RSS

Bimota BB2 – Where Retro Meets the BMW S1000RR

30 Nov

Bimota BB2   Where Retro Meets the BMW S1000RR  Bimota BB2 EICMA sak art design 04 635x454

Our favorite news from the 2012 EICMA motorcycle show has to be the one where Bimota announced that it has entered an agreement with BMW Motorrad to use the BMW S1000RR motor in its rolling pieces of moto-art.

Using an almost exclusive diet of Ducati motors for its most recent creations, it only takes a quick look at the Bimota DB7, DB8, DB9, & DB11 to see that the boutique Italian bike builder has hit a bit of rut with its design inspiration. Our hope was that the partnership with BMW would change that.

Getting our first glimpse of the Bimota BB2, courtesy of sak_art design, the folks behind the machine, we can see our prayers haven’t gone unanswered. A clear homage to the Bimota BB1, the BB2 has some of the now-retro lines that distinguished Bimota so well in the early 1990′s.

Perhaps it is not the obscene hyperbike some were expecting when the S1000RR was tapped for duty, but there is an interesting blend of new and old in the Bimota BB2. Photos after the jump.

Bimota BB2   Where Retro Meets the BMW S1000RR  Bimota BB2 EICMA sak art design 11 635x372

Bimota BB2   Where Retro Meets the BMW S1000RR  Bimota BB2 EICMA sak art design 06 635x372

Bimota BB2   Where Retro Meets the BMW S1000RR  Bimota BB2 EICMA sak art design 10 635x468

Bimota BB2   Where Retro Meets the BMW S1000RR  Bimota BB2 EICMA sak art design 17 635x372

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on November 30, 2012 in BIKE

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: