SB8R Specs

Engine : The power plant was taken from the Suzuki TL1000R. A longitudinal twin cylinder V with a 90 degree configuration. The maximum output is 137 rear wheel  hp at 9500 rpm. The maximum torque is 10.8 kg at 7500 rpm. The effective engine displacement is 996 cc. The compression ratio is 11.3:1. It is liquid cooled, with double overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder, wet clutch and six-speed gearbox. The Suzuki engine came with fuel injection but Bimota modified the butterfly elements, which can range from 52 to 59 mm in diameter.

Frame : The frame consists of a pair of lateral beams made of aluminium alloy. These featured carbon fibre plates. This was to increase rigidity and reduce weight. Moreover welding was eliminated. The front suspension is an upside down Paioli. Fork leg diameter is 46 mm. The Ohlins rear shock absorber is adjustable for both pre load and damping. Brakes are two floating Brembo 320 mm up front and one 230 mm Brembo at the rear. The wheels are three spoked and are made by Antera in aluminium alloy.