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    Your Dream bimota

    In their hayday bimota was famous for putting Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, and even Hardly Ableson motors in their bikes. So if you could have them build a new bike what motor would you pick? My pick would be a ZX14 motor in a 450lbs. bike with about 6gls. of gas so you could get across state or county lines at speed. Maye with some stealth technology, some cargo space let's say for a pair of underware toothbrush and a tool kit "a Mastercard".

    A little know fact Hardly Ableson won a GP title with a bimota frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAWA View Post
    In their hayday bimota was famous for putting Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, and even Hardly Ableson motors in their bikes. So if you could have them build a new bike what motor would you pick? My pick would be a ZX14 motor in a 450lbs. bike with about 6gls. of gas so you could get across state or county lines at speed. Maye with some stealth technology, some cargo space let's say for a pair of underware toothbrush and a tool kit "a Mastercard".

    A little know fact Hardly Ableson won a GP title with a bimota frame.
    They've already done it, a 1098 motor in the DB7, $39k!! Ouch!

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    500VDue. I was #3 inn the US for one, but they never panned-out. Even had the license plate.

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    A Bimota with the Norton rotary engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SF2DieHard View Post
    A Bimota with the Norton rotary engine.

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    Beat me to it. But I'd prefer the Norton NRV with its Norton engine.

    How about a Bimota 1100cc two-stroke triple?

    Failing that, I fancy a 1000cc V-twin. Oh, did I mention, I want the pistons to be oval.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RZRob View Post
    500VDue. I was #3 inn the US for one, but they never panned-out. Even had the license plate.

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    I have one, the injected model. Never been able to get it registered. My final plan is to ship it to Raleigh, NC where there is a V-Due expert who has several of them. If he can get it registered there to my dad, then I can do the family transfer to CA, I did that with my 1999 DB4 that I bought in Raleigh when I couldn't find one out here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zvez View Post
    They've already done it, a 1098 motor in the DB7, $39k!! Ouch!

    Chris
    I sat on one in December. Man, that thing is sweet. But not $39k sweet....

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    Local dealer has a DB7 sittin on the floor, very nice machine. If I had an extra 40k layin around I would have it in a heartbeat....
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    Well, I want my SB8 back. My moto-dream was always to have a Bimota and what I strove for. Ultimately, it's the V-Due and Vyrus that I want but a Vyrus is probably the more practical of the two.

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    I've always had a thing for the YB bikes, from the YB4, to the YB8, Tuatara and Furano. I had a chance to buy the Furano for $13K a while back but I bought the RSVR Factory instead. I regret not being able to purchase the bike. Don't regret owning the Aprilia but some day, I'll have that bike.
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    Bimota SB8R, or K either or.

    Failing that, an SB6

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    I'll buy it if the blonde is included.

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    She was included with your stay at the factory, when you had your bike serviced there. Bring back the good old days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SF2DieHard View Post
    A Bimota with the Norton rotary engine.

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    oh, that makes me laugh! they could use a hamster wheel and make it cool!
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