Bimota DB7

 

 

 

Make Model

Bimota DB7

Year

2008 - 09

Engine

Four stroke, 90°“L”twin cylinder, SOHC, desmodromic 4 valve per cylinder

Capacity

1099 cc / 67.1 in.
Bore x Stroke

104 x 64.7mm

Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio

12.5:1

Induction

Electrically controlled gasoline injection and φ60mm throttle body

Ignition 

Magneti Marelli 
Starting Electric

Max Power

118 kW / 160 hp @ 9750 rpm

Max Torque

123 Nm / 90.7 lb/ft. @ 8000 rpm
Clutch Wet multiple plates, hydraulic system

Transmission 

6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Gear Ratio 1st 12.5:1 / 2nd 8.333:1  / 3rd 6.25:1  / 4th 5.263:1 / 5th 4.5455:1 / 6th 4:1

Front Suspension

43mm Marzocchi UD fork DLC fully adjustable, 120mm wheel travel.

Rear Suspension

Extreme Tech Monoshock TTX fully adjustable low/high speed, 120mm wheel travel.

Front Brakes

2x 320mm / 12.6 in. discs 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 230mm / 9.1 in.disc 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

190/55 ZR17

Seat Height 800 mm / 31.5 in.

Dry Weight

172 kg / 379.2 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

16 Litres / 4.2 US gal.
Standing 0 - 100km 3.6 sec
Standing 0 - 140km 6.2 sec
Standing 0 - 200km 17.6 sec
Acceleration  60-100 km/h 4.5 sec
Top speed 260 km/h / 161.6 mph

Bimota holds a unique position in the history of sport motorcycles. The Emilia Romagna region of Italy has always been the heart of Italian motorcycle development and manufacture. Design and engineering in this region, ‘terra di motore’ (the land of engines), has always been fertile ground for the development of so many the new technical ideas and performance advancements of Italian motorcycles. Bimota entered the fray in the early 70’s with innovative solutions to chassis design most notably that of trellis frames, hub center steering and extreme attention to component detail. The engines utilized were directly acquired from almost all of the top world producers. During the years Bimota production included engines from and Honda, Suzuki, Harley Davidson, Yamaha, Ducati, BMW, Gilera, and Kawasaki, most of which were initially developed as race only bikes. The incredible passion of the three founders Bianchi, Morri and Tamburini produced race bikes that carried such great names as Ferrari, Tardozzi, Mertens and Falappa to victories on the world stage.

Technical innovation, handcrafting and unrestricted component quality have always been the primary directive and soul of Bimota. Since the rebirth of Bimota in 2003, these priorities remain at core of the companies philosophy and take form in the new generation models DB5, DB6 Delirio and incredible Tesi 3D. Unique in the world of motorcycling, Bimota continues to offer the motorcycle world technically advanced TESI 3D omega frame with ultra stable hub center steering.

The latest chapter in Bimota development is the new DB7. Powered by the incredible Ducati 1098 Testastretta Evoluzione engine, the DB7 matches the performance of the Ducati Superbike engine with the innovative Bimota chassis concepts. The DB7 introduces a beautiful oval tube hybrid trellis frame, stout light alloy mounting plates and a structural carbon fibre rear subframe and a new Bimota progressive rear suspension. Bimota technology and innovation has never been more beautiful.

Engine

At the heart of the new Bimota DB7 is the Ducati 1098 Testastretta Evoluzione engine. Powerful, and light, it generates the kind of power that excites the heart with each twist of the throttle, yet its linear power delivery allows entering and exiting turns fast - a confidently controlled experience.

Frame

The DB7 introduces a new hybrid oval tube trellis frame that utilizes lightweight machined plates in its design. The same engineering solution is used in the unique rear swingarm for a package that not only delivers rigidity and predictable handing, but also lends a harmonized technical look to the bike.

Suspension

The innovative rear suspension links the swingarm directly to the engine and employs an advanced Extreme Tech rear shock developed in cooperation with Bimota. The fully adjustable shock attaches to the SPB (Bimota progressive system) progressive linkage system, for maximum control and traction in the corners. The rear suspension is offset to the right side, allowing space for the rear cylinder exhaust system.

Upper and lower fork crowns are billet machined and mount fully adjustable Marzocchi Corse forks with 43 mm sliders with DLC (diamond like coating) treatment for smooth and predictable reaction to the tarmac.

Wheels, Brakes and Body

The alloy forged wheels are built specifically for Bimota design and are some of the lightest most torsionally rigid produced in the world. The powerful front brakes utilize twin 320 mm discs and radially mounted Brembo four pad four piston callipers. On the back a floating 230mm disc matches to a Brembo 2 piston calliper.

The top fairing is formed of structural carbon fiber and supports the instruments and headlamp, eliminating the need for a separate subframe. The rear tail section is also made of structural carbon fiber and also benefits from the same elimination of a separate subframe. Combined they significantly reduce the overall weight of the bike.

The digital instrument panel combines analog and digital readouts. The unit records 20 lap times, and top speed each lap.

The narrow fuel tank, with a capacity of 26 liters, has been sculpted to be extremely thin between the legs and matches perfectly the seat to maximise rider control and comfort. With a seat height of only 800mm, riders of all heights can enjoy the performance of the DB7.

Combine all of the DB7 innovations and you have a bike that weighs-in at an incredible class leading 170 kgs. The DB7 bristles with fine CNC machined details including the rear frame plates, engine mounts foot rests, rear swingarm sections, chain adjuster plates and both clutch and front brake levers. The new DB7 charms the heart by combining characteristic Bimota style cues with uncompromised attention to details and unparalleled fit and finish.

The DB7 is staged to add new definition the 1000cc Super bike category.