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242 PS Supercharged Bimota Tesi H2 introduced in Europe

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Iconic Italian brand Bimota, a portmanteau of Bianchi Morri Tamburini, the surnames of the three founders, revealed the Bimota Tesi H2 at the price of EUR 64,000 which roughly converts to INR 55.70 lakh. The brand has also commenced pre-orders on the Bimota Tesi H2 on the first 250 units. Sales on the Bimota Tesi H2 will start from October 2020. 

The Bimota Tesi H2 features a radical design language that the brand is well-known for and comes with carbon fibre body parts, machined aluminium components, forged alloy wheels and hand-painted detailing. The Bimota Tesi H2 boasts to reverberate with Italian artistic sensitivity and craftsmanship. 

The Bimota Tesi H2 comes with an angular front end design with an aerodynamic fairing, bubble windscreen, geometrical side fairings, a chiselled fuel tank, a wide and ergonomic seat with a high mounted tail, turn signal indicator mounted mirrors, clip-on style handlebars, a large side slung exhaust and the pièce de résistance is forkless hub-centre steering on the front with a billet aluminium double-sided alloy swingarm. 

The Bimota Tesi H2 is powered by a 998cc four-cylinder, four-stroke, DOHC supercharged engine with 50 mm dual injection throttle bodies that produce 242 PS of power with Ram Air Induction and 141 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox. The Bimota Tesi H2 features a billet machined aluminium alloy plate frame hub centre suspension on the front, monoshock suspension on the rear and 330mm front & 220mm rear hydraulic disc brakes. 

The hub-centre steering on the Tesi H2 works by the use of long linkages and bell-cranks that are set on one side of the motorcycle and transfer the steering input from underneath the headstock to the front axle. The complex front suspension design is not only artistic but also features anti-dive properties. 

Apart from the radical design and a Supercharged powertrain borrowed from the brand’s partnership with Kawasaki, the Tesi H2 also comes with an impressive electronics package that includes a fully digital dashboard, 9 stage traction control, Bosch Inertial Measuring Unit (IMU), a bi-directional quickshifter, launch control etc. 

While the Bimota Tesi H2 will start reaching customers in the coming months, the model is not likely to arrive on the Indian soil anytime soon.