All about Tesi H2
BIMOTA had release production models of the radical and innovative TESI H2 on October 1st, 2020. With only ten copies now, Bimota has brought the Tesi H2 in the exclusive in Carbon edition.
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The TESI H2 was first unveiled at the EICMA show in November 2019 and attracted worldwide media.
And enthusiast interest as the first machine in a revival of Italy’s most traditional and much-admired premium motorcycle brand.
The TESI H2 is a revolutionary motorcycle that incorporates advanced engineering. And chassis elements are first seen on the TESI 1D.
Including BIMOTA’s iconic hub steering technology. And Kawasaki’s high-performance supercharged Engine, first seen in the Ninja H2.
Underlining the brand tagline “Revolution Continues”, BIMOTA is continuously pursuing innovation.
As Pierluigi Marconi, designer of TESI H2 commented.
“Finally, my dream becomes a reality. BIMOTA’s innovative TESI philosophy comes dramatically enhanced with Kawasaki’s high quality. Performance and legendary engineering quality”.
In addition to various electronic control technologies brought by Kawasaki.
The TESI H2 has a compact chassis composed of aluminium parts newly designed by BIMOTA.
The machine’s weight is centred on the engine. At the same time, the supercharged four-cylinder Ninja engine delivers a great spread of power.
Hub centre steering is a feature of TESI H2. Naturally suppresses the motorcycle’s pitching, allowing riders to experience stable, controllable riding.
Bimota would like discerning customers worldwide to enjoy innovative motorcycles. The like of which they have never experienced before.
The Revolution continues,” Bimota creates a further revolution in motorcycle history mating. A Tesi chassis with the Kawasaki Ninja H2 supercharged engine.
The powerful engine is connected directly to the front. And rear wheels with machined aluminium bonded swing arms and the rider via carbon bodywork.
These remarkable features enable outstandingly short braking distances. And fast and controllable acceleration allied to strong traction.
In summary, the Tesi H2 comes conceived to create fantastic riding experiences”.
Every component centres on functionality. Excitement and functionality are the guiding principles for the design.
Exclusive appearance; yes, it’s a motorcycle but immediately recognisable. It can only be the Bimota Tesi H2.
High Quality: Aluminium machined parts abound, carbon body parts clothe the form, forged wheels come selected.
And craftsman applied paint and graphics are featured. Every single screw or small component is part of an overall aesthetic that you can enjoy just by viewing.
Functional: Try it and feel the dynamic differences – between the Bimota Tesi H2. And another motorcycle -Italian artistic sensitivity.
Craftsmanship: Feel the exclusive Italian cultural sensitivity and complete contemporary product design
Riding: Breathtakingly powerful and sharp acceleration courtesy of a supercharged 998cc. In-Line four Engine plus outstanding handling and braking performance.Thanks to Hub Centre Steering.
The support offered by the swinging arm is highly rigid to the left and right. Even if the vehicle body pitches. The change in the angle concerning the ground is small, so there is little effect on the steering characteristics.
Moreover, the action that suppresses the pitching at the time of braking works. By making the pivot part of the swing arm lower than the vehicle body’s centre of gravity.
Setting/suspension: By rotating just one eccentric. You can modify the motorcycle’s height by 20mm to adjust the ergonomics to your desired configuration.
Same for footrests, moving only one eccentric allows the rider to adjust the foot position finely.
The rider can choose a setting rotating the new suspension adjuster knobs. More accessible to make changes on the fly with or without tools -to suit riding and ergonomic preference.
The “Tesi” chassis with the latest evolution of the hub steering system and the “Supercharged” engine designed by Kawasaki motorcycle engine designers.
Harnessing the entire Kawasaki Group’s collective strength complements. A High-Quality component package reinforced by Brembo “Stylema” brake callipers.
They are featuring a pair of massive ø330 mm semi-floating discs with a thickness of 5.5 mm.
To facilitate smooth, quick shifting, a dog-ring type transmission was selected. And developed with feedback from the KRT (Kawasaki Racing Team).
The intake “Ram-air” system ensures that sufficient air is available even at the highest speed.
In keeping the Engine compact and straightforward. A single lubrication system provides cooling oil for the engine components, supercharger and transmission.
The Bimota Tesi H2 bodywork and fairing comes constructed in highly rigid, lightweight CFRP (carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer).
And the front swingarm arm-connection holds the complete billet alloy suspension bonded with – aeronautical materials.
The complete billet alloy rear swingarm includes the housing of both Öhlins Ttx shock absorbers.
The Tesi H2 height can be easily adjusted (+/- 10mm) with an eccentric system without affecting the frame geometry.
An eccentric system can adjust even the footrests position to obtain a bespoke riding position.
The Tesi H2 is equipped with all the last generation electronic devices. ABS (Anti-lock Brake System). KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System).IMU Bosch (6 DOF Inertial Measurement Unit).
KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function).KEBC (Kawasaki Engine Brake Control). KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) up. And downshifts.KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode).
KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control) 3.MODE.9 – LEVELS – Electronic Throttle Valves – Assist & Slipper Clutch.Economical Riding Indicator – Full LED Lighting Equipment.
Colour TFT Instrument Dash – Öhlins Electronic Steering Damper Bimota Tesi History. The Tesi concept was born in 1984 – with the first project realised using a 550cc Kawasaki engine.
“After that, the first Tesi 1d project arrived. On the market equipped with a V-twin Engine in 1991.
Concerning the first project, where Engine was the central heart of the frame.
The TESI 1d project was quite different because the mainframe was the engine. And it was supported by two aluminium plates that helped the Engine be part of the chassis.
Now, 30 years later, Tesi will be available to discerning customers incorporating. The original design frame with the Engine at the heart of the frame. Like the prototype designed and equipped with a Kawasaki engine.
Centralised mass, adjustable rider position, steering separated from the suspension.
The innovative Tesi concept’s main features come incorporated. In the new project, Tesi H2 without following the central concept phrase “only what we need will stay.”
Bimota has not unveiled the price of the new Tesi H2 Carbon edition. However, the standard Tesi H2 costs 64,000 Euros in Italy.