Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870

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Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980
Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870

Sold for € 16,100 (US$ 18,011) inc. premium
Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980
Frame no. « VICTOR »
Engine no. GS750-50870
• Marque italienne emblématique
• Une des 30 machines construites
• Seulement 7 636 km parcourus

Dans les années 1970 et 1980, la conception des cadres de moto par les Japonais prit du retard par rapport aux moteurs, ce qui signifia que quiconque voulait exploiter au maximum le potentiel d'un moteur n'avait pas le choix, sinon opter pour une partie cycle spécifiquement étudiée. Des firmes spécialisées se développèrent en vue de satisfaire cette demande dont Moto Martin et Segale en France, Nico Bakker en Hollande et Fritz Egli en Suisse, tandis qu'au Royaume-Uni, Harris et Spondon rejoignaient le déjà réputé Rickman. Mais au-dessus de ce groupe inspiré se trouvait – et se trouve toujours – la firme italienne Bimota. Fondée au milieu des années 1960, Bimota fabriquait des gaines de chauffage et de ventilation avant que la passion de deux des fondateurs férus de moto – Giuseppe Morri et Massimo Tamburrini – ne l'oriente vers la production motocycliste au début des années 1970.

Introduite en 1978 et disponible pendant quelques années, devenue à la fin la SB2/80, la Bimota SB2 à moteur Suzuki GS750 coûtait environ 4 500 livres, prix qui en faisait l'une des motos les plus chères du monde, le prix définitif dépendant des spécifications du moteur. Cette même somme vous permettait d'acheter trois Suzuki GS750.

Cette moto SB2/80, une des 30 présumées construites, dans un état d'origine exceptionnel, n'a parcouru que 7 636 km. Elle se présente dans un superbe état. Utilisée pour la dernière fois dans les années 1980, la machine est offerte avec ses papiers d'immatriculation suédois.

Footnotes

  • 1980 Bimota 860cc SB2/80
    Frame no. 'VICTOR'
    Engine no. GS750-50870
    .



    • Iconic Italian marque
    • One of an estimated 30 built
    • 7,636 kilometres recorded

    In the 1970s and 1980s, Japan's motorcycle frame design lagged behind that of its engines, which meant that anyone wishing to exploit a motor's full potential had little option but to opt for a bespoke chassis. Specialist firms sprang up to satisfy this demand, among them Moto Martin and Segale in France, Nico Bakker in Holland and Fritz Egli in Switzerland, while in the UK, Harris and Spondon joined the established Rickman. But at the very pinnacle of this exalted group was – and still is – the Italian firm of Bimota. Founded in the mid-1960s, Bimota manufactured heating and ventilation ducting before the enthusiasm of two of its motorcyclist founders - Guiseppe Morri and Massimo Tamburrini - saw it turn to motorcycle production in the early 1970s.

    Introduced in 1978 and available for the next few years, latterly as the SB2/80, the Suzuki GS750-engined Bimota SB2 cost around £4,500, the final price depending on engine specification, making it one of the world's most expensive motorcycles. You could have bought three Suzuki GS750s for the same money.

    One of an estimated 30 built, this highly original SB2/80 has covered only 7,636 kilometres and is presented in beautiful condition. Last used in the 1980s, the machine is offered with Swedish registration papers.
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Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870
Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870
Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870
Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870
Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870
Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870
Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870
Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870
Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870
Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870
Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870
Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870
Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870
Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870
Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870
Bimota 860 cm3 SB2/80 1980  Frame no. « VICTOR » Engine no. GS750-50870
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