9-25 Update: The seller just left a comment saying this Bimota SB6R is still up for sale, so let’s refresh your memory a bit…
The Bimota SB6R was an uprated version of the SB6, Bimota’s most popular bike – though for a niche Italian manufacturer, “popular” is a relative term (only 1,300 units were produced). The SB6R was only produced from 1997-1999, and in many eyes it’s the pinnacle of classic Bimota motorcycles – brutal power from a Japanese engine with the style of an Italian chassis. In typical Italian fashion, you had to pay to play…even back in 1997, this bike would set you back $35,000!
The “S” of SB6R tells you that the engine for this bike came from Suzuki. Specifically, it was yanked from the Suzuki GSXR 1100 of the time. With Bimota-developed camshafts, it produced 156 horsepower and could propel the bike to a top speed of 175 miles per hour. It also came with stereotypical Italian build quality inconsistencies, which were tough to bear on a bike this expensive. It must be stated that this money did buy you some of the best components available at the time – Paoli suspension, Brembo brakes, Marchesini wheels and more. Still, time heals all wounds, and you can now get a Bimota DB6R for not much more than comparable Japanese bikes of the time in excellent condition.
This specific Bimota SB6R is #13 from 1997, and comes with a Corse titanium exhaust. The seller claims that the bike is 100% complete and runs perfect.
The seller’s put a video up of his bike at idle:
Find this Bimota SB6R for sale here on eBay with an opening bid of $8,000 in Hanson, Massachusetts.