Categories: Features
October 16, 2015
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Retro Rider Part 2: 1978 Bimoto SB2

Last week we introduced you to Neale Bayly and his new vintage bike video series, Retro Rider. In that inaugural video, Neale gave Kawasaki’s first four-stroke superbike, the Z1, a shakedown, and spoke to the bike’s owner, Kenneth Germain. This week’s edition of Retro Rider focuses on a far more rare two-wheeler: Bimota’s SB2.

Retro Rider Part 1: 1973 Kawasaki Z1

Built from 1976 to 1980, by Valerio Bianchi, Giuseppe Morri, and Massimo Tamburini, the SB2 is certainly one of the top superbikes from that era. This particular SB2 is powered by a Yoshimura Suzuki GS750 inline-Four bored to 810cc, with high-compression pistons inside, Marzocchi fork, Brembo brakes and pressure-cast magnesium wheels. The bike is part of owner Bob Steinburger’s immense collection of Bimota machinery which you’ll also see in the video. So, sit back and enjoy the show.