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Make ModelBimota DB5S 1000 Mille
Engine: Air cooled, four stroke, 90°“L”twin cylinder, SOHC, desmodromic 2 valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 94 x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Induction: Fuel Injection, 45mm throttle body
Ignition / Starting: Marelli electronic / electric
Max Power: 63 kW 85.5 hp @ 7750 rpm
Max Torque: 87.5 Nm 9 Kg-m @ 5750 rpm
Transmission / Drive: 6 Speed / chain
Frame: 25/20mm tubular chrome molybdenum steel trellis with lateral plates in aircraft alloy. 35/25/15mm tubular chrome molybdenum steel trellis with lateral plates in aircraft alloy rear.
Front Suspension: Öhlins upside-down fully adjustable forks with TiN surface treatment
Rear Suspension: Fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock
Front Brakes: 2x 298mm discs 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 220mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tire: : 120/90 -17
Rear Tire: : 180/55 -17
Dry-Weight: 156 kg
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Today’s born-again Bimota adventure began thanks to the initiative, the courage and the vision of Ing. Roberto Comini, a successful and accomplished entrepreneur who is also President of the multinational company Farmavenda Spa.
As his partner in the adventure of restoring Bimota to its previous prestigious status in the motorcycle world, Ing.Comini has teamed up with Novafin, a Swiss company based in Geneva whose CEO is a great fan of Bimota, as well as thoroughly knowledgeable about motorcycles.
Mr. Gigi Bonini, a successful manager from the industry, has recently joined Bimota as the new Managing Director, and with the help of the dedicated and passionate team he has assembled, will be in charge of taking the Bimota marque back to its origins, even if the market in general, as well as the competition, has changed a great deal since it was founded back in 1973 by the team headed by Mr.Massimo Tamburini.
Bimota is fully established in all the major world markets and has recently also returned to the USA, where the first Bimota showroom has been opened in New York.
For the future Bimota is developing several different projects, including evolutionary versions of existing models which will be revealed at the appropriate time. Meanwhile, the company’s commitment and determination are at the highest levels to meet the challenging task of relaunching such a prestigious marque.
DB5 1000 Project The Genesis
In July 2003, the reborn Bimota company, still in a start-up phase, decided to return to the marketplace with a new model which would be ‘Una Vera Bimota’ incorporating the greatest expression of technology, innovation and Made in Italy design flair. Thus was born the new Bimota DB5 Mille.
The designer of this new Bimota is Sergio Robbiano, who was already responsible for the styling of the controversial but innovative 500Vdue model.
In December 2003 Robbiano delivered the DB5 Mille design to Bimota, interpreting in a successful manner the philosophy that Bimota wanted to transmit with this bike.
Throughout 2004, a small but dedicated team has been hard at work to create the prototype revealed last September at Intermot 2004 in Munich.
Their challenge was all the more difficult thanks to the fact that the development of the new model took place at the same time as the complete re-organization of the company. Nevertheless, thanks to the diligence, devotion and passion of Bimota staff, the new DB5 Mille was duly presented at Intermot 2004.
Its success was immediate, and exceeded all expectations, with the bike’s design universally acclaimed. Such was the admiration for it that the DB5 Mille won the prestigious Motorcycle Design Association Award as the most beautiful bike of the entire show in the Supersport category.
This significant achievement spurred on the Bimota R&D team to bring the DB5 Mille to production as fast as possible, but to the highest standards, in order that the many eager customers who had expressed an interest in acquiring the bike, could have their dreams fulfilled.
Unfortunately, the winter of 2004-5 in Italy was very cold: heavy rain and snow until the end of March delayed the intensive test programme of the DB5 Mille. Nevertheless, initial test results have been immediately positive, and by building on this, after months of hard work we reached our intended aim of delivering a bike which is as satisfying to ride as it is beautiful to look at.