EICMA: Bimota BB3

Now under Swiss ownership, Bimota unveiled their new BB3 at EICMA.
Now under Swiss ownership, Bimota unveiled their new BB3 at EICMA. Photo: Asphalt and Rubber

Bimota was sold this summer, to Swiss businessmen Marco Chiancianesi and Daniele Longoni.. Now, we’ve got a look at the next bike they’re releasing, under new ownership.

Here's the view from the back. Photo: Asphalt and Rubber
Here’s the view from the back. Photo: Asphalt and Rubber

The BB3 is classic Bimota – a competent engine, stuffed into a trick chassis. In this case, they’ve taken the motor from BMW’s S1000RR and designed their bike around it. On paper, it’s a lethal threat: Claimed dry weight is 394 lbs, it’s got 190 hp, and suspension is from Ohlins. Braking comes from Brembo calipers and 320 mm discs up front, and a single 220 mm disc in back. There’s also an electronics package, with anti-wheelie software, ABS, traction control and an electric shifter.

But, will it sell? German/Italian collaborations don’t have a very successful history, but we’re interested to see if this assault on the superbike market can make a dent.

By the way – photos were provided by Asphalt and Rubber – check out their site for some more snaps, and details.


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