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Old 25-Nov-2003, 08:18 AM
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748bip & 748s whats the difference ?

can someone tell me what the difference is between a 748bip and a 748s ?
thanks.......
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Old 25-Nov-2003, 08:48 AM
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From what I know the 748s has the showa shock instead of Sachs and titanium nitrided forks.

Five spoke brembo made Marachesinis?

Adjutable head stock on the frame, and discs with lighter alloy carriers.

It also had a 'titanuim' grey paint job with red wheels avaliable.

One like mine below.

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Old 25-Nov-2003, 10:01 AM
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this has confused me as well according to all the paperwork for my bike i have a 748 bip but the sticker on the frame says 748 s ??? (it's got showa forks and shock but 3 spoke not 5 spoke wheels )
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Old 25-Nov-2003, 10:12 AM
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The "real" S models were made from 2000 onwards, so don't go by what your frame sticker says.

The easiest way to tell is by the components it's got, as Lee says:

5 Spoke Grey Marchesinis
Grey Frame
Adjustable Steering Angle
Showa Shock and TiN Front Forks

It was available in Red, Yellow and the limited edition "S" only grey, like Lee's.

Year 2000 bikes (like mine) didn't have S on the fairing, but the later ones did. This is the same point that the "Bip" became the "E" to make the range E, S and R.

Here's an old picture of mine, in nearly standard form...
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Old 25-Nov-2003, 10:16 AM
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Oh, they also came with braided hoses as standard too!
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Old 25-Nov-2003, 01:04 PM
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mine has the "748s" sticker on the frame, is a 99` model in yellow and has a showa rear shock...so is it a bip or an E ?
hmm....confusing !
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Old 26-Nov-2003, 11:29 PM
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It's a Bip. There was no "S" until 2000.
Previously it was Biposto, SP or SPS.
The frame sticker doesn't mean anything.
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Old 27-Nov-2003, 07:40 PM
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thought 'S' could be a bip as it was just the seat numbers (ie 2 - monposto 1)
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Old 27-Nov-2003, 10:51 PM
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Yes, you're right of course about the incorrect use of the term "Biposto" and "Monoposto" meaning twin and single seats rather than the type of bike.

Pre-2000 the 748 came in Biposto (standard), SP and SPS flavours.

From 2000, the 748 came as E, S and R variants. The E was the Bip replacement, with the S and R having different levels of extras on them.
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