In addition to leaking us a plethora of photos and details about the Bimota BX450 enduro model (the first dirt bike from the Italian brand), our Bothan spies tell us to expect another debut at EICMA from this iconic motorcycle brand.
As such, we are getting indications that the third pillar to Bimota’s on-road lineup will be more of an adventure-sport machine, and use the supercharged inline-four engine found on the Bimota Tesi H2.
With semi-active suspension, a variable ride height, and probably more horsepower than you can shake a stick at, the Bimota Tera has the ingredients to be the King Kong of the ADV space.
We expect the Bimota Tera to carry much of the DNA found in the Tesi H2, including the bike’s unique hub-center steering system, but while the ADV space no shortage of “funny front-end motorcycles”, this bike will most certainly not be your typical GS-competitor.
Aggressive Bimota styling is almost a certainty. 200hp+ power figures are practically guaranteed. Eye-watering price tags and exclusivity will be par for the course, as well.
Bimota seems interested in pushing the Tera as a dual-sport machine, but we see it more analogous to the BMW S1000XR or Ducati Multistrada 1200…but just with more of everything.
Will the Bimota Tera be the belle of the EIMCA ball? That remains to be seen. Bimota’s design ethos has polarizing as of late.
We like the risks that Bimota is willing to take though. Not too many brands are willing to push the envelope of the two-wheeled equation, and we are the lesser because of that.
Source: Bothan Spies