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Bimota Announces DB5 Mille

UPDATE: New photos added below of the DB5

Bimota North America, Inc., the exclusive importer of the legendary Italian Bimota motorcycles to the USA, Canada, and Mexico, has announced the official U.S.A. launch of the award winning DB5 Mille.

The introduction of the motorcycle was held in co-operation with Moto-Euro Magazine at the International Motorcycle Show in New York, from January 20 to 22, 2006, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

For the first time ever, the award winning Bimota DB5 Mille was on display in the fully homologated and street legal USA version, at the booth of Moto-Euro Magazine. 

Also on display was Bimota’s unique Tesi 2D, utilizing a swing arm and hub steering as the motorcycle’s front end.

The new DB5 1000 had been officially revealed to the international press on the 21st and 22nd June, 2005 at the circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain.  The event was divided into two days, one dedicated to the Italian press and one to the international press. 

During the presentation there was a brief press conference and 3 test sessions for each magazine.  The event took place under an incredibly hot sun that caused temperatures to reach 36° with a track temperature of approx. 57°.

Fortunately the weather did not compromise the promising results of the test.  This was in no small part due to the superb performance of the Dunlop tyres D 208 RR that the DB5 1000 will be shod with as standard equipment.

Contact Bimota USA for more information on their motorcycles and for the location of an authorized dealer in your area.

Bimota DB5 - Specifications

Frame: 20/25mm tubular chrome molybdenum steel trellis with lateral plates in aircraft alloy.

Rear frame: 15/25/30mm tubular chrome molybdenum steel trellis with lateral plates in aircraft alloy.

Wheelbase: 1425mm

Front suspension: Öhlins upside-down fully adjustable forks 43mm with TiN surface treatment

Steering angle: 24°

Rear suspension: Fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock

Front wheel travel: 120mm

Rear wheel travel: 120mm

Trail: 99,83 mm

Seat height: 800mm

Foot rest height: 395+/-16mm with radial regulation

Front brake: 2 x 298 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston 4-pad radial calipers - Brembo

Rear brake: 220 mm disc, 2-piston 2-pad calipers - Brembo

Wheel: Front: 3,50x17” – Rear: 5,50x17”

Tyres: Front: 120/70/17 – Rear: 180/55/17

Weight: 165 Kg

Engine

Engine: Ducati – L twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic – air cooled.

Bore and Stroke: 94 x 71,5mm

Displacement: 992cc

Max power: 92 Hp/8000 rpm

Max. torque 9,4 kgm/5500 rpm

Fuel injection: Electronic fuel injection – 45mm throttle body

Lubrication: With wet sump

Gear box: 6 speed

Clutch: Dry multi-plate with hydraulic control

Suggested retail price: 22,950 € + tax (ex works)

Bimota DB5 - Front Quarter View

Bimota DB5 - Frame

Bimota DB5 - Swingarm Detail

Bimota DB5 - Dash

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