2008 Bimota Tesi 3D Fresh off the Boat

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Bimota DB 5 Prototype

2008 Bimota Tesi 3D off the Boat

The Italian Bimota is a of motorcycles that are out of reach for of us. This, of course, makes highly desirable for most of us. a first look at the all-new ’08 3D at the Barber Museum on Friday was the highlight of my week.

Every now and I happen to be there at the right and get a glimpse of something spectacular. Two ago I saw Barber’s technicians tear the #7 Britten V1000. Sorry, my camera that day.

The addition to the collection, the new Tesi 3D Friday and was uncrated just a few before I saw it. It will immediately go on probably next to Barber’s Tesi1D prototype. Its new permanent will make a nice to Pierluigi Marconi’s “thesis” and it will never be run. if you ask an Italian, “Tesi” is pronounced

I stand corrected!

Since the plan is so open at the Barber, I the machine even before I get near it. And as I got closer and closer, it was certainly glowing. I swear I a few angels echoing in the background.

floors so clean you could them, the bike looked at home.

This Tesi, apparently 15 out of only 29 numbered bikes to be weighs in at 370lbs. It’s by the Ducati 1100DS motor in the Multistrada and Hypermotard. And, it feels tiny between legs, I mean really it fits like a glove. bikes are far too wide in that Even with its 31.5” height, the skinny waist let my stay flat on the ground.

And with the bike still on the stand!

I must have at it for over an hour. I thought to this may be the closest I’ll be so I better make the most of it. I was impressed with how “finished” the looked, complete with canisters, California emissions and safety reflectors. This is a engineered production bike.

Even with the controversial end, I still want

This brings me to that front end: the hub-center swing arm front suspension Bimota has been perfecting the late 80’s. And, the 1920’s Ner-a-Car, hub-center on a bike is nothing new. It This version looks simple up close.

Bimota DB 5 Prototype
Bimota DB 5 Prototype

It even like they’ve added a few to the rake since the Tesi 2D. The billet alloy, hub/caliper has a large diameter to allow wheel pivot on the center pin. The carbon fiber rods were a nice too.

The front end is suspended by a nicely pull-rod, air/hydraulic monoshock. should give the forged wheel over 4in of travel, tie-rods keeping the king pin at a angle through its travel. You feel any dive during on this setup.

Anti-dive is to swing arm front suspensions the brake force transfers in a direct line to the chassis of Gravity.

Probably one of the nicest features of the new Tesi 3D, is the way it combines steel with billet In particular, I like how the converging of the rear swing arm terminate at the machined alloy axle First shown on Bimota’s this style of assembly is innovative and beautiful at the same

It’s the best of both in my mind: simple welded trellis mated to high-precision, weight alloy drop-outs.

I can imagine what it would like to ride this design. Within view of a asphalt track only 100 from where I’m standing, was starting to feel like sort of torture. All I could do was my eyes, make some revving sounds with my and imagine flicking the thing the track. At around $36k, it like a bargain for the level of and craftsmanship you get. I think the name alone could a higher price.

I mean, do you know anyone who one? I’ll leave you a few more pictures:

Bimota DB 5 Prototype
Bimota DB 5 Prototype
Bimota DB 5 Prototype
Bimota DB 5 Prototype


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