ve had one with 1 mile on it and a limited edition to top it off  (not that any Bimota is mass produced).  From what info I can gather the RS was pretty much a cosmetic upgrade with carbon bodywork and various other visual upgrades.  It looks like the owner topped it off with an aftermarket exhaust system.  If you are a Bimota expert and know about some engine upgrades on the RS please post a comment below as there is very little info on this model.

Enough words, pictures please:

And more from the auction:

This bike has thousands of dollars in exotic aftermarket parts that were installed years ago when it arrived and have just started the bike having been fueled for the first time. The sound of the full titanium Moto Corse exhaust has long been wanting to make it’s music after years of waiting to hear it run. Needless to say, the sound is something you must experience yourself. Other trick items installed are gold Volta Moto rear sets, Moto Corse titanium kickstand, Moto Corse windscreen, Marchesini wheels and GP style rear caliper & rotor. The SB8RS is powered by a reliable Suzuki power plant tweaked by the Bimota specialists to perform at a higher level than the “run of the mill” TL1000 with a light weight chassis built around it. The new owner of this SB8RS will be titled the first owner which will prove as an even more attractive investment. You are welcome to see the bike prior to bidding however the bike is brand new and aside from the added enhancements it is just as new as the day it left the factory.

I don’t know if I could have owned that thing and never fired it up or taken a quick spin on it.  The seller truly has some patience.  The bidding has been going on for a couple of days now.  As of this posting the reserve had not been reached (just over $10,000) but the auction does have a couple of days left.  Maybe you can convince the Mrs. you’ve been a good boy and deserve a little Xmas in July.  .


Bimota June 9, 2010 posted by

Italian Art: 2000 Bimota SB8R On Ebay

Italian Art:  2000 Bimota SB8R On Ebay

Clean, low mile Bimota SB8R on Ebay with two days left on the auction.

From the auction:

offered for sale is my 2000 Bimota SB8r. the bike has a moto corse slip on exhuast, stainless steel hydrualic lines, recent tires battery and fluids.

 it has a billet clear clutch cover, barnett kevlar clutch, custom pressure plate, stronger clutch springs.

 front sprocket reduced one tooth.

digital fuel trimmer. the fuel injectors have been flow matched and spray paterned

it has been kept indoors, not garaged, housed, in a climate control. outside only over 55 degrees to be ridden only, never parked never sun baked, never been wet.

Comes with Bimota interior soft cover,  shipping rear stand and transit crate base. parts manual. Accumate battery protector/charger.

The auction is taking place .  Might be worth a look just to find out where Dragons Liar, NJ is.  How cool a name is that?