Bimota Tesi 3D RaceCafé. Define yourself.
The Tesi 3D RC is one of those bikes that defines its riders.
In 1973, motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini, who had worked for Ducati, Cagiva and MV Augusta, joined forces with Valerio Bianchi and Giuseppe Morri to create the brand Bimota, a name created by joining the first syllables of the partners’ surnames. Bianchi-Morri-Tamburini. Most of its high-quality motorcycles are built around existing engines, principally made by Ducati. In 1983 they went a step further and launched the Tesi bike, which used hub-center steering, characterised by a swingarm that extends from the bottom of the engine to the centre of the front wheel instead of a telescopic fork, separating the steering, braking, and suspension functions. These steering systems help eliminate static friction under braking, by using one or more arms on bearings to allow upward wheel deflection.
Bimota unveiled the latest development in the Tesi line at the 2015 EICMA in Milan. The new Tesi 3D RaceCafe is a naked model with a Cafe Racer style, which attempts to latch on to the growing Cafe Racer segment of the market. The front and rear swingarms are made from lightweight carbon fiber tubes, which help the Ohlins shock absorbers react quicker and more responsively. They also allow you to raise and lower the ride height by up to 23 mm using two eccentrics where the front and rear suspensions are joined to the chassis. Twin 320mm brake discs are used at the front, with radial-mount 4-piston Brembo callipers. Its power emanates from the same Ducati 803cc Twin engine found in the Scrambler series. The combination of these features has created a motorbike aimed at a different customer base, one that appreciates motorcycles that are “always easier to ride and manage.”
There’s no doubt that the new Tesi 3D RC defines any bikers wishes: to go to infinity and beyond.