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Bimota DB 3 Mantra

Ducati Powered Model DB7

They say: The new DB7 charms the

We say: . while picking pocket.

They say: The new DB7 the heart. We say: . while your pocket.

The bike was halfway down Misano’s back straight, but it didn’t that way for long. As I crouched the DB7’s windscreen and tap-tapped the gearbox, the booming V-twin forward in a 160-horsepower charge brought the following bend into view at a scary By the time I’d held my backed off a touch and flicked the DB7 the 100-mph-plus kink, the gap to the bike had halved.

I barely gained through the two turns, but on the start/finish straight I caught and blasted past a that turned out to be-as guessed from the speed an identical liquid-cooled DB7 but its air-cooled the DB5.

Overtaking a much bike proved little the DB7, but illustrated why Bimota’s Ducati-powered model is so important to the Rimini firm. That DB5 was a sweet-handling sportbike with a rider on board. But when giving away more 50 bhp to the opposition, you’ve got a problem-whether riding round the racetrack or to sell expensive exotic in a showroom.

Bimota boss Roberto knows that all too well. The DB5 and its … derivative, the DB6, done a good job of leading revival since the petrochemical took control of the financially firm four years But the firm needed a flagship the horsepower to compete on equal

The DB7, powered by the 160-bhp, DOHC V-twin from latest 1098 Superbike, has created to do just that.

In and layout, the DB7 is clearly related to the They have a similarly appearance, with sharp nose, slender fuel and minimalist rear end-although Enrico Borghesan’s new creation has a exhaust in place of the DB5’s system. Both bikes’ combine steel tubes and sections, as pioneered by Bimota’s HB2 than a quarter-century ago.

Bimota DB 3 Mantra

But the DB7 is on a different level than the due largely to the power advantage by the Testastretta Evoluzione engine through the gaps in the slinky fairing. The 1099cc desmo is mechanically standard, complete the elliptical throttle bodies as by Ducati in MotoGP, though has fitted a new injection system combines Magneti-Marelli 12-hole with a tuneable ECU from specialist Walbro.

Bimota also designed the new system. It’s of similar to the 1098’s but features header of slightly smaller diameter instead of 54mm), a larger for the catalyzer below the engine and an titanium silencer mounted on the right. Peak power is unchanged, but Bimota claims its injection and exhaust add 4 to 9 bhp between and 7000 rpm.

Chassis is unique and elegant, combining an portion of oval-section chromoly tubing with side machined from billet There’s no rear subframe, a self-supporting carbon-fiber seat As with the 1098, the engine is a member.

The swingarm uses a similar of oval steel tubes and forgings, and works the vertical via a rising-rate linkage.

Other parts are suitably upmarket. triple clamps hold Marzocchi racing forks. The shock is tuneable for high- and compression and rebound damping; height can be adjusted via an eccentric in the top mount.

Bimota designed the mounts for the Brembo Monobloc calipers, and also the forged-aluminum that are 2 pounds lighter their 1098 equivalents. At a 378 lbs. dry, the DB7 is lighter the 1098 by the same amount-at on paper.

Bimota DB 3 Mantra
Bimota DB 3 Mantra
Bimota DB 3 Mantra
Bimota DB 3 Mantra
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