T12 Massimo is a pure, extreme, race-track-only sport bile. No street legal homologated version is planned at the moment. Real work of art, it is to all intents and purposes to be considered a piece of absolute value collection for exclusivity, as the last work of Maestro Massimo Tamburini.
Absolutely nothing can compare to its immaculate, superb styling and to its no compromise execution that produced a dry weight just above 150 kilos. Massimo Tamburini has conceived every detail of its ultimate project under the sign of ultimate perfection, selecting the most refined solutions for the execution of every detail and every component.
The frame structure is a classic Massimo Tamburini’s trellis design, in high tensile steel alloy tubing, impeccably welded.
The structure incorporates Massimo Tamburini’s own patented system that allows to modulate and adjust the flectional rigidity of the structure with no need to replace any element. The steering tube is a magnesium casting clamped by the steel tubing trellis.
In the best Massimo Tamburini tradition, the engine is a fundamental element of the chassis structure, duly clamped at the rear by plates cast in magnesium.
The plates very solidly locate the single-sided swing-arm and the swing-arm pivot pin. Swing arm pivot bolt, linkand shock absorber are all fully adjustable. The swing arm is also a magnesium casting as well as the front telefork tri-clamps and the eccentric hub of the rear wheel, while wheels are magnesium forgings. All other components are CNC machined from high tensile aluminum alloy billet.
All superstructures are made of carbon fiber, manufactured specifically by a company leader in the auto motive and civil aviation industry to ensure an exceptionally high quality level in terms of both look and structural resistance. In addition to the sleek fairing also the air box and the ventilation ducts are made of carbon fiber. The structure of the tank, also made of carbon fiber, is self-supporting, the choice of which has allowed to integrate it in the main frame structure, while providing at the rear tail seat its support.
Not only Massimo Tamburini designed the lightest bike in its class, but also the most compact ever, so small that it might look like a racing bike of a lower displacement class. All components represent the best on market till now: front suspension GP-type by Öhlins, rear suspension also GP-type by Öhlins, a racing type of shock absorber especially modified according to the customized indications of Massimo Tamburini who commissioned them on purpose to the Öhlins technicians. Brake GP system by Brembo, top racing rotors and calipers complete with Staubli lines and quick release connections. Instrumentation and all electronics are by Motec and cablings come from aerospace technology.
Finally, the BMW S1000RR engine comes in its most exclusive SBK edition, worth 230+hp, a most refined and extremely advanced power unit.
This is his last project, the greatest, the purest expression of his spirit and his passion. T12 MASSIMO : his dream …has become true.