2008 Bimota Tesi 3D

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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).


SPECS


Bimota Tesi 3D

Engine

Type: Ducati 1100DS
Configuration: 90 degree L-Twin
Displacement: 1079cc
Cooling: air/oil
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Valves per Cylinder: 2
Bore x Stroke: 98.0mm x 71.5mm
Redline: 9000rpm
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)
 

Transmission

Type: Dry Clutch, multi-disc
Clutch: Hydraulic
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
 

Bimota Tesi 3D

Chassis 

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)

Bimota Tesi 3D

8 comments:

just test rode one this morning.

very light, excellent, fast and predictable turn-in, fantastic brakes, especially the rear. surprisingly comfortable.

didn’t get on with the rear end as well, but i put that down to a rear tire that was past it’s best and the suspension not being tweaked to suit me.

this is a small bike and it felt lighter than my 1100S. very quick pick-up through the gears.
too quiet, though (this bike needs termis or akras).

completely mad. absolutely everyone on the road looked at this bike (unless they were having a cell phone conversation...)

I would like to test ride this Tesi 3D.smiley
The price is high for this unusual bike but I would like to ride it and see how i this bike feels.smiley

i currently own a 2004zx10 very fast very agile and beautiful but would like 2 buy a tesi3d how do i go about buying one in south africa can anyone please help...

As a past Tesi owner I have mixed feelings about the new bike... I am generally not a fan of the overly angular look of most of the new euro bikes, and more importantly I am not a fan of the LESS powerful engine than in Tesis of the past. If they could get the price down to reflect the simplification of the machine then I would consider owning one again.

Admire but not own: Thats the fate for most of us smiley

it looks great and i’m sure it works just as good; but as i am 100% positive that i’ll never own one, not in this life time anyway, i want to know how the stearing works... ok,pull-rod and all that i’ve got the basic picture but not the fine details... can anyone help me...? thanks in advance
richo

he’s not lying

that is bicth

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