2000 Bimota SB8R With 1 Mile

SOLD FOR: $12,947

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on April 29, 2022

Winner: CoyoteMotorsports

Winning Bid: $12,100
Buyer Fee: $847
Total: $12,947

Description

Additional photos on this 2000 Bimota SB8R are available here for your perusal.

First introduced at EICMA 1997, the Bimota SB8R was a cutting edge sport bike produced for only two years. At the heart of the model was the liquid-cooled, 996cc, four-stroke, DOHC, 8V, 90-degree V-Twin from the Suzuki TL1000R with fuel-injection, a wet-sump, and a six-speed transmission. Built by Bimota with the intention of campaigning the Japanese V-Twin-powered two-wheeler in the 2000 WSBK Championship, the Italian outfit only produced around 150 units in order to satisfy homologation rules. The SB8R’s crown jewel was its wildly trick chassis; an aluminum twin-spar unit with carbon fiber composite reinforcements (the first production road-bike of its kind). Looking to shave off weight from wherever possible, the engineers in Rimini decided to delete the rear subframe entirely, and instead had the rider perched on a self-supporting full carbon fiber tail section that by itself eliminated 4.5lbs of bulk. The frame also allowed for the rake to be set at either 23 or 24-degrees, thanks to a 916-style reversible steering-head insert.

The sophisticated new frame also enabled Bimota to position the rear suspension underneath the air-box, ridding the bike of the overheating problem the TLR’s rear suspension suffered from. The Bimota’s frame also remedied the Suzuki’s other main issue which was its hefty weight — a feat helped along by excessive use of carbon fiber throughout, resulting in a dry weight of less than 380lbs dry, more than 40lbs less than the TL1KR. Additional weight savings came in the form of 17-inch cast aluminum Antera wheels as well.

In typical Bimota fashion, the SB8R was loaded with top-shelf componentry. Suspension was comprised of 46mm inverted Paioli forks and an Ohlins rear shock, both of which were adjustable for Preload, rebound, and high/low speed compression damping. Stopping duties went to dual 320mm discs bit by Brembo four-pot calipers aided by a single disc out back.

Bimota also lightly modified Suzuki’s engine, resulting in the V-Twin putting down 74ft-lbs of torque (at 8,500rpm) and 134hp (at 9,500rpm) at the rear wheel — which is roughly what the TLR made at the crank. Tipping the scales at 436.5lbs at the curb, the SB8R was capable of achieving a top speed of around 170mph, partially thanks to its slippery, Italian-designed bodywork. Thanks to top-of-the-line suspension and and a svelte weight, the SB8R was also extremely nimble on the track. With a wheelbase of only 1,390mm (54.7”), the SB8R was shorter than not only the TL1000R but also Yamaha’s benchmark-setting YZF-R1.

This example is VIN:ZESSB8R07YR000055. 

The odometer shows 1 mile.

This bike came to us from a collection of 0-mile bikes on the East Coast. In preparation for the listing, we flushed the coolant, changed the oil/filter, flushed the front and rear brakes, installed a UNI air filter (required a small amount of fabrication), and had Torino Motor Racing make us a custom set of front brake lines.

Cosmetic Blemishes: 

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on the original Michelin Hi-Sport tires.

The sale includes two (aftermarket) keys.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Bimota is offered on a clean MSO. Have any SB8R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

2000

Make

Bimota

Model

SB8R

Mileage

1

VIN

ZESSB8R07YR000055

Title

MSO

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 38

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: CoyoteMotorsports

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
CoyoteMotorsports April 29, 2022 12:03 pm $12,100 Auto
1313david April 29, 2022 12:03 pm $12,000
CoyoteMotorsports April 29, 2022 12:02 pm $11,900
Bird427 April 29, 2022 12:00 pm $11,800
CoyoteMotorsports April 29, 2022 12:00 pm $11,700 Auto
CoyoteMotorsports April 29, 2022 11:59 am $11,600 Auto
himmie April 29, 2022 11:59 am $11,500
CoyoteMotorsports April 29, 2022 11:58 am $10,900 Auto
Bird427 April 29, 2022 11:58 am $10,800
CoyoteMotorsports April 29, 2022 11:58 am $10,700
Bird427 April 29, 2022 11:54 am $10,600
1313david April 29, 2022 11:54 am $10,500 Auto
1313david April 29, 2022 10:44 am $10,300
Bird427 April 29, 2022 10:44 am $10,200 Auto
Bird427 April 29, 2022 9:29 am $10,000 Reserve
Bird427 April 29, 2022 9:29 am $9,900 Auto
Bird427 April 29, 2022 8:45 am $9,100
VittorioBichucher April 29, 2022 8:45 am $9,000 Auto
VittorioBichucher April 29, 2022 8:10 am $8,800
CoyoteMotorsports April 29, 2022 8:10 am $8,700 Auto
CoyoteMotorsports April 28, 2022 11:49 pm $8,230
Ssupandcoming April 28, 2022 11:49 pm $8,130 Auto
Ssupandcoming April 28, 2022 11:20 pm $8,100 Auto
1313david April 28, 2022 11:20 pm $8,000
Ssupandcoming April 26, 2022 10:31 am $7,600
sdrcp April 26, 2022 10:31 am $7,500 Auto
sdrcp April 26, 2022 10:30 am $7,360 Auto
Ssupandcoming April 26, 2022 10:30 am $7,260
sdrcp April 24, 2022 9:21 am $6,100
Bird427 April 24, 2022 9:21 am $6,000 Auto
Bird427 April 22, 2022 7:30 pm $5,100
alm916 April 22, 2022 7:30 pm $5,000 Auto
alm916 April 22, 2022 4:50 pm $3,700
Draconis33 April 22, 2022 3:54 pm $3,600
Compstall73 April 22, 2022 3:54 pm $3,500 Auto
Compstall73 April 22, 2022 3:53 pm $3,100 Auto
Draconis33 April 22, 2022 3:53 pm $3,000
Compstall73 April 22, 2022 10:58 am $1,000
Auction started April 22, 2022 8:31 am
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Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $750 (this went up on 5/12 due to increases in gas costs) in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

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