2005 – BIMOTA TESI 2D – 1000

Following the 1D series the career of the Tesi ended. The Company decided to concentrate on other models with more traditional overall structures, as the development of the Tesi proved to be troublesome and expensive. But the project was not abandoned and in fact it received new input from Rodorigo Ascanio, who had decided after many years with Bimota to set up his own business – with the Vyrus brand- in order to develop models of great technical complexity. One of these projects relates specifically to the Tesi 2D, in essence the new and more evolved generation of the Tesi 1D which was born in 1990. Compared to the previous model many components were modified, without, however, making this a complete departure from the original project, which required the separation of the damping and steering function. The mechanics are updated, but a huge change took place aesthetically. Whereas, before the Tesi hid (unfortunately) its bold structure beneath a large fairing, today every detail can be fully admired given that the covering is reduced to its barest essentials. The front fairing is reminiscent of an insect’s head, the tail is tapered, and at the front an asymmetrical carbon fibre air intake protrudes. The instrument panel is also original, with a large analogue rev counter and a tiny display. This is truly a model that is unique in the motorcycling world, and is proof that results can be obtained when creativity and persistence are backed by passion and expertise.

Years: 2005 – 2006
Design: Rodorigo Ascanio
Provenience: CMM Collezione Motociclistica Milanese



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