Bimota DB6 Delirio review — Sportsbikes — Motorcycles — Visordown

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Bimota DB6 Delirio

Someone described Bimotas to me as ‘a of quality parts bolted with cheese’. Which used to be the case. Bimotas revered not only for their handling chassis, but also the speed and frequency with they would break

It didn’t take the Italian long to develop a terrible for reliability that, rightly or still overshadows their today. That’s the problem a reputation, once you get one it sticks than a Jehovah’s Witness to doorstep — and is equally as to close a door on.


But everyone a second chance, so it was with an mind (and valid AA that I approached the latest from Bimota, the DB6 Delirio.

First impressions are good; this is a stunning bike. The and attention to detail that has into making the DB6 are very You can’t take it all in with one glance.

You have to stop, and inspect every angle of the to see the little intricacies that set it from a run of the mill machine.

The alone is a work of art with a trellis design meeting billet aluminium. I love the pillion peg hangers, the cut-outs in the rear frame mount and the two oil line holders that are so extravagant. From what I see every single nut, and fastener is of the very highest but that’s what you would on a bike costing £13,249.

Yes, these new Bimotas are but cheap, and on the spec sheet struggle to justify their Although the chassis components are of the highest quality, the engine is a specification. This is Bimota’s Ducati engined bike, the name — the DB part for Ducati Bimota with the 6 the number of different models the two companies have collaborated on.

So, a reputation to rebuild, it would Bimota has played it safe in the 1100DS motor.

A good move as it happens the 1100 air-cooled V-twin is an engine and suits the DB6 perfectly. The thing about the DS lump is it has enough punch to be fun. noise and vibration to have But is still smooth enough to be a good road bike It’s not the fastest by a long but Ducati has concentrated on giving the a wide spread of torque as as a very slick gearbox.

In gear the instant punch is to lift the front wheel trying and at all times there is enough drive. Sadly the is on the heavy side. But since the DB6 is to ever be used as a commuter it really an issue.

Bimota DB 4 Iniezione
Bimota DB 4 Iniezione

But the seat might be. The problem is you really sit on the DB6, you plug it, and it’s like a race bucket seat. A snug fit and if you the right size you simply fit.

Provided you fit, the is a very enjoyable bike to Yes, you feel a million because you know it’s upwards of £13,000 (which be close to a million dollars at the exchange rate) but it also has a sorted chassis. Bimota has known how to build a chassis and the suspension was a bit harsh on bumpy UK there is no doubting the handling.

Although it isn’t as fast as you would expect from a spindly machine and does to be slightly resistant when it to the initial turn, once on its ear it excellent. The DB6 is certainly up there the sportiest nakeds and could handle a track day. And I anyone could out brake one the twin wavy brake and Brembo calipers offer an sharp setup.

I have to I loved riding the DB6, but I struggle to justify owning for the asking price at least. But not really its target owner, as my manager will confirm. freely admit that isn’t a bike that you buy for its outright power or speed.

No, the pleasures of ownership would around two things: aesthetic and exclusivity.

VERDICT 4/5

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