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Old 04-24-2009, 05:58 PM   #11
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I have to wonder if the author of this article is very new to motorcycles or even to journalism (what, no research?):

"The hub-steered Tesi 3D is unique in that the system separates the suspension, braking and turning forces."

No, it isnt unique.

-ELF GP bikes.
-Saxon triumph racebike.
-Britten V1000
-Vyrus
-Yamaha GTS1000 in the early 1990's
-Telelever - almost every BMW boxer since 1993. That's well over 100,000.
-Hossack style front end on every accross the frame BMW K-bike.


"If you can afford a hand-built motorcycle that’s almost maintenance free, then the Tesi 3D should be high on your list of acquisitions"

Come on. Ducati's require more maintenance than probably any other production engine. What other engine requires the cam drive system be replaced regularly?

Not your best work, MO.

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Old 04-24-2009, 09:48 PM   #12
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no one cares what you think. Not to mention i've heard alot contrary to what you say...

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Old 04-26-2009, 02:06 AM   #13
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Look, I've nothing against Ducati's. I think they're beautiful and amazing to ride. They are what they are and need what they need - which from what I've seen of their maintenance schedules V's others is probably more maintenance than any other production engine.

Do you contend that they need less? I'm happy to be educated. You could post some real info or links, which would be helpful.

My issue is with the assertion of the author, which I feel is poor. This section is 'reader feedback' after all.

There seem to be a lot of people who instantly get their back up every time someone mentions 'maintenance' and 'ducati' in the same sentence, and start throwing poo.
Note that I'm talking about maintenance, which every engine needs, not reliability.

BTW, I'd definitely have a Tesi in my fantasy garage.

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Old 04-27-2009, 09:57 AM   #14
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Freelance writers, like the author of this article, have to be accountable for their words. Staffers are subject to more-rigorous editing.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:42 PM   #15
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A friend of mine was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and does not expect to live another year. He sold his bikes and is clearing out his belongings in anticipation of his passing, but he bought a Bimota, a DB5R. His dream was always to own a Bimota. I am glad he realized it, as he does not have much time left.

I was over at his house, checking out the Bimota. It is an amazing motorcycle, as one would expect for the cost. It is so light and so tiny and the componentry is perfect.

I plan to ride with my friend this summer. I hope he has some good days so he can enjoy the Bimota. He already has a buyer lined up for it, after he is gone.

Motorcycles are about emotion. When the chips are down and your days are numbered, a Bimota makes sense. It is the stuff of dreams.
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:22 AM   #16
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A friend of mine was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and does not expect to live another year. He sold his bikes and is clearing out his belongings in anticipation of his passing, but he bought a Bimota, a DB5R. His dream was always to own a Bimota. I am glad he realized it, as he does not have much time left.

Motorcycles are about emotion. When the chips are down and your days are numbered, a Bimota makes sense. It is the stuff of dreams.
Wow. Just, wow. Be thankful for every day.
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