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Jaguar



Joined: 15 Sep 2017
Posts: 55
Location: Albany NY

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:35 pm    Post subject: Bimota Wanted Reply with quote

Getting a lot more serious about adding a Bimota to the garage.

I have a kink for special framed bikes.
Mainly Honda powered ones, but I am realistic that finding a HB2-3 will be almost impossible.

Mainly looking for something pre 2000s, but could be talked into almost anything.

Closer to NY, the better.
But again, I understand hunting for rare bikes. (I have a Yetman and a Seeley)

Open to projects, and bikes that have been sitting.
Let me know whatcha got.
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Jaguar



Joined: 15 Sep 2017
Posts: 55
Location: Albany NY

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still on the hunt.
Very much open to anything.

Looking to tick this box.
Have had a few rare special framed vintage bikes, and always wanted a bimota
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Tirefriar



Joined: 18 Dec 2014
Posts: 511
Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this may have been mentioned before but I would reach out to Bob Steinbugler at Bimota Spirit. Even if you don't see something you like, you can always reach to Bob and let him know what you are looking for. BTW, he's offering a very good deal on an SB8R with ultra low miles. If you like special framed bikes, SB8R is hard to beat.
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2002 Kawasaki ZX6R track bike
2004 BMW Boxer Cup Replika #245
2013 MV Agusta Brutale 1099RR
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Jaguar



Joined: 15 Sep 2017
Posts: 55
Location: Albany NY

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don’t really value the “museum” bikes very highly.
Not looking for a sculpture, already have a mini Bimota!

I want a bike to use as a motorcycle.
Have found bikes that sit for ever are a pain to start using.

Superbike Universe has a YB7 that peaked my interest.

There is that Tesi in VA, but the dealer is out of their mind on price.

As with any rare bike it is all about timing.
Something will pop up.
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Grady



Joined: 19 Oct 2018
Posts: 1
Location: Virginia

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Jaguar"]I don’t really value the “museum” bikes very highly.
Not looking for a sculpture, already have a mini Bimota!

I want a bike to use as a motorcycle.
Have found bikes that sit for ever are a pain to start using.

Superbike Universe has a YB7 that peaked my interest.

There is that Tesi in VA, but the dealer is out of their mind on price.

As with any rare bike it is all about timing.
Something will pop up.[/quote]
I have a DB5R that is a "from the factory" track/race bike.
1000DS engine was swapped for an 1100 Motard engine by Moto Corse (Chris Boy) in Ft Lauderdale FL before I got it. Factory race bodywork, hand made exhaust, BST Carbon wheels (have original gold OZ wheels as well)
ETI fuel cell.
2015 CCS F40LW Am Mid Atlantic championship with old fart me (65 at the time) riding. 2nd and 3rd respectively in LWGP and LWSbk.
Had a first gear low speed lowside in the pits and did some brain damage (No helmet, I was riding to tech.....dummy!) and broken bones. Have waited a year but doctor says no more racing motorcycles. Mild damage repaired and fresh custom (truly a professional custom car painter) red paint job.
Very rare (I was told by Chris it was one of 6 brought to the USA) as a factory track bike. Fast, easy to ride. Ohlins front and rear.
gradycanderson@aol.com if you are interested and want pics.
Not cheap of course but not out of line for what it is. I don't NEED to sell it but saw your post and thought maybe I had found a potential good home for it.
I had decided to keep it as a work of art but it BEGS to be back on track.
Spectacular condition. Not a museum piece or trailer queen. A beautiful rider/racer. Proven "no excuses" Lightweight class (CCS) winner. Race wins at Daytona, Summit Point andf VIR. Bike is in Virginia a bit West of Washington DC. I have truck and enclosed trailer if that factors in for you.
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Tirefriar



Joined: 18 Dec 2014
Posts: 511
Location: USA

PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaguar wrote:
I don’t really value the “museum” bikes very highly.
Not looking for a sculpture, already have a mini Bimota!

I want a bike to use as a motorcycle.
Have found bikes that sit for ever are a pain to start using.

Superbike Universe has a YB7 that peaked my interest.

There is that Tesi in VA, but the dealer is out of their mind on price.

As with any rare bike it is all about timing.
Something will pop up.


I bought my YB10 from Bob. He gave me a choice of two bikes he had at the time, a garage queen or a daily rider. I went for a daily rider level bike as I ride everything I own. Bob ended up going through the bike, new tires, battery, plugs, etc. He upgraded the rear sproket as well. I received a fully operational bike. if you really want something, you need to create the opportunity. Anyway, good luck in your search.
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2002 Kawasaki ZX6R track bike
2004 BMW Boxer Cup Replika #245
2013 MV Agusta Brutale 1099RR
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rpo83



Joined: 28 Oct 2008
Posts: 313
Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe Bob has a YB5 on the way from Japan, it has only just been sold, so it might be a few weeks before he gets it, i don't know if it is for his collection or resale...

Beautiful steel framed Bimota with FJ1200 engine... old school beauty, here is mine half undressed..

20180923_132759s by Motorbike Owner, on Flickr
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Steve

1988 YB5
1995 SB6
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welshlamb



Joined: 09 Mar 2011
Posts: 295
Location: South Wales , Nr. Abergavenny

PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh! Not another happy owner/ buyer! Where did this one come from?
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