The bike has been announced to EICMA of last November and on the occasion two style drawings were shown bearing the signature of Enrico Borghesan, author of other Bimota models of the past.
Now Andrea Tiraferri has caught the motorbike stopped at a service area near Rimini. This is the KB4 forklift used for road tests.
The black coloring hides the shapes a little, which are however completely similar to that of the first design, even if a little more rounded.
The bike appears very compact in size, with the frame in trellis of steel pipes and the double-sided swingarm in boxed aluminum sheet.
Stand out i air ducts for the cooling of the radiator placed under the saddle, a signature of the engineer Pierluigi Marconi, returned to Bimota, who adopted this solution on Benelli Tornado 900 when he was technical director of the Pesaro house.
The engine looks like the 1,043 cc four-cylinder Kawasaki mounted on the Ninja 1000 SX, including exhaust system: difficult to say if the silencer will change at this point. Especially since the Thesis H2 was presented with the Kawasaki H2 system.
At the next sighting we will know perhaps more. Meanwhile, it is a pleasure to note that the development of the “classic” Bimota is proceeding.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, the plan was to get to the near final version by summer.