How one bad bike took Bimota to the brink


Unless you’re big into motorcycles, chances are you’ve never heard of Bimota. That’s because Bimota is a small and enigmatic Italian manufacturer, best known known for its two decades of building bike frames. And when Bimota had the ambitious idea to engineer its own street bike engine, it looked like the revolutionary project would take the company to the next level. Instead it drove Bimota to its ultimate and eventual failure.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/01/22/bimota-v-due-500-disaster