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    Kawasaki buys shares of Bimota and just for fun, they stuff a Kawasaki supercharged engine into Bimota's swingarm front-steering chassis. Read about it here:

    https://www.motorcycle.com/mini-feat...a-tesi-h2.html
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    I've read an article about it on the web site of Motociclismo. it's a wonderful bike.
    this kind of front suspension was used also on the ELF GP and on the Yamaha GTS... a very interesting project.
    "putenza du gibbiuni!" dissi u sceccu quannu vitti u mari... ("what a big pool!" said the donkey when has seen the sea...) 

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    I must qualify as a Fan of Funny Front Ends! I can remember drooling over the wild engineering of the original Tesi 1D at a motor show in Melbourne in, I think, 1993, followed by the Yamaha GTS (way too hefty for me) Anyhow, I bit the bullet and bought one of the first R1100 RS in the country. The Telelever front suspension was a revelation at the time and I think it is still a brilliant development. I bought a Gilera CX125 shortly afterwards, another weirdo with singlesided front and rear ends. Still got 'em both, probs never sell them Can't imagine what it would have been like to have had a Tesi as well.....
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    when I bought the R1100RS the telelever was for me a real revelation.
    also the duolever of the K1300S was wonderful, a great improvement of the old telelever.
    "putenza du gibbiuni!" dissi u sceccu quannu vitti u mari... ("what a big pool!" said the donkey when has seen the sea...) 

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