At EICMA 2019, the Italian brand rolled out the Bimota KB4 concept. Two years have passed since then and the bike is now ready for serial production.
The Bimota KB4 2022 motorcycle is equipped with a Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX engine, as the Japanese manufacturer recently bought out the lion’s share of Bimota shares. The 1,043cc unit produces 142bhp, which should be used more efficiently with a more advanced chassis.
The location of the heatsink is the first thing that catches your eye. Bimota engineers positioned it under the seat with massive air inlets. The suspension is assembled from a 43mm Ohlins FG R&T NIX30 fork and a TTX36 shock. Forged aluminum wheels OZ with Pirelli rubber are attached to the suspension elements. The braking system is assembled from Brembo components, including Brembo Stylema calipers.
The Bimota KB4 2022 weighs 187 dry kilograms, but we do not yet know how much fuel and oil can hold in order to talk about the curb weight. In addition, a version of the Bimota KB4 RC will be released with a more retro look and less plastic.