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BIMOTA HB4 Moto 2 race bike coming to the USA
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GeorgeV



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:50 pm    Post subject: BIMOTA HB4 Moto 2 race bike coming to the USA Reply with quote

I just bought a new (#6 of 6) 2010 Bimota HB4 with the Honda 600 cc Moto 2 engine and ECU from Europe. As soon as I get it in the US, I will post photos and videos of it. It is a new bike that was going to be used in Moto2 but was not used at all so I could not resist but to buy it for my permanent collection and probably a few track blasts and Bimota days.

Has anyone heard who will be racing that Bimota chassis in Moto 2 for 2012? I cannot find any information on that.

Thanks.
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Evilchicken0



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jammy get !!!

I don't think it's running next year
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brian



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just last week i was thinking about a Bimota running in Moto2. I recon it would be nice to see. No reason why it wouldn't do well with the right backup and rider i guess. MONEY and somebody putting a team together will be the real issue i suppose.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi a bimota was ran in moto 2 last year and one come to aust for gp and was for sale after gp for about 70 grand with no motor!!!
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stockcar



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thought all the pukka Moto2 motors are leased,...........
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GeorgeV



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you, but somehow the year of the race motor has something to do with it. In this case it is MY2010 and not 2012 Moto 2 spec.
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pierro in Milan has an ex-factory Bimota GP2 bike - think it was the WillyRot bike but can't be certain. He didn't speak too highly of it.
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GeorgeV



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you watched the videos of the HB4 in testing, you would see that it is a superior chassis. The reason many teams IMHO did not use the Bimota HB4 chassis is that the company is known over and over for being problematic with parts and support. Imagine needing parts while in the middle of Moto 2 season and no one picks up the phone at Bimota factory? Or worse, they do pick up but acquiring the parts are " non e' possibile "?

I am real curious to know what was said about the HB4 (feel free to PM me his contact info and I will call him to ask). I also live in Milano so I could even meet him. How much is that bike?

Thanks.
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Evilchicken0



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it was that superior or it would have been winning week in week out. Lets be honest the Moto2 bike was good but as the others moved on the Bim didn't, sad but true.
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GeorgeV



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those of you that do not know, Bimota's HB4 was "designed on paper-to-the race track" in 3 or 4 months. Look at the mediocre rider's results and how they were in the top 10 many times. The chassis is very advanced and I think that it will rival most teams if the right privateer team devotes the resources to it.

After all, it is a BIMOTA!!!!
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeorgeV wrote:
After all, it is a BIMOTA!!!!


True - but when I visited the factory in 2010 (the year they competed in MotoGP2) I saw 2 of the "test mule" bikes in the race shop and even the staff didn't appear that enthusiastic about them. You can draw your own conclusions from that.
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GeorgeV



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My conclusion is that the Italians at Bimota don't like to work - I speak from experiencing this firsthand by living in Milano for 4.5 years…. lol.
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djt77



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how much longer till you get the bike and do you plan on using it for track days?
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GeorgeV



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will have it in 3 months, I will take it to the track and take videos to post.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cost?
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