Debuting at the Rome Motodays event this week, Bimota unveiled a very special bike: the 2010 Bimota DB6 Superlight. Unfortunately we weren’t there to witness this wonderful piece of carbon fiber mastery, but the good folks at OmniMoto were, and have a gallery full of delicious photographs that are sure to become your next desktop wallpaper. Why is the Bimota DB6 Superlight so special? It could be it’s carbon trellis frame, or it’s carbon trellis swingarm, or its feather light weight, or it could just be a combination of all of the above. Find out more about the DB6 Superlight after the jump.
It could be said that the 2010 Bimota DB6 is an exotic version of the Ducati Monster 1100, since both bikes share the 1,100cc air-cooled Ducati two valve lump and have a standard riding position. The 2010 Ducati Monster 1100 weighs 390lbs dry, and makes a modest 90hp. Bimota of course has taken the essence of the monster, and built extensively upon it. The result is the 2010 Bimota DB6 Delirio, which is similarly weighted and powered as the Monster, but makes a exceedingly larger impression visually.
This visual improvement wasn’t enough for Bimota. They had to beat the Ducati in every way possible, and thus the Bimota DB6R was born. For 2010 the DB6R tips the scales at 370lbs, while making 95hp. For those keeping score that’s 20lbs less, +5hp, 2x more aesthetics by our count. Bimota could have stopped here, but they had to take it one step further with the 2010 Bimota DB6 Superlight. With carbon fiber everywhere (frame, forks, swingarm, body panels, you name it), the DB6 Superlight drops another 20lbs to come in at 348lbs dry, making it one impressive piece of machinery both visually and technically. Rumors have it that when Bimota gets its hands on the latest version of the 1100 DS, another 7lbs could be lost from the bike, and five more pony powers found.
Added on top of this impressive spec sheet is one of the nicest looking carbon fiber frames we’ve ever seen, and a bike that looks fit for MotoGP duty or an art show…we’re not sure which. BR Bikeresearch is responsible for helping Bimota mate the carbon fiber trellis to its machined aluminum subframe. This combination can be found on both the main frame and on the Superlight’s swingarm. Carbon fiber covers the bike’s forks, and also makes up all the body panels. Everything else is your standard Bimota exercise in eye-candy creation. Check out OmniMoto’s post for more pictures of the 2010 Bimota DB6 Superlight.