Bimota SB6 Bimota

Bimota SB6 Make Model Bimota SB6 Year 1994 (Production 1144) Engine Liquid cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC 4 valves per cylinder Capacity 1074 Bore x Stroke 75.5 x 60 mm Compression Ratio 11.2:1 Induction 4x 38mm Mikuni carbs Ignition \/ Starting - \/ electric Max Power 156 hp @ 10000 rpm (136.hp @ 10600 rpm) Max Torque 10.2 kg-m @ 8400 rpm Transmission \/ Drive 5 Speed \/ chain Frame Double perimeter beam \"Straight Line Connection\" (SLC). Extruded in aluminium, the beams join at the steering shaft and the swing arm without joins only cast parts. The body shell itself replaced the small rear sub frame. Front Suspension 46mm Paoli forks, adjustable for compression and rebound Rear Suspension \u00d6hlins rising rate single shock, adjustable for compression and rebound Front Brakes 2x 320mm discs 4 piston calipers Rear Brakes Single 230mm disc 2 piston caliper Front Tyre 120\/60-ZR17 Rear Tyre 180\/55-ZR17 Dry-Weight 190 kg Fuel Capacity 19.5 Litres Consumption average 15.4 km\/lit Braking 60 - 0 \/ 100 - 0 13.8 m \/ 37.7 m Standing \u00bc Mile 10.6 sec \/ 219.5 km\/h Top Speed 275.5 km\/h Review MCNews.com.au Bimota's reputation for providing the ultimate in motorcycling thrills had come under threat during the early 'nineties. Honda's Fireblade, in particular, had proved the Japanese could build light, powerful machines that were anything but bland. Bimota's Yamaha-engined YB8 series was still going strong, but the styling was starting to look a little dated next to the Fireblade and, especially, Ducati's landmark 916. The search for an engine to power a new flagship sports bike ended when Suzuki introduced the water-cooled GSX-R1100. In full power form, and with a less restrictive exhaust and intake, the Suzuki engine was capable of over 155bhp - 30bhp more than even the best standard Fireblade. Married to an all-new, amazingly compact aluminium chassis, it made for a formidable combination of light weight (just slightly more than the Fireblade) and razor-sharp handling. At first glance, the SB6 looks like a 600, or a 750 at most - it's that small. With a microscopic wheelbase of just 54.2in, it steers like a 600 too, and you can put total confidence in the wide front tyre's ability to cope with fast direction changes. But it's when you open the throttle that the SB6 really shows its true colours. This is possibly the most violently explosive acceleration you'll find on any road bike. It will quite happily wheelie over backwards in second gear if the rider isn't concentrating, and will rocket on to well over 170mph in the right conditions. That's OK in a straight line, but putting that sort of power onto the road coming out of corners needs top-notch suspension and chassis components, and wide, sticky tyres. It will come as no surprise to anyone who's ever recoiled in shock at a Bimota price list that the SB6 has the lot. The aluminium chassis is massively stiff, and combines with 46mm Paoli front forks and an \u00d6hlins rear suspension unit to provide superb control both through bends and as the Bim's immense power is applied. Completing the handling package, ultra-light magnesium alloy wheels wear semi-race compound Michelin Tyres. Braking, too, is handled by some of the best equipment on the market. Brembo 320mm fully floating front discs are gripped by race-spec calipers capable of locking the front wheel at 170mph. The equipment list may be impressive, but even more so is the way all the individual components are balanced and harmonised to produce a bike that is far more than a pretty spec sheet. The SB6 steers and handles like a well set-up race bike, and there are very few riders - and even fewer public roads -capable of doing it justice. Those who wish to try will need to be sufficiently well-heeled; Bimota ownership never did come cheap, and the SB6 is nearly twice the price of the Suzuki from which it takes its engine. But the price starts to look less important the closer you look at what you get for your money. Impressive as the SB6 is on the move, there's just as much enjoyment to be had simply taking in all the exquisite details of milled and turned alloy that Bimota, as a tiny volume producer, can justify where the big factories use plain, heavy castings. The swoopy, heavily styled carbon fibre bodywork is finished in paint with gloss a mile deep, and the carbon fibre touches extend to the front and rear mudguards. There's no space for a pillion. No one in their right mind would want to upset the equilibrium of such a finely balanced creation - it would be like a asking a Derby winner to pull a milk cart. If you want practicality, look elsewhere. The SB6 exists for one reason only: to put the most power in the smallest space, under the best control. Source Super Bikes by Mac McDiarmid

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  • Make Model
    Bimota SB6
  • Year
    1994 (Production 1144)
  • Engine
    Liquid cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC 4 valves per cylinder
  • Capacity
    1074
  • Bore x Stroke
    75.5 x 60 mm
  • Compression Ratio
    11.2:1
  • Induction
    4x 38mm Mikuni carbs
  • Ignition / Starting
    - / electric
  • Max Power
    156 hp @ 10000 rpm (136.hp @ 10600 rpm)
  • Max Torque
    10.2 kg-m @ 8400 rpm
  • Transmission / Drive
    5 Speed / chain
  • Frame
    Double perimeter beam "Straight Line Connection" (SLC). Extruded in aluminium, the beams join at the steering shaft and the swing arm without joins only cast parts. The body shell itself replaced the small rear sub frame.
  • Front Suspension
    46mm Paoli forks, adjustable for compression and rebound
  • Rear Suspension
    Öhlins rising rate single shock, adjustable for compression and rebound
  • Front Brakes
    2x 320mm discs 4 piston calipers
  • Rear Brakes
    Single 230mm disc 2 piston caliper
  • Front Tyre
    120/60-ZR17
  • Rear Tyre
    180/55-ZR17
  • Dry-Weight
    190 kg
  • Fuel Capacity
    19.5 Litres
  • Consumption average
    15.4 km/lit
  • Braking 60 - 0 / 100 - 0
    13.8 m / 37.7 m
  • Standing ¼ Mile
    10.6 sec / 219.5 km/h
  • Top Speed
    275.5 km/h
  • Review
    MCNews.com.au

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