The Bimota range has a long history of Ducati-powered machines, as the Italian brand has been used the most out of all the motorcycle manufacturers to power Bimota’s street and race bikes.
The Bimota Impeto adds another Ducati-powered model to the slew of others, but it differentiates itself as the only 162hp streetfighter in the lineup. If the Impeto looks familiar to the Bimota DB8, there’s good reason, as the two bikes share the Ducati Diavel’s Testastretta 11° DS engine.
As such, the chromoly steel chassis share a number of components, leaving most of the differences down to styling choices between the two liquid-cooled models. Our personal favorites are the exhaust and seat, which mirror each other with a rising flair.
In fact, the only thing we don’t like the ubiquitous LED headlight, which can be found on bikes that range from Harley-Davidson to Zero Motorcycles.
There are tremendous costs in developing D.O.T. legal headlamps, so we understand the choice, but it’s still a disappointing styling element for such an exclusive motorcycle.
Of course, the Bimota Impeto is compatible with Bimota’s new supercharger option, which should put power figures into the 190hp range. More on that, shortly.
For reasons we are not quite certain of, Bimota has supplied only the following three studio images of the Bimota Impeto, two of which are of the LCD dash display. They are though extremely high-resolution, for your drooling pleasure.