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– 2005 Bimota DB5 Prototype
2005 Bimota DB5 Prototype
The first glimpses of the prototypes for Bimota’s latest motorcycle development project, the DB5, have been seen powering around the back streets of the companies home town Rimini, Italy.
The feedback coming from the factory is that the handling of the bike has already proven to be superb and in perfect balance with the DB5’s available power, generated by the Ducati 992cc engine.
The DB5 project, the first new model by the famous Italian brand after slightly more than four years and initially presented at Munich Intermot in late 2004, is set to continue the great heritage of Bimota road bikes. The company’s goal is to create machines that deliver the right feeling by generating superior power and delivering advanced performance for the normal rider, who wants to experience the total motorcycle concept.
There has been no word on a finalized date for production start or market launch of the DB5 yet, although earlier reports from Rimini project this to happen some time in 2005.
Powered by a Ducati 1000 DS air cooled engine, this new model presents several details which only a Bimota can boast: tubular steel trellis frame with machined plates in aircraft alloy, a hitherto unseen tubular composite swing arm, and fully adjustable Ã–hlins suspension.
The styling by Sergio Robbiano, enhances the aggressiveness of the DB5 by leaving most of the mechanical parts in view.