Mosport Part 1: The Bimota DB1SR Custom — loudbike

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Mosport 1: The Bimota DB1SR Custom

its been renamed Canadian Motorsports Park. we’ll know it as Mosport.- The 2nd fastest track in the world.-

Ten turns, elevation changes (166’ the 2.459 mile circuit), and a noise policy.- I love it, but crashing in turn 8 and braking my and elbow four years I’ve been riding the in a state of fear.

2013 a new experience for us with extensive to the track surface and facilities – importantly; a resurfacing of the concrete that line the inside of corners.- The Ducati Owners of Canada event would be the outing on the Bimota DB1 racer and my time on the track with the 750 TT1; both bikes set up loudbike stainless open NCR exhaust systems.

And yeah; I in the rain.

The rain continued off and on the entire four days.- a light drizzle that was enough to wet the track surface and times the heavens would up and we’d see a deluge that last for 30 minutes or more.- But a breeze and warm temps us enough dry track to make the exercise worthwhile.

One of the two bikes was going to be offered up for to make room for a recent and the plan was to use the event to make the as which of the machines would on as my main ride.- Honestly, I it would be an easy choice – but as I home Monday evening, I couldn’t pick a clear The TT1 is about as good a ride as a TT1 can be; handling, great motor and ergonomics meant that Monday it was the machine that the fastest times around the And I love it.- It’s a well-sorted, old-school TT1 with an that works for me and there aren’t that many out that can be hustled around a track as effectively as this

I expected the DB1 to be a bit of an animal..- 93HP, Monjuich cams and a short had me thinking that it would be but the less rider-friendly of the two.- But wasn’t the case.- The extra (790cc) gave the bike of useable torque and the ergos better suited to my ageing and battered body.- The short and big horsepower kept the front end all the way up Mosport’s long, uphill straight, but the bike remained and completely neutral.- And the sound..

The DB1 to me in December 2011 as a rather ex-track bike that had set-up for street duty.- The was well beyond economical — which suited me fine.- Essentially, the machine was to the frame and the bodywork sent off to so they could make a I got the first pull off the mold and I a very thin lay-up for the structural area between the mounting points) with a tail and nose.- The original made its way over to Mark at Moto Creations so he could a carbon version.

I loved the 70’s hot-rod of the PM spun aluminum wheels and a set along with a few motors and for my TT1 project.- The rear wheel with the brake rotor you see on the — drilled with (without a pattern) by the previous It made me laugh, so it stayed on the I fabricated a new hanger for the tiny rear caliper, ditched the battery box and related all the electronics out of the through the bodywork.- The foot peg were milled out, carved out to relocate the oil cooler and a fiber plate used in of the old dash. Robbie Nigl of did an excellent job of interpreting my Photoshop and applying a unique and striking job.

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Fitting a replacement for the DB1s is a challenge and I had a custom worked up by Stadium out of Quebec, Carbs were a challenge as — the bike came to me 36mm Dellortos, so the original manifold (especially made for the Malossis) was long gone.- I found a solution with the adjustable manifolds made by in Germany, I wasn’t able to fit TM Pro-Series 41s, so I got my hands on a (80’s) set of Malossi 41s.-

The motor got a complete refresh, basket, primaries and flywheel and a Performance 790cc kit.- J ran the same CNC program used on our Alazurra heads and a Montjuich cam was (call me crazy).- I topped it off loudbike stainless NCR TT1 and 85DB exhaust systems; repackaged for the

While it took me longer to get up to speed on the thing, the bottom is that I likely cut my fastest on the Bimota.- Save the road from back in the day, not a lot that can be read about these bikes are really when pushed hard; nothing out there with slicks on 17” wheels.- The later Marzocchi M1Rs worked well and the custom-built Stadium worked brilliantly.- The bike is agile while remaining composed. -It’s no surprise the DB1Rs did so well during the period that they raced, but with a high price, limited production and the of removing the bodywork to do even the basic adjustment – it’s no surprise that there few being campaigned.

I think it took me longer to push it hard ‘cause I expecting it to spit me off, but on I had my knee on the ground in every and each consecutive lap brought the that there was way more in the package than I was using.- And the 790 kit is a – 93hp is a lot for a light little like the DB1 and although you’ve got to be north of 6,000RPM to get at it, 63ftlbs of makes the bike leap out of If the DB1 is the bike I keep, then an port for the front barb is a must – as is a pig tail for a fast charge (I keep leaving the ignition on).- So, it’s a decision – one that will to wait until the DOCC event on August 5 th and 6 th .

…Nice to have a choice

Hi-rez pics on my Flickr

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