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2013 Bimota Tesi 3D Ride

By Alan Cathcart | 8:14 AM

Adversity is the first to truth, said Lord and often it can lead to improvement. So if not for the hernia that Bimota’s engineer, Andrea Acquaviva, some years ago in a bicycle crash, the new Tesi 3D Naked version of the Italian boutique family of hub-center models never have been But after creating the new-generation 3D, which Bimota launched in thanks to its clip-on handlebars and stance, Acquaviva found it to ride his latest and greatest for than a handful of miles it becoming – literally – a pain in the

“So I did the obvious thing and bolted on a handlebar, and that delivered a more upright and more riding position,” says “Paradoxically, it also made the considerably more controllable, and and, while I’m not an exceptional I found myself beating my with it on Sunday morning over the mountain passes from here, like the del Muraglione. So although we’ve more than 100 examples of the 3D since production began in and it’s been very received, we decided to launch a version based on my own bike. been riding it for four so it ought to be properly developed.”

The Bimota Tesi followed in the tracks of the Honda-supported ELF GP racers of the decade, in seeking to break the mold of two-wheeled chassis – but this time for the street, not for the racetrack. Around 290 Ducati V-twin Tesi 1D hub-center were built up to 1994, the company opted to focus on the conventional four-cylinder models were its meal ticket to

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Back when I raced the 1D for Bimota, Acquaviva was my factory engineer, a youthful apostle of alternative thought who personally both my Tesi racebikes. years later, now aged 44, the born-again Bimota company’s boss, having rejoined in 2005 after seven away. One of his first tasks was to a modern reinterpretation of the Tesi.

“I wanted to make something different to the original 1D, which its drawbacks,” says Acquaviva. most important of these was the restricted steering lock, made the bike quite in everyday use. Next was to the front shock to stop it with your knee, and to make the bike narrower, so more responsive and easier to I also wanted to redesign the system to make it more as well as less bulky.”

Five years after the of the born-again Tesi 3D, the customer 3D Naked version of Acquaviva’s design appeared at last Milan Show, powered by the EVO of Ducati’s air-cooled 1100 V-twin engine, as fitted to the And now it has entered production.

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