2010 Bimota Tesi 3D – A More Civilized Motorcycle for A More Civilized Man

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Changes to the 2010 Bimota Tesi 3D are subtle, but make the futuristic two-wheeler a bit more palatable for the daily driver. The most obvious change to the Tesi 3D would be the addition of its second seat, which officially makes the bike a Biposta, and allows for a passanger to witness the miracle that is hub-steering. Not stopping there, Bimota has gone on to refine the Tesi design further, making for a less edgy motorcycle. More details on the changes to the 2010 Bimota Tesi 3D after the jump.

For 2010, the Tesi 3D sees a series of improvements to the way the bike runs and handles. For instance, the exhaust manifold has been modified to improve engine response, while the end cans have been placed to the side, in a more traditional arrangement from their previous under-seat style. This is presumably to make room for the Biposta seat arrangment, but we think it has to do more with side-exhausts being the crazy thing kids are trying these days.

Helping riders soak up the tarmac is a more comfortable riding position, which finds a plusher seat and hand controls raised higher to meet the rider’s hands. Also aiding in the smooth-ride department is the Tesi’s optional more-conventional front double-sided swingarm, which is a throw back to the Bimtoa Tesi 1D‘s original design.

At the heart of the Bimota Tesi 3D resides the same air-cooled Ducati power lump. With two valves per cylinder, and 1078cc the Desmodromic device makes 95hp, and is a carry-over from previous incarnations. Of course if a rider is looking for a super-charged machine that will rip his arms off, the Vyrus 987 C3 4V is always available.

In other news, expect to see the release of Bimota’s Moto2 race bike in the coming weeks.

Source: Solomoto30