Bimota BB’Yes that’s right BB1! (UK) Rare SportBikes For Sale

22 Apr 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Bimota BB’Yes that’s right BB1! (UK) Rare SportBikes For Sale
Bimota BB 1

Bimota BB…Yes that’s right BB1! (UK)

This isn’t Big Brother, quite the opposite. This is a tiny Rotax mono engined Bimota. Apart from the single cylinder, everything else is classic Bimota.

High level components, hand made frame, beautifully put together and endless attention to details. In terms of styling it is similar to the SB6 series, just scaled down. I am slowly getting more and more intrigued by smaller bikes. Am I getting old. Maybe.

The thing is, where I live there aren’t race tracks and so, I do all my riding on the twisty mountain roads.

As I still like using all the rpm range and as many gears as possible, I am recently looking for smaller bikes. This one-and-only BMW Bimota, is supposed to have quite a lazy engine. This was the same as fitted on the BMW F650, which means the same as fitted on the Aprilia Pegaso.

It is a reliable engine  if kept in order.

What is more exciting though, is the overall weight of just 145 kg and that beautiful frame. I reckon that despite the non glorious reviews this bike received at the time (much better appreciated was the even less powered Gilera Saturno mono), this could be great fun.

It should be ridden hard, not to be the fastest, but simply to enjoy “pulling the neck of it” as we say in Italy. If interested, check out the eBay ad below. This very rare BB1 is available in Uk.

It has a low mileage and the motor had a few tweaks for a bit better performance and a very nice sound (I bet).

Bimota BB 1

Here’s a few words from the seller:

Bimota BB1 Supermono, BMW engined Bimota 376 world wide, 1 of only 3 in the uk, ( Mega rare bike that will turn heads and grab attention any wear you go. The engine on this is from a BMW 650 single and produced around 48 bhp standard, however this has had a full custom hand made exhaust system fitted by PDQ performance in 1996 and has a KN air filter fitted, then has been set up on the rolling road, This would of cost around£1500.

  The bike is exceptional quality with oval aluminium tubing frame and billet aluminium foot peg hangers, the bike has full magnesium maveric wheels and paioli adjustable suspension with brembo brakes. The bike weighs only 145 KG with the fuel tank in the belly pan to help lower the centre of gravity. It is obvious on viewing the bike it is built as a race bike as the quality of it is second to none. The sound of the bike is also a fantastic sound and will guarantee to turn heads were you go.

The engine is a BMW/rotax dry sump 650 single, liquid cooled, with twin carbs and exhaust ports With this been 1 of only 3 in the Uk you will not see another one of the road as currently the other 2 are not registered, in 1996 this bike cost £9000. The extras on this bike would of made the bike to around £12000 as there is a full custom exhaust and there are many carbon fibre bits such as front and rear mud guard and many other bits.

This bike is listed else were so it may be removed at any time. silly offers will be ignored and the bike is only been sold due to lack of space otherwise I would keep as this is a bullet proof investment and I am sure it will be worth a lot more in the future, for any more information or photos please email me at or contact andrew on 07973319291 for more information, thank you for looking and please check out my other motocycles for sale as I am having a clear out. I will not ship this bike to africa so do not bother to ask, please see my other listings.

What should you expect from a single cylinder. Lots of torque and a very direct feel. Just be careful when downshifting, better let the clutch slip a bit on the way out after you pushed down the gear lever !

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