Property of a deceased's estate, 1979 Bimota 1,015cc KB1 Frame no. KB1.00193 Engine no. Z1E126081

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Lot 556
Property of a deceased's estate, 1979 Bimota 1,015cc KB1
Registration no. KLN 223V Frame no. KB1.00193 Engine no. Z1E126081

£ 9,000 - 11,000
US$ 12,000 - 15,000
Property of a deceased's estate
1979 Bimota 1,015cc KB1
Registration no. KLN 223V
Frame no. KB1.00193
Engine no. Z1E126081
Offered here is an example of Bimota's first design made to house the big Kawasaki four – the KB1 – which was produced from 1977 to 1982. Like most Bimotas of this period, the KB1 used a tubular steel spaceframe and was one of the first machines to feature adjustability of the steering head angle.

First registered on 26th October 1979 and one of only a handful in the UK, this KB1 has had three previous keepers and was purchased by the late owner at Brooks' sale at the National Motorcycle Museum in July 1996 (Lot 357). The tax disc in the holder expired on 30th September 2000 and it is believed the Bimota has not been ridden since then. On file is a page of hand-written notes detailing various cleaning and servicing tasks undertaken in 2016/2017, which included ultrasonically cleaning the carburettors; repainting the wheels and exhaust system; de-greasing the engine; and draining the fuel tank and carburettors. Unused for some considerable time, the machine will require recommissioning or restoration to a greater or lesser extent and is sold strictly as viewed. Accordingly, prospective bidders must satisfy themselves as to the condition and completeness prior to bidding. Offered with a current V5C and a history file, this KB1 represents a rare opportunity to acquire an original example of an early Bimota that can only become increasingly collectible. A matching dualseat is included in the sale.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness, and originality prior to bidding.
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Property of a deceased's estate, 1979 Bimota 1,015cc KB1 Frame no. KB1.00193 Engine no. Z1E126081
Property of a deceased's estate, 1979 Bimota 1,015cc KB1 Frame no. KB1.00193 Engine no. Z1E126081
Property of a deceased's estate, 1979 Bimota 1,015cc KB1 Frame no. KB1.00193 Engine no. Z1E126081
Property of a deceased's estate, 1979 Bimota 1,015cc KB1 Frame no. KB1.00193 Engine no. Z1E126081
Property of a deceased's estate, 1979 Bimota 1,015cc KB1 Frame no. KB1.00193 Engine no. Z1E126081
Property of a deceased's estate, 1979 Bimota 1,015cc KB1 Frame no. KB1.00193 Engine no. Z1E126081
Property of a deceased's estate, 1979 Bimota 1,015cc KB1 Frame no. KB1.00193 Engine no. Z1E126081
Property of a deceased's estate, 1979 Bimota 1,015cc KB1 Frame no. KB1.00193 Engine no. Z1E126081
Property of a deceased's estate, 1979 Bimota 1,015cc KB1 Frame no. KB1.00193 Engine no. Z1E126081
Property of a deceased's estate, 1979 Bimota 1,015cc KB1 Frame no. KB1.00193 Engine no. Z1E126081
Property of a deceased's estate, 1979 Bimota 1,015cc KB1 Frame no. KB1.00193 Engine no. Z1E126081
Property of a deceased's estate, 1979 Bimota 1,015cc KB1 Frame no. KB1.00193 Engine no. Z1E126081
Property of a deceased's estate, 1979 Bimota 1,015cc KB1 Frame no. KB1.00193 Engine no. Z1E126081
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Thursday 10 December 9am to 5pm
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