I see you have a later ES. Can tell by the billet arm. All the EF's had them but only a few ES's. I'd rather have the later ES with the billet swingarm. Actually more rare than the EF.Hello dear Bimota fans,
I took some new pictures of the Tesi
More than 30 minutes to remove the fairing ... a real nightmare.
Some more info on the YB11. The very first handful had one piece side fairings in fiberglass. The ones I had were plastic and split. The decal also moved away from the split for easier application. They cheesed out on the YB11 by removing the boxed steering head and boxed cross beam of the Earlier YB's. Also went to cast in lower center of frame between plates. I actually like the seating position though. Most didn'tLots of strange things going on at Bimota at that time. This is the first Tesi I have seen in the blue and white color scheme that was being used on the "25th Anniversary" edition of the YB11 released at this same time. Curious to see if any others were done in this theme or if any Bimotas other than this bike and the handful of YB11s were built in this Anniversary color scheme. (I owned number "4 of 50" of the Anniversary YB11s. Spoke to an old hand who was with Bimota at the time who said they had the top triple clamps done in advance and that the bikes were not assembled in numerical order. He said only ten or so were built. I was less than happy with the way the YB11 handled -- as were many others who owned/rode them,and it is one of a very few Bimotas I sold off.) Dave
You are right. I have more or less given up the idea for many reasons. One is location, no one who bought this lives within 5000 miles of me LOL. You have a hope in he-- because most of the pictures I have seen of actual bikes have been in Italy, Germany and France. IF you find one do not expect a deal as the owner can ask what he wants, within reason. I look at it this way if you have the money to buy one it is like tossing it out the window. You never expect to recoup the cash so you may as well just keep it. If you do sell the person buying better have a serious interest and thus the cash to back it up.Almost pointlessly exotic, if there is such a thing. The tesi 1des is probably number one on my 'life mission' list of bikes to own, but with around 50 examples world wide finding one is as big a challenge as affording one..
There is also the dilemma of riding a bike so rare on the public roads with the other idiots around. (especially poignant as my GPz 550 A3 got written off when only 9 examples were left taxed on the UK roads - still amazingly common compared to the tesi)