All new BIMOTA KB4 Kawasaki athlete debuts at EICMA

All new BIMOTA KB4 Kawasaki athlete debuts at EICMA.

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All new BIMOTA KB4 Kawasaki athlete debuts at EICMA. Bimota presented the Tesi H2 at EICMA 2019. A second model has already been announced with the KB4 and it will be presented at EICMA 2021.

Kawasaki and Bimota have officially been a team since EICMA 2019 and with the support of the Kawasaki Europe department, Bimota wants to regain its old glory with new models. As a debut, the Tesi H2 was combined with the supercharged engine from Kawasaki and the well-known Ackermann steering chassis from Bimota. But it doesn't stop at a new model. In a teaser video that was published at the end of 2019, Bimota announced KB4. And that should "come soon", so the video continues. As the Italians announce on Facebook, the KB4 will celebrate its premiere at EICMA 2021.

Technical data known

It had long been certain that Bimotawill use the drive of the current Z 1000 SX from Kawasaki for the KB4. With 142 PS and 111 Nm from 1,043 cubic meters, it is strong in the juice. There will probably not be more in KB4, as shown by registration documents from Italy, in which the exact performance data of the Kawa for the Bimota are specified. The complete chassis of the KB4 has been significantly changed, and that is no surprise either. At 1,390 millimeters, the wheelbase is a whopping 50 millimeters shorter than that of the SX. That would make it clear: The KB4 comes as a single-seater. You won't find any pillion pegs in the previous photos. This allows a very short and light rear frame. All Bimota the KB4 will be a very light motorcycle: 194 kilograms with a full tank are in the documents, which is 41 kilograms lighter than the Kawasaki.

Teaser for the summer slump

Traditionally, Italian manufacturers hold company holidays for a good four weeks at the end of July. So did Bimota, who started their vacation with a mini teaser from KB4. For a good second you can see a rear wheel lifted from heavy braking and the sentence: "Gone, too late."

A photo from June 2021 shows what the KB4 could look like in a classic Bimota dress. At the end of June, Bimota also proudly announced that the first KB4 series had been completed

Suspension art from Bimota

As usual, Bimota flatters fans of extravagant chassis technology with the KB4. The front is guided by a conventional USD fork, without semi-active control. Things get more interesting at the rear: the aluminum swing arm can be adjusted via an eccentric bearing at the pivot point, which could explain the unconventional position of the shock absorber in the swing arm: it faces back and appears to be eccentrically mounted on the upper screw eye..

Four-cylinder from the Z1000

There was only a design sketch in the video showing a sports motorcycle with full fairing, one-man hump, banana swing arm and tubular space frame.

The panels appear to be molded from carbon fiber laminate. The recognizable engine housing covers indicate the 1,000 series four-cylinder from Kawasaki, as it is installed in the Ninja 1000 SX and the Z 1000.

In May 2020, the Italians posted more teaser images of the new KB4 on their Facebook channel. Ok, the two absolutely blurred images of a prototype did not reveal any new details, but clearly showed that the new model is coming. November 2020 brought more information about the upcoming Bimota KB4. Their production should start in March 2021 - albeit strictly limited. The equipment includes an extensive electronics package from cornering ABS to quickshifter and various driving modes. The brakes come from Brembo, the forged rims from OZ and the spring elements from Öhlins. The TFT display in the cockpit offers connectivity options.

Homologation by TÜV Süd

At least technically, the KB4 seems ready for series production. There is no other explanation for the fact that Bimota had various homologation tests carried out by TÜV Süd, which should primarily have to do with the volume.

With the KB4, Bimota brings the second model from the new partnership with Kawasaki. The KB4 is much more conventional than the Tesi and relies on the drive technology from the Ninja 1000 SX.

All new BIMOTA KB4 Kawasaki athlete debuts at EICMA.

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