The 5 most radical motorcycles coming in 2020
2020 will see the population of Earth reach 8 billion, the tallest building completed, the colonization of Mars begun, and towards the end, we’ll have the United States presidential election. Amidst such exciting (and some not as much) events that’ll shape a new future, our world of motorcycling only keeps getting more exhilarating with new mind-altering machines on two wheels.
With avant-garde styling elements, ingenious technologies, and state-of-the-art equipment lists, these machines shatter the fabric of our imagination and show us an entirely new sight of motorcycling perceptions. Although all of these motorcycles might look like the futuristic concepts they can be, believe me when I say this, they are all production models for you and me to buy. (Well, not me for sure. I only make money enough to write about them. )
Bimota is back with a supercharged machine: Tesi H2. Courtesy Kawasaki
It had been over a couple of weeks that we’d learned about the Japanese Green Team’s acquisition of the celebrated Bimota brand from Swiss-Italian entrepreneurs Marco Chiancianesi and Daniele Longoni. But little did we know that this hostile effort would turn out to produce a no-holds-barred hyperbike powered by most powerful motorcycle engine in production in a jiffy, and we’ll get to see it in the flesh.
Imagine the thunderous H2’s 998cc supercharged mill harnessed in a Bimota Tesi chassis with the state-of-the-art electronic wizardry. That, my friend, is what the Bimota Tesi H2 is all about. It is the best of Japanese engineering and Italian architecture the modern world is going to witness and was unveiled at the recently concluded EICMA 2019. The universe is so kind.
Italian designer Oberdan Bezzi visualizes the Bimota DB7 as a veritable roadster so he puts his skills to work and creates what has to be one of the coolest stripped down sportbikes of all times.
This concept directs our thoughts towards urban riders with an exquisite taste for Italian bikes that are supposed to be both adequate for stunt and short distance travel machines.
We totally dig this concept and hope that Bimota does so too.
Easy to be confused with an usual Bimota DB7, but a real piece of jewelery for a maker’s fan, the SP Limited Edition is a real demonstration of the Italian style.
Only five such motorcycles have been produced (only for the Spanish market) and they come with a series of improvements and modifications such as a modified centralizer and digital track speedometer, which make life on board a little more classy. Also, the fairing is made out of carbon fiber for a racing look.
By simply reading the title, it is much chance that you’ll be thinking at how such an occasion can’t be missed if willing to complete your Italian motorcycle collection. This baby is located in Los Angeles and it doesn’t plan on going anywhere until $29,799 grand are paid for it.
Created for the most ostentatious of you out there, the bike actually uses the 90 degree L-Twin engine that first made an impression on the Ducati 1100DS. With Desmodromic valvetrain and Magneti Marelli fuel injection system, it is easy to imagine how a blast this bike is until the engine hits redline at 9000 RPM. That would be a better time to further meet its finesse when using the hydraulic clutch and six-speed gearbox.
But such add would immediately attract the attention of the right buyer without even mentioning the features, so if you’re that buyer make sure to reply at firstname.lastname@example.org.
0Bimota SBK8 Gobert Specification0
Chassis Frame - Modular, composed of two aluminium alloy beams and carbon fibre plates Wheelbase - 1390 mm / 54.7 in Front suspension - Paioli upside-down 46mm fully adjustable forks Front wheel travel - 120 mm / 4.7 in Front brake - 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston calipers - Brembo Front wheel - 6 spoke design light alloy 3.50x17 - Antera Front tyre - 120/70 ZR 17 Rear (...)
A technical analysis of the SB8K model shows important technological advances in terms of construction, both of the chassis and engine. The most noticeable and striking feature is the radial motion of the fuel injectors that perfectly mimics the movement of the butterfly valves. This innovation maximizes performance by ensuring a perfect fluidity and consistancy of the power delivery over the complete rpm range of the engine, which leads to significantly improved engine performance.
Bimota chose to face a rather tough challenge starting the development of their latest model: Surpass Yourself! This endeavor was not easy after the huge success of the DB5, confirmed by numerous cover pages, awards, and feature articles worldwide. With the Delirio, Bimota pushes the limits even further.
The Bimota Tesi project evolved from the graduation work of two mechanical engineering students who, in the beginning of the 1980s, designed and developed a bike utilizing a swing arm as the front section. For the name of their motorcycle they choose "TESI", the Italian word for "thesis", as the design, which replaces the conventionally used hydraulic fork in the front, was part of their university thesis. Bimota decided to commit major resources to the refinement of this project.