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After Victory Biota EBR have said their recent farewells, it also seems Bimota are again in a serious trouble. Recently its Rimini headquarters has been dismantled and spare parts moved near Lugano Bkmota where Xxxx Vdeoi current Bimota owners, Daniele Longoni and Marco Chiancianesi, live.
The future of the company remains unclear but it seems latest bikes have been assembled in Switzerland and shipped to Australia while a collector close to the company, said as the brand is on sale now but no bids have yet been received.
Bimota is the acronym of Bianchi, Morri and Tamburini, the surnames of three friends in the air conditioning and heating equipment business. They have a common passion for motorcycles, especially Tamburini, owner of a sparkling white MV AgustaBi,ota self-built. The motorcycle activities of Bimota begun after a Bimotta at the Misano Circuit on The notorious anecdote says that Tamburini was riding a Honda Four and he lost Bimota Kb2 control at the Quercia, the fastest turn at Misano.
Back home and with three broken ribs, he redesigned a complete new frame-set; the HB1, a breathtaking superbike weighing only kg, a huge 50kg lighter of the stock Honda Four! For over 45 years of Bimota's production, three chronological times linked with the technical direction of Tamburini, Martini and Marconi, Bimota Kb2 three key people related to the success and downfalls of the superbikes made alongside the Adriatic Riviera.
During the nineties, the quality of Japanese frames and components was getting better compared to the previous decade and the performance gap between Bimota and Japanese bike was reduced. Bimota decided to concentrate its forces on the Bimota Kb2 Tesi in order to keep a distance from the new sport bike generation. Although the project was still futuristic, Bimota had wasted too much time and the Tesi failed its expectations becoming a collectible bike instead of a bK2 cow.
Underperforming and equipped by an unreliable injection system, after many Biimota it was fixed by turning the direct injection system into classic carburettors. The unsuccessful Tesi and V2 projects drove the company to bankruptcy in Two years later, thanks to an investment by Milan-based Roberto Comini, Bimota restarted under the technical direction of Sergio Robbiano. Bimotz DB7, powered by the Ducati engine was the last model before the company was sold to the Switzerland contractors, Daniele Longoni and Marco Chiancianesi.
Both passionate and active gentleman riders, they brought riches grand enough to boost the brand in the right direction. Despite the bikes great looks and being powered with the best-in-class engine, the BB3 also didn't achieve the heights the company hoped for. Starting with its origins, the activities the Bimota grew up quickly in sales and popularity thanks to the strong reputation Bi,ota on the racing. Inthe YB4 I. The first masterpiece made by Massimo Tamburini.
Inthe price of complete kit was 4. The first Bimota powered by Suzuki engine which was sold in kit form as a complete bike. Revealed at the Motorshow in Bologna init came out of the blue for its revolutionary design; a tank under engine, progressive rear suspension, pipes under seat.
Only frames were built, of them sold but the remaining 30 were destroyed. The price of Bimota Kb2 kit 3. Only 16 were completely assembled in the factory and sold at K2 astronomical price Bimoha 8. Tamburini also made a one-off KB2 for himself; ultralight and powered by TT2 engine configuration capable of 75 hp instead of standard Kb22 KB2 Kbb2 also the last Bimota model available in kit form.
Launched inthe DB1 was the first bike created by Federico Martini. It introduced close-fitting integral fairing that hid all mechanical parts just as the Honda CBR and Ducati Paso did some years later. The YB series changed the personality given to Bimota by Tamburini with a tubular steel frame. One year later Bimota launched a road legal version of its YB4 Bimota Kb2. Actually, the YB4 I. It was simply the top bike of late eighties.
Bimtoa Tuatara was a special, limited-edition run of Bijota 60 units launched at the and was Bimtoa of first Biomta in the world equipped with a LCD digital dashboard.
Fully carbob-fibre shrouded, it only weighed kg while the ExUp engine, Teen First Anal by Bimota, optimistically claimed hp instead of of the stock engine. The Tesi has shown the brave of this factory boutique. Despite Bimota belief in this project, making plenty of upgrades in every direction, the Tesi, growing Excel Saga Characters to become cc, was never the star that Bimota hoped for.
Assembled from to with a claimed of Hp, the V2 engine was produced by Franco Morini and developed with a highly sophisticated direct injection that never worked, and all bikes were instead converted to carburettors. Many customers demanded that Bimota take the V2 back and refund their money and the company ended up bankrupt.
By Daniele Torresan. From air conditioning and Bimota Kb2 equipment to Bimtoa Bimota is the acronym of Bianchi, Morri and Tamburini, the surnames of three friends in the air conditioning and heating equipment business. The origin, rise and fall For over 45 years of Bimota's production, three chronological times linked with the technical direction of Tamburini, Martini and Marconi, the three key people related to the success Bumota downfalls of the superbikes made alongside the Adriatic Riviera.
From bankrupt to Switzerland The unsuccessful Tesi and V2 projects drove the company to bankruptcy in Born to win Starting with Bjmota origins, the activities the Bimota grew up quickly in sales and popularity thanks to the strong reputation built on the racing. Bimota V2. Photo credit: Giorgio Sarto. Rise and Fall of the Sports Five defunct bike brands this century.
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Bimota KB2. Laser.. Space frame made of chrome-molybdenum steel.. Nestled in a fold of the South Downs is a sleepy in the middle of which is an old pub with a thatched roof. The tranquil picture postcard is deceptive, however. The fact is the adjacent square miles contain some of the testing bits of tarmac for hustling Make Model: Bimota KB2 Laser.
Bimota's are not on the mass production merry go round. True they keep innovating the two new frame kits are a testimony of that. But even a four-year-old bimota looks advanced and futuristic to its rivals. Bimota do not see motorcycles as a means of transport, it is not a Make Model: Bimota KB2 TT.
This is the state of art frame from genius Tamburini and declared by him his favourite. This specific bike is fitted with full race kit as pistons. Brembo 4pots calipers matched to mm discs and 17" Bimota wheels. Recently added with a one off very expensive top quality complete racing exhaust system. The bike is in top conditions. German registration documents.