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2018 Hot August Nights Collector Car Auction

2000 Bimota SB8R Motorcycle

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LOT #: 139B
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YEAR: 2000
MAKE: Bimota
MODEL: SB8R
STYLE: Motorcycle
ENGINE: 1000cc
TRANS: 6-Speed
COLOR: Red & White
INTERIOR: Black

Highlights

  • Italian flair. Japanese mechanicals.
  • First production bike with carbon fiber frame.
  • Suzuki TL-1000 Motor producing 135hp.
  • Suspension design for perfect balance.
  • A joy to ride.
  • Only 3 owners.
  • 5,100 Miles in 16 years.
  • Owner and service manuals.
  • 2 Keys included.

Full Description

* The 1st owner made only one modification to this machine. His one mod was having a custom fuel trimmer or potentiometer made to work with the existing wiring harness. These bikes are known to have fueling issues due to the massive throttle bodies and this is where the potentiometer helps out. Unfortunately, the potentiometer is old technology and the adjustment range was limited. The second owner installed a PCIII that was tuned by Nels at 2 Wheel Dyno Works in Woodinville, WA.
* PCIII was installed by second owner to permanently wash out some of the fueling issues that was typical of the SB8R model and its huge throttle bodies. This bike accelerates easier through the rev range than before. The fuel trimmer that had been installed by the first owner was only finite and could not adjust or reach some of these issues in the rev range. This modification alone makes it rideable if you get stuck in traffic.
* Braided steel clutch and brake lines (stock ones were rubber).
* As mentioned above, the first owner added an Out-of-production Evoluzione SB8R fuel trimmer provided by a Bimota enthusiast in Colorado. This unit is more precisely calibrated with nearly infinite settings between 0 and 999. The Bimota trimmer has 8 positions total.
* The arrow exhaust on the bike has been cored for better performance and sound. The result is outstanding in that it essentially replicates full racing pipes with much better performance and sound.
* The stock tank on these SB8R's is an Acerbis tank. The tank that's currently installed on the bike was sealed and lined by Russ Foy in late 2014 to prevent any tank bloat.

Auction Details

DATE: August 9th-11th 2018
LOCATION:
Reno/Sparks Convention Center
4590 South Virginia St
Reno, NV

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