2012-08-30 15:30:31+0000
  • Make:
  • Bimota
  • Model:
  • Tesi 3-D
  • Year:
  • 2006

The Bimota Tesi 3-D is an Italian made motorcycle introduced in 2006. It has a four stroke, v-twin 1079cc engine with 92 hp and a top speed of 135 mph (217 km/h).

Bimota entered the motorcycle world in 1983 debuting a prototype at the Milan Show. At that time Bimota was using Honda engines. The next year Honda purchased Bimota's for use in the World Endurance Championship. Years later in 1987, Bimota debuted another prototype this time using a Yamaha engine. The final prototype in 1988 used a Ducati engine and a that was the start of the Tesi (Thesis).

Fast forward to 2006 the 5th generation Tesi 3-D uses a Ducati Multistrada 1100 engine. As opposed to other motorcycle's usual placements of shocks, 3-D comes with two adjustable pull rod shock absorbers located horizontally at the bottom of the engine called hub-centered steering. The brake system consists of radial disc brakes and the fairings are made entirely of carbon fiber, and the exhaust is triangular in shape located under the saddle. The 3-D's handlebars are adjustable height wise and depth wise. The 3-D comes with a dashboard providing the rider with a wide variety of important information including: oil & air temperature and injection settings. The 3-D also records essential data during every turn, showing all data from the last 20 turns.

The Bimota Tesi 3-D is listed in Bike Magazines 'The Indispensable Bike Guide', rated 4 out of 5 stars. Bike Magazine comments that 'the Tesi is truly something special', ' feels surprisingly normal but with supremely stable braking' and 'Very good, but expensive'. With the the Tesi 3-D's cutting edge technology, superior braking and shock system, it's not cheap, prices for a new bike start at $36,000 USD.

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