2013 Bimota Tesi 3D Naked – Hub-Center Steering for Two

11/13/2012 @ 1:32 pm, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

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In my list of the Top 10 motorcycles ever, I think the Bimota Tesi 3D would make a strong showing. A truly unique machine, the lack of fairings only serves to showcase the hub-center steering mechanism, making the Tesi 3D an intriguing work of both art and science.

Separating the braking forces from the suspension travel, on paper motorcycle’s with hub-center steering have a significant mechanical advantage over their traditional counterparts, in reality though they have failed to live up to the hype on the track.

A product of either riders who are groomed to expect the workings of traditional linear fork suspension systems, or simply a answer to question that wasn’t asked, hub-center steering hasn’t exactly taken off…yet.

The Bimota Tesi 3D perseveres though, and for the new model year, Bimota has made my Tesi 3D obsession more conducive to my social agenda with motorcycles. This is all the excuse I need to share the photos after the jump with you. Enjoy.

2013 Bimota Tesi 3D Naked   Hub Center Steering for Two 2013 Bimota Tesi 3D Naked two seater 04 635x421

2013 Bimota Tesi 3D Naked   Hub Center Steering for Two 2013 Bimota Tesi 3D Naked two seater 01 635x421

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2013 Bimota Tesi 3D Naked   Hub Center Steering for Two 2013 Bimota Tesi 3D Naked two seater 03 635x421

2013 Bimota Tesi 3D Naked   Hub Center Steering for Two 2013 Bimota Tesi 3D Naked two seater 05 635x956

Source: Bimota

Comment:

  1. MikeD says:

    So FULL of WIN i would reconsider willing to put up with the DESMO B.S & Belts.

    Don’t they make this one too with the liquid cooled engine ?

  2. No, you’re thinking of Vyrus.

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  4. Eddie says:

    Great photos, but can we get some closeups of the front swingarm/steering rather than the rear swingarm?