4. Bimota KB2

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Continuing Bimota’s theme of creating frames for Japanese engines, the KB series, of which there were three iterations, made a proper handler out of various Kawasaki engines. In the KB2, the Kawasaki GPz550 mill is surrounded by a steel trellis frame and the best suspension components out there, including a single shock. It may not sound like a big deal today, but considering the KB line started in the 70s, this technology was groundbreaking for its time. Then as in today, it’s still a good looking bike, too.