Bimota Motorcycles

Bimota Mantra red

Bimota's attempt at a stylish 'naked bike', the DB3 Mantra was made in two versions - the first in 1995 and the second in 1997 (only minor details such a small fairing, exhausts & headlight were changed). 454 were built. The 904cc motor came from the Ducati Monster. Designed by Frenchman Sacha Lakic the name means "sacred power encased in a sound" in Sanskrit.

Image and description courtesy Phil Aynsley Photography