Bimota SB8K Santamonica - 2005
2004 is the 31st anniversary of Bimota's inception. Founded by three partners, Bimota has always been renowned as a manufacturer of extremely advanced and refined motorcycles, produced in limited editions and using components at the cutting edge of technology.
The company, based in Rimini, developed through its race program the knowledge needed to create a series of production models and succeeded in manufacturing motorcycle models able to stimulate emotions for the street rider that can only be experienced when a machine is developed with care and commitment to be the best it can be.
Bimota's aim today is to re-launch this historic brand, a brand that is still today a reference point for enthusiasts all over the world, and continue the tradition by creating refined and technologically advanced models with avant-garde designs. Through an on-going research program
and the utilisation of materials at the vanguard of technology, the company
strongly believes it can continue to create the ultimate in motor cycling perfection.
New ideas do not unnerve us, they have led to the development of a new
injection system with radial geometry which optimises the usability of
the engine, the torque and power output.
The Bimota traditions that reach back in time to the TT1 world title win of Virginio Ferrari's YB4 and were reinforced through a long series
of successes in national and international championships, culminated in the birth in 2000 of the SB8K Superbike, a pure racing machine designed to create unparalleled riding emotions.
The style and design of the specially machined parts, the carbon fibre fairings and the forged wheels in aircraft specification alloy
Front brake: 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston 4-pad radial
calipers - Brembo
Frame: Modular, composed of two aluminium alloy beams and carbon fibre plates
Wheelbase: 1390 mm / 54.1 in
Rake: 23░ ¸ 24░
Front suspension: Íhlins upside-down fully adjustable forks with TiN surface treatment
Front wheel travel: 120 mm / 4.7 in
Front wheel: 6 spoke design light alloy forged 3.50x17 - OZ
Front tyre: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Íhlins
Rear wheel travel: 130 mm / 5.1 in
Rear brake: 240 mm disc, 2-piston calipers - Brembo
Rear wheel: 6 spoke design light alloy forged 5.50x17 - OZ
Rear tyre: 180/55 ZR 17
Fuel tank capacity: 21 l / 5.6 US gal (including 5 l / 1.3 US gal reserve)
Weight: 175 kg / 400 lbs
Seat height: 810 mm / 31.9 in
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Colors: Carbon fibre/White/Red/Gold
Engine: Suzuki TL 1000 R - L twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder;
Displacement: 996 cc
Bore x Stroke: 98x66
Power: 104.8 kW - 142.6 Hp @ 9750 rpm
Torque: 105.5 Nm - 10.75 kgm @ 8750 rpm
Fuel injection: Electronic fuel injection, 55 mm throttle body
Emissions: Euro 2
Gearbox: 6 speed
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 17; Rear sprocket 39
Clutch: Multi-plate in oil bath