Navigate / search

Barber Motorcycle Museum: Bimota Tesi and Bimota Tesi 3D

The Tesi with it’s hub-steering has become one of those motorcycles that is the stuff of legend. Seeing the unusual Bimota in the wild is a bit like seeing a UFO. Sure some people say they’ve seen them but I’m usually a little skeptical and never imagined seeing one myself. That was until we visited Barber Motorsports Museum where they have not 1 but 2 different Tesi models on display; a 1991 Tesi and a 2008 Tesi 3D.

“While featuring the original Hub-Steering developed by Bimota, the Tesi 3D Concept boasts several new developments and refinements: The front and rear swing utilize a trellis structure similar to the rear swing of our DB5 and DB6 series’ models. Also the front suspension has been radically redesigned and now uses a pull-rod mechanism with the hydraulic suspension located low beside the engine. Carbon body-parts and cowling, forged alloy wheels, and radial disc brakes are further features of the new TESI 3D. “

Such radical visual styling elicits a love it or hate it response in people. Where do you stand?

For More Information:



I really always liked it and hope one day i can ride it and see what that hub steering feels like.

Cadillac Jack

Great… now there’s drool all over my keyboard!

Very nice…


Pretty nifty, aren’t they? At first I wasn’t so sure how I felt about their looks. I definitely like their more faceted look with the 3D. Their sister-bike the Vyrus with the long ram air snorkel looks extra Terminator-ish.

hektor the pup

Love that design, always have. Would love to ride on one day.

Leave a comment


email* (not published)