GOTCHA: Here’s some behind-the-scenes photos of the supercharged Bimota Tesi H2 in development


The outrigger arms will either catch you when the front wheel washes out or help you get into some serious slides on a slippery surface. Whichever the Bimota Tesi/Kawasaki H2 needs at the time, there's no getting away from the fact that this is very serious machine indeed. And someone at Bimota is really putting it through its paces...
The outrigger arms will either catch you when the front wheel washes out or help you get into some serious slides on a slippery surface. Whichever the Bimota Tesi/Kawasaki H2 needs at the time, there’s no getting away from the fact that this is very serious machine indeed. And someone at Bimota is really putting it through its paces…

Holy cow – how cool is this?! These shots were grabbed out in Italy where Bimota is clearly getting a lick on with the development of the supercharged Tesi H2 – the first product of the merge between Kawasaki and Bimota.

The motorcycle as it was revealed at the Milan Show in early November.
The motorcycle as it was revealed at the Milan Show in early November.

Announced at the Milan Show in early November, Bimota sold 49.9% of the brand to the Japanese bike builder, underlining the deal with a Kawasaki supercharged H2-powered Bimota-funky Tesi chassis’d special.

Bits bolted on to the Tesi H2. Standard testing procedure.
Bits bolted on to the Tesi H2. Standard testing procedure.

Aside from what we already know about the Tesi H2 (998cc, 4-cylinder in-line motor with centrifugal supercharger etc, the chassis being a Bimota front swingarm integrated into the front wheel hub with Ohlins electronic suspension) there’s not much else to take from these photos that were first reported on by Motociclismo.it.

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There is some talk of this motor being able to belt out 300bhp in finished form. We’ll just let you theorise over whether that, with this chassis, would be a good thing to have at the tap of a right wrist or not.

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