As i am into Bimota’s this really is fantastic news for the Bimota company and hopefully for Kawasaki also . Bimota have some history with Kawasaki with the KB1 KB2 and KB3 (kawasaki bimota 1 ) Bimota’s are named by the makers engine HB1 KB1 DB1 Honda, Kawasaki ,Ducati ect with for example a SB6 being Suzuki Bimota and the 6th time they have used a Suzuki engine .
The V Due was a 500cc two stroke that used Bimota’s own designed engine ( I have one , see image in my gallery) so was just called the V DUE ( V TWO translated into English ) .
Bimota have been bankrupt more times than I care to remember suffering badly when the Japanese started to make bikes that handled and the development cost of the Vdue again bringing them to their knees in 2001 but with Kawasaki behind them I think they will go from strength to strength. Personally I like the new Tesi H2 (thesis translation ) it probably wont come close to the handling of a conventional motorcycle however it will sell on its individuality and rarity factor .