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This Bimota HB1 replica is even better than the real thing

This Bimota HB1 replica is even better than the real thing

Bimota HB1 replica by Rob Phillips of Husky Restorations
Bimota: It’s one of the most evocative names in motorcycling. Like most Italian manufacturers, the company has been through the full cycle of fame, financial crisis and rebirth—but the star power of the bikes bearing the name has never waned.

The Bimota story started in the early 1970s with the HB1, built around the Honda CB750 engine. Only ten of these machines were made at the Rimini factory, and nine were delivered in kit form.

Bimota HB1 replica by Rob Phillips of Husky Restorations
Word is that just four built-up HB1s still exist, so prices are high: the auction house Bonhams has sold two over the past couple of years for around US$70,000. And there’s a strong enthusiast network—but we’re not sure how owners will react to the machine shown here.…

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