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.
TJ’s Picks For Bikes To Watch Out Of EICMA 2019
Woo wee sports fans; it’s show season once again in Milan, Italy, and as always there’s plenty to see on the world stage at EICMA 2019. This year we see the return of Bimota in partnership with none other than Japanese giant Kawasaki, new EV bikes and scooters, and new adventure bikes from both Husqvarna and Harley-Davidson with the latter checking in with a new sport/street machine as well. There just ain’t enough hours in a day to cover every single detail, so today I’m going to grab a handful of the most significant bikes to be revealed so far.
The Bimota TESI 3D Naked is a canvas for the latest technologies developed by the Italian manufacturer. Compared to the previous model, the latest naked version features new handlebars, pillion capability, a revised exhaust system and various engine enhancements.
The motorcycle weighs only 167 kg and is propelled by a Ducati Desmodromic, L-Twin cylinder engine with a displacement of 1078cc. Fire it up and it will crank out a maximum output of 100HP (69.9Kw) at 7750 rpm and 94Nm of torque at 5250 Rpm. All this power is kept under control by a six speed transmission.
The stopping power is handled by front double discs (320mm) and a rear single disc (220mm), both grabbed by Brembo calipers.
Other features include NiCrMo4/Aluminium plates, front and rear swingarm, a NiCrMo4 steel frame, and a 16 liter fuel tank.
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The Bimota DB5R is a compact, light and modern sport bike that is built around an innovative trellis frame with composite architecture made of chrome-molybdenum tubes.
The frame offers the perfect canvas for the motorcycle’s 1078 cc, L twin engine which generates an impressive power rated at 98Hp (71.5 KW) at 7500 rpm and 105 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm. The engine is kept in leash by a 6 speed transmission with dry multiplate clutch.
Thanks to this sporty setup, the Bimota DB5R is able to deliver “lightning-fast corner entry and mid-corner speeds” with easy direction changes.
Moreover, the stopping power is assured by a capable Brembo system which includes 320 mm front single discs, with 4 pistons calipers and rear 230 mm single discs which are paired with 2 pistons calipers.
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The Bimota TESI 3D EVO concept was revealed for the first time back in 2006 but since then, the motorcycle has been constantly upgraded and today it houses the latest technologies developed by the company.
Built on a lightweight alloy frame, the Bimota TESI 3D EVO continues to feature the original Hub-Steering system developed by Bimota.
Among the improvements made for the latest version of Bimota’s iconic concept, you’ll find a trellis structure for the front and rear swing and a redesigned front suspension that features a pull-rod mechanism with the hydraulic suspension located low beside the engine.
In terms of style the bike comes with plenty of carbon body-parts, forged alloy wheels and a white, red and gold paint job. It is worthy of being mentioned that there are also two extra color versions, namely red/white and Carbon Black.
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The Bimota BD10 inspires confidence and power and promises to deliver first class performances in terms of ride and handling.
The motorcycle weighs only 168 Kg and is powered by a Ducati 1100DS, L-twin, Desmodromic 4 stroke engine which puts out a maximum output of 98 HP at 7750 rpm and 105 Nm of torque at 6250 rpm. Fire it up and it will reward you with a maximum power of 98 hp at 7750 rpm and 105 Nm at 6250 rpm. All this power is kept in leash by a six speed transmission with dry multi disc clutch.
The motorcycle’s speed is kept in leash by front 320 mm and rear 220 mm Brembo brakes.
As far as the ride quality is concerned, the Bimota BD10 sits on front 50 mm Marzocchi forks and a rear fully adjustable monoshock absorber.
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The Bimota DB8 Oronero is a true masterpiece on two wheels. It features a fairly attractive body that was especially forged to help it cut the air like a blade and is fitted with a wide range of state of the art technologies that help it deliver first class high speed performances.
Featuring a seat height of only 80 cm, a sculpted fuel tank and ergonomically designed handlebars, the Bimota DB8 Oronero is also pretty comfortable to ride.
With a dry weight of just 159 Kg, the DB8 Oronero is one of the lightest models in its class. This light weight was achieved by giving the bike a handmade carbon fibre frame and swingarm.
At the heart of the motorcycle sits a 1198 Cc, Ducati liquid cooled, twin cylinder, 4 stroke 90°, 4 valves per cylinder, Desmodromic engine which generates a maximum power of 170 HP at 9750 Rpm and 127 Nm of torque at 8000 Rpm. The engine’s power id kept in leash by a six speed transmission with dry, multi disc clutch.
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Thanks to its sporty DNA, the Bimota DB11 can deal effortless with anything you ask of it. The DB11 is based on the DB8, and features a fresh style and a carbon fibre body work.
