21 Nov
2013 unleashes a 188hp & 105 lb-ft of torque motorcycle

Italian motorcycle builder Bimota has a rich heritage in racing, even holding the crown of Fastest Motorcycle On Earth briefly with its very rare YB6 EXUP in the 90s. Other bikes, like the Massimo Tamburini–designed Bimota Tesi 1D, were game changers, featured hub-center steering—a configuration that sees the front wheel attached to the bike not via forks but a front swing arm. For their latest bike, the DB11, Bimota follows their usual script and sources a motor — in this case a Ducati 1198 cc Testastretta, which they fit into their steel trellis and aluminum plate frame. The Testastretta engine generates 160 hp and puts out 97 lb-ft of torque in base model, however things get interesting when Bimota installs a Sprintex dual-screw supercharger onto the DB11, dubbing it the DB11 VLX. The use of a supercharger on a bike is very rare, and results in a fairly ludicrous output of 188hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. Round out the DB11 VLX with Ohlins forks, rear monoshock, Athena exhaust, OZ Wheels and Brembo monobloc calipers. Weighing in at just 394 lbs, the DB11 VLX will surely be a coveted machine.

The Bimota DB11 VLX Supercharged Superbike in red below…