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 engine was the 1,078cc dual spark unit rated for 97 horsepower. But in November 2019, Kawasaki announced that they were supporting “Bimota’s revival” with a press release suggesting that they were going to produce 200 models of an updated Tesi. And this time, the power quotient would be going way up, because they would use the supercharged heart from a Ninja H2. For this generation, the Tesi has an engine that matches the dramatic looks. Bimota claims that with a ram-air effect, the 998cc engine produces 239 horsepower.
The H2 didn’t just give its engine for the Bimota, it gave its name, too: meet the Bimota Tesi H2.
The tremendous power is matches with a tremendous sound thanks to gorgeous headers that end in a numbered Arrow silencer.
In fact, we highly recommend that you don’t stand right behind it when someone else fires it up!
In true Bimota fashion, this weighs less than the bike that it was based on – the Tesi H2 weighs 472 pounds wet, which is 53 pounds less than a Ninja H2. The diet is complemented with the use of high end components throughout, including lavish use of carbon fiber and dual Ohlins shocks.
This example (VIN: ZRPBTH201ERL00019, Engine #: ZXT00NE015419) is #6 of the production run.
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The odometer shows 0 kilometers.
It still has protective film on the dash, engine, and swingarms.
The exhaust baffle has been removed but it is included in sale
The sale also includes the cover and warranty/service book.
The tire date codes are 3919 and 1020.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Bimota is offered on a MSO from Bimota Spirit. Please note that this bike is not eligible for California registration. Have any Tesi H2 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!
Santa Monica, California
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.