Bimota’s eagerly anticipated KB4 has been caught on camera while out testing – and we’ve got our hands on the shots thanks to our friends at Young Machine Japan.
We’ve been talking about Bimota’s KB4 for months – and after the factory released a blurry teaser photo of the bike a couple of weeks ago, it’s now been caught on camera in nearly finished form while refuelling.
The spy shots offer a decent look of the bike, and confirm that the compact KB4 will combine a hybrid aluminium and steel frame with upside-down forks, a single rear shock and a double-arched aluminium swingarm. It’ll also get a Monobloc-type front brake, a reasonably chunky fuel tank and a single headlight wrapped in a retro sportbike-style front fairing. It’s good to see that the KB4’s styling’s not unlike the prototype image that’s been floating around the web for a few months. Let’s hope the paint scheme matches up too.
At this stage, there’s still a lot we don’t know the bike. The vast majority of the technical specification remains under wraps – although we do know it’ll be powered by the four-cylinder Kawasaki motor that’s used in the Japanese factories Ninja 1000SX and Z1000. It’s a good engine, that’s capable of kicking out a maximum of 142hp and 111Nm of torque. Fingers crossed for those sort of numbers from Bimota.
Either way, it looks like we’re getting a lot closer to seeing the Bimota KB4 in the flesh – so we hopefully won’t have to wait too much longer to find out exactly what’s going on under the surface.
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