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– 2011 Bimota DB5R
2011 Bimota DB5R Review
After the super sporty Bimota DB5 heralded the revival of past years has, comes with a limited DB5R racing diva on the market. Distinguishing features: less weight, better engine performance. Distinguishing features: less weight, better engine performance. The latter owes the “R” a completely new, coordinated with the Zard-titanium exhaust system mapping. The latter owes the “R” a completely new, the Zard-titanium exhaust system tuned to mapping. It not only brings a much smoother throttle response, but also more power. Impressive is the torque-rich supplement. It not only brings a much smoother throttle response, but therefore more power. Impressive is the torque-rich supplement. With a soft throttle response expresses the “R” from 2500 rpm already happening dramatically. With a soft throttle response express the “R” from 2500 rpm already quite violently.
Similarly, the enormously excited footed handling. Similarly, the enormously excited footed handling. Five kilograms to have slimmed down the “R” over the conventional DB5. Five kilograms is R “with respect to the conventional DB5 have slimmed down” the. Alone, four by the OZ forged aluminum wheels. Alone, four by the OZ forged aluminum wheels. The rest control panel and covers in carbon fiber. The remainder coming in from carbon fiber trim and covers. Accordingly, the revised set-up of Ã–hlins shock is indeed on the tight side, but in harmony with the DB5R quite magnificent. Accordingly, the revised set-up of Ã–hlins shock is indeed on the tight side, with the Harmonise DB5R but quite magnificent. Captured it is also fast, because instead of in 298-mm front discs like the DB5, the radial Brembos bite now befitting 320s discs. Captured it is almost, because instead of in 298-mm front discs like the DB5, the radial Brembos bite now befitting 320s discs. And a slipper clutch keeps the anchors the rear in check. And a slipper clutch keeps the anchors the rear in check
DB5R – Light and Agile
The DB5R is the most extreme version of the DB5. With the R, the DB5,Ã„Ã´s superb agililty and easy handling have reached new heights.
Lighweight and agile. Thanks to these two characteristics, this twin-cylinder sports bike with its classic Ducati 1100 DS engine produces a unique and emotive riding experience: lightning-fast corner entry and mid-corner speeds can be achieved, with super-precise lines and easy direction changes. Handling is the best you can ask for in a motorcycle born for the racetrack. Suspension is Ohlins – the front gets fully-adjustable (preload, rebound and compression) 43mm upside-down forks with TiN-coated stanchions, while the rear gets a fully adjustable (preload, rebound, compression and ride height) monoshock. These components work extremely well in such a lightweight chassis. The DB5R gets a taller ride height than the standard DB5 to make it turn in even quicker. This results in an even sportier ride.
The powerful and progressive brakes are Brembo, with a 320mm front discs (these are bigger than the standard DB5’s 298mm discs) that are squeezed by four-piston radial calipers, which in turn are operated by a 19mm radial master cylinder. On the rear you’ll find the typical 230mm disc with Brembo caliper. A pair of gorgeous forged aliminium OZ Racing wheels complete the package. These lightweight components reduce inertia to a minimum, letting you fly into corners and change direction faster than ever.
The brake and clutch levers that bend in a crash, preventing them from snapping off, further justify the ‘R’ in this Bimota’s name. Then of course, there,Ã„Ã´s the slipper clutch that works so well it lets the rider to brake and slam down the gears at the very last moment, and still the bike remains composed. The state-of-the-art slipper clutch makes it almost impossible to lock the rear wheel under the heavy V-twin engine braking.
The DB5R’s bodywork is made entirely of carbon fibre, as are the airbox and engine covers. The lot is painted in red, green and white – the traditional colours of the Italian flag. This encapsulates the spirit of Italian sports bikes, as does the roar from the engine that sounds more glorious than ever thanks to the gorgeous titanium silencers.
2011 Bimota DB5R – International Specifications
USA MSRP – See dealer for pricing in USD
Canada MSRP – See dealer for pricing in CDN
European MSRP – â‚¬ 23,062
Type: Ducati 1100DS
Configuration: 90 degree L-Twin
Compression Ratio: 10.5±0.5:1
Valves per Cylinder: 2
Bore x Stroke: 98.0mm x 71.5mm
Valve Angle: intake: 28 degree, outlet: 28 degree
Valvetrain Type: Desmodromic
Fuel Pump: Bitron 3.5bar, electronic
Throttle Body: 45mm
Air Filter: Foam
Exhaust System: 2 in 1 in 2, inox
Injection: Magneti Marelli
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Fuel Tank: 4.2gal/1.3gal reserve (16l/5l reserve)
Type: Dry Clutch, multi-disc
Clutch: Slipper Clutch
Primary Drive: 32/59 teeth
Final Drive: 15/40 teeth
Gear Ratio: VI – 28/24; V – 24/23; IV – 22/24; III – 20/27; II – 17/30; I – 15/37
Wheelbase: 56.1in (1425mm)
Swingarm Lenth: 20.3±0.8in (515±20mm)
Seat Height: 31.9in (810mm)
Footpeg Height: 14.6in – 15.32in (370mm – 385mm)
Handlebar Height: 33.9in (860mm)
Steering Stem to Seat Center: 25.2in (640mm)
Front Suspension: 43mm UD Ã–hlins TIN Coated Fork, fully adjustable (Pre-load, Compression, Rebound), travel 4.7in (120mm)
Front Wheel: 3.50 x 17.0 OZ Forged Alluminium
Front Brake: Double 320mm Brembo floating discs, Brembo Radial Caliper, 4-piston, 4-pad
Rear Suspension: Ã–hlins Monoshock, fully adjustable (Pre-load – External Hydraulic Device, Compression, Rebound)
Rear Wheel: 5.50 x 17.0 OZ Forged Aluminium
Rear Wheel Trail: 4.7in (120mm)
Rear Brake: 230mm Brembo Disc , 2-piston, 2-pad
Curb Weight: 375lb (170kg)
All specifications are subject to change without notice. The above price is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Price excludes any applicable freight, dealer setup, tax, title, or licensing fees and is subject to change. Actual dealer prices may vary.