Kawasaki Motors Japan signed a contract on December 15 as the sole importer of the Italian luxury handmade motorcycle brand “Bimota” in Japan, and the new model “KB4” announced at the Milan show in November 2022 in Japan. It was announced that it will be released in March of the year. The price is 38,016.58 usd.
Since the initial sales volume is limited, the negotiation right will be a lottery, and details such as the application method and acceptance start date will be announced.
Bimota is an Italian motorcycle brand that consistently manufactures by hand in order to realize its unique development philosophy. It is characterized by making unique products that develop frames, steering systems, cooling systems, etc., and the power unit is devoted to the development of the car body by using engines made by other companies.
Since its founding in 1972, it has been based in Rimini, a city by the sea in central Italy, and has been one-stop from concept to design, design, testing and assembly by Italian maestros.
KB4 was born based on the concept of “easy to ride, torque and lightweight bike“. A model that inherits the KB series concept of sharpening kinetic performance by combining a Kawasaki engine that is easy to handle with a wide power band and a lighter chassis.
A 1390mm short wheelbase is used to achieve agile handling by thoroughly reducing the weight by using a machined aluminum swing arm, high-quality carbon fiber material, and forged wheels made of OZ. In order to achieve the ideal weight distribution, the radiator is devised to be placed under the seat.
The rear suspension and steps are equipped with a position adjustment function. The engine uses a Kawasaki parallel 4-cylinder 1043cc water-cooled 4-stroke engine that is easy to handle with a wide power band.
In addition, electronic control systems that support riding such as “IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit)”, “Cornering Management Function”, “Intelligent Anti-Lock Brake System”, “Traction Control”, “Power Mode Selection”, “Quick Shifter”, and “Cruise Control” are available. Many are installed.