Bimota – an exclusive Italian motorcycle manufacturer that got its name by cribbing two letters from each of its three founding father's last names, the legendary Bianchi, Morri and Tamburini – has made a name for itself by producing high-end chassis components and bodywork using tried-and-true powerplants from the world's finest two-wheeled firms. Now, with its latest bike, the DB8 Biposto (meaning it has two seats), the company edges a bit closer to the mainstream motorcycle market.
Where Bimota's pricier models, such as the drool-worthy DB7, use carbon fiber (bodywork and subframe) or titanium (exhaust system), the new DB8 makes use of simple plastic and chromoly steel. Somewhat lower-spec suspension pieces – though still certainly of high quality and fully adjustable – will be used front and rear to help keep the price out of the stratosphere. The powerplant will be Ducati's top-rung Pricing will reportedly come in at Check out the high-res image gallery below and click past the break to read the full list of specifications.
[Source: Asphalt & Rubber]