Bimota TESI 3D
Concentrating on innovative technical solutions, the TESI 3D has been developed entirely in-house at the Bimota factory in Rimini. Italy.
The radical TESI 3D Concept was first introduced at the 2006 EICMA Motorcycle Expo in Milan, Italy. Like all Bimota motorcycles, the TESI 3D embodies the character of a small company that likes to think big.
Concentrating on innovative technical solutions, the TESI 3D has been developed entirely in-house at the Bimota factory in Rimini. Italy. Dressed in the traditional Bimota color-scheme of white, red, and gold, the TESI is powered by a Ducati 1079cc engine. Featuring the original Hub-Steering developed by Bimota, the Tesi 3D Concept boasts several new developments and refinements:
* The front and rear swing utilize a trellis structure similar to the rear swing of our DB5 and DB6 series’ models.
* The front suspension has been radically redesigned and now uses a pull-rod mechanism with the hydraulic suspension located low down beside the engine.
* Carbon fibre body-parts and cowl, forged alloy wheels, and radial disc brakes are further features of the new TESI 3D.
* The frame consists of light alloy.
* The Ducati 1100 DS engine with a displacement of 1079cc, gives the motorcycle significantly more horsepower compared to its predecessor.
* The electrical environment is developed by Bimota.
The principal characteristics of the TESI 3D 1100 are the unique “omega” which also supports and utilizes the engine as a stressed member of the chassis. Both front and rear wheels are suspended with the unique Bimota trellis swingarms, now a trademark of Bimota. The front wheel operates in with a hub center steering system. The TESI 3D is equipped with a braking system created by Bimota and is characterized by the radial calipers put on the lowest point of the hub.
The design of the TESI 3D project was created by Bimota’s Enrico Borghesan, who has dressed it in carbon fiber to dramatically reduce the weight of the bike. The distinctive rear section is formed of structural carbon fiber. Lightweight, function and elegant design combine beautifully.
The lightweight wheels are in forged aluminium alloy and are produced by the MARVIC exclusively for the Tesi 3D. The benefits of hub center steering include the absence of frontend dive under braking. Front suspension remains fully functional in these conditions and allows unparalleled corner entrance stability and mid-turn control. An additional benefit is the resulting ability to use softer front suspension settings, adding an uncommon level of comfort and control in lower speeds too.
The dynamic abilities and unique design of the new generation TESI put it at the top of supersport road bikes, while the trademark Tesi design distinguish Bimota in the world scene of motorcycling.
The TESI 3D is now available in two color versions, red and white plus the new Carbon Black version.
The Carbon Black model shown at EICMA displays a new all titanium exhaust system made by the famous Japanese manufacturer MOTOCORSE.