Last week I picked up the March issue of Two Wheels Only when I couldn't find the latest issue of Bike magazine at my local Barnes and Noble bookstore. It had an article comparing the new F650GS twin with the Ducati Monster 696 and the Kawasaki Ninja 250R which was of interest to me until I read the article and then realized that it was really lame and besides someone forgot to print the last page of the article in the magazine - leaving the reader hanging. In an effort to get something for my money and still looking for the last page of the F650GS comparison article, I read every page in the magazine. On page 117 I found a short description of the 1994-1995 Bimota BB1 Supermono discussing it as a used bike value. I had seen one of these bikes in 1999 in a shed behind Alice's Restaurant. It was a 1998 version of the one shown in the magazine and was new and for sale at the time. I noticed that it had a BMW Fundruo engine and I took a couple of (film) photos of the bike which I mailed into the Chain Gang. The photos were scanned and posted on the original version of this forum in the photo section, but disappeared many years ago (as near as I can tell).
Here is what Two Wheels Only says about the Bimoto BB1 Supermono: Top Speed is 110 mph, Power 48 hp. The first and so far only, BMW engined Bimoto. While the bike looks great, handles better and stops well (if you have the extra cost optional front disc), the engine's not up to the job. Its woefully underpowered and vibrations are terrible. They say that the way the engine is mounted means you feel every vibe and with such a great chassis it is nice to have more poke so diesel Mondeos (?) don't clear off above 60 mph. It's not cheap to buy (when I saw the bike it was for sale for around $11,000, as I recall) or run, considering the performance and parts are a nightmare to get a hold of. It does have a handy luggage space in the 'fuel tank' but it's not enough to save it from being a mere curio. From 1996 onwards the bike had a dual seat option. (That was the one that I saw.) The magazine gave it one star as a used bike purchase.
I really fell in love with the looks of the Bimoto when I saw it and really considered buying it at the time to add to my Funduro collection, but it was really expensive and I chickened-out. Most likely a good idea as I am not a collector, just a rider and this bike looks to be better on display than on the road.