Sunday, June 10, 2012

Awesome mutant motard - the Bimotard DB10

I hate not knowing about ultra-rad motards. I want all of them. So I was embarrassed to find out about the existence of this, what could be the ultimate reworking of the Ducati Hypermotard, after seeing one of it's racier brothers in the flesh today, the Bimota Tesi 3D at Ducati City.
While the Tesi 3D got a 'Phwoaarrr' out of me indeed, it didn't exactly shall we say, push my buttons apart from it's obvious engineering-marvel perspective. That front suspension system is out of this world. From some angles it looks really balanced and must have an incredibly low centre of gravity giving it some wicked handling no doubt. But I'm just not a big superbike/sportsbike fan (because I can't ride em.. sssh).


 I like motards, nakeds and things that are a bit different to the norm so when I scurried home to teh internets the first thing I looked up was the Bimotard that Big Steve promptly informed me of, warned me in fact, 'you better not look at the Bimotard then' I think he said. It was love at first sight. This is the stuff dreams are made of.

 Take a closer look at some of the exquisite detail built around the already spectacular L-twin air cooled single spark 1078cc Ducati desmodromic engine. Drool!

 I love everything about this bike. Look at where they have taken this already spectacular engine, check out the trellis swing arm and delicious discs! Everything screams, hand built Italian quality. I even love the zorst. I think it is a custom Zard but I can't find much info on it other than what's on the Australian Bimota site (links below).


 Bling has never looked so good. Loving that tail section.

 I really like all the extra trellis frame work and the mean lines they have given the beak. The streamlined and insanely sexy pipes to the funky tailpiece reworking. Everything looks so dam streamlined. This has to be up there with the best of the best, ultimate Motard surely? At the very least it makes the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 look plain, fat and ugly.

Technical Specification

Engine and Transmission Engine Type: Ducati 1100DS engine. L-twin. Displacement: 1078cc Bore x Stroke 98.0 x 71.5 mm Compression rate: 10.7:1 Ignition: Walbro by Bimota Engine type: V2, four-stroke Power: 98 HP @ 7500 RPM) Torque 105 Nm @ 5500 RPM Gearbox 6 Speed Clutch: Dry Multi Disc Speed: 220km/h Valves per cylinder: 2 Fuel system: Injection. Magneti Marelli-45mm throttle body Ignition: Walbro by Bimota Gearbox 6 Speed Clutch: Dry Multi Disc Chassis Suspension, brakes and wheels Front Suspension: 43mm telescopic fork Rear Suspension: Monoshock, fully adjustable Front Tyre dimensions: 120/70-17 Rear Tyre dimensions: 180/55-17 Front Brakes: Single disc Brembo, 4 piston, 4 pads with radial Brembo calipers Front brakes diameter: 320 mm Rear brakes diameter 220 mm Wheels: Forged Aluminium Measurements and Dimensions Dry Weight: 168 kg Power/weight ratio: 0.5833 HP/kg Seat height: 820 mm Overall Height 1330 mm Overall length: 2045 mm Wheelbase: 1465 mm Fuel Capacity: 13.5 Litres


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