The motorcycle weighs 175 Kg and is built around an 1198 cc, Ducati Desmodromic L-twin cylinder Testastretta II engine which generates a maximum power of 162 hp at 9500 rpm and 131 Nm of torque at 7700 rpm. The engine is mated to a six speed gearbox and is housed by a NiCrMo4 steel trellis frame.
Because power without control is useless, the Bike needed a set of matching suspensions. Therefore, it rides on sporty Marzocchi Ø43mm upside down forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping, and an Extreme Tech rear monoshock adjustable in preload, high and low speed rebound and compression damping.
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Each part of the Bimota SB8 SP was designed to enhance its high speed performances. Starting with the sturdy frame and finishing with the aerodynamic fairing, this aggressive motorcycle was especially created to fill your veins with adrenaline each time you fire up its engine.
Talking about the engine, the Bimota DB8 SP is equipped with an 1198 cc, Ducati liquid cooled twin cylinder, 4 stroke L twin, Desmodronic unit. The engine cranks out a maximum output of 170 HP at 9750 rpm and 127 Nm of torque at 8000 rpm and is mated to a six speed transmission with dry multi disc clutch.
The bike’s ride quality is assured by a front Marzocchi upside down 43 Mm DLC, fully adjustable fork and a rear extreme tech adjustable traction and compression unit.
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The Bimota DB9 Brivido has all it needs to offer a unique riding experience every time you jump on its saddle.
This tasty, hand built roadster is powered by a Ducati 1198 Testastretta 11°, L-twin cylinder, Desomodronic, liquid cooled engine with 4 valves per cylinder.
Fire it up and it will reward you with a maximum power of 162Hp at 9500 rpm and 128 Nm of torque at 8000 rpm. All this power is transferred to the rear wheel by means of a six speed transmission with wet multi-plate clutch. The engine is fueled by an 18 liters fuel tank.
As far as wheels are concerned, the Bimota DB9 Brivido rides on 17 inch rimes wrapped in 120/70-17 front and 190/55-17 rear tires.
You also get a sporty suspension system which includes Marzocchi USD forks up front and Extreme Tech suspensions at the back.
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Bimota came at the EICMA motorcycle show with a completely new super sport model that proves us once more that the company is determined to regain its place among the top dogs in this class.
Its new model is called the BB3 and is a super sport motorcycle powered by the same unit as the BMW S1000RR. The new bike was built with weight saving in mind, therefore the 193 hp developed by the engine need to deal with an ultra light weight rated at only 179 kg. Needles to say that the end result should be pretty impressive.
But power without control is useless; therefore the Bimota BB3 is also fitted with state of the art suspensions signed by Öhlins. You also get a modern composite trellis frame and a carbon fiber body.
As far as safety is concerned, the motorcycle comes with a set of capable Brembo brakes, ABS and traction and wheelie control.
Throw into the mix a pair o Oz rims and an Arrow racing exhaust and you’ll get a fairly unique Bimota that has all it needs be one of the most respected bikes from the streets.
According to some rumors the new Bimota BB3 will be available in a limited run of only 40 units.
Stay tuned for more details!
The Bimota DB5 E Desiderio offers a perfect combination of comfort and speed. The company says that it was especially developed “to provide the best platform for sports and general road use”.
As far as design is concerned, the Bimota DB5 E Desiderio has all it needs to be considered an attractive motorcycle. We especially like the tubular chrome-molibdenum steel frame finished in a tasty red paint, the angular fuel tank and the sporty headlights. Not to mention about the aerodynamic fairing and the lightweight OZ aluminium forged wheels.
At the heart of this agile beast lies a 90°L twin cylider, 4 strokes power-plant unit with a capacity of 1078cc. The fuel injected engine cranks out a maximum power of 98 hp at 8500 rpm and 10,5 kgm of torque at 5500 rpm which is more than enough to propel the bike to a maximum speed of 230 kmph.
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The Bimota DB9 Bividio is the perfect machine for any adrenaline lover. Its modern style screams speed and the aerodynamic nose, the imposing tyres, the aggressive frame and the sharp-cut fuel tank are all merging together to form one of the most intriguing designs seen lately.
However, the roadster has also received maximum attention in the ergonomics department and Bimota’s technicians have spent a lot of time to reward the rider with a comfortable saddle and a wisely angled handlebar which are perfectly suited for high speed riding.
The bike is equipped with a new powerplant which is technically an evolution of the L twin cylinder engine with improved performance and usable power, perfect lower and mid range speed. In terms of power the 1198cc, twin cylinder unit develops a maximum power of 162 hp at 9500 rpm and 13,1 kgm of torque at 8000 rpm.
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