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Bimota Tesi 3D

Bimota Tesi 3D
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Bimota Tesi 3D

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Summary

Bimota North America, Inc., the exclusive importer of the legendary Italian Bimota motorcycles to the U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico, has announced the official U.S.A. launch of the incredible Tesi 3D.

UPDATE

See below for new photos of a Bimoto Tesi 3D, taken at Battley Cycles in Gaithersburg, Maryland in October of 2011 during the Motus MST preview (report).

2008 Bimota Tesi 3D - Introduction

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, giving the motorcycle significantly more horsepower compared to its predecessor. The electrical environment is developed by Bimota.

The Tesi 3D will be available in the USA as a limited production model in the fall 2007. Authorized Bimota Dealers are taking orders now!  Contact Bimota USA for more information on their motorcycles and for the location of an authorized dealer in your area.

► wBW Bimota Tesi 3D Slide Show
Bimota Tesi 3D Left Side Bimota Tesi 3D Right Side Bimota Tesi 3D Left Rear View Bimota Tesi 3D Frame Left Side Bimota Tesi 3D Frame Bimota Tesi 3D Front Suspension Bimota Tesi 3D Left Rear Swingarm Bimota Tesi 3D Front and Rear
  • Bimota Tesi 3D Left Side
  • Bimota Tesi 3D Right Side
  • Bimota Tesi 3D Left Rear View
  • Bimota Tesi 3D Frame Left Side
  • Bimota Tesi 3D Frame
  • Bimota Tesi 3D Front Suspension
  • Bimota Tesi 3D Left Rear Swingarm
  • Bimota Tesi 3D Front and Rear

Bimota Tesi 3D - Right Side

Bimota Tesi 3D - Left Side

Bimota Tesi 3D - Specifications
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 Ratios: VI - 28/24; V - 24/23; IV - 22/24; III - 20/27; II - 17/30; I - 15/37
Chassis
Wheelbase: 54.7in (1390mm)
Steering Angle: 18.5 degrees
Swingarm Length: 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 Aluminum 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 Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Trail: 4.5in (115mm)
Rear Brake: 220mm Brembo Disc , 2-piston, 2-pad
Curb Weight: 370lb (168kg)

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