Posts by tag: tricolor

Bimota December 6, 2015 posted by

For your consideration: 1995 Bimota SB6

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1995 Bimota SB6 on ebay

I will to admit to hesitating before posting this one as the number of pictures is low, the paint job is apparently non-stock (per Bob @ Bimotaspirit) and mileage is higher than most Bimota’s.  But for many the SB6 is close-to-if-not the pinnacle of the 1990’s Bimota offerings and has even been listed as one of the sexiest Bimota’s ever built.

The 1990’s Bimota philosphy was pretty straighforward; take powerful Japanese engines, transport them into better handling chassis/frame, add better bodywork, exhaust systems, a few bits of trick like carbon fiber or billet footpegs. For the SB6, Bimota took the Suzuki GSX1100 engine (which put out about 150 hp) and placed it within a framework of big aluminium spars that curve from the steering head all the way down outside the engine.  The frame also incorporates the rear swing-arm pivots while the rear suspension was via an Öhlins unit placed horizontally.  The seat was a MotoGP style carbon-fiber floating design and everything was shaped to blend smoothly into the tank cover which like all the bodywork was a composite of carbon and fiberglass for lightness and good looks.  Oh there was also a Bimota designed exhaust the moved the exhaust under the tail/rear fairing unit.

Overall the SB6 was better looking and over 40kilos lighter than the GSX it was based on.  However it was also much more expensive than the standard GSX-R1100 and only 1140 units were built before Bimota stoped production to focus on the followup, the SB6R.

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This particular SB6 seems to have been painted with a style similar to the Bimota DB2 tri-colore, albeit with different colors.  It doesn’t look bad but probably won’t appeal to collectors looking for a full OEM setup.  Perhaps the OEM bodywork is available from the seller?

The bike has definitely been ridden as evidenced by the mileage and the pics the seller has posted.

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What is this SB6 worth?  I truly don’t know….on the plus side the SB6 is probably the most well-rounded model of all of the classic/pre-bankruptcy) Bimota models and a total of 1144 units were built so parts will probably be available with a bit of work.  On the negative side this SB6 seems to have non-stock turn signals, a missing rear mudguard, non-OEM paint, and the mileage might require some service (although the seller indicates fresh tires).

We tend to see more of the SB6R model that followed this one for sale here on RSBFS so info on current values of the SB6 model is kind of limited.  From what I was able to find, asking prices for a stock SB6 seem to be about 6,800 USD.  Current bidding on this one is at 4,650 with reserve not met and I think a fair price is somewhere in the middle.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

 

Note:  To see what a standard SB6 looks like, check out this RSBFS post from Aug 2013.

For your consideration:  1995 Bimota SB6
Bimota May 22, 2013 posted by

One of Twelve Imported to the States: 1994 Bimota DB2 Tricolor For Sale

Update 5.22.2013: This DB2 was previously listed in December and is back on eBay with a starting bid of $5700 and no reserve. Good luck to buyers and seller! -dc

1994 Bimota DB2 tricolor for sale

From the seller of the V Due is this very rare Bimota DB2 tricolor. 32 were produced in total and just 12 imported to the U.S. It is built around a Ducati 900SS motor but weighs just 375lbs wet! With some 12k miles it shows very well. With 2 days remaining on auction, the opening bid will start at $9700 reserve not met.

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1994 Bimota DB2 For Sale on eBay

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from the seller:

1994 Bimota DB2. 12,052 miles. Bought from PCS Daytona in 06/2008. Bike is exactly as the day I bought it, never even ridden it as it’s been in indoor, covered storage since.
Carbon fiber slip on exhaust, brembo radial master cylinders and billet reservoirs, kevlar brake and clutch lines, brembo front calipers, carbon belt covers, carbon look mirrors and vented clutch cover.
Will need a battery and a full service. Hasn’t been started/run since 11/2010 due to storage. No mechanical issues when stored.

As with many Bimota’s, the fiberglass is not the strongest of options as it is thin to save weight. This bike does have the typical fiberglass spidering that is commonly seen. I have shown it the best I could in the photos. Please feel free to ask for specific photos of anythng I have missed that you would like to see. Come on down and see the bike if you would like, arrangements can be made for viewing.

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Bimota April 29, 2011 posted by

Collector alert! ZERO miles 1999 Bimota DB4 up for grabs!

ZERO – as in not turned a wheel, nada, zilch, Z-E-E-R-O, miles 1999 Bimota DB4 with performance kit for sale in Michigan!

*update: as Joel and fellow RSBFS contributor Mike pointed out, the bike has 23 miles on the odometer, so strictly speaking it’s not a zero mile bike.  Aside from the factory performance kit it has also an aftermarket clutch slave and a tinted windscreen.

While both these points do not detract the bike from what is it – a desirable and collectible, almost new Bimota DB4 – it is nevertheless not truly zero miles and not 100% original.*

From the same collector that brought you the zero miles Bimota DB1Bimota Laser TT KB2, and a 1977 Ducati 900SS (on ebay now!) here’s another yet another zero miles Bimota from his amazing collection:

Up for auction is a 1999 Bimota DB4. This is a Brand New Zero Mile motorcycle that I am selling for my Dad who is selling his collection.

The condition of the bike is fantastic and is like new. It has been upgraded with the performance kit which is a Corse Exhaust and Kehin CR special Carburetors installed (the stock parts have been saved and will come with the bike). It does come with the original tool kit and literature. It also has a free and clear title in the sellers name.

Please take a look at the large pictures to get a better idea of condition and email me if you have any questions.

