Bimota SB8R (1998-2000)

The Bimota SB8R motorcycle was produced from 1998 to 2000, with only 150 units made, in combination with the SB8RS. The bike has a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 90-degree V-twin engine, with 996cc capacity, and 11.3:1 compression ratio. The Marelli fuel injection system delivers power to the two twin-throttle bodies. The bike has a six-speed transmission and a chain final drive. The maximum power is 135 hp at 9500 rpm, and 104 Nm torque at 8500 rpm. The bike has a telehydraulic upside-down fork with 46mm stanchions on the front, and a fully adjustable shock absorber on the rear. The front brakes have 320mm discs with four-piston calipers, while the rear brake has a single 230mm disc with a four-piston caliper. The bike has a seat height of 810mm, a wheelbase of 1390mm, and weighs 179kg. It has a top speed of 255.9 km/h and can complete a standing 1/4 mile in 12.0 seconds. The bike was reviewed positively by and Motocorse.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Bimota SB8R

Year: 1998 – 2000

Production: 150 units (combined with the SB8RS)
Engine: Four stroke, 90 degrees-V-twin, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Cooling System: Liquid cooled
Capacity: 996 cc / 60.8 cub. in.
Bore x Stroke: 98 x 66 mm
Compression Ratio: 11.3:1
Induction: Marelli fuel-injection 59mm throttle bodies
Ignition: Electronic inductive
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 98.4 kW / 135 hp @ 9500 rpm
Max Torque: 104 Nm / 10.6 kgf-m / 76.8 lb-ft. @ 8500 rpm
Transmission: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension: Telehydraulic upside-down fork with 46mm stanchions and compression, rebound and preload adjustments
Rear Suspension: Fully adjustable shock absorber

Wheelbase: 1390 mm / 54.7 in.
Seat height: 810 mm / 32 in.
Front Brakes: 2x 320mm discs 4 piston calipers, Brembo
Rear Brakes: Single 230mm disc 4 piston caliper, Brembo
Front Tyre: 120/65 ZR17
Rear Tyre: 190/55 ZR17
Dry Weight: 179 kg / 394.6 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 20 Litres / US 5.3 gal.
Standing 1/4 Mile: 12.0 sec
Top Speed: 255.9 km/h / 159 mp/h
Reviews: Moto-euro. COM / Motocorse

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