2015 BIMOTA DB8 ORO NERO SPECS AND REVIEWS
Engine and transmission
|Displacement||1,198.0 ccm (73.10 cubic inches)|
|Ducati 90°L twin cylider|
|Power||170.0 HP (124.1 kW) @ 9750 RPM|
|Torque||127.0 Nm (12.9 kgf-m or 93.7 ft.lbs) @ 8000 RPM|
|Top speed||280.0 km/h (174.0 mph)|
|Clutch||Dry clutch multi disc|
Frame, dampers, brakes and wheels
|Frame type||Carbon fiber front trellis and swingarm with aluminum plates.|
|Front dampers||Ohlins 43mm preload -fully adjustable and DLC treated upside-down forks|
|Rear dampers||Öhlins monoshock adjustable in preload, high and low speed of rebound and compression damping|
|Front brakes||Double disc. Monoblock, four pistons, radial pump. Brembo.|
|Diameter||320 mm (12.6 inches)|
|Rear brakes||Single disc. 2 piston Brembo calipers.|
|Diameter||220 mm (8.7 inches)|
|Wheels||OZ in forged aluminum|
Weight and dimentions
|Dry weight||159.0 kg (350.5 pounds)|
|Saddle height||800 mm (31.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.|
|Wheelbase||1430 mm (56.3 inches)|
|Length||2040 mm (80.3 inches)|
|Height||1100 mm (43.3 inches)|
|Width||730 mm (28.7 inches)|
|Ground clearance||135 mm (5.3 inches)|
|Fuel tank||18.0 litres (4.76 US gallons)|
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*Always verify maintenance and service data with the bike owner’s manual.
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REVIEWS AND COMMON PROBLEMS WITH 2015 BIMOTA DB8 ORO NERO
BIMOTA DB8 ORO NERO Fast overview
The Bimota DB8 Oronero is a beautiful work of art on wheels. It has a rather handsome body that was carefully crafted to help it slash the air like a blade and is outfitted with a variety of cutting-edge technology that allow it to give first-rate high-speed performance.
The Bimota DB8 Oronero is also rather comfortable to ride, with a seat height of under 80 cm, a contoured fuel tank, and ergonomically built handlebars.
The DB8 Oronero is one of the lightest boats in its class, weighing only 159 kg dry. The bike’s minimal weight was accomplished by handcrafting a carbon fiber frame and swingarm.
The motorbike is powered by a 1198 Cc, Ducati liquid cooled, twin cylinder, 4 stroke90°, 4 valves per cylinder, Desmodromic engine that produces 170 HP at 9750 RPM and 127 Nm of torque at 8000 RPM. A six-speed transmission with a dry, multi-disc clutch keeps the engine’s power under check.
BIMOTA DB8 ORO NERO Review
The Bimota DB7 utilised the Ducati 1098 engine, thus it was no surprise that they quickly upgraded the model to keep up with Ducati, which had produced the larger 1198 engine.
The new Bimota DB8 appeared to be very similar to the DB7, yet there were three major differences.
It was powered by the massive 1198 Ducati Testastretta engine, had a novel twin seat arrangement, and was less expensive than its predecessor.
Bimota’s goal was to keep its soft ride quality while lowering the price sufficiently to attract a wider audience.
Ducati’s goal with the 1198 was to capture the sheer power and superbike perfection of the previous 1098 while still making it a suitable road fighter.
To some extent, the Bimota DB8 followed suit by making it more approachable than the DB7, and perhaps it would encourage a few daring owners to venture out on country roads rather than just a track or the occasional Sunday morning toy.
The DB7’s self-supporting rear carbon frames were replaced with aluminum billet machined sub frames that fitted flawlessly.
The carbon bodywork and several components found on the DB7 were also swapped out in order for Bimota to save expenses for the DB8. The bodywork was entirely made of painted fiberglass.
It is worth mentioning that all of the carbon fiber elements from the Bimota DB7 that were not used on the DB8 were made available for purchase as racing equipment for the new bike. Customers might thus obtain all of the carbon pieces at an additional expense.
