The new stage de Bimota will officially begin on October 1, the date set on the calendar for the official premiere of the Bimota TESI H2. It will be the first motorcycle resulting from Kawasaki’s investment, which since last year owns 49% of the shares of the Italian brand.
Those from Rimini have confirmed the price that their supercar will have with up to 242 horsepower And it uses the block from the Kawasaki H2, albeit with some adjustments. We tell you everything that is already known about the expected TESI H2.
The first 250 units can now be reserved
Little by little details had been revealed about the Bimota TESI H2, the high-performance motorcycle with which those from Rimini are going to start a new era, yes, now hand in hand with Kawasaki, that you have practically half of the shares in your hands.
As we had already told you, this hyperbyke borrows the supercharged four-cylinder engine from Kawasaki Ninja H2, matching the performance of 231 hp and with the option of reaching 243 hp with the Ram-Air running.
A mechanically properly adjusted to this mount, which also improves its weight compared to the Kawasaki H2, leaving the scale in 207 kg empty, compared to 238 kg for the Japanese. The aluminum chassis and the use of elements made of carbon fiber are mainly responsible for this weight reduction.
Another detail that had already been seen in the prototype and in the official videos uploaded by the manufacturer Italian is the presence of original front end by Pierluigi Marconi, the same one who used the Bimota TESI 1D in the 90s.
As expected, the price of the Bimota TESI H2 almost doubles that of the Kawasaki Ninja H2, reaching the 64.000 euros already with VAT applied by Italy. A first run of 250 units can already be reserved but only for residents in Europe and it will be from October when sales will open internationally.
Bimota TESI H2 2020 – Technical file
|Type of motor||4-cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled, supercharger, 4-stroke|
|Bore x stroke||76 x 55 mm|
|Maximum power||242 CV a 11.500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||141 Nm a 11.000 rpm|
|Clutch||Multi-disc in oil bath|
|Transmission system||Six speeds|
|Chassis||Machined Aluminum Alloy Plates|
|Front suspension system||Machined aluminum alloy swingarm|
|Forward travel||100 mm|
|Rear suspension system||Machined aluminum alloy swingarm|
|Rear travel||130 mm|
|Front brake||Double disc. Ø 330 mm|
|Back brake||Disco , Ø 220 mm|
|Total length||2.074 mm|
|Seat height||840 mm|
|Distance between axis||1.445 mm|
|Empty weight||207 kg|