The year was 1991, George Michael and Elton John didn’t want the sun to go down on them, it all kicked off in the Gulf and I watched too much Paris-Dakar, purchased a Super Tenere and quite promptly fell off…
It was made only in that year and supposedly only 20 were made at all.
The Bimota Tesi promises to be different from the outset. In reality however once on the move there is little to separate it from any other well-set up motorcycle. The ride is pure racer stuff with a super fat steering resulting from minute inputs via the bars. The slightest nudge has the Tesi on its side and cornering hard.
The 350 class, was, during the 70s at least, a level playing field performance wise whether at GP’s or on the domestic scene, with the vast majority of riders on board over the counter Yamaha twins, making the racing fast furious and above all very close.