July 7, 2022

We’ve identified that the Bimota KB4 has been in improvement for some time now. The Italian agency first showcased the bike at EICMA 2019, and two years later, the production-ready iteration has made its debut at EICMA 2021. 

Powering the KB4 is similar 1,043cc inline-four engine because the one on the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX. Peak output figures are comparable at 142hp and 81.9lb-ft of torque, however Bimota has geared up the bike with its exhaust system that incorporates a single finish can. 

What makes this Bimota particular is that its radiator has been positioned beneath the seat, in contrast to on most different bikes which have it in entrance of the engine. The bike options substantial air intakes on both aspect that carry air through a carbon-fiber tunnel to the radiator.

Engine apart, the Bimota KB4 is solely completely different from the Ninja 1000 SX. Autocar India studies that Its chassis has a singular tubular entrance body and that at 187kg (dry), the bike can also be considerably lighter than its Japanese counterpart. Suspension {hardware} is from Öhlins — FG R&T 43mm NIX30 forks on the entrance and a TTX36 rear shock. The KB4 makes use of OZ cast aluminum wheels that put on Pirelli rubber. 

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Braking, in the meantime, is dealt with by Brembo Stylema calipers that chunk down on twin 320mm discs on the entrance.

The producer additionally revealed a KB4 RC, a unadorned iteration near-identical to the KB4, that can go on sale subsequent yr.

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