After many years using superbike engines from Japan’s leading manufacturers, Bimota started a new chapter with Ducati and developed a 1098cc testastretta-engined special. A Scottsdale collector-car dealer presents this bespoke superbike with only 1,621 miles.
Ducati’s modern and water-cooled L-twin develops 160hp and is housed in the complex and beautiful combination of oval-tube trellis frame, CNC side plates and carbon fairings. Hard to explain the combination of high tech and craftmanship in a low-volume specialty like the DB7, but take a careful look at how the machined aluminum side plates interface with the frame, drivetrain, and fairing. Marzocchi’s 43mm Corse forks are up front, with a twin-reservoir monoshock damping Bimota’s progressive-link rear. Brembo four-piston calipers are radially mounted on Bimota’s machined mounts with 320mm floating rotors. Rearsets and levers are each another showcase for the CNC-machined aluminum artistry.
In impeccable shape, this DB7 still has its factory titanium muffler. The eBay-based dealer has a wide selection of exotic cars available, and has great pictures but only a few words about the DB7, safe to assume anyone shopping for a DB7 will have at least some knowledge of the brand –
- Only 1600 miles
- Just serviced
- One of the rarest super bikes produced
- Call today for additional information
Bimota was on the mend in the mid-oughties and relied on Ducati for powerplants, which continues today. The DB7 reviewed as a rewarding machine, slim and lightweight, and worth setting up correctly. Production numbers are hard to verify but appear to be just 100 or so for the 2007-10 run, it was succeeded by the 1198cc DB8 which is still available. A sparkling display of technical and manufacturing capability, the DB7 shown here seems a gem. The ask is about what DB7’s were fetching a few years ago, poised for appreciation, which should please the three dozen watchers on the buy-it-now…