2007 Bimota DB5R with only 2000 miles for sale in Seattle.
This motorcycle is being offered to discriminating buyers who appreciate fine Italian craftmenship. This outstanding example is a 2007 Bimota DB5S [looks more like a DB5R to me – ph] with only 2000 total miles. These motorcycles are very rare and if you are looking for something exotic and out of the ordinary, than you need to at least give this example consideration. Some of the key features are items like: Full carbon fiber bodywork, Ohlins front and rear suspension, Ducati 1000cc dual spark engine, Frame and steering components hand crafted from billet aluminum, OZ Forged Racing Rims, Weighs in at only 368 lbs. Retirement forces sale and price is not negotiable (this price represents $11,000 dollars off the original MSRP).
The Bimota DB5 was the first “new” Bimota after the successful and accomplished Italian entrepreneur Roberto Commini took over the then bankrupt Bimota and revived the brand. It was designed by Sergio Robbiano who, in a bit of irony, also penned the beautiful but engine wise flawed V Due that bankrupted Bimota in the first place. The DB5 also won the Sergio the MDA’s (Motorcycle Design Association) Design Award and other prestigious titles when it was launched.
Based on the DB5, the DB5R features the following upgrades:
- full carbon fiber fairing
- light weight forged OZ wheels
- Zard titanium silencers (although not on this specific bike it seems)
- tricolore paint scheme
The DB5, while not the most powerful bike in the world with the Ducati 1000DS air-cooled engine, is renowned for its superb ride and handling. Combined with those sexy lines (some say the best of the ‘new’ Bimotas) and tricolour paint scheme, who can resist? The only turn-off may be the $19,900 asking price…
Like most Bimotas, this one has been rarely ridden with 2000 miles (what’s the matter with Bimota owners?!) and has most likely been pampered more than my baby daughter has. DB5 don’t come up for sale often – we’ve only had two previous DB5 listings – so if this bike is speaking to your heart (why else would you buy an Italian bike?) and you are still standing after reading the $19,900 asking price, click here to check out the ad.