I am not very clear how to start writing this news. We tend to see more or less bizarre prototypes that brands launch to capture the attention of the public and the media, but the Bimota Tesi 3D RaceCafe is most disconcerting that I have seen in a long time in the motorcycle world.
The iconic Tesi 3D is a really special bike in itself thanks to its particular double swingarm cycle part scheme, which is why it might not be the best base with which to tackle a café racer version, or yes… or… I don't know! I am not sure if it seems to me a genius for the daring of the mix or a monstrosity. What do you think?
The cycle part and its motorization remain unchanged with respect to the model that we already knew. The chassis uses an omega type of aluminum with alternative suspension and steering schemes while the engine remains the two-cylinder of 803 cubic centimeters and source air cooling Ducati.
The new is in its bodywork, with a deposit of a new invoice with less futuristic shapes that extends backwards in a horizontal projection continuing towards a set of minimalist subframe and seat with clean lines. The seat is now in one piece and is upholstered in vintage-looking brown fabric that together with the colors of the paint (very classic) enhance the contrast of the whole.
A set now chaired by a very naked front where we only find a round headlight with clean and retro shapes but inside it houses a set of led lighting. Finally, and adding another touch of classic style, we come across the small detail of the collector guard at the bottom of the engine made of perforated metal.
Well what, aberration or genius?