Bimota DB5S

 

 

 

Make Model

Bimota DB5S

Year

2011

Engine

Four stroke, 90°“L”twin cylinder, SOHC, desmodromic 2 valves per cylinder 

Capacity

1078 cc / 65.8 in.
Bore x Stroke 98 x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Cooling System Air / oil cooled

Induction

Electronic fuel injection - 45 mm throttle body

Ignition

Magneti Marelli electronic 
Starting Electric

Max Power

69.3 kW / 95 hp @ 7050 rpm

Max Torque

103 Nm / 10.5 kgf-m / 76 lb/ft. @ 5500 rpm

Transmission

6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Lubrication Wet sump
Exhaust 2 in 1 in 2
Frame 25/20mm tubular chrome molybdenum steel trellis with lateral plates in aircraft alloy. 35/25/15mm tubular chrome molybdenum steel trellis with lateral plates in aircraft alloy rear.

Front Suspension

43mm UD Öhlins TIN Coated Fork, fully adjustable Pre-load, Compression, Rebound, 120mm wheel travel.

Rear Suspension

Öhlins Monoshock, fully adjustable Pre-load - External Hydraulic Device, Compression, Rebound

Front Brakes

2x 298mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm disc 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/90ZR -17

Rear Tyre

180/55ZR -17
Dimensions

Length  2045 mm / 80.5 in.

Width   750 mm / 29.5 in.

Height  1230 mm / 48.4 in.

Seat height 810 mm / 31.9 in.
Wheelbase 1425 mm / 56.1 in.

Weight

189 kg / 416.7 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

17 Litres / 4.5 US gal.

The DB5S biposto offers exhilarating performance combined with sport-touring comfort for the rider and passenger.

Derived from its predecessor, the award winning DB5 Mille, the tubular steel frame of the DB5S with machined plates in aircraft alloy envelopes the powerful and reliable Ducati 1100 DS engine. The innovative concept behind the tubular composite swing arm, exclusive to Bimota, confirms our commitment to continuous research and development. As introduced first on the DB5 Mille the revolutionary design of the full front fairing leaves the engine completely exposed.

The compact, lightweight and agile DB5S has been designed with the dedicated sportrider in mind, offering supersport performance and handling on the short and fast paced ride through narrow turns as well as the long trip with two-up.

Today's born-again Bimota adventure began thanks to the initiative, the courage and the vision of Ing. Roberto Comini, a successful and accomplished entrepreneur who is also President of the multinational company Farmavenda Spa.

As his partner in the adventure of restoring Bimota to its previous prestigious status in the motorcycle world, Ing.Comini has teamed up with Novafin, a Swiss company based in Geneva whose CEO is a great fan of Bimota, as well as thoroughly knowledgeable about motorcycles.

Mr. Gigi Bonini, a successful manager from the industry, has recently joined Bimota as the new Managing Director, and with the help of the dedicated and passionate team he has assembled, will be in charge of taking the Bimota marque back to its origins, even if the market in general, as well as the competition, has changed a great deal since it was founded back in 1973 by the team headed by Mr.Massimo Tamburini.

Bimota is fully established in all the major world markets and has recently also returned to the USA, where the first Bimota showroom has been opened in New York.

For the future Bimota is developing several different projects, including evolutionary versions of existing models which will be revealed at the appropriate time. Meanwhile, the company's commitment and determination are at the highest levels to meet the challenging task of relaunching such a prestigious marque.

DB5 1000 Project ­ The Genesis

In July 2003, the reborn Bimota company, still in a start-up phase, decided to return to the marketplace with a new model which would be 'Una Vera Bimota' incorporating the greatest expression of technology, innovation and Made in Italy design flair. Thus was born the new Bimota DB5 Mille.

The designer of this new Bimota is Sergio Robbiano, who was already responsible for the styling of the controversial but innovative 500Vdue model.

In December 2003 Robbiano delivered the DB5 Mille design to Bimota, interpreting in a successful manner the philosophy that Bimota wanted to transmit with this bike.

Throughout 2004, a small but dedicated team has been hard at work to create the prototype revealed last September at Intermot 2004 in Munich.

Their challenge was all the more difficult thanks to the fact that the development of the new model took place at the same time as the complete re-organization of the company. Nevertheless, thanks to the diligence, devotion and passion of Bimota staff, the new DB5 Mille was duly presented at Intermot 2004.

Its success was immediate, and exceeded all expectations, with the bike's design universally acclaimed. Such was the admiration for it that the DB5 Mille won the prestigious Motorcycle Design Association Award as the most beautiful bike of the entire show in the Supersport category.

This significant achievement spurred on the Bimota R&D team to bring the DB5 Mille to production as fast as possible, but to the highest standards, in order that the many eager customers who had expressed an interest in acquiring the bike, could have their dreams fulfilled.

Unfortunately, the winter of 2004-5 in Italy was very cold: heavy rain and snow until the end of March delayed the intensive test programme of the DB5 Mille. Nevertheless, initial test results have been immediately positive, and by building on this, after months of hard work we reached our intended aim of delivering a bike which is as satisfying to ride as it is beautiful to look at.

Technical And Styling Features

From the very beginning Bimota wanted to produce a bike which would be aggressive and compact, yet light-handling and enjoyable to ride. For this reason, some technical and styling choices have been made in order to be sure that the DB5 Mille would possess these qualities.

The bike is powered by a Ducati 1000 DS desmodue air-cooled engine, one of the most established Ducati desmo V-twin motors. Bimota's link with Ducati extends back to 1984, and a new model powered by the desmodue Ducati V-twin engine is assuredly the ideal way to set Bimota's new direction. The link between the two prestigious Italian marques has always pleased and excited enthusiasts all over the world.

The 992cc desmodue twin-spark motor is a reliable design, with exciting performance and a strong torque curve which greatly enhances the bike's driveability.

Its great rideability perfectly matches the character of the DB5 chassis design, so that the bike as a whole becomes really enjoyable to ride.

Such an engine deserves to be an integral part of the model's visual appeal, and Robbiano has therefore succeeded in combining the beauty of a complete fairing with the spectacle of the engine left fully in view, emphasising the mechanical element of the design as a whole, while still providing the aerodynamic qualities required by a high-performance sportbike.

Featured for the first time on any motorcycle is a trellis swing-arm constructed of steel tubing with machined lateral plates made of aircraft alloy.

The front of the bike is particularly slim thanks to the small space required by the compact air-cooled engine.

Near the vertically stacked headlights are located the twin air intakes through which, thanks to the internal configuration of the fairing and the front bodywork, allow cool air to be ducted to the engine for optimum cooling.

For the rear of the DB5, Bimota wanted the leaness of a racebike: the dual exhaust cans in anodized aluminium stand out visually, with the tiny real light mounted between the two.

The Bimota DB5 Mille is the fruit of the passion, innovation and design flair of a company that aims to return to the prestigious role it previously held in the world's motorcycling panorama. The Bimota models of the third millennium will bring unique Italian styling, and the exclusivity of a high-tech product, to the roads of the world.