Bimota Tesi 3D

Bimota closure causes concern for owners

Italian motorcycle company Bimota has been running down for the past few years and last week there was a final closure of their main factory near Rimini. The latest development leaves owners wondering about parts and warranty support. We tried to contact Australian importers Urban Moto Imports (UMI), but they did not respond. It is …

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Massimo T12 honours Massimo Tamburini

‘Greatest’ superbike honours Tamburini

Is the Tamburini T12 Massimo the greatest superbike ever built? It’s certainly one of the most expensive at an estimated €300,000 (A$463,000, US341,000). The bike was designed by Massimo Taburni, the man who also created the most beautiful bikes of all time – the Ducati 916 and MV Agusta F4. Sadly, Massimo died of cancer on …

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Ducati 916

Ducati 916 designer tribute

The man who created the Ducati 916 – the sexiest motorcycle of the last century – has died in a head-on crash with a truck. Motorcycle designer Sergio Robbiano, 46, worked on the Ducati 916 alongside his mentor, Massimo Tamburini, who died in April after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 71. Sergio died when …

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Bimota announces takeover

Boutique Italian motorcycle manufacturer Bimota is about to get an injection of Swiss funds. The Rimini company has announced it is being taken over by an as-yet-unnamed Swiss company, but says it will retain its Italian roots. Joseph Elasmar, spokesman for Australian importer Urban Moto Imports, has welcomed the news. “Still too early to be …

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