BIMOTA SB6R ,GSXR1100, MV AGUSTA, DUCATI
Sale price: £5995 - $8102 - €6813
Item location: milton keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing
This is a very rare bike with only around 500 produced.
It was one of the fastest bikes money could buy when new and has race bike handling.
It is in excellent condition all round. both cosmetically and mechanically.
It was made up of the best parts money could buy hence the incredibly high price when new . For the price of a new Bimota SB6R in 1999 you could buy 2 run of the mill Japanese superbikes . This bike was for the collector who wanted the best that money could buy. price wasn't an issue.
The condition of it is a credit to it's former owner and it must have lead a pretty charmed life.
It has ohlins rear suspension and huge Paioli forks with big Brembo brakes . It has loads of bespoke billet aluminium goodies ( yokes. rear suspension. peg hangers. gear linkage etc etc) made by Bimota. It's most unique feature is a self suspended carbon fibre tail unit with no rear sub frame . The rest of the bodywork is made of carbonfibre too.
The engine and gearbox are from a Suzuki GSXR1100 and is widely regarded as one of the best in the business. Bimota breathed on it with big cams. valves. pistons etc. . which gives it incredible performance while remaining totally tractable and has the GSXR's famous reliability. It has a dyno print out showing 150 BHP at the rear wheel!!!
When researching on the Internet there is a bit of a myth that these are impossible to work on. People who have obviously never worked on them claim you have to remove the engine to change plugs . clean carbs. etc which is not true. It's as straightforward as any Japanese superbike as shown in the photo's. With only 10 bolts removed you can have the tail unit and tank off and have good access.
Performance bikes magazine produced a road trip video with all the top superbikes of the day (check out You tube) and found the bimota to be untouchable from A to B.
This is one for the collector or the rider who wants to stand out from the crowd with one of the all time iconic superbikes. It can still cut it with modern superbikes but will only go up in value.
The bike has 12 months mot and the new owner will be the first registered uk owner. all registration fees included in sale price.
It's a lot more fun than an ISA!!!
Test ride possible with £5995 in my hand.
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