2013 Bimota DBx 1000 Concept Has Ducati Blood

With almost nothing changed in the ranks of Bimota bikes, here's though a new presence showcased at the 2012 EICMA: the Bimota DBx 1000, a concept meant to tease and measure the potential customers' reaction.
2013 Bimota DBx 1000 4 photos
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The bike looks truly nice, maybe with a bit too much Ducati air about it. While being not an entirely new project, the DBx 1000 is derived from the brand's DB10 Motard. The new concept is advertised as an off-road bike, but we really doubt it will see too much desert or mud, for what's worth.

The beast looks truly nice with its in-your-face red trellis frame and hybrid trellis-machined aluminium swingarm, and the dual-sport wheels on it match the overall picture. The 2013 Bimota DBx 1000 comes with Öhlins TTX forks and a 4-step adjustable Öhlins rear shock.

Judging on the multiple carbon fiber parts, monoblock Brembo calipers and what looks like a Ducati L-twin power unit, it will not be at all a cheap bike, should Bimota decide to build it as a mass-produced model.

The 174 kg (385 lbs) dry weight and the 95 hp engine may not be the happiest combination for an off-road bike with seemingly little touring prospects, but we'll just have to wait and see if there's a future for the Bimota DBx 1000.
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