1982 Bimota KB2 Laser TT

SOLD FOR: $19,260

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on May 5, 2022

Winner: bimotadb1r

Winning Bid: $18,000
Buyer Fee: $1,260
Total: $19,260

Description

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Bimota fans will know that KB2 translates to the second model that Bimota designed around a Kawasaki engine – in this case, the KB2 Laser utilized the mid-sized motor from the GPz550 and was designed with a focus on light weight and excellent handling instead of monstrous power. Dry weight was claimed to be pounds, 60 pounds lighter than the GPz550. It was reportedly Massimo Tamburini’s favorite Bimota.

It was the last Bimota design that was available both as a kit or a complete bike, and just 177 examples were built. Of that small number, only 62 were the up-spec Laser TT which got slightly different fairings (no openings for the engine cases, larger air intakes for the oil cooler) and plated alloy rotors.

All KB2s featured top-notch components such as Brembo Gold Seal four-piston calipers, Ceriani/Italia forks, DeCarbon shock, and Campagnolo 16″ magnesium wheels.

Despite the diminutive size and weight, the Laser has a 5.8 gallon fuel tank – good for a claimed range of 284 miles! But that’s just about the only convenience you get – mirrors and turn signals were supposed to be provided by the importer and often weren’t. The fuel gauge and sidestand warning switch in the GPz dash do nothing here, either. But this bike was all about going fast – Cycle magazine said it “might be the quickest vehicle over a twisty road we’ve ever tried,” and “this isn’t a road test because the Bimota KB2 Laser would make a mockery of road test vocabulary.”

This example (VIN: JKAKZFH13CA004387, Engine #: KZ550DE017233) is one of over thirty motorcycles that we will be auctioning off from the Alan Wilzig collection over the next couple of weeks. Alan acquired this bike from a private part in California in December of 2001 and has had it on display in his collection ever since.

He has not ridden the bike during his ownership. The odometer shows 9,702 kilometers (6,028 miles).

In preparation for the listing, we had Daniel clean and sync the carbs, install a new battery, rebuild the front and rear master cylinders, refinish the front master cylinder, clean the fuel tank, flush the front and rear brakes, clean/lubricate/adjust the chain, and fix the shift linkage. He notes that the brakes are at 70%/85% front/rear, the tires need to be replaced, and the rear brake switch does not work.

Modifications:
Foam grips.

Battery tender lead.

Tinted windscreen, misc. stickers.


Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:








Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin A59/M59 tires which have aged out. These were OEM spec and it is possible that they are the original tires.

The sale includes two aftermarket keys.

We note that a photo of this exact bike was used in VisorDown’s story of the most classic Bimotas of all-time, however we do not have history on that image.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Bimota is offered on a clean California title. Have any KB2 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1982

Make

Bimota

Model

KB2 Laser

Mileage

6,028

VIN

JKAKZFH13CA004387

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 58

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: bimotadb1r

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
bimotadb1r May 5, 2022 1:01 pm $18,000 Reserve
bimotadb1r May 5, 2022 1:01 pm $17,777 Auto
bimotadb1r May 5, 2022 12:59 pm $16,600 Auto
AChen May 5, 2022 12:59 pm $16,500
bimotadb1r May 5, 2022 12:58 pm $16,100 Auto
AChen May 5, 2022 12:58 pm $16,000
bimotadb1r May 5, 2022 12:57 pm $15,300
ahm May 5, 2022 12:57 pm $15,200 Auto
ahm May 5, 2022 12:21 pm $15,100 Auto
AChen May 5, 2022 12:21 pm $15,000
ahm May 5, 2022 12:17 pm $11,850 Auto
SODO-Moto May 5, 2022 12:17 pm $11,750
ahm May 5, 2022 11:13 am $11,350
SODO-Moto May 5, 2022 11:13 am $11,250 Auto
SODO-Moto May 5, 2022 9:24 am $10,800 Auto
bimotadb1r May 5, 2022 9:24 am $10,700
SODO-Moto May 5, 2022 9:24 am $10,600 Auto
bimotadb1r May 5, 2022 9:24 am $10,500
SODO-Moto May 5, 2022 9:23 am $10,350 Auto
bimotadb1r May 5, 2022 9:23 am $10,250
SODO-Moto May 5, 2022 9:11 am $10,099
bimotadb1r May 5, 2022 9:11 am $9,999 Auto
bimotadb1r May 4, 2022 6:42 pm $9,100
Sonsofyah May 4, 2022 6:42 pm $9,000 Auto
Sonsofyah May 4, 2022 6:42 pm $8,988
bimotadb1r May 4, 2022 6:42 pm $8,888 Auto
bimotadb1r May 4, 2022 6:42 pm $8,100
Sonsofyah May 4, 2022 6:42 pm $8,000 Auto
Sonsofyah May 4, 2022 6:40 pm $7,951
bimotadb1r May 4, 2022 6:40 pm $7,851 Auto
Sonsofyah May 4, 2022 6:40 pm $7,800
bimotadb1r May 4, 2022 6:40 pm $7,700 Auto
Sonsofyah May 4, 2022 6:40 pm $7,600
bimotadb1r May 4, 2022 6:39 pm $7,500 Auto
Sonsofyah May 4, 2022 6:39 pm $7,400
bimotadb1r May 4, 2022 6:39 pm $7,300 Auto
Sonsofyah May 4, 2022 6:39 pm $7,200
bimotadb1r May 3, 2022 6:31 pm $7,100
Kikolemus May 3, 2022 6:31 pm $7,000 Auto
Kikolemus May 3, 2022 6:30 pm $6,951 Auto
bimotadb1r May 3, 2022 6:30 pm $6,851
Kikolemus May 2, 2022 8:36 am $6,100
surffly May 2, 2022 8:36 am $6,000 Auto
surffly May 2, 2022 8:34 am $5,250 Auto
Kikolemus May 2, 2022 8:34 am $5,150
surffly May 2, 2022 1:12 am $4,600 Auto
Bimotaboy1 May 2, 2022 1:12 am $4,500
surffly April 30, 2022 8:07 pm $4,100
Bimotaboy1 April 30, 2022 8:07 pm $4,000 Auto
Bimotaboy1 April 30, 2022 7:49 pm $3,838 Auto
bimotadb1r April 30, 2022 7:49 pm $3,738
Bimotaboy1 April 30, 2022 8:29 am $3,600
surffly April 30, 2022 8:29 am $3,500 Auto
surffly April 29, 2022 8:26 am $3,000 Auto
Andyswine April 29, 2022 8:26 am $2,900
surffly April 29, 2022 5:40 am $1,600
Asbri71 April 29, 2022 5:40 am $1,500 Auto
Asbri71 April 28, 2022 9:10 am $1,000
Auction started April 28, 2022 8:52 am
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