Bimota’s DB8 superbike may look the spitting image of the 160bhp Ducati 1098-engined 2008 DB7, but it’s different in three distinct ways. It’s powered by the bigger 170bhp Ducati 1198 superbike motor, it has a pillion perch and it’s cheaper, to the tune of £1700.
The DB8 test bike we rode from their factory is easily the best Bimota we’ve ridden. The suspension is plush and controlled, the fuelling is spot-on, it’s devilishly fast, comes on sticky Dunlop D211 GP Racer tyres and thanks to its new twin seat layout and revised subframe, roomier for taller riders too.
For the first time in years Bimota now has an official UK importer, so you can actually get your hands on one of these beautifully-crafted pieces of exotica. Contact www.bimota.it