2009 Bimota Tesi 3D
2009 Bimota Tesi 3D
The TESI 3D is now available in two color versions, red and white plus the new Carbon Black version for 2009. The Carbon Black model shown at EICMA displays a new all titanium exhaust system made by the famous Japanese manufacturer MOTOCORSE.
The principal characteristics of the TESI 3D 1100 are the unique “omega” which also supports and utilizes the engine as a stressed member of the chassis. Both front and rear wheels are suspended with the unique Bimota trellis swingarms, now a trademark of Bimota.
The front wheel operates in with a hub center steering system.
The TESI 3D is equipped with a braking system created by Bimota and is characterized by the radial calipers put on the lowest point of the hub.
The design of the TESI 3D project was created by Bimota’s Enrico Borghesan, who has dressed it in carbon fiber to dramatically reduce the weight of the bike.
The distinctive rear section is formed of structural carbon fiber. Lightweight, function and elegant design combine beautifully.
The lightweight wheels are in forged aluminium alloy and are produced by the MARVIC exclusively for the Tesi 3D.
The benefits of hub center steering include the absence of frontend dive under braking. Front suspension remains fully functional in these conditions and allows unparalleled corner entrance stability and mid-turn control.
An additional benefit is the resulting ability to use softer front suspension settings, adding an uncommon level of comfort and control in lower speeds too.
The dynamic abilities and unique design of the new generation TESI put it at the top of supersport road bikes, while the trademark Tesi design distinguish Bimota in the world scene of motorcycling
Top of supersport road bikes
In a time of highly competitive markets, wholly subject to the pressures of globalization, values like genuine Passion, Talent, Skill, Courage and maniacal Love for perfection often seem to belong to an altogether different world. Exactly these values are what we are all about at Bimota. Our motorcycles capture and represent the essence of a decidedly different approach – the only approach we feel comfortable taking.
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 our already state-of-the-art technologies.
Concentrating on innovative technical solutions, the TESI 3D has been developed entirely by our in-house staff at the Bimota factory in Rimini. Italy. Dressed in our traditional color-scheme of white, red, and gold, the motorcycle is propelled by a Ducati 1079cc engine. The electrical environment is developed by Bimota.
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 now available in two color versions, red and white plus the new Carbon Black version. The Carbon Black model displays a new all titanium exhaust system made by the famous Japanese manufacturer MOTOCORSE.
The dynamic abilities and unique design of the new generation TESI put it at the top of supersport road bikes, while the trademark Tesi design distinguish Bimota in the world scene of motorcycling.
2009 Bimota Tesi 3D – Specifications
Type: Ducati 1100DS
Configuration: 90 degree L-Twin
Compression Ratio: 10.5±0.5:1
Valves per Cylinder: 2
Bore x Stroke: 98.0mm x 71.5mm
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)
Type: Dry Clutch, multi-disc
Primary Drive: 32/59 teeth
Final Drive: 15/40 teeth
Gear Ratio: VI – 28/24; V – 24/23; IV – 22/24; III – 20/27; II – 17/30; I – 15/37
Wheelbase: 54.7in (1390mm)
Steering Angle: 18.5 degrees
Swingarm Lenth: 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 Alluminium 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 Aluminium Alloy
Rear Wheel Trail: 4.5in (115mm)
Rear Brake: 220mm Brembo Disc , 2-piston, 2-pad
Curb Weight: 370lb (168kg)
New colours for 2009 models: Tesi 3D: full carbon