It’s the hottest of topics at the moment and the Italian rumour-mill is in full swing – but if true then it could lead to the resurrection of one of the motorcycle world’s most iconic bike building brands.

Appearing yesterday (Tuesday) the news could be one of the biggest stories of the year, i true. The gossips have it that Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has bought the entire Bimota brand from Swiss entrepreneurs Marco Chiancianesi and Daniele Longoni.

According to a source reported on by GPone, a press announcement about the takeover will happen in ‘the next few days’. Reports suggest that Italian classic bike experts at Yesterbike.it have seen a preview of the agreement between Kawasaki and Bimota and that some historic suppliers of Bimota have already been contacted informally by Kawasaki management with a view to re-start a collaboration.

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