Massimo Tamburini’s legacy emerges posthumously in his most refined superbike ever, the T12 Massimo – a 341-pound, 230+ horsepower sex machine powered by a BMW S1000RR inline-Four, and outfitted with the best from Öhlins, Brembo, and Marchesini. Started by the master and finished by his son, Andrea, currently, two prototypes exist, with plans to custom build final versions according to demand and who can afford the bike’s $342,000 price tag.
The T12’s chassis incorporates Massimo Tamburini’s patented system that allows for adjusting the flexural rigidity of the frame. The frame is chrome-moly steel, while the steering head, single-side swingarm, and Marchesini wheels are magnesium. Most other structural components are carbon fiber. For more information, or to order one of your own (please, can we ride it?) go to massimotamburini.com.
Type: BMW S1000RR SBK
Compression ratio: N.A.
Distribution: gear driven DOHC
Induction: 4 valve per cylinder
Cooling: by fluid
Power: 230+ Hp
Electronics: MOTEC M170
Lubrication: forced, wet sump
Exhaust system: T12 4-into-1 by Arrow
Primary transmission: by gears
Clutch: oil bath
Gearbox: 6 speed, quick shift race type
Final transmission: chain
Patent: Adjustable lateral stiffness
Frame: high tensile steel tubing trellis with cast magnesium plates
Front suspension: Öhlins GP type
Rear suspension: Öhlins GP type
Front brake: Brembo Racing
Master cylinder: PR 19-18 GP type
Front calipers: GP type, four pistons P4.34/38 Monoblock radial mount with fluid lines Staubli quick release connection