2015 EICMA: Bimota Tesi 3D RaceCafe

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

Recently, Bimota gave us a preview of the new models and technologies it would be unveiling at EICMA 2015. Among them was a new Tesi 3D RaceCafe model utilizing the famous hub steering seen in the rest of the Tesi line. Now we finally have photos of the Tesi 3D RaceCafe to go along with the specs revealed earlier.

The 3D RaceCafe, as the name implies, will be offered in alongside the Tesi 3D Naked in Bimota’s effort to latch on to the growing Cafe Racer segment of the market. The distinctive Tesi RC makes use of two swingarms utilizing light alloys for the hubs and carbon fiber tubes for the trellis.

Ride height is adjustable, with millimeter precision, says Bimota, using two eccentrics where the front and rear suspensions are joined to the chassis. The front end can be adjusted through a range of 9.5mm and the rear has a range of 14mm. In total, the Tesi 3D RC can be raised or lowered up to 23mm.

Power for the Tesi 3D RC comes from the Ducati 803cc Twin, ushering in an era at Bimota where outright performance isn’t the main objective. Instead, with the Tesi 3D RC, Bimota is looking at a different customer base. A set that appreciates motorcycles that are “always easier to ride and manage.”

At press time, price and expected availability were not available. We’ll update if/when we get more information.

Follow the rest of our 2015 EICMA Show coverage for more information on new 2016 motorcycle announcements.

Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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  • Mahatma Mahatma on Nov 17, 2015

    It's so ugly it could be a modern art masterpiece!

    • Alexander Pityuk Alexander Pityuk on Nov 18, 2015

      I like it. It reminds me of friendly one-eyed robots from all sorts of movies and games.

  • Ian Parkes Ian Parkes on Nov 18, 2015

    If you are going to join the crumpled paper design school - a la Kawasaki, BMW, Yamaha - then this is how to do it. Even better than the Tesi 3D. Pulling everything back to perch the rider bits on that machined trellis, and the front and rear swing arms, completely reinvents the look of a motorcycle. Amazing. The only glitch for me is the airbox. It looks like it's giving birth to a coffin.