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The EICMA show in Milan was the first chance I've had to see a Bimota Tesi 3D in person. Like all the rest of the Bimota line up, the bike looks stunning, but the thing that really caught my eye, and the eyes of everyone who has ever seen one, is the unique hub steering mechanism.
Many bikes have sported a non-traditional front end over the years, most notably BMW with it's Telelever system, but I've never seen anything that looks like this. The Telelever seems positively boring in comparison. The system, which is designed to separate the various braking, suspension and corning forces that can sometimes overwhelm a tradition motorcycle front fork setup looks incredibly complicated and like an engineering triumph. Everything looks beautifully made. I've not ridden it so I can say how it feels, but it looks amazing. A, motorcycle with a swing arm on the front, who would have guessed.
The Tesi has been around for quite a few years, but that does not make it any less amazing.