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Bimota SB8R Sport Bike

The successor to the SB6 had one very significant a fuel injected GSXR750 motor, delivering even horsepower. The SB7 was another step the road for Bimota in refining unique vision of what the sports bike should be all In every other way the SB7 was pretty the same as its predecessor, a stunningly handcrafted, bespoke missile.

light, with superb and brakes, the SB7 was built for riders who to indulge themselves at high and damn the expense. It was almost the road, and the SB7 was just about the bike on which to tackle it.

The back to Rimini from the principality of San Marino was a mixture of and medium speed bends, by short straights, with a surface and hardly a car in sight.The gobbled it up in fine style, happier to be back on the right of tarmac after the tighter, country roads on which it had far less comfortable (in more one sense) earlier in the day. On the the SB7 stonked up to its 14,000rpm redline the lower gears, flicking back down the close-ratio box slicing effortlessly into a

Then it howled off again, fat gripping hard and the tacho never dropping below or nine grand.All too soon I was at Bimota’s base, pulling off my to enthuse about the ride and to discover that I’d been hammering down test-rider Gianluca Galasso’s local stretch of road. The SB7 had developed partly here but on the racetrack, they told me, explained a lot about the most of this year’s new Bimotas.Although the engined SB6 is a blindingly fast, sportster, the SB7 — powered by a version of the water-cooled motor Suzuki’s GSX-R750 SP — is and even more narrowly It’s more of a racer on the designed as the basis for the machine Bimota hopes will be a in next season’s World championship.Paintwork apart, the SB6 and 7 are visually identical.

The twin-spar alloy linking the steering head and pivot directly with Bimota calls Straight Technology, differs only in a mod to clear the smaller motor’s oil parts are also identical. means a horizontal hlins shock on the right of the bike, and working the swing-arm via a linkage.

Up front sits a pair of front forks, made by to Bimota’s specification, which sliders constructed from a of aluminium and carbon-fibre.One major is that instead of using like the SB6, the Seven its gas via a TDD engine management system monitors revs, ignition ambient air pressure and the temperatures of intake air and coolant. (Bimota the SB7’s late arrival on winter weather delaying the final development.)The motor is basically the lump from the SP or Production version of the GSX-R, isn’t officially imported to The 749cc SP unit is very to the standard water-cooled 16-valver, the difference being a close-ratio

Bimota adds its own camshafts, giving more lift and plus a set of colder plugs and a exhaust system that up with twin alloy tucked away inside the carbon-fibre seat unit.Finish of pre-production bike was not quite up to normal high standard but the still looked the business, and lean, light and low. It 186kg dry, fractionally than a Fireblade but 22kg on the standard GSX-R. Its wheelbase is 1390mm, 15mm shorter the Honda’s and 45mm shorter the Suzuki’s

. There’s less of a reach to the bars than with race-reps, and the seat height of 755mm adds to the impression this is one tiny motorcycle.This had been set-up for high and smooth surfaces and its hlins in particular, was tough enough to every road bump to my kidneys as I pobbled through the of Rimini. Once out of town and its stride the SB7 felt much though the shock was still too for the rougher bits of local road.

With no C-spanner to I backed off the shock compression (easily accessible on the remote unlike the rebound knob the hot exhaust), which made difference.Best bet was simply to get on the power and put force through the shock, worked better the harder the SB7 was Barrelling out of bends with the screaming at five-figure speeds, the cranked well over and its hot rear Hi-Sport keeping it all in the bike felt brilliantly front the hefty Paiolis also set up firm (compression and damping are tuneable, but you have to pay for a preload adjuster. ), though not so.

Steering was light and very too, as you might expect of a tiny bike with and trail figures of 23.5 and 94mm. Fork angle is by half a degree either and on the standard set-up the Bim was superb.Some of was due to this bike’s 120/70-section Michelin, which gave a more reassuring feel the 120/60 tyre of the SB6 I’d previously, particularly when tight and unfamiliar bends.

The lower profile Hi-Sport is rigid, better suited to a but tends to flop into bends. With the taller the Bim simply went where it was except when one thick tarmac seam provoked a wobble.High-speed stability was otherwise with no Fireblade style despite the bikes’ obvious in size and performance. And high was definitely what the SB7 liked

Provided the revs were up, its fuel-injection gave a superbly response that had the Bimota towards a top speed somewhere in of the GSX-R’s 160mph.Its big horses at the top end of the rev range, with the claimed max of 132bhp arriving, like the GSX-R’s claimed 118bhp, at

The close-ratio box made it easy to the motor on the boil, and on the right the Seven felt fast to live with just anything.The Bim certainly had to be ridden a fair degree of aggression, it refused to pull from 5000rpm once out of its tall not RC45 tall) first merely stuttering and croaking it reached that figure. excuse is that the fuel-injection and exhaust pipe diameters are large, to work best at revs.Midrange response above grand felt pretty by 750cc sportster standards, if the strong acceleration didn’t until 8000rpm.

The SB7 was also reasonably smooth, some typical four-cylinder but being noticeably less than the GSX-R11-engined SB6. impressive was the occasional fuel when accelerating hard a half-full tank of gas.

prototype’s fuel pump was at the front of the tank, but production will have the pump at the power from the big 320mm and four-pot calipers was predictably though after a series of stops the system developed lever travel to worry who brake with just one or two Excessive lever travel has several recent Brembo-shod (916 included), so there’s for improvement.As for the SB7 itself, the easiest way for to improve its appeal would be to the price which, at 17,000 on the makes this bike more expensive than the SB6 and as dear as Honda’s RC45.

But if the SB7 is hardly good value as a its high price is inevitable that only 15 will be this year, out of a total run of 200 necessary to homologate the fuel-injected 750 for year’s Superbike championship.For no mistake, this bike has built for a purpose — to the road-race glory that last enjoyed with Ferrari’s Formula One title win in 1987. Despite this sales boom (production is set to top double last year’s the factory’s 1995 World challenge will go ahead if a sponsor can be found. Assuming happens, the hard-and-fast SB7 looks set to Bimota a racetrack contender again.

Bimota SB8R Sport Bike
Bimota SB8R Sport Bike
Bimota SB8R Sport Bike

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