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Bimota is a small, Italian manufacturer of custom and production motorcycles. It was founded in 1973 in Rimini, Italy by Bianchi, Morri and Tamburini. The company name is a portmanteau derived from the first two letters of each of the three founders’ surnames, i.e.
Bianchi Morri Tamburini.
Because the state of frame design and overall packaging was poor, Bimota concentrated initially on building high-quality motorcycles around existing engines. From the beginning they customised the top models of Suzuki, Honda and Kawasaki. During the late 1970s, Bimota also helped develop and build motorcycles branded as Lamborghinis.
In the 1980s they also customised Yamaha and Ducati motorcycles.
Bimota’s co-founder and long-time chief designer Tamburini has been an influential player in the development of other Italian brands, most significantly his work on the popular Ducati 916, the Ducati Paso, and MV Agusta F4; other designers such as current Bimota chief Sergio Robbiano have also been involved with larger-volume
Bimota models currently in production include the DB5, DB6, DB7 and the Tesi, with a DB8 featuring the Ducati 1198 engine in development. The latest model features the Vyrus which is said to be the only bike on production to house Hub Steering
Their bikes have been raced over the years, winning several early Superbike World Championship races. Virginio Ferrari won the 1987 Formula TT title aboard a YB4 EI, partnering with Davide Tardozzi. Davide Tardozzi took five in 1988), and also the 1980 350cc constructor’s title.
After many years without success, the Australian rider Anthony Gobert caused a major shock in 2000 by winning a wet race at Philip Island on a SB8R.
V Due 500 cm- 150 1997–1999
V Due Corsa 26 1999–2001
V Due Corsa Evoluzione 120 2001–2003
V Due Evoluzione 14 2003
V Due Racing Edizione Finale
The SB8K is a sportbike made by Italian motorcycle manufacturer Bimota.
The bike was added to the present lineup after the company hiatus in the late 1990s financial crisis. The bike was built with a profusion of light alloys and carbon fiber; the materials employed in the construction of the chassis are the most advanced materials available today. Carbon fiber is used for the fairing, as well as for the construction of the fuel tank, which was built utilizing the same techniques applied to parts for the Motorcycle Grand Prix racebike.
Many elements of the SB8K are meticulously machined from aluminum alloy, a distinctive hallmark for all classic and current Bimota products.
The SB series means the powerplant beneath the bike frame was taken directly from the Suzuki TL1000R, and has been highly tuned by engineers to deliver more power output torque at all engine speeds.
The SB8K is the only production bike in the world that using Bimota’s very own Radial Injector Fuel Injection (Radial EFI).
The V Due is a 500cc V-twin two-stroke motorcycle manufactured by Bimota. The bike was first manufactured in 1997. The first and only production run created 340 bikes.
The initial attraction of the V Due was that it utilized an electronic fuel injection system which Bimota created to meet restrictive emissions standards in both the EU and in North America.
The DB1 is a motorcycle designed by Federico Martini and made by the small motorcycle maker Bimota in Rimini, Italy. Made in the mid-1980s, it had a 750 cc Ducati 90- V-twin engine.
DB1 stands for Ducati-Bimota one i.e. the first Bimota made with a Ducati engine. The frame and running gear by Bimota and motor supplied from Ducati.
They were the first production bike to have fully enclosing bodywork since the Vincent Black Knight of the 1950s.
The DB1 came along when the company was in real money trouble and the sales of the DB1 were what saved the company at that time.
They have 16-inch wheels and were one of the first road bikes (if not the first) to use radial tyres. They featured only the BEST of what parts were available in Italy at the time and were very expensive bikes built to a very high standard of finish. Brembo goldline brake calipers, floating discs. Marzzochi M1R forks.
And many Bimota made light aluminum parts machined from solid.
There were three road-going versions of the DB1:
DB1 1985-87 standard model. Red green and mostly pearl white bodywork. 453 made. Some 400 cc machines were made for Japan and are included in that number.
DB1S with freer exhausts and larger carburetors and no air cleaners. Same body colours as DB1 but with an S in the name. 63 made.
DB1SR with a very highly tuned engine, and different two-piece wheels made by Marvic/Akront. Same colours as the DB1 but mostly red. 153 made.
There were also a very limited number of DB1R factory race bikes built.
Also called windshields or screens, windscreens can be built into a fairing or be attached to an otherwise unfaired bike. They are usually made from transparent high-impact acrylic plastic. They may be shaped specifically to direct air flow over or around the head of the rider even if they are much shorter than the seated rider.
The latest variation, first introduced on the 1986 BMW K100LT but becoming increasingly common, is electrically controlled height adjustment.
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