** Visit this link to see higher resolution pictures http://imageevent.com/joejo20/1999bimotadb4 **

Really, what’s there to say about ANY zero miles Bimota? It’s very desirable and collectible for sure, but I’d be too afraid to ride it.  I like to ride my bikes and I guess I’m not a serious enough collector to have separate bikes for riding and for static display. $16,900 for a DB4 is a lot of money for sure, but how do you put a value on the fact that it’s zero miles?!  Plus, if you are into that sort of thing, this is a low serial number bike (003) so may be worth just THAT much more…

This guy is a serious collector (just check out some of the other bikes in the background – Ducati NCR New Blue, Desmosedici, Ducati TT F1…) and I would love to see what else he will be listing for sale.  My only question would be – if my dad has such an amazing collection, why would I sell it?!

If you like having a brand new 1999 Bimota DB4 for display in your collection (and who doesn’t?), .

ph

Bimota October 20, 2010 posted by

2000 Bimota DB4 – low miles, low serial number, and low price!

2000 Bimota DB4 – serial number 2 – for sale with only 1300 miles.  Asking $7500 only!

We haven’t seen many Bimotas listed lately (biking season is [almost?] over and most Bimota owners aren’t in a rush to sell their bikes anyway), so I am a bit surprised when Dan sent me this one:

2000 Bimota DB4, serial number 2, Ducati engine, 1300miles, like new, orig. owner. $7500.

There’s not much info on the bike other than what’s listed, but  a.) the bike looks clean (like most Bimotas)  b.) it’s an original owner bike  c.) it’s got low miles (only 1300 for crying out loud!)  d.) it’s a low serial number bike (if you’re into that sorta thing)  and e.) at $7500 it’s reasonably priced – no matter what time of the year.

The DB4 tricolore is one of my favourite Bimotas with that charming 2V air-cooled Ducati lump inside. I would have preferred if this one has the Corse kit installed (Motocorse full exhaust, FCR carbs, different fuel tank…etc.), but for $7500, I’m not going to be picky.  Early Christmas shopping anyone?

Click HERE to jump to the ad on Craigslist.

ph

Bimota September 22, 2010 posted by

2000 Bimota DB4 for sale in Baltimore – only $8900!

2000 Bimota DB4 with 3800 miles for sale in Baltimore.

What can I say?  All these nice Bimotas that we’ve seen up for sale lately is driving me bonkers – if my wife would just let me trade in (or at least take out a mortgage on her!) our new born baby girl, I’d do it in a heartbeat and snap up all of them!  Anyway, here’s a nice 2000 Bimota DB4 for sale complete with Nichols flywheel, stainless lines, flatslides, and Corse exhaust.

Details are scarce, but $8900 is a pretty good deal and you can click here to check out previous DB4 listings for reference.

Here’s the ad on Ducati.ms forum. And oh – happy mid-autumn festival and don’t forget to try some moon cakes!

ph

Bimota April 24, 2010 posted by

Another 1989 Bimota YB7 for sale – in Oz!

When it rains, it pours and this time it’s pouring Bimota YB7s!  This is the 3rd YB7 that I have listed, but this one’s a tricolor version and it’s for sale on ebay Australia:

HIS IS A RARE 1989 BIMOTA YB7 IN EXCELLENT CONDITION HAVING TRAVELLED ONLY 4,826 KLMS.IT IS ONE OF ONLY 321 EVER PRODUCED.OPTIONAL ‘TRI COLOUR’  SCHEME BASED ON THE TRIED AND TESTED FZR400 CC ENGINE FROM YAMAHA.HAS RECENTLY HAD NEW TYRES,FILTERS,PLUGS AND FLUIDS AND IS READY FOR REGO IN QUEENSLAND.,THIS BIKE IS PART OF A COLLECTION I AM SELLING ON BEHALF OF A FRIEND AND IT CAME FROM A JAPANESE COLLECTOR ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO.

So there you have it.  Just want to add that there are a total of 321 YB7s made, and only 124 in this tricolor paint scheme.  A previously listed tricolor YB7 (also a tricolore) sold for AUD8850 (approx. USD8200), so I would be interested if this one fetches a similar price (current price is at AUD5000 – approx. USD4600).

Oh, . Cheers!

ph

Bimota April 9, 2010 posted by

1994 Bimota DB2 Tricolore in Wisconsin

1994 Bimota DB2 tricolor with 4,051 miles for sale in Madison, Wisconsin.

We’ve had several DB2s listed before, but none of them are of the tricolore variant which, whether you like it or not, is rather rare and hence desirable.

Rare sportbike, one of 34 tricolores in US. Ducati 904cc aircooled engine with Dynojet kit and opened airbox. 4,051 miles. Serviced by Ducati specialist. Dripping with carbon: cambelt covers, sprocket cover, vented clutch cover; also has: Termignoni carbon pipes, CRG’s Hindsight billet bar-end mirrors, billet oil filler cap & Euro switch, little flush Lockhart turn signals (fake carbon), evoluzione cyclesports’ regulator (with charger); Yoyodyne clutch slave; 916 SPS brake & clutch levers (and remotes), ss brake & clutch lines, Euro fairing w/parking light. Have similar quarter fairing, yet unpainted.

There’s no information that I can find to verify claims that there are only 34 of these in the US, but truth be told that I have only seen very few tricolors over the years.  There are several tasteful / de rigueur mods (such as the Termis…hmm!)  to the bike, so the asking price of $12000 is not outrageous, but definitely puts it at the higher end of the market – I guess the tricolore paint does demand a premium.

Update: The seller has sent the following information along to verify the 34 models stated. -dc

My source for the number of them is Bob Smith, then then-importer, who brought over 34 in a container. He had them painted in the pattern of the purple European
model, but in red-white-green. They were never sold in Europe (as confirmed by European members of the Bimota list), though there is a photo of one in the Bimota book.

Click here to see the ad on Craiglist

ph