Bimota Tesi 2D fetches £25,300 at auction

Futuristic exotica tops figures at H&H extravaganza

Vincent Rapide or Bimota Tesi - which would you blow £25,000 on?

A BIMOTA Tesi 2D in as new condition fetched £25,300 at H&H's motorcycle auction, which took place at Duxford Imperial War Museum on October 10th.

The bike attained the highest price of the day, topping regular classic bike favourites, like Vincent's Rapide Series C, which was also in the exclusive auction.

The Tesi, which uses a tuned version of Ducati's air-cooled 992cc engine, also utilises hub-centre steering instead of conventional forks. It evolved in the 80s, from the graduation work of two mechanical engineering students.

Bimota decided to commit major resources to the refinement of the project and teamed up with VDM, a small but innovative motorbike manufacturer based in Rimini.

Tipping the scales at 149kg, the Tesi's an incredibly light machine built using the best quality materials and high-tech components.

Bimota Tesi 2D Specs

Displacement: 992.00 ccm (60.53 cubic inches)

Engine type: V2

Stroke: 4

Power: 92.00 HP (67.2 kW)) @ 8000 RPM

Torque: 92.20 Nm (9.4 kgf-m or 68.0 ft.lbs) @ 6300 RPM

Bore x stroke: 94.0 x 71.5 mm (3.7 x 2.8 inches)

Dry weight: 149.0 kg (328.5 pounds)

Seat height: 830 mm (32.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.

Wheelbase: 1,375 mm (54.1 inches)