Xaus tests Moto2 Bimota

Conventional for Bimota but still stunning and I want one for Christmas

Posted: 22 December 2011
by Niall Mackenzie

The Bimota HB4, the best looking Moto 2 machine yet?
Gorgeous from every angle
And difficult to fault the attention to detail
Rubens brought more than one of his new toys to play with

World Superbike regular, Ruben Xaus was impressing some track day regulars with his skills earlier this month at Almeria. The lanky Spaniard (who is now apparently a part owner of Bimota), was putting the Rimini manufacturer's Honda CBR600-powered Moto2 machine through its paces in the December sunshine.

The short term plan if for it to be raced in domestic championships but I for one would love to see it on the MotoGP Moto2 grid. Xaus's machine looked awesome from every angle and the finish both outside and inside the body work was first class. We all know Ruben has had some monumental get off’s in his long career so I’m pleased to say all the Bimotas went back to Italy intact.  

Well it's nearly Christmas but I've seen 12 degrees on the weather machine thing in my office today so it's still perfect weather for biking. With no long termer at the moment I've been borrowing Taylor's 125 Duke and loving it despite the Indian tyres.

Whatever the weather I'll be getting into some off road to shift the festive excess before the next year of Mackenzie biking madness kicks off. Testing bikes and track day instruction brings in a few quid that soon gets blown on taking my boys racing, and that's the way I like it!

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