Bimota KB1

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Bimota KB1
Production 1978
Class Sport Bike
air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 66.0mm x 66.0mm
Compression ratio 8.7:1
Horsepower 83.95 HP (62.6 KW) @ 7950RPM
Torque 58.27 ft/lbs (79.0 Nm) @ 6500RPM
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed, manual

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: 36mm Marzocchi telescopic fork
Rear: De Carbon adjustable mono-shock
Brakes Front: dual 260mm discs
Rear: single 260mm disc
Weight 190.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual

The Bimota KB1 was a air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 2 valves per cylinder Sport Bike motorcycle produced by Bimota in 1978. Max torque was 58.27 ft/lbs (79.0 Nm) @ 6500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 83.95 HP (62.6 KW) @ 7950 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

A 66.0mm bore x 66.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1015.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 5-speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-disc, manual.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

Stopping was achieved via dual 260mm discs in the front and a single 260mm disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 36mm Marzocchi telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a De Carbon adjustable mono-shock.

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The 1978 MY Bimota KB1 has, at its heart, an air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, 1015cc, transverse four cylinder powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 84 horsepower and 80 Nm of torque.

The key features for this race-bred machine would be the aerodynamic, full-fairing, a single seat, a large windscreen, the cast-aluminum wheels, a Brembo braking system with dual front disc brakes, an analogue instrument cluster, a large, round headlamp, and a suspension package composed of a 36mm Marzocchi telescopic fork and a De Carbon adjustable mono-shock in the rear.