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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-06-2019, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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kawasaki owns 49.9% of Bimota

Not sure what to think of this.

This supercharged H2 powered @bimota_official made more sense once we learned that 49.9% of the Italian brand was recently acquired by Kawasaki. Interesting things on the horizon for sure. The Bimota Tesi H2 was wild.
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Will be interesting to see what happens with Bimota now they have the financial backing.

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Kawasaki might as well own 100%. Current Swiss owners drove the brand into the ground (again) so it was with great enthusiasm that I heard Kawi stepped in...until I saw Tesi H2 above. Kawasaki missed the concept of Bimota entirely building another monster (sorry Ducati, didnít mean to offend). However, I felt much much better after I came across the image of KB4:
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Beauty being in the eye of the beholder and all that - this looks awful to me. I know it's all about the front swingarm and associated packaging but what a dog's dinner.

You really have to love the better trail braking and other benefits of this arrangement to put up with this look.

Anyway got that off my chest now back to reality, wrestling php on a cold wet day in the dark east midland of the good old UK........
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Kawasaki does what kwakkasakki does best. Building the most ugly bikes one can think of.

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Beauty being in the eye of the beholder and all that - this looks awful to me. I know it's all about the front swingarm and associated packaging but what a dog's dinner.

You really have to love the better trail braking and other benefits of this arrangement to put up with this look.

Anyway got that off my chest now back to reality, wrestling php on a cold wet day in the dark east midland of the good old UK........
Oh man, I love it, I would LOVE to own one of these, but I love all the visible "engineered" pieces. And that Supercharged motor...this is already a classic collectible. That exhaust has got to go, but that is easily solved by the aftermarket. Looks like stock H2 exhaust can.
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I love the concept but hate the actual look.
They went with such a massive motor and overreact on the design as usual with Japanese bikes when they try to be different.
In my opinion they must keep a light and simple design that still separates Japanese and Italian bikes or if you prefer style from design.
I guess at this point the only good thing is the money security from Kawasaki.
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The exhaust and whole nose/headlight section is what ruins it... Too many angles as if the designer wasn't allowed to use curved edges anywhere. Very nice to see Bimota still around. I've had my eye on a friends DB7 for sometime now.

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