Conveniently located just down the road from Bimota's factory is the Misano racing circuit, site of our test ride. The newly repaved and reversed circuit (now run clockwise) involves a wide variety of sweepers, hairpins and high-speed kinks perfect for evaluating the DB7's chassis. My first impression of the bike was that of compactness, but it had enough room for my 5-foot-11 body to wiggle around and get comfy. The first session was more or less a waste as I needed to learn the track. Additionally, the bike was set up a bit soft and felt like it was riding high in the front, causing understeer in slower corners. With three guys sharing each bike, track time was at a premium. I was able to sneak out with the second group on a DB5 to learn the circuit and discovered that the air-cooled bike was significantly quicker-turning than the DB7.