Top, left: The sak_art design team with the Bimota BB2 and (above) the Bimota DB12 Btourist. We think the BB2 is strikingly handsome - it looks totally awesome!!
Bimota had a shock or three in store for visitors at the EICMA this year. The company had a dozen new models on display, of which the DB11 VLX (powered by a supercharged version of the Ducati 1198’s L-twin, supposedly producing about 190bhp!) and the BB2 (powered by the 193bhp BMW S1000RR engine) were truly epic. We loved these new Bimotas, which look awesome and should be able to offer performance that’s in keeping with the styling.
Of the new bikes shown by Bimota in Milan, the BB2 superbike and the DB12 Btourist, the first touring bike Bimota have ever built, have been designed by sak_art design and we were able to catch up with them for a quick chat. Here’s what they had to say:
On sak_art and whether its team members actually ride bikes
sak_art design is a Tuscan firm born in 2010, involved in motorcycle and industrial design. The three members are Davide Sacchini, Nicola Sacchini and Fausto Colombini. Yes we’re all active motorcycle riders!
On sak_art’s association with Bimota
During 2011, we knew Luciano Brotto (Bimota General Manger), and started a collaboration for the design and creation of protoypes of two new models – the BB2 and DB12 – for EICMA 2012. Our collaboration with Bimota starts really for the stylistic diversification from other Italian brands. Bimota motorcycles are unique, bikes which allowed a strong change in design approach.