Bimota Tesi H2 hits the track in this stunning onboard video

The Bimota Tesi H2 has been putting in some hard test miles again, this time hitting the test track in what looks like fully finished form

Bimota Tesi H2 testing

IT’S fair to say that Bimota has been pretty keen to kick up some PR when it comes to their latest machine, the Tesi H2. Never before has a manufacturer been so forthcoming with testing photos and videos of a bike undergoing real-world development.

Bimota Tesi H2 walkaround | EICMA 2019

So, it really was only a matter of time before we got some shots of the machine being put through its paces on the track.

While the sound of the supercharged 230bhp is enthralling, it’s actually the smaller details from the track test that we find interesting. While the bike is still painted in a stealthy black paint scheme, the componentry of the machine looks to be pretty much fully finished.

For a start, the bike in question is wearing a fully finished number plate hanger, complete with neat-looking LED indicators. The front and rear lights also look to be complete and how they would appear on the production bike. Moving forward on the new machine, the rearview mirrors also look complete – although with a top speed of 200mph or more, we aren’t sure how much use they’ll be!

Another interesting thing to take away from the video is the hub-steer front end, not just on display, but actually cornering, soaking up bumps in the track and keeping the front wheel pinned to the Tarmac.

Bimota Tesi H2 testing video

And the final, and weirdest new detail of the bike is the small frontally mounted lights that sit either side of the fairing (see below). They almost look like vampire fangs, sticking out of the fairing. It’s easy to imagine they are indicators, although on this bike they are clearly mounted in the wing mirrors of the new machine. It could be some strange local law on homologation motorcycles that requires them to use indicators mounted elsewhere – other than that explanation, we’re open to suggestions!

With most global motorcycle events currently being cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19, the chances of us seeing a completed bike this year – or one that we can ride at least – is slim. It’s possible that Bimota is eyeing an early 2021 launch date, although as we’ve seen so far in 2020 already, anything can and probably will happen!