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Bimota was founded by three motorcycle enthusiasts - Valerio Bianchi, Giuseppe Morri & Massimo Tamburini; the initial two letters of each surname are combined into one word, which became the name of the new enterprise. Initially, production was limited to the construction of lightweight chromium-molybdenum steel frames for racing motorcycles.
Then, the companions decided to produce complete road-sports bikes, with specially designed frames, high-displacement engines and the best commercially available chassis components.
The first was the Bimota HB1 motorcycle model with a Honda CB750 4-cylinder engine, in 1975 and 1976 10 copies of this model appeared.
The small number is explained by the fact that initially a course was taken for the exclusivity of products with the Bimota brand. In the designation of the motorcycle, "H" stood for the company that supplied the engine, and "B" stood for the name of the manufacturer of the chassis.
This designation system later became traditional.
1977 saw the debut of two new motorcycles: the Bimota SB2 with an uprated 75 hp engine.
Suzuki GS750 and Bimota КВ1 motorcycle with 94 hp Kawasaki Z1000 engine.
These machines, clad in plastic fairings, had tubular birdcage frames, became the forerunners of modern sports bikes and brought the company its first commercial success: from 1977 to 1980, 170 motorcycles of the SB2 modification were sold, and the KB1 version, the production of which continued until 1982, sold in 827 copies.
They were followed by more advanced machines with four-cylinder engines Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki with a working volume of 500 to 1135 cm3.
The company presented the first serial motorcycle Bimota with an Italian-made engine in 1985: the Bimota DB1 motorcycle had a 2-cylinder V-shaped 750 cc Ducati engine with a capacity of 70 hp.
In 1992, this series was replaced by DB2 with a 900 cc 78 hp engine.
The return to Suzuki engines took place in 1993.
The SB6 and SB7 had the same chassis, with a light alloy frame that took the diagonal approach to the extreme: side members directly, without the traditional bending, connected the steering column to the swingarm.