• Bimota is back with a supercharged machine: Tesi H2. Courtesy Kawasaki

  • Carbon fiber and aluminum just about everywhere the rear sub-frame, fenders, and for the supercharger intake runner
  • Powered by H2s' supercharged 998cc mill power could go upto 300 hp
  • Will be a street legal machine
  • Swingarm with hub center steering
  • Carbon-fiber winglets
  • TFT instrumentation and mirrors borrowed from the H2
  • Dual Ohlin electronic shocks at the rear
  • Electronic rider aids will include 6-axis IMU, ABS, Traction control, quick-shifter with auto-blipper, and the 3 step Launch control
  • Braking duties handled by Brembo Stylema calipers

This technological spectacle will feature top spec kit including a swingarm with hub center steering, dual rear shocks and more

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.

Bimota is back with a supercharged machine: Tesi H2. Courtesy Kawasaki Exterior
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Carbon fiber and aluminum just about everywhere
the rear sub-frame, fenders, and for the supercharger intake runner

Set to be built entirely at Bimota’s factory in Rimini, Italy, the Tesi H2 is a technological prodigy touted to hit the 300 hp mark. Sources believe the bike may tip the scales at 525 lbs giving the machine a jaw-dropping power-to-weight ratio and lightning-quick acceleration. That means there are aluminum and carbon-fiber just about everywhere, including the two massive wings on either side of the front cowl giving this fighter-jet machine the needed downforce, the rear sub-frame, fenders, and for the supercharger intake runner. Definitely not for novice riders then.

The next striker after the engine is that massive aluminum alloy swingarm with hub center steering activated by Heim joints. Although previous Tesi models donned Hub-Steering developed in-house by Bimota, this one on the Tesi H2 is a radical new marvel that will push boundaries while attacking corners at full gas. It will also provide a narrower front-end and keeps braking forces away from the front suspension.

Bimota is back with a supercharged machine: Tesi H2. Courtesy Kawasaki Exterior
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Will be a street legal machine
Bimota is back with a supercharged machine: Tesi H2. Courtesy Kawasaki Exterior
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Swingarm with hub center steering

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Bimota is back with a supercharged machine: Tesi H2. Courtesy Kawasaki Exterior
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TFT instrumentation and mirrors borrowed from the H2
Bimota is back with a supercharged machine: Tesi H2. Courtesy Kawasaki Exterior
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Carbon-fiber winglets

Speaking of suspension, the rear gets, not one, but two electronically-adjustable Ohlin units. Braking duties are entrusted upon Brembo Stylema opposed 4-piston calipers. Of interesting note as well is how the front wheel cowl covers the Brembo calipers used on the front wheel. The rear-frame, however, ditches the single-sided swingarm to a traditional one.

Apart from that ludicrous supercharged mill, This Tesi H2 carries over the exhaust canister, instrumentation, and the stock rear-view mirrors from the H2. Expect the same electronic magic here as well, including the advanced 6-axis IMU, ABS, Traction control, quick-shifter with auto-blipper, and the 3 step Launch control.

Bimota is back with a supercharged machine: Tesi H2. Courtesy Kawasaki Exterior
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Dual Ohlin electronic shocks at the rear

For a full-fledged take on this, Kawasaki-Bimota will soon be introducing the production model of the Tesi H2 and the technical specifications pretty soon. At EICMA, the firm also announced the coming of a KB4, Kawasaki-Bimota 4 model too. Kawasaki Heavy Industries has picked up a 49.9 percent stake in the Italian company.

The Tesi H2 could come with a price tag of about $53,000 and be sure it will be a limited-edition affair. Deliveries are said to begin mid-2020, but there is no word yet about it coming onto our shores.

Sagar Patil
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