Bimota SB8K Gobert Replica

 

 

 

Make Model

Bimota SB8K Gobert Replica

Year

2004

Engine

Four stroke, 90°-V-twin, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Capacity

996 cc / 60.9 cub. in
Bore x Stroke 98 x 66 mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled

Induction

Electronic fuel injection, 51mm throttle body

Ignition

Electronic inductive 
Starting Electric

Max Power

104.8 kW / 142.6 hp @ 9750 rpm

Max Torque

105.5 Nm / 10.75 kg-m / 77.8 lb/ft. @ 8750 rpm

Transmission

6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Lubrication system Wet Sump
Cooling system Liquid

Front Suspension

Telescopic upside-down fork with 46mm stanchions and rebound, compression and preload adjustments. 120mm wheel travel

Rear Suspension

Single shock absorber with compression, rebound, preload and length adjustments. 130mm wheel travel
Rake 23.5°

Front Brakes

2x 330mm discs

Rear Brakes

Single 230mm disc

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR17
Starter Electric
Seat height 810 mm / 32 in.
Wheelbase 1390 mm / 54.7 in.

Dry Weight

176 kg / 387 lbs

Fuel Capacity

20 Litres / US 5.3 gal.

A technical analysis of the SB8K model shows important technological advances in terms of construction, both of the chassis and engine. The most noticeable and striking feature is the radial motion of the fuel injectors that perfectly mimics the movement of the butterfly valves. This innovation maximizes performance by ensuring a perfect fluidity and consistency of the power delivery over the complete rpm range of the engine, which leads to significantly improved engine performance.

The electronic engine management is carried out by a sophisticated ECU which guarantees the most efficient performance of the unit, based on the operation and load conditions. The ECU also controls every electrical system and immediately communicates any kind of problem to the user. In addition to these basic tasks, the ECU is also capable of handling different mappings, which can be chosen manually by the rider, depending on the setting of the motorcycle or intended environment of use (normal, sporting or racing modes).

Approximately one hour of historic data concerning the basic parameters of the bike (like water temperature, air, speed, revolutions, and suspension positions) can be fully downloaded if the sensors are set up for such an application.

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 faring 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. Many elements of the SB8K are meticulously machined from aluminum alloy, a distinctive hallmark for all classic and current Bimota products.