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2bims



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:42 pm    Post subject: I remember when............ Reply with quote

Some 22 years ago....Motorbike magazine in the UK advert for the YB11....now the words and maybe the bike aren't as good as the "Some things are better in life....But then you cant stay in bed forever...." Gold and black DB1 advert.....but its the fact that theres 8 No. UK dealers listed at the bottom of the page......8...I say EIGHT...and just in the UK...I can make out 7 of them but not the eighth....anyone with better eyes than me??

Have to add...Must have been a "bitch" parking a YB11 with its infamous Bimota sidestand on that granite cobbled and paved street.....they must have been having panic attacks during the photo shoot




I think the heading "No Words yet devised can adequately describe it"....can quite aptly be brought forward to today and applied to how someone somewhere messed the company up to what it is today...just IMHO

Advert can be purchased from Ebay Oz...bit dear postage though to the UK...or just print this one off...teehee...gets me knackers when folk cut up a magazine and try to sell one page for a tenner..I've even seen my own face for sale on ebay a couple of times (old Practical Sportsbikes articles cut out and put up for sale...talking about...well...Bimotas of course

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BIMOTA-YB11-SUPER-LEGGERA-1000-Motorcycle-Magazine-Page-Sales-Ad-Advertisement/332742083497?hash=item4d78f943a9:g:B4QAAOSwIVhaRtxa


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last distributor..
Legends
Glasgow?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its the one above that I cant get...….Has some long winded Sarthern sounding name
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Bimota always did nice brochures...including this one...which was before they had even made the bike...This one...which I have...was reportedly handed to the previous owner by the "late great Sergio Robbiano"...so a suitable glass frame mounting will be adorning its surfaces soon



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Surprising how "little" it changed from artists concept sketch to reality....Shorter end cans on this one...about all I can see...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2bims wrote:
And Bimota always did nice brochures...including this one...which was before they had even made the bike...This one...which I have...was reportedly handed to the previous owner by the "late great Sergio Robbiano"...so a suitable glass frame mounting will be adorning its surfaces soon



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Surprising how "little" it changed from artists concept sketch to reality....Shorter end cans on this one...about all I can see...




Thanks 2bims... I’ll print out 10 of these and put em on fleabay for 20 bucks a piece Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bimota sales brochures definitely are very nice. I had never seen one until recent years as we had no dealers and the only importer (as far as I know) Ian Gowanloch was a long way away from me
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brian wrote:
Bimota sales brochures definitely are very nice. I had never seen one until recent years as we had no dealers and the only importer (as far as I know) Ian Gowanloch was a long way away from me


Not as far as Thoroughbred Motorcycles in Perth though. They were the importer/dealer over here.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weed wrote:
brian wrote:
Bimota sales brochures definitely are very nice. I had never seen one until recent years as we had no dealers and the only importer (as far as I know) Ian Gowanloch was a long way away from me


Not as far as Thoroughbred Motorcycles in Perth though. They were the importer/dealer over here.


What year were they a dealer Weed?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:13 am    Post subject: Re: I remember when............ Reply with quote

2bims wrote:
Some 22 years ago....Motorbike magazine in the UK advert for the YB11....now the words and maybe the bike aren't as good as the "Some things are better in life....But then you cant stay in bed forever...." Gold and black DB1 advert.....but its the fact that theres 8 No. UK dealers listed at the bottom of the page......8...I say EIGHT...and just in the UK...I can make out 7 of them but not the eighth....anyone with better eyes than me??


The Official 1995 Bimota Dealer Network

Alvins
M&S
Greenside
Greens
Crescent
Frontiers
Daytona
Laguna
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject: Bimota dealers Reply with quote

They keep telling us it's frillies what have done for M&S - now we know better Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2bims wrote:
Its the one above that I cant get...….Has some long winded Sarthern sounding name


Chris Clarke motorcycles
Wymondham
Norfolk

Still an active dealership I think?
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