The awesome Bimota VDue! If you are a fan of the two stroke GP racing, you are probably one of many who saw the two stroke bikes as the pinnacle of motorcycle racing development. The introduction of the four stroke GP bikes were largely seen as a backwards step, and Bimota VDue represents the very last gasp of the motorcycle industry’s attempt to keep big capacity two stroke race replicas on the roads.
The new breed of four stroke GP bikes had monstrous power, however they were seen as wayward around the corners when compared to the two stroke 500cc machines. I you ever get the opportunity to ride a big cc two stroke race replica like the Suzuki RG500 or Yamaha RD500 you’ll soon realise what all the fuss is about, just remember you’ll have virtually no engine braking when you reach the first corner!
Buying a Bimota VDue
I spend a lot of time surfing the internet looking at interesting motorcycles for sale, and on occasion a private collector decides to thin out their collection. The rules are fairly simple when it comes to buying something exotic like the Bimota VDue.
Always buy an original unmolested bike and not something that has been ‘tuned’ or modified by a previous owner. The only exception to this rule would be a bike that has been raced and your have all the relevant documentation to prove the work has been carried out by someone with chassis and engine pedigree. Home tuning and internet experts usually lead to expensive explosions when it comes to two stroke engines, and Bimota VDue parts will be rarer than the proverbial rocking horse poo.
If you decide to bid on this example you will need very deep pockets, however this bike 100% original with all the relevant paperwork, including documentation to register on the road in the UK.
When you consider this Bimota VDue is 13 years old it actually still looks very modern. The race style instrument cluster wouldn’t look out of place on some modern superbikes and stopping power from the Brembo brakes will still stand up to modern standards.
If you decide to bid on the Bimota and actually end up taking this beauty home to your collection, please let us know how you get on and your plans for the bike. We’re always interested to know if owners of classic motorcycles will end up riding them, displaying or maybe something completely different.