Bimota DB8 Biposta

 

 

 

Make Model

Bimota DB8 Biposto

Year

2012 - 13

Engine

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

Capacity

1198 cc / 73.1 cub. in.
Bore x Stroke 106 x 67.9 mm
Compression Ratio

12.7:1

Cooling System

Liquid cooled

Induction

Electrically controlled gasoline injection and φ60mm throttle body

Ignition

Magneti Marelli 
Starting Electric
Exhaust 2 in 1, stainless steel

Max Power

170 hp / 125 kW @ 9750 rpm

Max Torque

131,4 Nm / 13,4 kg-m / 96.9 lb/ft. @ 8000 rpm
Clutch Wet multiple plates, hydraulic system

Transmission

6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Frame Welded 39NiCrMo4 tubing and machined 6082 aluminium alloy plates

Front Suspension

Marzocchi USD forks DLC fully adjustable

Rear Suspension

Extreme Tech Monoshock fully adjustable

Front Brakes

2x 320mm / 12.6 in Brembo floating discs 4 pistons radial Brembo calipers, radial pumps

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm / 8.7 in. floating disc, 2-piston Brembo caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

190/55 ZR17

Dimensions

Length  2040 mm / 80.3 in.

Height     730 mm / 28.7 in.

Height  1105 mm / 43.5 in.

Wheelbase 1430 mm / 56.3 in
Seat Height 800 mm / 31.5 in

Dry weight

178 kg / 392.4 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

16 Litres / 4.2 US gal
Top speed 280 km/h  / 174 mph

A two-seat supercar. This is the character of the new DB8. The engine is the Testastretta 1198 Ducati develops more power and determination.

The DB8 is a new bike out of the range of Bimota. The aim was to expand the sportiness of the DB7 in various points, even the possibility of two-man use, and the implanting of 1198 he motor. The aim was to expand the sportiness of the DB7 at various points, even The Possibility of two-man use, and the implanting of 1198 he motor.

Once again it is our engineers succeeded in these goals in the style of the Bimota to realize image. Once again it is our engineers succeeded in these goals in the style of the Bimota to realize image. The self-supporting carbon rear frame of the DB 7 gives way to a new aluminum subframe to the optical, almost unobtrusively integrated into the design. The self-supporting carbon rear frame 7 of the DB design gives way to a new aluminum subframe to the optical, almost unobtrusively integrated.

The 1198 cc engine with 170hp and serves as the perfect engine for this bike. The 1198 cc engine with 170hp and serves as the perfect engine for this bike. To offer an attractive sale price can the Bimota DB8 is not equipped with carbon fiber parts as is the case with the DB7, but all the bodywork will be painted fiberglass. To not to offer attractive sale price can the Bimota DB8 is equipped with carbon fiber parts as is the case with the DB7, but all the body work will be painted fiberglass.

All carbon parts of the DB7 will be offered as a racing accessories for the DB8, like the expansion of electronics with the "Traction Control". All carbon parts of the DB7 will be offered as a racing accessories for the DB8, like the expansion of electronics with the "Traction Control".

MCN

Bimota’s DB8 superbike may look the spitting image of the 160bhp Ducati 1098-engined 2008 DB7, but it’s different in three distinct ways. It’s powered by the bigger 170bhp Ducati 1198 superbike motor, it has a pillion perch and it’s cheaper, to the tune of £1700.

The DB8 test bike we rode from their factory is easily the best Bimota we’ve ridden. The suspension is plush and controlled, the fuelling is spot-on, it’s devilishly fast, comes on sticky Dunlop D211 GP Racer tyres and thanks to its new twin seat layout and revised subframe, roomier for taller riders too.

The DB8 is powered by Ducati’s magnificent 170bhp liquid-cooled 90° V-twin Testastretta 1198 engine, using Bimota’s own electronics. Twist the throttle and the power is smoothly delivered, instantly with no nasty hesitations or stutters. With just 189kg to push along fully-fuelled, acceleration is savage and the DB8 keeps pulling hard through the gears until the road runs out. This is a bone-fide superbike in every sense.    

 

Ride and Handling

We’ve ridden exquisite-handling Bimotas and ones that handle so badly, you’d rather get off and walk. Fortunately, the DB8 we rode was set-up to perfection, offering plush ride quality for normal riding and lots of support and feel for when you turn the wick up. The only weak link is the brakes, which fade under hard use. The radial Brembo four-piston calipers are excellent usually, so this must be down to brake pad compound. The DB8 is nice and roomy for tall riders compared to the single seat DB7, which vastly improves the usability from a Sunday morning toy to an everyday sportsbike.

Source MCN