Bimota BB1 Supermono 1996
What we have here is quite a rare piece, a Bimota BB1 Supermono with only 522km on the clock. Only 376 units of these rare 2-wheelers were ever produced, all in the same factory original red and grey finish.
With a 650cc Rotax-procured single cylinder powerplant, the same used in the BMW F650 range, the BB1 pumps out 48hp. The real magic here though is in the chassis, expertly designed by the Italian motorcycle masters over at Bimota. It prioritises handling with a low center of gravity and lightweight construction.
The BB1 Supermono sported Brembos front and rear, an assured decision.
This particular BB1 has had the original in-tank fuel pump modified for external use in an effort to improve reliability. The original head lamps were also modified to allow the use of H4 bulbs for better illumination.
With this motorcycle having seen extremely limited use since production, the owner has made the wise choice of replacing all fuel and engine oil hoses.
Having been a semi "barn-find" before recent partial restoration, no bills or invoices are available from its early years. Only some recent documents are available.