Last week Oberdan Bezzi inked his concept for a Triumph-powered Bimota, dubbed the Bimota TB-1. That fully-faired alternative to the MV Agusta F3 naturally needs a naked streetfighter variant, and accordingly Bezzi has penned today’s latest concept sketch, which he calls the Bimota TB-2 675. Featuring the Triumph 675cc three-cylinder motor, the Bimota TB-2 675 competes against its donor the Triumph Street Triple, and goes head-to-head with the heavily anticipated MV Agusta Brutale 675 B3.
While we don’t expect Bimota to start using Triumph motors anytime soon, the triple is a potent motor that we enjoyed considerably while riding on it in the stop-and-go traffic of San Francisco. With the buzz around the new Brutale 675 stirring some interest in the pergatory between inline-fours and v-twins, now seems like the time for manufacturers to starting thinking about three-cylinder power plants, as they are an intriguing way to distinguish their product. A fact that MV Agusta has astutely picked up on…now we’ll just have to see if they ever get their F3 and B3′s out the door, but that’s an entirely different topic all together.
Source: Oberdan Bezzi (blog)