The Bimota Delirio project had been born even before its supersport counterpart, the DB5, was completed. The esthetics and function-driven design of the DB5's bare chassis did not only suggest but demanded the creation of a naked bike.
The process of designing the DB6 was bound to go far beyond just re-designing the DB5. Having identified the trellis frame, swing arm, and fork as the basis of the new motorcycle, we started all over again.
The finished design had to be distinctively different, setting the DB6 uniquely apart from all naked bikes on the market. A Bimota has always been immediately recognizable, today following the path set by Sergio Robbiano, proven by the success of the DB5, defined by low weight, esthetic proportions, and outstanding performance.
The challenge creating a naked bike is the balance between engineering necessity and design esthetics. The DB6 displays in a unique way the care that went into hiding essential functional auxiliary parts from plain view, directing attention to the most prestigious elements of the motorcycle. This process requires a radical approach positioning all functional parts, leaving no room for compromise.
Front-end, trellis frame, new bored out and lightened plates of the swing arm, as well as the passenger foot-rest supports are the most refined and exclusive parts of the new DB6.
The exhaust system of the DB6 has been completely redesigned and fitted with special silencers positioned under the seat. Tank and tank cover with fully machined lock-nut contribute to the overall aggressiveness of the DB6. Battery and fuse box are hidden by the side covers, making maintenance extremely simple. The front view of the DB6 gives the motorcycle the personality of a predator through its low positioned front light with integrated indicators.
Seating position and the ergonomics of footrests and handlebars provide the rider with the feeling of domination and absolute control. Riding the DB6 yourself, you will experience that the design of each single element is the expression of the pleasure to ride.
Frame: 20/25mm (0.8/1.0in) tubular chrome molybdenum steel trellis with lateral plates in aircraft alloy
Rear Frame: 15/25/30mm (0.6/1.0/1.2in) tubular chrome molybdenum steel trellis with lateral plates in aircraft alloy
Swingarm Length: 525mm 20 mm (20.7in 0.8in)
Front suspension: 50mm Marzocchi upride-down fork with TiN treatment
Front wheel travel: 120 mm (4.7in)
Rear suspension: Extreme Tech Mono Shock, fully adjustable, straight connection
Rear wheel travel: 130 mm (5.1in)
Trail: 100mm (3.9in)
Wheelbase: 1425mm (56.1in)
Seat Height: 830mm (32.7in)
Foot Rest Height: 385mm (15.2in)
Front Wheel: 3.50x17.0 Al Alloy
Front Tyre: 120/70ZR17
Rear Wheel: 5.50x17.0 Al Alloy
Rear Tyre: 180/55ZR17
Front brake: 2x320mm Brembo floating discs, 4-piston radial calipers
Rear brake: 220mm sigle disc
Dry weight: 177kg (390lb)
ENGINE - DUCATI 1000 DS
Type: Ducati L-twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic; air cooled
Displacement: 992 ccm
Bore x Stroke: 94 x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 100.5:1
Engine Redline: 9000rpm
Max Power: 67.6 kW (91 hp) @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque: 9.0 kgm (65.1 ft-lb) @ 4500 rpm
Valve Angle: 28
Valvetrain Type: Desmodromic
Intake Valve Diameter: 40mm
Exhaust Valve Diameter: 35mm
Fuel Pump: Bitron 3.5 bar, electrical
Fuel Injection: Electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body
Lubrication System: Wet Sump
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 l (4.2gal)
Gearbox: 6 speed
Primary Drive: 32/59 teeth
Final Drive: Chain, 15/40 teeth
Clutch: Dry multiplate with hydraulic control