First Ride: Bimota DB10 Motard

Alan Cathcart | June 6, 2012
Launched at the EICMA Show in Milan last year  the Bimota DB10 Motard is not in production and we were given the first ride on the bike.  Photography By: Kel Edge

Photography By:  Kel Edge

After an inevitable downturn in the wake of the global recession (total 2011 sales were reportedly less than 150 bikes), Bimota made a big splash on its return to last November’s EICMA Milan Show after a two-years absence by presenting two cool-looking new streetbikes alongside its latest 600cc Honda-powered HB4 Moto2 GP racer – and a what-if Spanish-built two-stroke off-roader, with a four-stroke enduro next to it. After the personal tragedy of his wife’s passing caused him to take a back seat in running the company, pharmaceutical magnate Roberto Comini is now fully involved in Bimota once again and he’s funding the DB9 Brivido, a streetfighter based on the DB7 Superbike powered by Ducati’s eight-valve 1198 Testastretta motor, as well as another new member of Bimota’s air-cooled desmodue family.

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