The $1-million bike…
Yes, this bike has a retail price of a staggering $1-million, which if you convert it to pounds at the current exchange rate is an equally distressing £698,270. What makes it so special? It’s the final work of Massimo Tamburini, the legendary bike designer who passed away in 2013 and was the man responsible for not only founding Bimota, but also designing the Ducati 916 and MV Agusta F4.
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Called the T12, the project was started in 2012 by Tamburini (hence the ‘12’) but after he was diagnosed with lung cancer, his son Andrea put the finishing touches to the machine.
Only 12 of these BMW-engined superbikes, which makes 230bhp and weighs just 154kg, will be built by San Marino-based Tamburini Corse, and it will be officially unveiled the high-end Top Marques motor show in Monaco this week.
“To showcase my father’s last work, in which he has put all of his life’s experiences, is the absolute best way to honour him as a designer and as a person,” said Andrea.
Read all about the technical details of the bike in the all-new MCN, which is on sale tomorrow. We have also exclusively tested the Norton V4 prototype and put the Honda Africa Twin, Triumph Tiger 800 XCA and KTM 1090 Adventure R through their paces on our new gruelling 250-mile test route. In addition, we reveal the continuing fallout in the MotoGP paddock after Argentina and all the gossip from this weekend’s BSB and WSB races… And as if that’s not enough, click here to claim your £1 off the cover price voucher!