1987 Bimota DB1

HIGH BID: $20,100

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Description

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Holding the title of the first Bimota powered by a Ducati engine, the Bimota DB1 is an iconic motorbike that showcases Bimota’s commitment to craftsmanship and performance. It is built around a lightweight tubular trellis frame, which enhances rigidity and contributes to agile handling. Powering the DB1 is a 750cc Ducati V-twin engine good for 80 horsepower and 60 lb-ft of torque.

The motorcycle is equipped with high-quality suspension components, including adjustable front forks and a rear monoshock, allowing riders to fine-tune the suspension settings for their preferences and riding conditions. Braking performance is provided by dual Brembo front disc brakes and a single rear disc brake. The DB1’s aerodynamic bodywork not only enhances the motorcycle’s natural lines, but also helps reduce wind resistance for improved high-speed stability. With its combination of a robust frame, powerful engine, advanced suspension, and effective braking system, the Bimota DB1 is engineered to deliver an exhilarating and dynamic riding experience.

This example is VIN: DB100408. The seller purchased this example from the Australian Motorcycle Museum five years ago.

The odometer shows 9,321 kilometers (5,791 miles). The seller has ridden 620 miles on this example during their ownership.

Maintenance:
Engine top end stripped and replaced the following:
New piston rings
New piston circlips
Pistons soda blasted
Barrels honed
New head o-rings
New base gaskets
New rocker inspection & rocker removal gaskets fitted
New valve stem seals
Valves re-lapped
New timing belts
New spark plugs
New belt tensioner/pulley bearings
New engine oil/filter

Fuel system:
Carbs stripped, cleaned and refurbished by Eurocarb UK
New needle and seats
New throttle cables
New carb to fuel tap hose fitted
Fuel taps removed and cleaned
New vacuum/manifold hoses

Suspension/Frame:
Rear shock stripped and rebuilt
Rear shock linkage re-greased
Front forks stripped, new fork seals and oil
Swingarm bearings re-greased
New steering head bearings
New BCP bottom yoke fitted

Brakes:
New braided front & rear brake lines fitted
New master cylinder to reservoir lines fitted
New braided clutch line fitted
Rear master cylinder rebuild kit fitted
Rear caliper rebuild kit fitted
Front caliper rebuild kit fitted
New brake fluids
New brake light switches
Front master cylinder rebuild kit

Wheels:
New wheel bearings
New tyres front and rear
New RK gold chain fitted

Exhaust:
Stripped Conti mufflers, removed old baffles and replaced with stainless perf tube with stainless packing
Full system re black chromed
New exhaust clamps
New exhaust gaskets to cylinder head
Stand re-welded and link pipe re-done

Electrics:
All wiring inspected, re-did any that looked worn and greased major plugs
New Yuasa battery
New starter relay
Trickle charger lead fitted

Bodywork:
Seat foam replaced
Paintwork glasscoated

Modifications:
41mm carburetors.

Not pictured: DB1S model cams.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on tires that have aged out.

The sale includes two keys. This sale includes various replacement parts such as brake lines, turn signals, horn, triple tree, brochure, and the original owner’s manual.

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


Currently located in Perth, West Australia, this Bimota is offered on a Australian PPSR. Have any DB1 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Perth, West Australia

Year

1987

Make

Bimota

Model

DB1

Mileage

5,791

VIN

DB100408

Title

Registration Only

Title State/Country

Australia

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 33

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: b*c

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
b*c May 31, 2023 2:22 pm PDT $20,100 Auto
a********k May 31, 2023 2:22 pm PDT $20,000
b*c May 30, 2023 9:19 pm PDT $18,850 Auto
b***********y May 30, 2023 9:19 pm PDT $18,750
b*c May 30, 2023 9:19 pm PDT $18,600 Auto
b***********y May 30, 2023 9:19 pm PDT $18,500
b*c May 30, 2023 9:19 pm PDT $18,100 Auto
b***********y May 30, 2023 9:19 pm PDT $18,000
b*c May 30, 2023 9:18 pm PDT $17,600 Auto
b***********y May 30, 2023 9:18 pm PDT $17,500
b*c May 30, 2023 9:18 pm PDT $17,100 Auto
b***********y May 30, 2023 9:18 pm PDT $17,000
b*c May 30, 2023 5:47 pm PDT $16,110
b***********y May 30, 2023 5:45 pm PDT $16,010
b*c May 30, 2023 5:45 pm PDT $16,000 Auto
b*c May 30, 2023 3:41 am PDT $15,110
b***********y May 29, 2023 11:58 pm PDT $15,010
b*c May 29, 2023 11:58 pm PDT $15,000 Auto
b*c May 29, 2023 11:56 pm PDT $11,100 Auto
b***********y May 29, 2023 11:56 pm PDT $11,000
b*c May 29, 2023 11:56 pm PDT $10,100 Auto
b***********y May 29, 2023 11:56 pm PDT $10,000
b*c May 27, 2023 12:15 pm PDT $7,951 Auto
b********r May 27, 2023 12:15 pm PDT $7,851
b*c May 27, 2023 12:15 pm PDT $6,951 Auto
b********r May 27, 2023 12:15 pm PDT $6,851
b*c May 27, 2023 12:15 pm PDT $5,951 Auto
b********r May 27, 2023 12:15 pm PDT $5,851
b*c May 27, 2023 4:38 am PDT $3,100 Auto
d**********s May 27, 2023 4:38 am PDT $3,000
b*c May 27, 2023 4:37 am PDT $800 Auto
d**********s May 27, 2023 4:37 am PDT $700
b*c May 26, 2023 8:05 pm PDT $1
Auction started May 25, 2023 10:12 am PDT
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