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    Thanks Guys !
    I was sort of wondering if others saw it that way too.
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    Absolutely amazing machine, congrats! I was just reading about this bike in Cycle World, pretty amazing technology and construction. Enjoy! I hope you give us some feedback on how she rides!
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    Very Nice.....that bike rocks in the looks dept!
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    some people buy a corvette, others buy a bimota or a 1098R or a MV312 because they all appear to be about the same price, someday I will have that luxury, someday.
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    DB7 early feedback

    For they who asked....

    Just dropped Boomer off for the first service @ DucShop.
    A couple nits to fix and turn-off the service light.
    (No web knowledge like on the Aprilia to provide this info.)

    Nits: Idle is a little high and the front springs are too stiff for my 180 lbs.
    Bonus stuff: Having the cam timing checked, flywheel lightened to 848 spec, and DP Ergal Pulleys installed under Shift-tech CF belt covers.

    Riding the DB7 vs a 1098S:
    Just under a 1K miles on the DB7 vs 5K on the Duc.

    The DB7 has a narrower mid-section, less under seat heat, and less wrist weight than my Heli Trackstars equipped Duc.

    Neither seat is a couch. The Duc is broader. Both have suitable seating for all day rides, it's just ones bum suffers in different ways.

    After I dialed out all the front spring preload on the DB7, I was able to ride with a measure of confidence. The turn in is fantastic. I would keep finding myself turned-in too much or early compared to what I expected from riding the Duc. Moving around on the DB7 also seemed easier than the Duc, as my knees seemed to find proper purchase, and body positioning was quite 'natural'. Maybe it's just a function of less wrist weight.
    With that said, I can't really tell shiznit from riding it in Florida; So the real comparo awaits....

    The DB7 exhaust note is 'Booming' compared to my Stock Duc. Music.
    The titanium exhaust-can does stay quite hot after shut-off, and can leave a perfectly round rivet burn on ones wrist. The Bimota lettering on the can does not readily transfer to skin. (At least not by single accident.)

    The brakes on the DB7 have less initial bite, but similar power.
    The DB7 should come with Rizoma resevoirs, not plastic.

    The Duc feels a little flat mid-RPM after the Bimota. Not a big difference.
    Yet to try the top end. (Of course, the RST1000 feels like a stone now.)

    Dash: I prefer the Bimota needle-type Tach indicator. Period.

    I am really enjoying the Bimota and can't wait to do days of Mtn twistees.


    Picture ps - The freakin' leaves fall in the Spring in Florida !
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    Last edited by rblue02; 05-25-2010 at 10:09 AM.
    '02 Futura, Blue
    99.5k miles and ok, it's old.

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    Former SB8 owner, feeling mighty jealous.

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    If I could get any bike that would be the one, of course geico tells me if I buy just 1 more bike I will have to have another policy written, they only allow 9 per policy

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    Last fall my buddy bought a leftover '06 DB5 and I grabbed a leftover '07 DB6 Delirio. While they don't have the water pumper motor in your DB7 they sure do have the Bimota chassis making them an absolute joy up here in the mountains. And talk about exquisite fit and finish- stunning pieces! Yours is a real beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by altotuono View Post
    Last fall my buddy bought a leftover '06 DB5 and I grabbed a leftover '07 DB6 Delirio. While they don't have the water pumper motor in your DB7 they sure do have the Bimota chassis making them an absolute joy up here in the mountains. And talk about exquisite fit and finish- stunning pieces! Yours is a real beauty!
    DucShop has a DB6R in the showroom now. It is beautiful.


    they only allow 9 per policy
    Not a bad issue to have.....



    The Shift-Tech belt cover CF weave is a match for the Bimota clutch cover CF, and adds to the layered CF effect.

    Now that the Ohlins 0.95 front springs are installed, it's ready for some mountain roads.
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    '02 Futura, Blue
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    How many months did you wait for that beautiful bike to be made and get shipped over here?
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    That thing is just about sick hot. Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPEKTRE76 View Post
    How many months did you wait for that beautiful bike to be made and get shipped over here?

    Don't know when it was shipped.

    I just stumbled into its presence at the DucShop one day.
    '02 Futura, Blue
    99.5k miles and ok, it's old.

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    They look amazing in person, I happened to be at the shop in Vegas when they rolled this one out onto the floor for the first time. It was in a room with all of Italy's finest and not even the dealership guys could take their eyes off of it.

    There was also a nice left over DB5R with a wide CF weave that was really sweet.

    Maybe they will make a new one with the Ape V4 mill...
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    I love the Carbonio DB7, but really lust for the Oronero!

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    Came across this while on another forum....

    http://raresportbikesforsale.com/200...-nerocarbonio/

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