Edoardo Tommassini TM 250 4-strokjeAppearance
I’m a fan of aluminum perimeter frames and TM is an Italian excellence in the design of this geometry with which it achieved great results in all world competitions.
The 250 4-stroke 2019 bike, the subject of our test, is a concentration of technology and technique. Suffice it to say that the engine comes from the moto3 project that competes in the world GP championship.
I personally never found the TM colors too appealing: the blue is not very aggressive nor very “racing”. The filter casing positioned at the same height as the steering head and the fuel tank under the saddle are a trait that belongs only to these bikes from Pesaro and that makes them even more fascinating.
Overall, it is very pleasing to the eye, graceful, lean and well proportioned.
The attention to details stands out as you look at the beautiful aluminum frame with welds in plain view and side reliefs made with NC machines. The machining marks are left in plain view giving a very handcrafted and racing touch that I love.
The equipment is nice and high-quality. Rims, hubs, brakes, steering yokes, first-class components, are all made in TM’s works or by leading companies such as Brembo and Excell.
Noteworthy is the aggressive aluminum double-ended exhaust, a novelty of the 2019 model, very “Honda style”! I can imagine it made of titanium/carbon that would give it an extra classy-touch.