Tuesday, November 04, 2008

2009 Bimota DB7 Oronero unveiled

The 164bhp, 164kg Bimota Oronero. Snazzy, even if it does cost US$52,000!

Pics: Motoblog

While they don’t seem to have any new bikes to show at this year’s EICMA, Bimota have unveiled a new version of the DB7 – the DB7 Oronero (Black Gold), which is six kilos lighter than the standard bike. With 164bhp from its Ducati 1098 v-twin, the DB7 Oronero has a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, which is probably a good thing.

Other new bits on this Bimota include petal-shaped brake discs at the front, fully digital multi-function instrumentation with data logger, and integrated GPS. There are also, of course, various titanium and carbonfibre bits on the bike – only to be expected on a bike that will be built in limited numbers next year, and that will come with a price tag of US$52,000. Rush to your nearest Bimota dealership to book yours now…

More bikes in the 2009 Bimota lineup: New colour schemes for the DB6 Delirio, and the lighter, faster DB5R in the Italian tricolore paint scheme...

More Bimotas:
Down memory lane: The Bimota YB11
Racy reptile: The Bimota YB6 Tuatara
Memorable: The Bimota DB2
Bimota DB7 riding impression...
Two-strokes: The Bimota V-Due
Bimota DB6R road test...
Bimota Tesi 3D riding impression

Elsewhere today:
1982 Norton Commando: Flight of the Phoenix...
The US$25,000 Lambretta...

The ladies of EICMA 2008. More pics here

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