The auction hammer fell at $76,000 for this 1992 Bimota Tesi 1D: Well Bought
Any Bimota is cool, but the Tesi 1D is the top end of their modern era machines. These are rare! Bimota built just 20 examples of the 904SR in 1991 and 1992 out of only 413 total Tesi models produced from 1990 to 1993, with each example selling for approximately $45,000 when new. In present value dollars that is almost $85,000! The Tesi comes finished in stunning red, white, and green livery.
From BaT: This particular 1992 Bimota Tesi 1D was ordered new in pre-delivery condition by a Swiss collector, with whom it was displayed until being acquired by its current owner in 2010. The bike was subsequently kept on display in Europe until 2019, when it was imported to the US. Bimota produced several variations of the Tesi from 1990 to 1993, with the 904SR initially built for privateer racing. This example features a 904cc Ducati L-twin mated to a six-speed transmission and is finished in white and red with green accents. Equipment includes front and rear double-sided swingarms, hubcentric front steering, Marzocchi monoshocks, Marchesini wheels with Pirelli racing slicks, triple Brembo disc brakes, and a racing seat. This 904SR is offered by the seller on behalf of its current owner with both US and metric dashboards, street and race ECUs, an owner’s manual, a Ducati workshop manual, a wheel stand, a red Bimota cover, and a clean Arizona title in the owner’s name.
Bimota’s of this caliber and flavor only have one way to go. The only downside here is that this machine cannot be driven and enjoyed given its zero mile in-the-crate status. We prefer something with some miles that still can be enjoyed. Recently, Turtle Garage acquired a Bimota Tesi 1D from Bimota Spirit, the U.S. expert on Bimota. This is a machine with 1,500 miles and is fully serviced and running.
While $76,000 is a lot of money for a motorcycle, this particular Bimota was well bought!