Nov 15, 2007
At the heart of the new Bimota DB7 is the Ducati 1098 Testastretta Evoluzione engine. Powerful, and light, it generates the kind of power that excites the heart with each twist of the throttle, yet its linear power delivery allows entering and exiting turns fast - a confidently controlled experience.
The DB7 introduces a new hybrid oval tube trellis frame that utilizes lightweight machined plates in its design. The same engineering solution is used in the unique rear swingarm for a package that not only delivers rigidity and predictable handing, but also lends a harmonized technical look to the bike.
The innovative rear suspension links the swingarm directly to the engine and employs an advanced Extreme Tech rear shock developed in cooperation with Bimota. The fully adjustable shock attaches to the SPB (Bimota progressive system) progressive linkage system, for maximum control and traction in the corners. The rear suspension is offset to the right side, allowing space for the rear cylinder exhaust system.
Upper and lower fork crowns are billet machined and mount fully adjustable Marzocchi Corse forks with 43 mm sliders with DLC (diamond like coating) treatment for smooth and predictable reaction to the tarmac.
The alloy forged wheels are built specifically for Bimota design and are some of the lightest most torsionally rigid produced in the world. The powerful front brakes utilize twin 320 mm discs and radially mounted Brembo four pad four piston callipers. On the back a floating 230mm disc matches to a Brembo 2 piston calliper.
The top fairing is formed of structural carbon fiber and supports the instruments and headlamp, eliminating the need for a separate subframe. The rear tail section is also made of structural carbon fiber and also benefits from the same elimination of a separate subframe. Combined they significantly reduce the overall weight of the bike.
The digital instrument panel combines analog and digital readouts. The unit records 20 lap times, and top speed each lap.
The narrow fuel tank, with a capacity of 26 liters, has been sculpted to be extremely thin between the legs and matches perfectly the seat to maximise rider control and comfort. With a seat height of only 800mm, riders of all heights can enjoy the performance of the DB7.
Combine all of the DB7 innovations and you have a bike that weighs-in at an incredible class leading 170 kgs.
The DB7 bristles with fine CNC machined details including the rear frame plates, engine mounts foot rests, rear swingarm sections, chain adjuster plates and both clutch and front brake levers.
The new DB7 charms the heart by combining characteristic Bimota style cues with uncompromised attention to details and unparalleled fit and finish.
The DB7 is staged to add new definition the 1000cc Super bike category.