Kawasaki officially confirm Bimota tie up with 200 bikes in 2020

After revealing the stunning Bimota Tesi H2 at EICMA, Kawasaki has officially confirmed the tie-up between Minato and Rimini

Bimota/Kawasaki TESI H2

KAWASAKI Motors Europe has officially acknowledged the tie-up between them and the Italian icons in a press release today.

The full statement reads:

“Kawasaki Motors Europe NV (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.) established Italian Motorcycle Investment S.p.A. (hereafter IMI) on April 16, 2019 to manufacture and sell top class motorcycles under the BIMOTA brand in Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Upon receipt of the investment funds from Bimota S.A., it will be renamed Bimota S.p.A.”

The release also confirms that Kawasaki will become a technology and engine supplier to the Rimini based motorcycle builder, with the firm confirming they plan to build 200 bikes together in 2020.

At the helm of the newly revived Bimota brand is designer and father of the Tesi 3d concept, Pierluigi Marconi, who’s work is clearly visible in the new concept Tesi H2. The press release also makes reference to the possibility of further Tesi inspired motorcycles born of the partnership. It reads:

“These completely new concept models [still to be announced] will combine for the first time TESI technology from BIMOTA and innovative technology from Kawasaki’s ultra-high performance Ninja H2 motorcycle.”

As of this week, the Bimota website has gone live once more, with just one motorcycle being listed on its pages in the form of the newly announced Bimota Tesi H2.

Bimota was founded in 1973, by Massimo Tamburini, Giuseppe Morri and Valerio Bianchi. As a firm they have been through turbulent times financially, from bankruptcies to buy outs, they have seen it all.