For his latest work, Oberdan Bezzi imagines a three-cylinder Bimota that uses Triumph’s 675cc three-cylinder motor. Dubbed the Bimota TB-1 by the Italian designer, Bezzi brings up an interesting point with his sketch, namely that when the MV Agusta F3 comes it will, for all intents and purposes, be in a class of its own. You can’t really argue the point that there is yet-to-exist a premium well-designed supersport triple on the market right now (sorry Daytona owners), and Bezzi says that Bimota could easily come into this space with such a bike as seen here.
We’re inclined to agree that there is an opportunity in this space, as the Ducati Superbike 848 has certainly shown that you can sell in the middleweight class with a premium. However, MV Agusta won’t be the only Italian manufactuer coming out with a dead sexy 600cc range motorcycle (that is, if the MV Agusta F3 ever does come out…), as the Vyrus 986 M2 is one dead-sexy machine, and has a powerful Honda CBR600RR motor in it. Not quite the same as a triple, but we’d have a hard time choosing between the two, if given the option.
Source: Oberdan Bezzi (blog)