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BIMOTA TESI FACTORY RACE BIKE

 
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Gavin944888



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:34 am    Post subject: BIMOTA TESI FACTORY RACE BIKE Reply with quote

Good morning ........

I have managed to secure a little piece of Bimota Race history with this latest project.

Having lost or not bonded with the simply stunning Moto Corse Tesi 3Dc it did a deal with 2Bims and he bought the Tesi for what I paid and the associated import costs and taxes.

A 2018 Tesi 3D whether Moto Corse or not was not what I really wanted.

I chanced upon a German championship winning bike from the 1991 season and all seemed good right up to the export....then it fell out of bed.

BCP had access to various TESI machines and quite a few TESI 1D...a very good source and almost the actual supplier of my chosen bike until this came along.

An email with documents stating.


>>>>>>Yes, this is the Migliorati bike used in Italian championship 1993
maybe used also in SBK world championship>

<in 1992-1993 the Bimota factory team used more than one TESI ( 2 or 3)
this is> frame 0194
This was the only one left in the factory pulled out of bankruptcy in 2002
There were also all 5 PROTOTYPE -> >>>> this Tesi Migliorati
There were also 2 Tesi engines but I had the road one, the Bimota engineer (>><<) wanted the other racing one>
See paperwork <<<<<<<<<<<,



There was more to the email than just this....and the source had built trust over the previous 4-5 years.

For sure.... it is always difficult to pin point an actual bike as most riders have more than one or two and the teams switch bodies and parts on a frequent basis.

Even the Bimota TESI 1D Daytona SuperBike in the Barber Museum is not what it is depicted as.

But what was offered matched, what was stated and the relevant supporting documents tied up with the declared frame numbers and other specific parts.



[img]IMG_3562 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]



[img]IMG_2305 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]




The tell tale Ducati Bimota early 1990s race dash for the 888 engined specials stretched to 904 and 964..unsure what engine this is...but will soon find out.



[img]DSCN5895 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]




[img]DSCN5890 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]



Anyway...it is here and next year I will start a full rebuild.....just got to locate another TESI body......and a rear hugger.

thanks

Gavin
The Scottish Engineer
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brian



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my..... that’s gorgeous, and a lovely piece of Bimota history. Congratulations on the purchase Gavin
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TVRRICH



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Gavin, another great piece of Bimota history here in the UK
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PaulDB2



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very well done Gavin, lovely machine. Why do you need another body? presumably existing one is race weight and maybe 'race-worn', or do you want to preserve it for it's history?
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stockcar



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent
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Bud977



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that is a project bike worthy of restoration. Nice score Gavin. Good luck with the resto and hope you find some nice special parts under that bodywork.
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DB1 860



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mate... what a score...
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Tesikwak



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a beautiful piece of kit ; awesome purchase.
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Gavin944888



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a gift that keeps giving!

The factory race bike arrived pre brexit lockdown by 1.5 hrs!

By this I mean Sunday 20th Dec 23.30 hrs french time ...you may recall the french stopped all travel unless Covid negative tested.

Other stuff I had ordered ....took a bit longer...but of them are here.

Packages with the FULL ENGINEERING DRAWINGS has ARRIVED!

[img]IMG_0190[1] by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]


More will arrive but whats here is here..........Opening up the TREASURE





[img]IMG_0198 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]



Note the name of the draftsman................MARCONI



[img]IMG_0195 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]


SIXTEEN full size engineers drawings...full measurements, surface finish required, tolerances and material specifications.




[img]IMG_0190[1] by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]




The MYTHICAL endurance swingarm...also used in the DAYTONA 200 bike




[img]IMG_0191 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]



Full OMEGA plate drawings ready for milling...both 400 Junior and 1D full size....1990 for the 1D and later for the 400




Artist drawing from model of BIMOTA TESI 1D FE




[img]IMG_0199 by The Scottish Engineer, on Flickr[/img]




Copyright is 25 years old.....genius is a lifetime.

No copying of anything allowed....but that Endurance swing arm is like the PHOENIX.

Let's see what is in the other crates?


many thanks

Gavin
The Scottish Engineer
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Cagiva BIMOTA Motard Concept
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BIMOTA DB11 VLX Supercharger
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atomibart



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really Gavin? No copying allowed?
I would love to have a copy of all these drawings at home...

Cheers
atomibart
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Tesikwak



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

atomibart wrote:
Really Gavin? No copying allowed?
I would love to have a copy of all these drawings at home...

Cheers
atomibart

And me !!
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Gavin944888



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello...........the Rear Hugger issue was solved via Glen of Canvey, there's me searching the tintinnet and someone less than 2 miles away has the answer!

A fellow BIMOTA forum bloke who had some YB rear huggers ....these all seem to fit but I will select the best fitting and report back on the YB model...it may help others out there.

The best fit was the YB8...although the other YB6 looked good as well.


The parts crate is still in Italy (holding all the other stuff)......transport into the UK has been, all but, terminated by the Clowns in the Brexit Circus.

By March or so...movement may return.


Anyway....no point complaining..the deed is done and Europe is now more expensive to buy from than Japan.

On that note... WelshLamb...you have a PM.

regards

Gavin

The Scottish Engineer
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Cagiva Elefant 888/955 & adventure sidecar
Cagiva Elefant 999r engined
Cagiva BIMOTA Motard Concept
BIMOTA DB9 (with DB11 rear-end)
BIMOTA DB7-11 VLX MULE (build coming to an end)
BIMOTA DB11 VLX Supercharger
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