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  • 1986 Ducati-Powered Bimota DB1 Track Bike / Custom - 93hp - Track Ready1986 Ducati-Powered Bimota DB1 Track Bike / Custom - 93hp - Track Ready (1986)
    92 honest-to-goodness rear wheel horsepower in a perfectly set-up package that weighs less than 300 pounds.  Arguably the fastest DB1 in North America and likely the only one set-up for serious track day work. The machine started out as a pretty tired and far removed from stock DB1 that was brought over from Europe by the previous owner and as such, it made an excellent candidate for a full-on hot-rod.  The bike was completely stripped-down and I started on the process of renewing all the rolling chassis components and rebuilding the motor over a period of 22 months.  The end result is an absolute riot on the race track – really sharp handling as would be expected with a platform as short as the DB1, but with excellent stability.  With 93hp and 63ftlbs of torque, the little bike goes like a scalded cat.  Given that the Montjuich cams are being used, I would have expected a more peaky delivery, but the Meyers Performance 790 kit beefed-up the bottom end significantly.  As you can see by the dyno chart in the pics, peak torque is at 6,500rpm and there’s usable stuff as low as 5,500. Here are the specs on the build: Chassis: DB1 chassis, swing arm with new swing arm pin, motor mount spacers and steering head bearings / races Custom battery box with a Shorai L-ion battery – also mounts the Kokusan ignitors, solenoid and new regulator Custom mounts for Dyna 3-ohm coils Custom oil cooler mount, Starlight hoses with Earls fittings Custom oil cooler and feed/return adapters Carbon fiber dash Domino quick action throttle Custom built Stadium shock with rebound + hi/lo speed compression adjustment Rebuilt Db1 series Marzocchi M1Rs PM 17” spun aluminum wheels with Pirelli Superbike Slicks (SC1 front and SC2 rear) 300mm EBC full floating rotors with Brembo P3034 calipers and Menani caliper adapters Braided steel hydraulic lines Custom rear caliper mount and Brembo racing 2-piston caliper Milled footpeg hangers AFAM lightweight front & rear sprockets Brembo 996 brake and clutch pumps Airtech bodywork (this is the first pull they did off the mold and is much lighter than normal Paint by Peach Pit (Robbi Nigl) Custom wiring harness loudbike open NCR replica exhaust loudbike 85db Weber exhaust Motor: 750 F1 base with Meyers Performance 12:1 790cc kit Lightened clutch basket, clutch housing, primaries, flywheel and clutch cover JPrecision heads with new valves, guides & seats Montjuich cams with Bucchi adjustable pulleys – timing set at 102.5 degrees at lobe centers) Malossi 41mm carbs Modified Old Racing Spares cam end covers Top-end lubrication via cam end cover feed Exact Fit timing belts New Kokusan pick-ups Dyno tuned to 93hp and 63ftlbs of torque (I terminated the pulls at 8,500rpm, so there’s more on tap) I rode the bike at the Ducati Owners Club event at Mosport this past July and was amazed at how well the whole package worked at speed.  The DB1 Is surprisingly comfortable and easy to ride fast – as well as being absolutely gorgeous sounding.  Please check out the dyno pull videos at and .  Note that I was still fooling around with jetting in the first video, so you can see the stumble as the motor came out of the lower rpm range.  The final jetting set up has the motor pulling cleanly from 4,000rpm.  The 2nd video is one of the heat cycle sessions as I was breaking the motor in.  You can also track the progress of the build on my blog: ..and on my Flickr site: And finally, there are hi-rez copies of the pics used in this listing at:  To get to the hi-rez images, select one and then click on the icon in the lower right of the page (three white dots) and select view all sizes from the drop-down menu.
    2013-09-26 21:17:16
    Ottawa, Ontario, CA

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