2009 Bimota DB7
Superbike – DB7
On June 2nd 2008, near the Adriatic sea in Italy
a new star was born, the 2009 Bimota DB7. This was
the date of the international press launch of the
newest Superbike from Bimota Motorcycles of Rimini
Italy. Journalists from around the world gathered
at the demanding Misano Adriatico World Circuit in
Italy to put the new DB7 to the ultimate test for
a sport bike – professional pilots at full race
speeds on a world-class racetrack. Misano challenged
both pilot and the DB7 with blurring top speed, arm
straining braking and knee-dragging lean-angles hour
after hour. The day began with journalists falling
in love with the unique design and style of the DB7,
described as “sex on wheels”. The day
ended with applause for a motorcycle as capable on
the track as its aggressive sporting look implies.
Praise for the track manners, stability and ease of
riding fast were poured upon the DB7 Superbike. Hand-built
and available in limited numbers, the DB7 is the most
sought after Bimota motorcycle ever.
The DB7 looks like no other Superbike, never to
be mistaken for another brand. Shaped by the pen and
hands of designer Enrico Borghesan, the Bimota family
dna is clear to see. Powered by the incredible Ducati
1098 Testastretta Evoluzione engine, the DB7 enhances
the performance of the motor with Bimota chassis concepts
and exceptional lightweight. The new Bimota Superbike
introduces a long list of innovations including a
beautiful oval tube hybrid-trellis frame, distinct
Bimota styling, a structural carbon fiber rear sub-frame
and unrivalled component details. Bimota performance
and innovation has never been more beautiful.
This Superbike dares true motorcyclists to get close
and indulge in its details. The beauty and drama of
the DB7 at a distance is surpassed only by its detail.
Each and every assembly, fastener and chassis component
is elegantly fashioned and manufactured with care
using advanced materials. From billet machined sub-frames,
footrests and control levers to the structural carbon
fiber tail section and titanium silencer, no compromise
was ever considered nor made. The details are simply
The DB7 livery continues with the favorite Team Bimota
colors of red, white and black, plus two newly offered
colors. The first is a new brilliant white body and
contrasting black frame with a flash of the Italian
flags red, green and white applied to the fairing.
Possibly the most striking new color scheme is not
a color at all but simply the application of a glossy
clear coat over the DB7’s all carbon fiber body.
DB7 Oronero -- The handcrafted DB7 remains at the
pinnacle of the sportbike world, but the Bimota engineers,
led by Andrea Acquaviva, wanted to go even further.
During this year’s International Motorcycle
Exposition (EICMA) in Milan Italy, Bimota unveiled
an even more extreme and technologically advanced
DB7 -- the Oronero.
Bimota has exploited weight saving structural carbon
fiber for tail sections in both in its DB7 and signature
hub center steering Tesi 3D with tremendous success.
Now in the next natural step, Bimota DB7 Ononero boasts
a carbon fiber frame and swingarm.
Appearing for the first time in a production motorcycle,
Bimota has now developed a structural carbon fiber
frame material in cooperation with the engineering
and manufacturing of BRBike. This is advanced technology
formerly exploited in Formula 1 race cars and military
aircraft, substitutes the traditional steel and aluminium
structures with this incredible ultra light material.
The Ononero’s frame and swingarm share the
same external dimensions of the standard DB7, but
are devoid of traditional welds and mitred junctions.
The result is an up-to-now unthought-of featherweight
The 6 Kg reduction in weight with this advanced frame
and swingarm results in a completed bike with an astounding
overall dry weight of 164Kg, and with 164 hp, the
Oronero has an almost the magical ‘power to
Additional weight saving innovations include a titanium
rear shock spring and lightened ‘wave’
front brake discs.
Further innovations for the Oronero includes new
race derived all digital GET instrumentation, which
is virtually a stand alone, dedicated computer. The
advanced meter monitors the Oronero’s engine
systems but also the bike’s dynamic performance
including lap times, service due warning, time and
a long list of customizable features. Further the
instrument features built-in onboard GPS, that recognizes
which track you are circulating, automatically records
lap times via GPS, and later allows you to visualize
and analyse track sessions on your PC. The Get instrumentation
has many expandable functions, including active suspension
monitoring and more.
Even with the praise poured upon the DB7 for its
ultimate attention to details, beauty and track confidence,
the Oronero version achieves an even higher standard.
A new standard of light-weight, rigidly stable chassis
dynamics and astounding track performance.
The Oronero version of the DB7 will be crafted in
a limited series and is available for reservation
More Bimota DB7 information.