Bimota North America, Inc., the exclusive importer of the legendary Italian Bimota motorcycles to the USA, Canada, and Mexico, has announced the official U.S.A. launch of the incredible Tesi 3D.
In an era of highly competitive markets that are wholly subject to the pressures of globalization, values like passion, talent, skill, courage and maniacal love for perfection often seem to belong to an altogether different world.
But these are exactly the values that describe Bimota. Their motorcycles capture and represent the essence of a decidedly different approach. It’s the only approach they feel comfortable taking, according to Bimota’s marketing experts.
The eagerly awaited Tesi 3D Concept, first introduced at the 2006 EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy, is the standard-bearer for Bimota’s cutting-edge technology of emotion.
The Tesi 3D, like all Bimota motorcycles, embodies all of the character and DNA of a small company that knows how to think big. Bimota is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence and the continuous refinement of state-of-the-art technologies.
Concentrating on innovative technical solutions, the Tesi 3D has been developed entirely by Bimota’s in-house staff at the factory in Rimini, Italy. The motorcycle is dressed in the traditional Bimota color-scheme of white, red, and gold and it’s powered by the Ducati 1079cc engine.
While 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.
Also the front suspension has been radically redesigned and now uses a pull-rod mechanism with the hydraulic suspension located low beside the engine. Carbon body-parts and cowling, forged alloy wheels, and radial disc brakes are further features of the new Tesi 3D. The frame consists of light alloy.
The TESI 3D is equipped with a Ducati 1100 DS engine with a displacement of 1079cc, controlled by a state-of-the-art electronic system developed by Bimota. This exclusive system boosts power-output to 95 hp, and torque to 10,5 kgm at 5000rpm, while satisfying the high emission standards imposed by Euro-3.
Another characterizing element of the Tesi 3D is its dashboard, providing the rider with a wide variety of important information during the ride and after: oil temperature, air temperature, and injection settings, to mention a few. Moreover a survey system records essential data during every turn, up to the recent 20 turns.
The body of the Tesi 3D is completely manufactured from carbon fibre, the wheels from forged aluminium. In combination with the exclusive frame-plates and other features of the Tesi 3D, this model once again carries forward Bimota’s uncompromising dedication to design determined by function - Technology of Emotion in its purest form.
The first Tesi 3D limited production models are currently expected at Dealerships worldwide in early May of this year (2007).
Type: Ducati 1100DS
Configuration: 90 degree L-Twin
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Valves per Cylinder: 2
Bore x Stroke: 98.0mm x 71.5mm
Valve Angle: intake: 28 degree, outlet: 28 degree
Valvetrain Type: Desmodromic
Fuel Pump: Bitron 3.5bar, electronic
Throttle Body: 45mm
Air Filter: Paper
Exhaust System: 2 in 1 in 2, inox
Injection: Magneti Marelli
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Fuel Tank: 4.2gal/1.3gal reserve (16l/5l reserve)
Type: Dry Clutch, multi-disc
Primary Drive: 32/59 teeth
Final Drive: 15/40 teeth
Gear Ratio: VI - 28/24; V - 24/23; IV - 22/24; III - 20/27; II - 17/30; I - 15/37
Wheelbase: 54.7in (1390mm)
Steering Angle: 18.5 degrees
Swingarm Lenth: 20.3±0.8in (515±20mm)
Seat Height: 31.5in (800mm)
Footpeg Height: 15.2in (385mm)
Handlebar Height: 33.5in (850mm)
Steering Rod Center to Seat Center: 27.4in (695mm)
Front Suspension: Monoshock, Pull-Rod Extreme Tech, fully adjustable (Preload - External Hydraulic device, Compression, Rebound, travel 4.5in (115mm)
Front Wheel: 3.50 x 17.0 Forged Alluminium Alloy
Front Brake: Double 320mm Brembo floating discs, Brembo Radial Caliper, 4-piston, 4-pad
Rear Suspension: Monoshock, Push-Rod Extreme Tech, fully adjustable (Pre-load, Compression, Rebound)
Rear Wheel: 5.50 x 17.0 Forged Aluminium Alloy
Rear Wheel Trail: 4.5in (115mm)
Rear Brake: 220mm Brembo Disc , 2-piston, 2-pad
Curb Weight: 370lb (168kg)