Bimota DB5S Motorcycle - The 12 Bikes of XXXMAS

Sensible Excess

By Tim Carrithers, Photography by Bimota
Price $25,900
Engine type a-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve train SOHC, 4v, desmodromic
Displacement 1078cc
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 95 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Claimed torque 76 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Frame Composite steel/aluminum trellis
Front suspension 50mm Marzocchi inverted fork with adjustable spring
preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Extreme Tech shock with adjustable spring preload,
compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Bimota two-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Continental Sport Attack
Rear tire 180/55ZR-17 Continental Sport Attack
Seat height 31.9 in.
Wheelbase 56.1 in.
Fuel capacity 4.2 gal.
Claimed dry weight 392 lbs.

Verdict | Nice
5 stars out of 5
Autentico Italian exotica with just enough good sense to make nice with Mrs. Claus.

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