Known just as much for its exotic motorcycles, as its tumultuous relationship with financial solvency, Bimota as a company is a bit of a quagmire. The Italian motorcycle house showed its racing chops with the Bimota HB4 Moto2 race bike, debuted a bevy of Ducati-powered models last year, and the Italians have branched out with the BMW S1000RR-powered Bimota BB2.
Now announcing a change in its ownership, Bimota has seemingly been bought by a still-unnamed Swiss financier. With production expected to stay in Rimini, Italy and with Italians said still to be managing the company, it seems that Bimota has just found a deeper wallet to extract cash from. At least, that what appears to be the case from Bimota’s bizarrely worded press release.
Rimini, September 12, 2013 – It’s been 40 years since the brilliant Massimo Tamburini and his partners Bianchi and Morri founded the legendary Bimota. 40 years of successes, defeats, tenacity made to serve an Italian dream, down to the known difficulties at the end of the last century. In 2002, a brave businessman from Milan took the lead of this tailored reality, uplifting it from its own ashes and giving it a new life. A new life marked by many victories and the development of cutting-edge motorcycles.
Now in its 40th anniversary Bimota makes a further step forward: picks up the baton a new management for Swiss Company name, but Italian for the people in charge, and is prepared, with extraordinary enthusiasm to continue the journey in the history of Bimota. Bimota, with Italian passport, will remain illustrious citizen of a nation known and appreciated for his passion and expertise of motorbikes. In few days will be issued an official statement where will be presented the new property.