2012-11-19 16:49:23+0000

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.

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  • BTTDiaz
  • 2013-10-09T11:24:59-04:00

Model Bimota Tesi 3D E Valves 2 Engine 90°L Twin Cylider, 4 Strokes Capacity 1078cc Bore X Stroke 98x71,5mm Compression Ratio 10,7:1 Fuel System Fuel Injection Starter Electric Max Power 98 Hp/7500 Rpm Max Torque 10,5 Kgm/5500 Rpm Transmission Chain Frame Avional Lateral Plates Front Suspension Push-Rod With Preload,Extension And Compression Adjustable Monoshock Rear Suspension Push-Rod With Spring Preload, Extension And Compression Adjustable Monoshock Front Brakes 2x320mm, 4 Brembo Piston Calipers Rear Brakes Single 220mm, 2 Brembo Piston Calipers Dry-Weight 167 Kg. Fuel Capacity 16 Lt. Top Speed 228 Km/H Front Tyre 120/70-17'' Rear Tyre 180/55-17'' Overall Lenght 2100mm Overall Width 720mm Overall Height 1120mm Seat Height 800mm Wheelbase 1390mm

 
  • alex
  • 2012-11-21T04:22:07-05:00

This is a real feat of engineering and I'd love to ride it. The reports I've seen say that it's unnerving at first with no diving under braking, but once you get used to it, it's an amazing machine.