Thursday, November 08, 2007

Ducati 1098 power for 2008 Bimota DB7!

The 2008 Bimota DB7, powered by the Ducati 1098 v-twin!

Pics: Motoblog

These are the first pics of the all-new Bimota DB7. Designed by Enrico Borghesan, the standard bike is powered by the Ducati 1098 engine, and there will also be a higher-performance DB7 fitted with the WSBK-spec 1200cc engine from the Ducati 1098R!

We think the bike looks quite stunning in its red, black and white livery. There are twin stacked headlamps at the front, flanked by air-intakes for that raging Ducati v-twin underneath and the front turn indicators are integrated into the rear-view mirrors. The chassis and swingarm are a mix of oval-section steel tube trellis and cast aluminium sections. Front forks are beefy looking USD units and brakes are Brembo units, with radial-mount calipers at front.

No official word from Bimota on power and performance figures yet, but the bike could well be up to the task of taking on its competition from Europe and Japan. Check back for more details soon!

Apart from the DB7, Bimota also had the (from left) DB5S, DB6R Delirio and Tesi 3D on display at the EICMA show in Milan...

Also see:
The mighty 2008 KTM RC8...
2008 Moto Guzzi Stelvio: Ready to take on the BMW R1200GS
First pics: MV Agusta Brutale 1078 and F4 RR 312 1078!
10th Anniversary Yamaha R1 released...
2008 Ducati 848: The new king of middleweight sportsbikes?
What if Michael Schumacher had been in MotoGP...
First pics: 2008 Moto Morini Granpasso!

This is the Vectrix electric superbike shown at the EICMA in Milan. This 204kg machine will do the quarter-mile in 12 seconds and hit a top speed of 200km/h…!
Pics: Motoblog


Andrew said...

"This 204kg machine will do the quarter-mile in 12 seconds and hit a top speed of 200km/h…!" ... and it will maintain that speed for at least 10 seconds before the batteries are flat? I think I'll pass - especially at 50,000 Euros they estimate this machine would cost.

first_synn said...


Bimota ditched the underseats? Goddamn, what's the world coming to?



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