After Ducati and Husqavarna, another Italian manufacturer has gone into the hands of a foreigner buyer, this time its the turn of Bimota.
The manufacturer whose name was based on its founders, Bianchi, Morri and Tamburini celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and been bought by a Swiss group - the name of the company has yet to be revealed - and apparently the owner has a passion for motorcycles.
For the moment it seems that Bimota will remain in Italy (Rimini), with just fresh capital flowing into the company's coffers, and that the marque will continue their longtime collaboration with Ducati and BMW for their engines.
Bimota went bankrupt in 2001 and was reborn in 2003.
Press release after the jump.
It’s been 40 years since the brilliant Massimo Tamburini and his partners Bianchi and Morri founded the legendary Bimota. 40 years of successes, defeats, tenacity made to serve an Italian dream, down to the known difficulties at the end of the last century.
In 2002, a brave businessman from Milan took the lead of this tailored reality, uplifting it from its own ashes and giving it a new life. A new life marked by many victories and the development of cutting-edge motorcycles.
Now in its 40th anniversary Bimota makes a further step forward: picks up the baton a new management for Swiss Company name, but Italian for the people in charge, and is prepared, with extraordinary enthusiasm to continue the journey in the history of Bimota. Bimota, with Italian passport, will remain illustrious citizen of a nation known and appreciated for his passion and expertise of motorbikes. In few days will be issued an official statement where will be presented the new property.