The 2006 Bimota TESI 2D
Design and Technology;
The Bimota Tesi project evolved from the graduation work of two mechanical enigneering students who, at the beginning of the '80s, designed and developed a bike utilising a front swing arm as the front suspension. Bimota decided to commit major resources to the refinement of this project and teamed up with VDM, a small but innovative motorbike manufacturer based in Rimini and headed up by Rodorigo Ascanio, a former Bimota technician. The Bimota Resi 2D bike is the culmination of this research project offering an amazing combination of attributes; an incredibly light machine built using the best quality, high-tech components, with a revolutionary style that creates an easy but unique riding experience.
The omage frame consists of two machined plates that house a Ducati 1000 DS engine, the suspension and the tail/seat provide support at the back and the steering rods support the front.
The front and rear swing arm is a true masterpiece: it is extremely light thanks to a manufacturing system that utilises a light alloy box section. Its movement is governed by an unusual Double System pneumatic shock that removes the need for a spring, further enhancing overall lightness.
The front wheel of the Tesi 2D is uniquely innovative. Instead of employing the classic fork, the Test 2D has a technological advances aluminium swing arm that separates the steering system from the damping system to offer perfect handling in all situations. On the Test 2D the trail and the steering angle remain constant in all conditions creating more neutral front wheel handling when cornering and a more constant braking sensation. The steering concept is possible thanks to the Di Fazio System.
Frame - Omega machined aluminium alloy
Wheelbase - 1375 mm / 54.1 in
Rake - Fully adjustable
Front suspension - Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Double
Front wheel travel - 120 mm / 4.7 in
Front wheel - 6 spoke design light alloy forged 3.50x17
Front tyre - 120/70 ZR 17
Rear suspension - Direct linkage with fully adjustable Double System
Rear wheel travel - 120 mm / 4.7 in
Front Brake - 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston calipers -
Rear brake - 220 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear wheel - 6 spoke design light alloy forged 5.50x17
Rear tyre - 180/55 ZR 17
Fuel tank capacity - 13 l / 3.4 US gal (including 3 l / 0.8 US gal reserve)
Weight - 149 kg / 340,6 lbs
Seat height - 830 mm / 32.7 in
Warranty - 2 years unlimited mileage
Colors - Silver/Red/Black
Engine - Ducati - L twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder. Desmodromic; air cooled
Displacement - 991 cc
Bore x Stroke - 94x71.5
Compression ratio - 10,5:1
Power - 63 kW - 85.5 Hp @ 8000 rpm
Torque - 87.5 Nm - 9 kgm @ 6300 rpm
Fuel injection - Electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Emissions - Euro 2
Gearbox - 6 speed
Final drive - Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 38
Clutch - Dry Multi-plate with hydraulic control
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programme and therefore the company reserves the right to
modify its products without notice and without obligation to
do the same modifications to those products already sold.