Ducati Powered Model Bimota DB7

By: Tim Carrithers, Roland Brown, Photography by Courtesy Of Bimota, Milagro

Tech Spec

The seventh Ducati-powered, all-Italian Bimota is the best yet-and one of the sexiest motorcycles ever.

Money-no-object Italian exotics such as the Benelli Tornado Tre, Ducati 1098R, Mondial Piega and MV Agusta F4 R 312.

Price approx. $40,000
Engine type l-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve train DOHC, desmo, 8v
Displacement 1099cc
Bore x stroke 104.0 x 64.7mm
Compression 12.5:1
Fuel system Marelli/Walbro EFI
Clutch Dry, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 160 bhp @ 9750 rpm
Claimed torque 91 lb.-ft. @ 8000 rpm
Frame Composite steel/aluminum trellis
Front suspension 43mm Marzocchi inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Single Extreme Tech shock with adjustable spring preload, high- and low-speed compression, high- and low-speed rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston callipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Single Bimota two-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Continental Race Attack
Rear tire 190/55ZR-17 Continental Race Attack
Rake/trail 25°/3.9 in.
Seat height 31.5 in.
Wheelbase 56.3 in.
Fuel capacity 4.7 gal.
Claimed dry weight 378 lbs.
Colors Red/white/black
Available Now
Warranty 2 yrs./unlimited mi.

Bimota USA
160 Riverside Blvd
New York, NY 10069

Verdict 4.5 stars out of 5
A breathtakingly beautiful motorcycle, but we'll hold out for the 1098R-powered version.

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