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Old 07-14-2013, 09:44 AM   #1
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Bimota DBx

Bimota's first enduro.




95PS and 175kg.
21" and 18" wheels!

More info at http://www.motorradonline.de/einzelt...bericht/452523
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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That lightweight adventure twin?

Fourteen litre fuel tank, generous 27deg/121mm head angle and trail, wheelbase a smidge shorter than a KTM 990, 210/200mm travel from top-shelf Ohlins off-road suspension, spoked wheels sized for knobby tyres, under 400 pounds wet ... Spec sheet here.

Price aside, isn't this the lightweight v-twin adventure bike they've been begging KTM for over on Orange Crush?

What's missing? Can't be water cooling and another 20hp. Fuel capacity? Carry a bladder.

To the OP: Thanks for the thread, and the link to the article. It might attract more interest if you adjusted the title. Not many will recognise the Bimota model name and most will assume it's a poser special, not Bimota's first attempt at a proper adventure bike.

Okay the price is ridiculous. But for some, that won't matter.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:16 AM   #4
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Bimota enduro

Very nice bike!

I see it more as an competition for the KTM 950 SuperEnduro, than a real ADV bike. It would still need a main stand, skid plate and a decent shield, but all in all a very nice posh bike
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:53 AM   #5
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What's missing? Can't be water cooling and another 20hp. Fuel capacity? Carry a bladder.
More fuel capacity and a fairing would be nice. Something like Cagiva Elefant.
Is that kind of swingarm strong enough for off roading? It looks fragile.



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To the OP: Thanks for the thread, and the link to the article. It might attract more interest if you adjusted the title. Not many will recognise the Bimota model name and most will assume it's a poser special, not Bimota's first attempt at a proper adventure bike.
Yes, I know but now the title is locked with the first post. It was typed on my mobile in a hurry.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:54 AM   #6
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Okay the price is ridiculous. But for some, that won't matter.
If they can afford the cost, then they can afford to have a chase vehicle with pro mechanics at the ready for any typical Bimota "character" traits that may pop up while on a ride. That's a pretty show bike. How many here would ride it out in the boonies, solo?
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:02 AM   #7
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I wonder if that shock would fit the SE?
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:42 AM   #8
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it was at the Erzberg with driver Stefano Sacchini, read here
http://www.bimota.it/it/news_dettaglio.asp?id=274





other photos in action before the erzberg



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Old 07-17-2013, 07:31 AM   #9
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Bimota's first enduro.



95PS and 175kg.
21" and 18" wheels!

More info at www.motorradonline.de
A suggestion, if I may - when linking, link to the article, not the home page of the website...because as soon as they update the home page, the article we're trying to find migrates down, and away, making it very hard to find. ;)

http://www.motorradonline.de/einzelt...bericht/452523 is the article.

Price in question is 23.900 Euros, or about $32,400 USD today. Bimota...the Ferrari of Cycles...

That said... this might be better than curry on your fries if you want something exotic!
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:13 PM   #10
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A suggestion, if I may - when linking, link to the article, not the home page of the website...because as soon as they update the home page, the article we're trying to find migrates down, and away, making it very hard to find. ;)

http://www.motorradonline.de/einzelt...bericht/452523 is the article.
Done. Now let's hope they don't change the layout too often. In past I have seen few "Seite nicht gefunden" pages instead of the article I have been looking for. I was thinking that you can always find the article from the home page using the seach.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:00 PM   #11
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I love it!

But why?
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:54 PM   #12
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I love it!

But why?
Because Bimota tech director is a long-term enduro rider and wanted a two-cylinder with the grunt of Ducati engine but light as possible.
Declared weight is real .
The bike has just only one defect - price.
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:15 PM   #13
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Huh... I lust after the DB5R, but for enduros, I'm generally looking somewhere else. $32k is WAY too much for a bike that I'm gonna flog, get dirty, and probably drop (more than once).

I have a Ducati-engined dually, that's cheap enough it won't break the bank if I break it: a Cagiva Gran Canyon.

Frack, for the price of spare parts on that Bimota, I can probably have replacements for my Cag custom-fabbed.

Anyway... it's an interesting engineering exercise, but I would not seriously take such a vehicle out in the backwoods. Not unless I was able to buy it used, at a VERY steep discount.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:45 PM   #14
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But I just gotta ride it. Once!

Wish someone would build the real world version of that with, say, the SV650 motor.

Still would want all the Ohlins goodies and the best spoked wheels available.

Maybe $15,000?
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:44 PM   #15
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I have a Ducati-engined dually, that's cheap enough it won't break the bank if I break it: a Cagiva Gran Canyon. .
i just got one of those and it's an amazing bike for what it is, but that bimota at a hundred pounds lighter with a real long travel suspension and 21 inch wheel looks to be in a different ball game. If money were no object that would be the bimota for me
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