During the Misano MotoGP in September, there were two exhibitions just off a square in nearby Rimini – one was MotoGP-themed and the other focused on Massimo Tamburini’s creations.
As well as the iconic 916 and MV Agusta, they had on display the final bike created by the legendary designer.
The T12 is a no-compromise race bike, the pinnacle of motorcycle design as Tamburini was finally able to create something without the constraints of homologation rules or budgets. He set out to create the best handling and lightest race bike ever as well as one of the most beautiful, and the result is the T12 Massimo.
The engine is a 230bhp BMW S1000RR engine (they produce a higher spec engine for racing and Tamburini secured their guarantee to supply this version) and the suspension and brakes are GP-spec Ohlins and Brembo. The bodywork is aerospace-grade carbon fibre and the total weight of the bike is around 154kg.
The T12 is expected to be built to order and you’ll need a good chunk of the €300,000 price to put down as a deposit to be taken seriously…