RideFast December 2019

RobRidefast

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WEIGHT

240

WET WEIGHT

ENGINE

998

Liquid-cooled,

16v, inline four,

supercharged

N E W B I M O T A ’ S T E S I H 2

SUPERCHARGED

ITALIAN

Born-again Bimota launches hub-steered Tesi based on the Kawasaki H2.

Born-again Bimota launches hub-steered Tesi based on the Kawasaki H2.

The rumours are true:

Kawasaki has taken a 49.9

percent stake in fancy-pants

Italian brand Bimota, and is

resurrecting it with a monster

motorcycle. The Tesi H2 adds

Bimota’s famous centerhub

steering and chassis

to the wild Kawasaki H2

supercharged motor.

The deal has been in

progress for nearly three

years, and the bike has just

been unveiled at EICMA

in Milan. Kawasaki Heavy

Industries’ Motorcycle

Planning Division Manager

Hiroshi Ito spoke like a

breathless fanboy at the

launch:

“A small investment bank

approached us inquiring if we

were interested in an Italian

motorcycle manufacturer.

The company name was

veiled, but when I checked

the documents I instantly

noticed. Oh it’s BIMOTA!!!. Yes,

that BIMOTA. For motorcycle

enthusiast at my age, BIMOTA

72 RIDEFAST MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2019

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