The arrival date of the Bimota Tesi H2 is getting closer, so it doesn’t surprise us that today a Bothan spy dropped off these photos in our inbox, showing the supercharged sport bike in its final production form.
Not too much has changed since we first saw the Bimota Tesi H2 at the EICMA show in 2019, as the basic lines from the Italian boutique have remained throughout the machine.
The bike is still built around the Kawasaki Ninja H2 power plant, with the addition of an iconic and unique hub-center steering design chassis, which itself is clad with carbon fiber bodywork.
Bimota is finally ready to talk about horsepower figures from the supercharged four-cylinder engine, with 228hp (170 kW) claimed. That figured bumps up to 238hp (178 kW), when you take into account Kawasaki’s infamous “Ram Air” power figure measurements.
These numbers shouldn’t be a surprise, as they are the same power figures quoted for the Kawasaki Ninja H2, which means they likely benefit from the same aftermarket massaging that is available for the green halo bike.
As we have analyzed before for our A&R Pro readers, the Bimota Tesi H2 is an interesting amalgamation of a machine, in that everything required to homologate the bike for street use (e.g. turn signals, emissions, etc) comes straight off the Kawasaki, with Bimota overlaying its design prowess everywhere else.
This is approach is what allowed Bimota to bring the Tesi H2 rapidly to market, and to ramp up the revival of the brand after Kawasaki bought a stake of the company.
If you were unable to see the Bimota Tesi H2 up-close and personal at the EICMA show in Milan last year, you won’t have to wait too long to see the production version.
The Tesi H2 is expected at dealerships in October 2020. Though, if you want to take one home with you, you will need €64,000 to get it out the door.