Bimota, 1980, RB1 Furya

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Marca: Bimota
Modello: Bimota RB1 Furya
Anno: 1980

Bimota, 1980, RB1 Furya

Bimota "RB1 Furya", 1980, Italy

Bimota is an Italian company founded in 1966. The name is the acronym of the first two letters of the members' last names: BIanchi, MOrri and TAmburini.

Initially operating in the field of air conditioning and heating systems, the company started producing motorbikes in 1975, offering them both as a kit and complete bikes. In the 90s the kits were no longer available and the production continued just with fully-assembled bikes.

Except for a few bikes, the Bimota models name always followed a simple name with two letters and a number:

The first letter is the initial of the engine maker: H for Honda, K for Kawasaki, S for Suzuki, Y for Yamaha, D for Ducati, G for Gilera (the latter just for racing versions);

La second letter is the B of Bimota;

The number represents how many bikes with the engine from the same maker were made: for example SB3 is the third Bimota powered by a Suzuki engine; YB11 is the eleventh Bimota powered by a Yamaha engine.

Electronic ignition
4 Dell’Orto carburetors
Twin front disks, rear Brembo single disk
Campagnolo 5-spoke wheels