Italys Romagna region, the home of Bimota, the technical and cultural heart of Italian motorcycle passion, development and manufacture. The design and engineering of sport motorcycles and automobiles in this province, known as the ‘terra dei motori’ (the land of engines), is simply a way of life.
Today it remains fertile ground for the most exciting new design concepts and performance advancements for racing and street-legal motorcycles alike. Since the 70’s, Bimota has produced distinct sport motorcycles with innovative solutions to motorcycle design, construction and chassis dynamics, most notably that of advanced hybrid-trellis frame, development of hub-centre steering and extreme attention to hand crafted detail.
Massimo Tamburini, Second from the right watches a testrider perform on an SB2 on the racetrack
Bimota’s unique position in the history of Italian sports bikes, one of technical innovation, unique design, hand-crafting and uncompromising component quality, has always been the primary directive and soul of Bimota. Every Bimota motorcycle is proudly designed, engineered and manufactured by hand, solely in the Bimota factory in Rimini, Italy. Each masterpiece is crafted to suit the individual rider.
In September 1972, Massimo Tamburini constructed a tubular steel frame that could withstand the horsepower being produced by the big Japanese manufacturer’s engines. The frame Massimo constructed lowered the centre of gravity and reduced the weight of the original Honda.With the creation of the HB1, the Bimota was born.