Bimota’s first BMW-powered motorcycle, the BB1 Supermono was also the first Bimota to be powered by a single-cylinder motor. In total, 524 were sold – 376 as a red/grey Supermono and another 148 Supermono Bipostos in dark blue…as found here.
The aluminum tube frame was paired with Paioli suspension, Brembo brakes (single disc up front with the option of a second disc), a couple of carbon fiber pieces, a fuel tank under the engine, and Marchesini wheels. The motor was pulled from the BMW F650 and it was good for 48 horsepower. Options included a €10,000 race kit with magnesium wheels, upgraded suspension, fuel injection, and more. Bimota competed with the Supermono and stretched out displacement to 725cc. Combined with some other tweaks, the race motor put out 75 horsepower!
This example (VIN: ZESBB1000TR00022) has just 800 kilometers (497 miles) and that’s pretty much all the dealer has to say about it, besides the mention that it’s in “nice condition.” You’ll definitely want to confirm the title situation as the BB1 wasn’t officially sold in the US, otherwise this is a rare, interesting thumper which offers a cheap entry into Bimota ownership, if you’re into that.
Find this BB1 for sale in Seattle, Washington for $7,500 here at SODO Moto.