- Bimota Tesi H2 specs and prices revealed
- Pre-bookings commence for the first 250 units
- Priced at €64,000 (approximately Rs 55.71 lakh) in Europe
It was in July this year that Bimota had affirmed its plan of starting the production of the Tesi H2 in September. Interestingly, the Italian manufacturer has now revealed the specifications of the supercharged sportsbike. For the interested buyers in Europe, the company has also revealed its price while opening pre-bookings.
Bimota will start the shipping of the first batch of 250 Tesi H2s next month. Each unit of this ultra-exclusive sportsbike will cost €64,000 (approximately Rs 55.71 lakh) in Europe. While that’s undoubtedly an eye-watering price tag, the motorcycle packs several tricks up its sleeve to justify it.
The Tesi H2 is propelled by a ballistic 998c, supercharged mill which belts out an astounding 228bhp of power at 11,500rpm and 140Nm of torque at 11,000rpm. Notably, this engine also does duty on the Kawasaki Ninja H2. The motorcycle wears extremely light weight carbon fibre reinforced polymer fairing which helps it tip the scales at 207kg (dry). Underpinned by an aluminum chassis, it uses an unconventional hub centre steering and dual billet-alloy swingarm. The Tesi rides on 17-inch alloy wheels which come to a halt by dual 330mm discs up front and a 220mm disc at the rear.
For altering the bike’s seat height as per the rider’s convenience, Bimota has also facilitated it with a 20mm adjustability option. Moreover, the position of the footpegs can also be changed slightly. Boasting of the same radical styling which was shown at EICMA 2019, the motorcycle is loaded with modern gizmos such as a TFT dash, an up-down quick shifter, nine-stage traction control, Ohlin steering damper, launch control and a Bosch IMU.
Notably, the Tesi H2 is the first production motorcycle from Bimota since 49.9 per cent of its shares were bought by Kawasaki last year. Although the motorcycle will start reaching markets outside Europe in the coming months, India is unlikely to welcome it anytime soon.