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Offline rpo83

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Custom Bimota Laverda!!
« on: March 17, 2019, 08:16 »
I have created a few Bimota related FaceBook pages, today someone added a photo of a custom Laverda powered Bimota.

The frame looks to be a Bimota YB5 and the triple sits in there quite nicely....
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Re: Custom Bimota Laverda!!
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 14:42 »
That seat is waaaaay too far forward ........ should just put a dogs anus on top of the tank.
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Re: Custom Bimota Laverda!!
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 14:47 »
With that sort of ground clearance, it would be a good basis for a serious off-roader! ;D

WTF were they thinking? ::)

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Re: Custom Bimota Laverda!!
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 15:13 »
I doubt that Bianchi, Morri and Tambi would have built that, let alone the styling  :-X
I wonder if it works. Someone went to a lot of trouble.
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Re: Custom Bimota Laverda!!
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 15:29 »
The pics are at such a weird angle its hard to get a good perspective on it

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Re: Custom Bimota Laverda!!
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2019, 19:35 »
... here is one more pic to get a better perspective! Unfortunately the frame and the design of the tank and seat do not correlate at all.
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Re: Custom Bimota Laverda!!
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2019, 20:44 »
Thanks Gert, the last picture is much better ....... the parklands look very nice.
A picnic basket and a bottle of wine, what a great place to spend a bit of quality time with your partner.
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Re: Custom Bimota Laverda!!
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2019, 22:27 »
Oh dear ....

What were they thinking indeed - insane hours of work but for what? I can't even contemplate how the gear change could work - the angle those levers are mounted at shows a complete lack of understanding of basic engineering'physics principles. I assume the rest of it follows suit. And how long would some of that ancillary equipment last on any Laverda-engined moto?? 1mm alu plate at best!

Compare with a Redax Scorch and make up your own mind ... sheesh.
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Re: Custom Bimota Laverda!!
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 22:54 »
That is not a Bimota!  Yuck!
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Re: Custom Bimota Laverda!!
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 00:32 »
This is how you do a space frame
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Re: Custom Bimota Laverda!!
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2019, 00:37 »
What were they thinking indeed - insane hours of work but for what? I can't even contemplate how the gear change could work - the angle those levers are mounted at shows a complete lack of understanding of basic engineering'physics principles. I assume the rest of it follows suit. And how long would some of that ancillary equipment last on any Laverda-engined moto?? 1mm alu plate at best!

To be fair, on close inspection of the photos, I think the Al plate is way thicker than 1mm, but the bike looks wrong in a lot of ways. Maybe it'll look better with a fairing fitted. The frame appears to be a mid 80s Bimota (very similar to the 1984 KB3 below) so it should handle well if set up properly. But it does look way too high. I guess the suspension needs a bit of tweaking. The thing that would piss me off most about it being set up so high would be having to lug a brick around to park the side stand on. But I'll be charitable and assume it's a work in progress with some alterations yet to be made. At least it should stop well, with 2 x 6-pot calipers.



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Re: Custom Bimota Laverda!!
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2019, 02:27 »
Assume you stick your knees down the bellmouths to act as air brakes ::)
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Re: Custom Bimota Laverda!!
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2019, 02:52 »
The engine looks like its 100mm higher on the Laverda engined model and the swingarm looks way longer as well. Engine appears well rearward as well. I cannot see how it would handle in any way well even compared to std. Are these 2 engines so different in size that requires such an odd Laverda engine placement to fit? Maybe the pics distort the perspective?

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Re: Custom Bimota Laverda!!
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2019, 06:17 »
Dare I say it...
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Re: Custom Bimota Laverda!!
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2019, 06:56 »
Dare I say it...

Go on. You know you want to  :laugh:
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