I really, really try to avoid featuring motorcycles for sale that don’t have a listed asking price. But this rarity has been up on the Michael’s Motorcycles page for at least a week and I’d feel terrible if it sold before I made you aware of it.
The Tesi 1D (and all the bikes that have evolved from it) was created by Pierluigi Marconi as a thesis project for a Mech Eng. degree exploring hub steering. It’s still shocking now, so you can only imagine what the reception was when this bike first debuted. Hub-steering has its drawbacks (like the turning radius of a Mack truck and added complexity of maintenance), but it did a great job of separating the forces of steering, braking, and suspension. Also, just LOOK at the damn thing!
Find this Tesi 1D for sale in Saint Louis, Missouri here at Michael’s Motorcycles, asking price unknown.