Bimota Vdue 500
The Bimota 500 V-Due was a v2, two-stroke Sport Bike motorcycle produced by Bimota between 1997 and 1999. It could reach a top speed of 152 mph (245 km/h). Max torque was 56.8 ft/lbs (77.0 Nm) @ 9300 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 102.72 HP (76.6 KW) @ 9300 RPM.
|Bimota Vdue 500|
|Also called||500 V-Due|
|Production||1997 - 1999|
|Bore / Stroke||71.1mm x 71.1mm|
|Top Speed||152 mph (245 km/h)|
|Horsepower||102.72 HP (76.6 KW) @ 9300RPM|
|Torque||56.8 ft/lbs (77.0 Nm) @ 9300RPM|
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: chain
|Suspension||Front: 46mm Paioli telescopic fork, fully-adjustable
Rear: Ohlins adjustable mono-shock
|Brakes||Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
|Front Tire||120/70 ZR17|
|Rear Tire||180/55 ZR17|
|Wheelbase||52.76 inches (1340 mm)|
|Seat Height||31.69 inches (805 mm)|
|Weight||319.67 pounds (145.0 Kg) (dry), 175.0 kg (wet)|
|Fuel Capacity||5.28 Gallon (20.00 Liters)|
The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-disc, manual.
It came with a 120/70 ZR17 front tire and a 180/55 ZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 46mm Paioli telescopic fork, fully-adjustable while the rear was equipped with a Ohlins adjustable mono-shock. The 500 V-Due was fitted with a 5.28 Gallon (20.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 319.67 pounds (145.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 52.76 inches (1340 mm) long.
1997 - 1999 Bimota 500 V-DueEdit
The 1997 MY Bimota 500 V-Due is the first and only Bimota machine that comes with an engine designed in-house, a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, two-stroke, 499cc, V-Twin powerhouse paired to a six-speed manual transmission, capable of producing 105 horsepower and 90 Nm of torque.
This machine was unfortunately taken out of production due to the fact that it's fuel injection system was unable to deliver a smooth and reliable power output, the Italian brand ceasing production after only 340 units, out of the 500 proposed. It also boasted standard features such as a carbon-fiber bodywork, a fully-adjustable 46mm Paioli fork and an Ohlins rear mono-shock.