After decades of working magic with Japanese powerplants, Bimota had a wave of Italian engines through Ducati when they were reborn in 2003. Now that Kawasaki has bought Bimota, will the “Italian” firm return to its roots of Japanese hearts? Start dreaming of an Italian-styled bike with the supercharged drivetrain! But back to the Ducati days. Starting with the DB10 chassis, Bimota went a little crazy and built the DBX, a adventure bike! Here’s one with 0 miles.
The DB10 was a hypermotard powered by Ducati’s 1078 EVO engine, so Bimota called up their usual names for parts: Ohlins TTX off-road suspension, Excel rims, Brmebo monoblocs, and Pirelli tires. They actually took it to the Erzberg Rodeo and placed 4th in the twin-cylinder class. Impressively, the bike weighs just 385 pounds – as the seller notes, it made 6 horsepower more than the BMW F800GS but weighed 87(!) pounds less. The seller is Bimota Spirit, who says that three examples made it to the US. One was previously sold, one is in the seller’s private collection, and this one…could be yours.
This example is brand new and has the optional sump guard, though it’s not shown in the photos. Find this DBX (and a whole bunch of other special Bimotas) for sale in Raleigh, North Carolina here at Bimota Spirit. The MSRP is listed at $34,000, but some of the bikes have “special prices” and maybe you can make something happen with the DBX as well.