Bimota KB1 (1978)

Make Model: Bimota KB1


Year: 1978
Production: 827 units
Engine: Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 2 valves per cylinder (Kawasaki Z1000)
Capacity: 1015 cc / 61.9 cub. in.
Bore x Stroke: 66 x 70 mm
Compression Ratio: 8.7:1
Cooling System: Air / oil cooled
Induction: 4x 28mm carburettors
Ignition: –
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 62.6 kW / 84 hp @ 7950 rpm
Max Toque: 79.4 Nm / 8.1 kg-m / 58.6 lb-ft. @ 6500 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Multi-tubular backbone
Front Suspension: 36mm Marzocchi or a 35 mm reinforced Ceriani front fork
Rear Suspension: Corte & Cosso, built by De Carbon. The swing arm chrome molybdenum sheet metal
Front Brakes: 2x 260mm discs
Rear Brakes: Single 260mm disc
Dry Weight: 190 kg / 418.9 lbs.

Top Speed: 237 km/h / 147.3 mph
Road Test: Cycle 1980 MotorCycling 1981 Motociclismo 1979 Moto.Revue 1981