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    Posted: 12 Jan 2021 at 20:02
I have been looking at importing a bimota sb8k santa monica for the last few days, the us seller provided me with the chassis number so that the shipper can get it imported but sods law the chassis number can't be found on any databases. loads of emails and days wasted between me and the seller and shipper to try and find information that the bike was produced in italy, i mean for f**k sake it's a bimota but anyway officialdom needs this crap and the seller finally turns round and says oh we've got the ce letter of conformity would this help, No s**t sherlock for f**k sake. Hopefully this deal is happening as it's one of my dream bikes
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Ooohhh! TLR 1000 motor 

Very nice 

Make it happen Thumbs Up


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I wasn't a really big fan of the sb8r as the cans came out at a flat angle and a few other bits but the santa monica is another thing entirely, carbon tanks were not allowed in the us but this one has had it fitted and is zero mile but that won't last for long if the deal goes through, cannot be doing with bikes or cars that are trailer queens as they just become ornaments.
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Nice one
Don't they made many of them Thumbs Up
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Can’t remember which model of bimota possibly the one with the gsxr1100 motor but to change the front sprocket the motor had to be dropped !!!


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Originally posted by redratbike redratbike wrote:

Can’t remember which model of bimota possibly the one with the gsxr1100 motor but to change the front sprocket the motor had to be dropped !!!

Now, that is good design! 
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That was the sb6 and 6r with the gsxr1100 lump, i have looked at a few of those lately but i really prefer the sb6, again the exhusts looked a lot better as the sb6 were hidden in the tail unit where the 6r hung out below and looked a bit of an after thought, they only made 75 of the sb8k santa monica.
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Ah yes thought it wasn't many was going to say about 60 but couldn't 
Remember,I think they look great but seem to remember they can run bit rich not that iv had one but remember reading a review on one years ago Thumbs Up
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it's not exactly going to be an everyday bike so i can forgive it a few foibles and with most things they are fixable, it's a dream bike for me and something i thought i would never be able to own.
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It's going to great bud life to short , if you get a chance of getting something you always wanted don't hesitate Thumbs Up just something I read years ago wasn't putting a downer on it.cant wait to see pics that reminds me got to get that sorted this year iv never put any up lol.
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Good choice, would love an SB2 but some what out of my price range.



Great vid of an SB8, a 996 and an RSV !

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None of my bikes are trailer queens, they are all modded and all get thrashed when finished, i couldn't care less about original and numbers matching like a lot of people do, this bike will be kept original but it's zero miles at the moment and it's being registered and going to be used otherwise i wouldn't buy it.
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Brilliant choice hemi, what a tool. It’s the sb6 that needs the motor dropping to change the sprocket . I’ve had three over the years and with the help of Steve Wynne ( Sports Motorcyles Ducati) I visited the factory about 40 years ago and got my photo taken sitting on the original Tesi concept bike before they were put into production, what an amazing piece of engineering . Hope the deal goes through, good luck
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When I was cycling seriously I was sponsored by Bimota uk. They had a showroom where we used to store the race truck and we often used to drool over the bikes. David Pickworth who was riding bsb on a Bimota at the time had a carbon and titanium clad Sintesi I think it was called in the showroom which was rather special. 
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Don't think if ever seen a bimota in the flesh just always liked what have seen them do.hope to read your review on it when you ring its neck Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by Garin Garin wrote:

Good choice, would love an SB2 but some what out of my price range.



Great vid of an SB8, a 996 and an RSV !
hey that is a great vid wonder if any of them still alive Confused
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Originally posted by Hangry Hangry wrote:

Originally posted by Garin Garin wrote:

Good choice, would love an SB2 but some what out of my price range.



Great vid of an SB8, a 996 and an RSV !
hey that is a great vid wonder if any of them still alive Confused

I'm surprised it took as long as it did before one of them crashed, If the RSV was a quicker it would have crashed into the other two !


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Yep that's the puppy
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Gorgeous that is mate and I totally agree with you that bikes should be used n not locked away to be looked at just wish I had more time and opportunity to use my bikesThumbs Up
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Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

Yep that's the puppy
that exact one? 

I did see that one after you posted 

Having looked at bimotas up close in the past they have some fantastic touches with the machined yokes etc and just stand heads and shoulders above the mass produced stuff



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Yep that exact one, they are going to get it fully serviced and road ready for me.
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That looks fantastic! I have gone a horrible shade of envy green
on my licence it says "tear down the dotted line" so I DO!
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Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

Yep that exact one, they are going to get it fully serviced and road ready for me.


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Well it's paid for, that's the biggest money transaction i have ever made, especially for something i have never seen, unnerving sitting in the bank and them saying are you sure you want this sending
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I bet lol how long before you get it?Thumbs Up
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6 to 8 weeks, it’s going to seem like forever.
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We'll probably still be in lockdown anyway!
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I think we’re going to be into summer before any of this gets better.
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Sadly I think you're right Cry
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