Bimota Vdue 500

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Bimota Vdue 500
Also called 500 V-Due
Production 1997 - 1999
Class Sport Bike
v2, two-stroke
Bore / Stroke 71.1mm x 71.1mm
Compression ratio 12:1
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

Clutch: wet multi-disc, manual
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)
Manuals Service Manual

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.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a liquid cooled v2, two-stroke. A 71.1mm bore x 71.1mm stroke result in a displacement of just 499.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-disc, manual.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

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-Due[edit | edit source]

1997 - 1999 Bimota 500 V-Due 1997 - 1999 Bimota 500 V-Due 1997 - 1999 Bimota 500 V-Due 1997 - 1999 Bimota 500 V-Due

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.