Bimota Tesi 3D First Ride Review- Bimota Tesi Sportbikes- Photos

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First Ride: Bimota 3D Another move on the alternative

Photography By Jay McNally

Bimota is in business after suffering a decade of uncertainty. Current wealthy Italian businessman Comini, has resurrected the Rimini, company and it’s once churning out two-wheeled exotica. The new 3D is a good example of what the can do.

Completely redesigned by Andrea protégé of original Tesi Pier Luigi Marconi—the 3D has many of the previous bike’s such as limited steering and harsh suspension action.

Key to making the 3D friendlier was a reworking of the front end. Steering has been increased from a sweep to 21, improving slow-speed An Extreme Tech-built, dual-chamber, front shock is tucked out of the way under the right engine The new front swingarm uses links with more joints.

Steering links now completely on the left side and no pass through the frame, simplifying the system.

I tested the at Miller Motorsports Park in Riding on Miller’s West I was amazed by how much more the front end was compared to the 2D. Not only did input feel direct and suspension action was supple and good feedback.

The new Tesi front end delivers on its of being a viable alternative to the Most impressive was how hard the 3D brake into Miller’s Black Rock hairpin. It up ripples with total and didn’t put any noticeable traction-altering on the front tire.

Not only was the front end redesigned but the chassis was substantially changed. The omega-shaped frame forms the structure with the DB6-derived, and billet swingarm pivoting in the and rear engine cases. A adjustable, linkage-less, Extreme rear shock resides out

Bimota Tesi 2 D

Braking is handled by a pair of 320mm floating rotors by radial-mount, four-piston calipers of the make.

Tall bars and a small make the Tesi feel streetfighter than sportbike. The of the 3D’s light, 370-pound dry weight and quick steering it feel extremely responsive yet stable through Miller’s of fast sweepers. It is one of the best-handling I have ridden.

Powering the is a Ducati 1078cc Dual-Spark which I’m quite fond of in any of its In Bimota’s lightweight chassis, torque monster provided entertaining thrust out of corners. own airbox, exhaust system, ECU and maps are developed in-house and fuel delivery that was

Fresh, angular, chiseled on the $35,900 3D brings it up to date the rest of the Bimota family.

The may be the …’s ultimate toy, but version of the 20-year-old front-suspension clearly delivers on the promise of a alternative to the good ol’ fork. If you are for something exotic that out from the crowd, the Tesi may be the bike. Trust me: It’s the of attention wherever you decide to it.

Bimota Tesi 2 D
Bimota Tesi 2 D
Bimota Tesi 2 D

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