I'm thinking about buying a Bimota and I desperately need someone to talk to!!!!
Sherpa are you sure it wasnt a DB7? I would think the DB7 would be a more appropriate race bike than the DB6. Cycle World did a comparison of a DB7 Oro to the 1098R Bayliss and they actually liked the DB7 better.A good resource for you might be Chris Boy of MotoCorse Performance in Fort Lauderdale. He built a whole slew of Bimota race bikes for clients in recent years and ran them at places like Daytona and all the tracks in the southeast. If I remember right, they totally dominated for a few years.
Anyway, he knows the weak points, the strong points, where the spare parts are hidden, what you need to have a good Bimota experience, what will cause Bimota heartache, etc.
I almost bought a DB6 race bike from him recently and it was one of most well prepared race bikes I’d ever seen.
A by product of the weak market for motorcycles and more specifically the weak market for sportbikes. Decreasing interest means, decreasing distribution, decreasing marketing and decreasing awareness. I had my V Due out at a motorcycle gathering with 1000+ in attendance and was asked whether it was a Chinese bike. This affects all rare bikes. People are less discerning. Had my RC30 out and had a guy tell me he used to own an Interceptor just like it.I think the comparison to MV is probably spot on. I'm not sure why MV and Bimota are not more interesting to people but they have a special appeal to a few of us. I do prefer the later models to the early ones if I'm gonna ride it.
I'd buy the DB6R, but that's because I'd want to take advantage of the opportunity to have an unique ownership and riding experience. If you want the opportunity to own and ride a Streetfighter V4, you can get it any day of the week. The opportunity to own and ride a DB6R is much rarer.I'm down to a choice between this used DB6R and waiting and getting a streetfighter V4... any opinions?
I think I'm heading that direction.I'd buy the DB6R, but that's because I'd want to take advantage of the opportunity to have an unique ownership and riding experience. If you want the opportunity to own and ride a Streetfighter V4, you can get it any day of the week. The opportunity to own and ride a DB6R is much rarer.