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Bike Of The Day: 1980 Bimota SB2

Bike Of The Day: 1980 Bimota SB2


The 1977 Bimota SB2, an epitome of cutting-edge design, emerged because the forefront of superbikes, standing out as one of the crucial alluring bikes ever made. Marking Bimota’s foray into street-legal bikes, the corporate, based by Valerio Bianchi, Giuseppe Morri, and Massimo Tamburini, transitioned from constructing racing chassis to revolutionizing motorbike engineering.

1980 Bimota SB2

Recognizing a niche in road-holding requirements, particularly in Japan, the trio developed the SB2 round present motors just like the Honda 750 4, debuting the HB1 chassis in 1973. The SB2, unveiled on the 1976 Bologna Motor Present, featured a tuned Suzuki GS750 DOHC engine expanded to 850cc with Yoshimura enhancements. Its ultralight chromoly trellis body, weighing roughly 20 kilos, boasted an adjustable steering-head angle and monoshock rear suspension.

1980 Bimota SB2

Designed by Tamburini, the SB2 showcased Seventies aesthetics with a fiberglass unibody and a detachable aluminum gasoline tank. Business lore surrounds the bike’s smooth traces, integrating rear flip alerts into the seat and initially intending for them to accommodate exhaust pipes—altered as a consequence of extreme warmth. Weighing 432 kilos, 66 kilos lighter than the inventory Suzuki GS750, the SB2 delivered 78 HP at 8,700 RPM, reaching a high velocity of 135 MPH. Priced at $4,000, 3 times that of a Suzuki GS750, the SB2 represented a fusion of customized craftsmanship and efficiency prowess.

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