It is a somewhat simplified version of the materials used in the flagship model DB7, moreover, is designed for two riders. Cost, of course, slightly lower than the DB7.
Bimota starts selling an improved model DB8. This elegant Italian sportbike is addressed to those who are familiar with the possibilities of the best models in this segment, fully possesses the skills to manage such bikes, but for certain reasons can not afford to buy top-end model, and in addition prefer frequent trips with his wife or girlfriend.
Bimota DB8 is equipped with the same engine as the flagship model of the DB7. This is a 1198 cc L-twin Ducati Testastretta Evoluzione. Its capacity is 170 hp (125 kW) at 9,750 rpm and maximum torque – 131.4 Nm at 8,000 rpm.
In addition to the above reasons, creating a DB8, the company intended to expand the range of models with engine Testastretta Evoluzione, since, according to developers, he has an impressive potential to be realized not only in the extreme models.
Differences in more affordable versions, mostly evident in the materials used. For example, an aerodynamic fairing made of plastic instead of expensive carbon fiber exhaust system made of steel, not lightweight and durable titanium chassis sub frames as steel, not carbon. In addition, the saddle is designed for two persons in connection with this slightly modified seating position in a more relaxed. Even after the expensive lightweight materials have been replaced by more accessible, filled with the weight of the motorcycle was more than a decent level and is 178 kg.
Despite the measures, the cost of a motorcycle, perhaps, difficult to call too accessible. In Europe, Bimota DB8 will be offered at a price of 23,000 euros. Each year, the company expects to sell no less than 250 units.