Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this Bimota Tesi 3D Final Edition. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
Tesi is Italian for “thesis”, and the name reflects that this bike started as a thesis project by Pierluigi Marconi exploring hub-center steering for his mechanical engineering degree.
The first generation was the 1D, which utilized the 93 horsepower twin from the Ducati 851. By the third generation (3D), the Ducati-built heart was the 1,078cc dual spark engine found in machines like the Multistrada 1100 and Hypermotard 1100 (rated for 97 horsepower in the Tesi).
The 3D was a vast improvement of the 2D: Blake Conner of Cycle World said “I was amazed by how much more responsive the front end was compared to the 2D.” Alan Cathcart said the “third time’s the charm” in a Motorcycle.com review.
The air-cooled motor didn’t have much mass to move around – Bimota claimed a dry weight of just 370 pounds thanks to the high spec components and extensive use of carbon fiber.
2020 brought the last run of the Tesi 3D before Bimota moved to the Tesi H2. It was known as the Final Edition (Edizione Finale) and it marked the end of a long run of Ducati-powered Bimotas. Upgrades over previous 3Ds included a wet clutch and Ohlins TTX suspension.
This example (VIN: 4B9DD0952LR106007) is #25 of 45 of the Final Editions.
The odometer shows zero miles.
There are no modifications from stock.
The sale includes the Warranty and Service book, factory cover (in bag), and mirrors (not pictured).
The sole blemish we note is a slight imperfection in the “Tesi” sticker on the clutch cover, which we believe was from the factory.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, this Bimota is offered on a MSO from Bimota Spirit. It’s designated as a 2020 MOTO1.
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