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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Bimoto Tesi 3d... I want one!




I saw this bike in a couple magazines I have. It debuted at this years Motorcycle show in Italy, and it is simply amazing. I was wondering if there were any test rides on it as of yet, I would love to know how that front suspension setup works. It seems completely crazy that its got no forks!

Strange feeling I had when I first saw the bike... I could have sworn I had seen this concept either in some futuristic movie or video game... or maybe it was just a dream... either way, I think this bike is ridiculously sexy, and I for one want to ride it!!!

Anyone had the fortune of riding this thing??
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Yes that is a neat looking machine.. I would love to ride one.
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I saw this bike in a couple magazines I have. It debuted at this years Motorcycle show in Italy, and it is simply amazing. I was wondering if there were any test rides on it as of yet, I would love to know how that front suspension setup works. It seems completely crazy that its got no forks!

Strange feeling I had when I first saw the bike... I could have sworn I had seen this concept either in some futuristic movie or video game... or maybe it was just a dream... either way, I think this bike is ridiculously sexy, and I for one want to ride it!!!

Anyone had the fortune of riding this thing??
Cycle World did write up on thise bike not too long ago... Check their site, you might be able to find something...
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I still like the benelli cafe racer better. I don't like the forks thing, looks scary.

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I still like the benelli cafe racer better. I don't like the forks thing, looks scary.
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Honestly would you want to be hitting corners really hard on a setup like that? I wonder what the suspension is like for the front as well. Just seems like a bad idea taken too far. When engineers get stupid is what it looks like to me.

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It seems that they may be on to something here...I think they are smarter than they may appear.
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i agree, i wouldnt trust it for a long time...



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I mean look at the setup. Does anyone remember taking a bicycle tire on teh rim, and having someone spin it..Its the same process..Only a lot more power..That thing should corner like a dream!
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Honestly would you want to be hitting corners really hard on a setup like that? I wonder what the suspension is like for the front as well. Just seems like a bad idea taken too far. When engineers get stupid is what it looks like to me.
From what I have read it does have benefits...
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I don't have a doubt in my mind that this is a great suspension setup. I'm hoping it picks up, because nothing advances good engineering like when the Japanese OEMs get a hold of the blue prints and start cranking them out.

I think the setup would allow for much better cornering in my opinion, with less possibility of tank slapping and better control under load. Plus, once the system is more refined, I'm sure that the advances that can be made on a setup like this would be awesome.

Found these great pics, including some 3d renderings...
http://www.gizmag.com/go/6645/gallery/

then I came across this blog (which, I normally discard/discredit, but this ones worth looking at the pics at least) which shows many different manufacturers using different front end designs over the years...

and I thought this was a new concept!

It seems these things have been around since the 90's... I guess none have looked as sexy as the 3d.


Thats the original Tesi 1d

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wonder if you can do a stopie.

i think it looks cool, with some better styled fairings i'd ride it.
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i think its pretty cool looking i'd ride it. Looks kinda like a velociraptor


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i think its pretty cool looking i'd ride it. Looks kinda like a velociraptor

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THere is another older bike that had the same dual swingarm design..




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quote from the link from kaustic____

"The hub-centre steering and front swingarm separated steering and braking forces, eliminated dive under hard braking, and offered enhanced stability in fast corners. Riders complained that the system did not offer enough feel. And the front suspension assembly was hugely complex, expensive to manufacture and tough to maintain. So yes, Bimota only sold a very few of these bikes, and that was the end of it."
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Thanks for the post Scott.... still a really interesting concept in my opinion. I remembered where I had seen something like this before and it was in a videogame. The game was called full throttle and though the main characters bike was a normal looking chopper, there were other bikes in the game which had this setup. Either that or that sugar cube I had wasn't really sugar at all.

Thanks again for the quote Scott.
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Honestly would you want to be hitting corners really hard on a setup like that? I wonder what the suspension is like for the front as well. Just seems like a bad idea taken too far. When engineers get stupid is what it looks like to me.
Could be the most uneducated comment ever. Go do some research on hub center steering.
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Could be the most uneducated comment ever. Go do some research on hub center steering.

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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-03-2007, 01:49 PM
 
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That bike is friggin cool. I'd love to ride one.

It actually reminds me of a lot of the one-off bikes John Britten built. I think he was a pioneer in this field.
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