The 170 horsepower engine was the ideal match for the chassis, providing incredible acceleration, power on demand, and torque to take you through the bends all day.
With only about 185kg to power along, the power-weight ratio was excellent, and twisting the throttle would supply power smoothly while pushing hard through all gears.
Bimota was once again cutting no corners when it came to premium parts, collaborating with the likes of Marzocchi, Brembo, and Extreme Tech.
When it came to the suspension, it provided a soft ride on the road but could be stiffened up for support when required.
The brakes are adequate but not exceptional, and they are perhaps the sole component that could have been enhanced.
According to MCN, “the sole weak link is the brakes, which fade under heavy use.” The radial Brembo four-piston calipers are normally good, therefore it must be the brake pad compound.”
The double seat provides more space for the rider than the single DB7 seat. So you can move around a little more freely, making the DB8 a candidate for some everyday sportsbike riding, which was Bimota’s objective all along.
Another question is whether you want a passenger on the backseat with you.
Overall, the Bimota DB8 is a well-handling sportsbike that stands out from the crowd because to its extraordinary good looks, fine components, and a powerful engine.
Bimota created three DB8 models: the basic DB8, the DB8 SP, and the DB8 Italia.
The Bimota DB8 SP was the Sports Production variant, with features such as carbon fiber bodywork and enhanced suspension and brakes.
In place of the previous Evoluzione, the DB8 Italia received the updated 1198 Testastretta 11 degree engine.
There were additionally ten Oro Nero DB8s made, which are regarded as masterpieces from Bimota’s factory.
These were carbon-intensive and made use of even more unique components. For example, the carbon fiber frame and swingarm were handcrafted. This made the model even lighter, boosted steering precision, and improved responsiveness.
The Bimota DB8 was initially priced at £20,300 in the United Kingdom.
The intention was to sell 500 units of the base model, which would have been considered a high volume for Bimota; considering the handcrafted quality of the bikes, they are unquestionably a luxury company.
As a result, the asking price was reasonable.
As you might expect, pricing today aren’t all that different. The DB8 has become a sought-after motorcycle, and most Bimota models retain their worth.
You should seek to Europe (mainly Italy) for an excellent condition model like this DB8 in Germany, which has an asking price of £14,704.
A base DB8 would cost around £15,000-18,000 in the UK.
A Bimota DB8 SP model costs around £50,000, while one of the more limited edition models costs around £75,000.
In California, RareSportBikes listed a DB8 Oro Nero for $80,000 on their website.
The bikes are tougher to locate in the US, so importing one from Europe might be your best choice; Australia also appears to have a few versions available at the present.
BIMOTA DB8 ORO NERO Facts
The DB8 Oronero has the Bimota brand’s grandeur, as is traditional. There is no doubt that sports should be made more accessible, efficient, and affordable. The level of exclusivity and demand for the Italian sportswoman is raised a notch here. The DB8 slips into unseemly privilege in this carbon version, despite its superior materials and the vigor of its 169 horsepower Ducati twin.
The Oronero version, like the ordinary DB8, offers tidy, pricey, and ethereal technical solutions. The frame encapsulates everything: a series of cut aluminum frames joined by carbon fiber spars. Gorgeous. The same solutions apply to the swingarm. The fairing and tank are also composed of this strong and light material as requested. Everything in this hypersport is built for the exception: carbon, machined parts, or sacred gear. What do you want to impress the most? On the Ohlins inverted fork, the full digital dashboard with integrated GPS, or simply its sculptural silhouette?!?
The twin is coached by an injection recalibrated by Bimota and stitched in the Ducati 1198. When it first appeared, the DB8 Oronero was equipped with a Walbro unit, which has since been replaced by an Athena. These maximum values are set at 169 horsepower at 9,750 rpm and 12.7 mkg at 8,000 rpm, which is a little less than previous year. The attention dedicated on the chassis, rather than the engine, will transcend driving. The Bimota DB8 Oronero weights only 159 kilograms dry, which is 5 kilograms less than its predecessor, the DB7 Oronero. An Ohlins element replaces the Extreme Tech rear damping. A formidable stiffness and its high-end peripherals transport the owner to a different level of sport. Few devices will be built at an obviously prohibitively high cost.
