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Bimota DB 7

Ducati Powered Model DB7

All bodywork is carbon-fiber, as are various parts including the chain and dry clutch cover. Along neatly machined billet-aluminum including the footpeg assemblies and levers, they make for a detailed machine, though examining it in the Misano pit lane I help thinking that the integrated windscreen, which round holes for the twin looked like a bit of an afterthought.

Not I was complaining about that or the narrow mirrors as I threw a leg the fairly low, thinly single seat, reached to the low clip-ons, fired up the DB7 and headed out the track. I hadn’t ridden at since the direction of travel was to clockwise (improving safety for so was glad I’d just had a few laps on a DB5. Especially I opened the new bike’s throttle and myself accelerating at a much entertaining rate.

There was certainly no lack of horsepower from this which charged forward at opportunity, accompanied by a deep bark from the muffler my right boot. Misano’s new means that the fastest of the circuit is now immediately before bottle-testing kink, by which the DB7 was into fifth gear and toward a likely top speed 190 mph.

Not that I had time to check its or even to notice the flashing light on the dashboard that digital speedo with tach (and incorporates a and data recorder). Such was the motor’s midrange strength I didn’t need to cane it to the redline. There was always grunt on tap; enough from below 6000 rpm to the DB7 barrelling forward.

Using the as a stressed member, machined side plates connect the front subframe with the tail section/seat support. is all carbon-fiber, but no slipper clutch?

the engine as a stressed member, aluminum side plates the oval-sect

Whether the DB7 gave a notable below 7000 rpm, as claims, was hard to tell, but it punched hard through the and also had impressively crisp response. At least that was in my first session. A couple of later, I was surprised to find the bike hesitating momentarily.

The was serious enough to have me coming in early when I the problem had disappeared.

Bimota DB 7

Bimota’s specialist Davide Comandini the problem could have caused by the ignition having turned off and then immediately on which can confuse the ECU. The didn’t return after reset the system via his PC, so hopefully right. Bimota has a history of injection systems, sometimes unfortunate results.

A reliable ECU is preferable to one that power but gives trouble.

were no problems with the chassis, though the bike was set up too soft for my 185 pounds. Adding spring preload and compression cured its tendency to squat in the while reducing fork preload improved feel the front end. Suddenly the was transformed into a light and bike that could be onto its side with a of the clip-ons, and which steered confidence-inspiring precision.

It stayed impressively stable hard acceleration, too, sharing its short, 56.3-inch with Ducati’s 1098, and give a 1098S a good on road or track. Tire might be crucial in such a Continental’s Race Attacks the grippiest supersport rubber but me no nasty moments, despite the near-infinite cornering clearance.

The chassis-related problem I had, the suspension was dialed-in, concerned the Brembo Monobloc brakes. tall, I had a hard time myself from being forward by the combination of braking and the low clip-ons. The tendency to arrive at sitting on the gas tank considerably my ability to make full use of the stopping potential!

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