Bimota Logo – Bimota is a company Italian founded in 1973 in Rimini. The name is an acronym for the names of the three founders, BI Anchi MO rri TA mburini. Bianchi was a bicycle manufacturer, and until a few years before the creation of Bimota, also motorcycles. Massimo Tamburini is a motorcycle designer has also worked for Cagiva, Ducati and MV Agusta.
Taking Japanese engines and creating their own chassis, creating short series Bimota motorcycles built by hand, with excellent performance in the cycle and high reliability and power in their engines. The name Bimota models follows a very simple pattern, two letters and one number. The second letter is always a B, Bimota, while the first changes depending on where the engine used, so it can be B BMW, D Ducati, G Gilera, H Honda, K Kawasaki, S Suzuki or Y Yamaha. Finally, the number indicates the number of models that have been created using that combination. For example, a Bimota SB6 1994, used a Suzuki engine, and was the sixth time an engine is used that mark in a Bimota chassis.
Exceptions to this rule are the models Tesi, always using alternative front suspension and engine Ducati, with a slight modification of the rule above, and the V Due, the only motorcycle created entirely by Bimota, both chassis and engine. Finally, the engines used Harley-Davidson is necessary to use two letters instead of one (HD), to distinguish the nomenclature referring to Honda engines, so the Bimota B changes from the second to the third letter.