Bimota, 1978, KB1

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Marca: Bimota
Modello: Bimota KB1
Motore: Kawasaki Z 1000
N. Cilindri / Cilindrata: 4 / 1015 cc
Potenza: 83 CV
Peso: 193 kg
Lunghezza: 204 cm
Larghezza: 72.5 cm
Altezza: 116 cm
Anno: 1978
Esemplari prodotti: 827

Bimota, 1978, KB1

Bimota "KB1", 1978, Italy

Unveiled in Milan in 1978 and designed by Massimo Tamburini, the KB1 was built in 827 examples all sold as a kit. Just 16 KB1 were sold already assembled. The frame is designed to make the operations on the engine simple.

Except for a few bikes, the Bimota models name always followed a simple name with two letters and a number:

The first letter is the initial of the engine maker: H for Honda, K for Kawasaki, S for Suzuki, Y for Yamaha, D for Ducati, G for Gilera (the latter just for racing versions);

La second letter is the B of Bimota;

The number represents how many bikes with the engine from the same maker were made: for example SB3 is the third Bimota powered by a Suzuki engine; YB11 is the eleventh Bimota powered by a Yamaha engine.

Red/white paint
4 Mikuni carburetors
Air cooled engine
Multiple disks clutch in oil bath
Footpegs, handlebar, fork made in avional