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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-05-2001, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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...Bimota's get no respect. Least amount of posts in the forum and no moderator. I mean, sure I like my Kawi's, but Bimota's are cool... *tear**sniffle**tear*

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-05-2001, 12:14 PM
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Your not wrong there......SB6R......Sexxxxxxxxxxxxy.

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If I wanted to ride a work of art, a Bimota would be my bike of choice.
If I wanted to be uncomfortable on a sport bike,a Bimota would be my choice.
The ultimate attention getter,one of which I'd LOVE to have in my garage....gimme a YB11!!
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My fav is the SB6R.... smooth lines that create a bitchin' silhouette.

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You all do know Bimota is no more, right? They are bankrupt, and the only person who wanted to try and buy the company, can't dig them out of the hole they are in.

Would be cool if someone like Suzuki bought Bimota, and continued to supply them with Suzuki motors, and made them like Honda is to Acura, Toyota is to Lexus, Nissan is to Infiniti, etc. They could be the premier line of bikes for Suzuki.

Wow, this would really work. I wonder if any bike manufacturers ever thought to do something like the car companies do?

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-06-2001, 08:45 AM
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NO!!!

We dont need another Jap (owned) bike company!

No offense to Jap bikes, i love them all. I just think it would be fundamentally wrong for a Jap company to own Bimota. Kinda like selling Rockafeller Center to the Japanese, only with an italian twist... just not right.

I think Perhaps Maserati could would be a better parent. or even BMW. Keep it European!

Thoughts?
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Perhaps you aren't aware of the fact that all the Bimota's had Suzuki engines in them? That's why I said it. I was thinking more along the lines of them remaining in Italy, or wherever the heck they are, and having Suzuki back them, and supply them with R&D info, engines, etc. Then they could be like Cagiva MV Agusta, Cagiva bought the MV Agusta name and is making the bike for them. So it would be a Suzuki Bimota, or you wouldn't even have to do that, unless Suzuki wanted. The Lexus don't say Toyota Lexus, so, it definitely wouldn't be neccesary. Either way, it'd keep the company alive.

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You all do know Bimota is no more, right?
Yes, I did know that.

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Perhaps you aren't aware of the fact that all the Bimota's had Suzuki engines in them?
Nope- there have been several Ducati and at least one Yamaha powered Bimota.

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Perhaps you aren't aware of the fact that all the Bimota's had Suzuki engines in them?
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Nope- there have been several Ducati and at least one Yamaha powered Bimota.
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You all do know Bimota is no more, right?


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