Bimota DB10 Motard | First Ride

Forbidden Fruit

By Alan Cathcart, Photography by Kel Edge

The DB10 Motard is a cool-looking, sharply styled, no-compromises hotrod that only needs a few more rough edges smoothed out to make it a landmark blend of Bimota’s chassis and styling skills and Ducati’s lusty, torquey, air-cooled V-twin. It’s better than the Hypermotard 1100, and any other big-bore supermoto for that matter, but oh, that price! If you can find a way to import one, expect to pay upwards of $27,000.

Tech Spec

Evolution
Ducati’s Hypermotard 1100 engine repackaged in a handmade, exclusive and expensive supermoto.
Rivals
Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200, Benelli Tre K, Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO, KTM 990 SM T, Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX.

Tech
Price na
Engine type a-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve train SOHC, 4v, desmodromic
Displacement 1078cc
Bore x stroke 98.0 x 71.5mm
Compression 10.5:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Dry, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 93.7 bhp @ 7700 rpm
Claimed torque 73.7 lb.-ft. @ 6200 rpm
Frame Steel trellis with aluminum swingarm pivot plates
Front suspension Marzocchi 50mm fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Extreme Tech shock with adjustable spring preload, high/low-speed compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Brembo two-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Michelin Power Pure
Rear tire 180/55ZR-17 Michelin Power Pure
Rake/trail 24.0º/4.0 in.
Seat height 33.8 in.
Wheelbase 57.5 in.
Fuel capacity 3.7 gal.
Claimed curb weight 404 lbs
Colors White/Black
Available Now
Warranty na
Contact www.bimota.it
Verdict 4.5 out of 5
Yet another unobtainable masterpiece.

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