Italian manufacturer Bimota celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a new change in ownership and the EICMA unveiling of the BB3 sportbike.

“Bimota is really charming with an incredible brand that deserves to go back to its former glory by combining technological innovation with its rich history of passion, heart and outstanding achievements,” says Marco Chianciani, new president and co-owner of Bimota with Daniele Longoni. “We are working to organize better all business processes to meet this challenge with the right enthusiasm and preparation. Even the many friends with our historic motorcycles will find a really organized and competent service dedicated to them, reborn thanks to the cooperation with the Bimota Club Italy.”

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The follow-up to the BB2 presented at last year’s EICMA show, the Bimota BB3 is powered by the 999cc inline-Four engine from the BMW S1000RR which claims a peak output of 190 hp.

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The engine is mounted in a trellis composite frame designed by Bimota Chief Engineer Andrea Acquaviva. The bodywork is a carbon fiber fairing designed by Enrico Borghesan and developed through racing in Italy’s Moto2 series. Ohlins provides the upside-down fork and monoshock while the brakes are from Brembo.

Other features include ABS, traction control, anti-wheelie and electronically-assisted shifting.

[Source: Bimota]