KNOWN 2015 BIMOTA DB8 ORO NERO MODIFICATIONS AND TUNING
Modification 1 - Bimota DB8 Oronero MAGNUM Dyno-Boost Motorcycle Performance Chip
With the Dyno-Boost power tuner, you can unleash the full potential of your fuel-injected Bimota DB8 Oronero and say goodbye to the sluggish factory fuel trim. This remapping chip tunes your engine with advanced fuel injection settings to maximize the power of your Bimota DB8 Oronero. With this adjustable performance piggyback, you will not only experience faster acceleration, but you will also gain 15% more performance level and torque. This popular remapping chip remaps the lean factory fuel map restrictions imposed by requirements that manufacturers must meet.
Get it here:
Bimota DB8 Oronero MAGNUM Dyno-Boost Motorcycle Performance Chip (magnumtuning.com)
Modification 2 - Bimota DB8 Oronero MAGNUM EZ CEL FIX Motorcycle Oxygen Sensor Simulator
Installing aftermarket exhaust is a popular modification among bike owners. Exhaust gas on modern motorcycles is controlled by one to four air fuel sensors. If you installed pipe or header, the Bimota DB8 Oronero Oxygen Sensor Simulator is a must-have. When an aftermarket exhaust is installed, a lambda probe-related trouble code alerts the ECM, and the consistency of the exhaust gas changes. The Bimota DB8 Oronero O2 Sensor Simulator connects to the exhaust oxygen sensor harness and allows you to ride with a modified exhaust while keeping the CEL off. It sends a spoof voltage signal to the Electronic Control Unit, fooling it into thinking the emission is normal.
Get it here:
Bimota DB8 Oronero MAGNUM EZ CEL FIX Motorcycle Oxygen Sensor Simulator (magnumtuning.com)
Modification 3 - Memjet Evo Module for Bimota DB7 DB8
If you’re looking for the simplest and most affordable way to tune your bike, meet Jetprime Memjet Evo, the plug-and-play power module from Italy’s leading performance tuning company.
Jetprime Memjet Evo requires no prior tuning experience, so you can easily install it and remove it if necessary.
Memjet Evo is available for a wide variety of fuel-injected motorcycles and is ideal if you want a crisper, more responsive ride or if you have an aftermarket exhaust and air filter.
How Does It Function?
Memjet Evo connects to the bike’s air temperature sensor and works by allowing you to adjust the sensor’s output via the module’s control dial. The MemJet Evo communicates a colder/denser air value to the ECU, which responds by activating more aggressive on-board mapping. The more aggressive the mapping, the further you turn the dial.
The dial ranges from 0 to 10, with 0 representing no adjustment to the stock output (handy if your bike is in for testing). A setting of around 5 is generally best for most unmodified bikes, and greater than 5 for modified bikes, but a quick 5-10km test ride, gradually increasing the setting as you go, is usually all that is required to determine which setting works best for your bike.
However, keep in mind that a higher setting is not always better. When you’ve found the sweet spot, engine response across the entire rev range should have improved, and any jerkiness and/or blank spots should have vanished.
Simply plug and play
There is no need for costly remapping or dyno tuning.
improved performance throughout the rev range
Do you want even more control over your injection timing?
Then consider the Jetprime Programmable Power Module, which is also available from our store. The Jetprime Module, like the Memjet Evo, is simple to install and comes with software that gives you complete control over ignition timing intervals.
Get it here:
Memjet Evo Module for Bimota DB7 DB8 TESI 3D YB9 – Jetprime, Memjet EVO and Oxymett power modules, handlebar button control panels, kill switches and velocity stacks
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