1994 Bimota DB2 Tricolore

SOLD FOR: $14,000

Out of stock

Sold on December 30, 2023


Please Note: This Bimota DB2 Tricolore sold before it was scheduled to go up on auction. We’ve added it to the site to help you value the Iconic goodness that we sell!

Iconic filmed a “Bike of the Day” video for this DB2 before it sold:

Click here for an VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 1994 Bimota DB2. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

The DB1 brought Bimota into profitability when it was released in 1985. Designed by Frederico Martini, it was the company’s first Ducati powered machine, making use of the Pantah’s 750cc mil. For its successor — the DB2 — Pierluigi Marconi helmed the design and paired a 900SS powerplant with a hand made chrome-molybdenum trellis frame that extended the tubular design to the swingarm.

It came with 41mm Paioli forks and a rear Ohlins shock, both fully adjustable. The air-cooled V-Twin yielded 86 horsepower (a slight upgrade from the 900SS thanks to a different intake and exhaust system). Weighing just 370 pounds dry, nearly every press reviewed ended with a comment that this was the best Bimota yet. Want to learn more? Check out this summary from Sports Car Market in 2009.

A total of 408 DB2s were built from 1993-1998, 285 with the full fairing, and 123 with the half fairing. It’s not certain how many were decked out in the Tricolore finish but it is believed to only be 34.

This example is VIN: ZES1DB21XRRZES023. The seller acquired the bike one year ago. He is the third owner.

During his ownership the seller has covered approximately 300 miles. The odometer currently shows 9,430 miles.

The seller states, “I just completed a carb cleaning, timing belt, oil change, and brake fluid flush service.”

In preparation for the listing, our service department replaced the front brake switch, installed the front turn signals, and performed a safety inspection. They note the following in their condition report:

Gas Tank Condition: Ok
Tire Years – Front: 3513; Rear:4113
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 90/90
Tire Pressure – Front/ Rear: 34/36
Brake Life – Front/ Rear: 90/90
Suspension Leaks: None
Hydraulic Fluid – Front/Rear/Hydro: Ok
Drive Chain Condition: Ok
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Passing Light: Ok
Parking Light: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 12.6V; Charing Voltage: 13.9V
-Paint Imperfections on front left fairing, LH fairing upper, LH fuel tank, upper tail section, RH tail
-Not test ridden (tires aged)

Keihin FCR Flatslide carbs

Bimota optional sport carbon exhausts

Sprocket Specialities 38T rear sprocket

Brembo Goldline front brake / clutch master cylinders

Goodridge braided steel clutch and brake lines, CRG bar-end mirrors.

Carbon clutch and timing belt covers

Battery tender lead.

Not pictured: Hella horns, voltmeter

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires from 2013.

The sale includes two sets of keys, the original owner’s manual, service manual, fork service manual, some service records, all removed stock parts, and some spares.

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

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 with registration current through August 2024.

Have any DB2 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
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