1997 Bimota SB6R

SOLD FOR: $9,630

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on January 13, 2024

Winner: p*******z

Winning Bid: $9,000
Buyer Fee: $630
Total: $9,630

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The Bimota SB6R was an uprated version of the SB6, Bimota’s most popular bike – though for a niche Italian manufacturer, “popular” is a relative term (just 600 units rolled out of the factory). The SB6R was only produced from 1997-1998, and, in many eyes, it’s the pinnacle of classic Bimota motorcycles – the power of a Japanese engine with the style of an Italian chassis. In typical exotic fashion, though, you had to pay to play… even back in 1997, this bike would set you back $35,000!

The “S” of SB6R tells you that the engine for this bike came from Suzuki. Specifically, it was yanked from the Suzuki GSXR-1100 of the time. With Bimota-developed camshafts, it produced 156 horsepower — enough to propel the bike to a top speed of 175 miles per hour. It also came with some of the best components available at the time, including Paoli suspension, Brembo brakes, Marchesini wheels, and more.

This example is VIN: ZESSB6000TR000111. It came to Iconic as an import from Japan.

The odometer shows 20,958 kilometers (13,022 miles).

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean, service, and sync the carbs, change the oil and oil filter, flushed the clutch and brake fluid. We also replaced the spark plugs, the coolant, the vacuum line, and the fuel lines and fuel filter. Finally, we gave the bike a detail and installed new Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires with date codes of 1422 and 2223.

Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Gas Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Year Front: 2223 / Rear: 1422
Tire Life Front: 100% / Rear: 100%
Tire Press Front: 32PSI / Rear: 32PSI
Brake Life Front: 90% / Rear: 70%
Hydraulic Brake Fluid: New
Clutch Fluid: New
Oil Quality: New Level: good
Coolant Quality: New Level: Good
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Kill: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: New 12V
Test Ride: 1Km
Bike operates as designed
• Air Filter needs to replaced

Tank pad.

Inside of the tank:

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 Tennessee title. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any SB6R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 1

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: p*******z

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
p*******z January 6, 2024 5:22 pm PST $9,000 Reserve
Auction started January 6, 2024 4:09 pm PST
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