Post Sale Update: This DB2 sold for $12,470 after 44 bids on eBay in Arlington, Virginia.
One of the few 100% Italian Bimotas of the 90s, the DB2 featured a 900cc 2 valve Ducati engine (best known for its usage in the 900SS). It was never the fastest bike in the world, but for many the experience of owning a Bimota is worth it just for the name alone, for those who thought Ducati wasn’t exclusive enough.
The successor to the DB1, this bike shows off a bit more of the distinctive frame, and stood out from even its Ducati sibling with incredible handling thanks to top notch components. It came with 41mm Paioli forks and a rear Ohlins shock, both fully adjustable. The air-cooled V-Twin yielded 86 horsepower (a slight upgrade from the 900SS thanks to a different intake and exhaust system. Weighing just 370 pounds, nearly every press reviewed ended with a comment that this was the best Bimota yet. Want to learn more? Check out this summary from Sports Car Market in 2009.
This example (VIN: ZES1DB21XPRZES018) has 1,978 miles on the odometer (though it got a new odometer in 2001 as part of a restoration) – less than 1,000 of which have been put on by the owner since he acquired it in 2014. Its most recent service was for belts and fluids in February 2020. There’s a couple of minor electrical issues – the low fuel light doesn’t seem to care how much fuel is actually in the tank, and the turn signals flash too quickly. Otherwise, the seller suggests that you may want to flush the brake fluid again and replace the tires as they’re old. The seller notes that when the restoration was performed, the bike had 3,000 miles. After the restoration, it was donated to the Larz Anderson Transportation Museum. The work included a painted frame, polished wheels, tinted screen, Euro headlight, a carb jet kit, and a 944cc big bore kit.
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