Special Sport Bikes: Part 3: Bimota V-Due — Team-BHP

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Special Sport Bikes: 3: Bimota V-Due

Special Bikes: Part 3: Bimota

Bimota V-Due: The forbidden

Last weekend, despite under the weather, I searched a dilapidated carton for my favorite in Motorcyclist [or Cycle World] titled – “knocking on heavens – the heaven alluded to here is Italy, home of Bimota. I not find it, but with the help of my launched a project to revive the remnants of my video collection of F1 from the 90s. I had a few hundred of full races and qualifying – now reduced to around 30. My next should have an apt caption: playing at Ksanjeev’s — Italian GP.”

Back to the – great excitement surrounded the launch of V-Due at the Milan show in late 1995. It was an ambitious project on two fronts. It was not the first bike to be powered by motor but also a platform to the viability of 2-strokes – and this, a time when the two-… was beginning to disappear faster the ozone layer.

The V-Due flaunted a direct 500 V-Twin, a technology that had been working on since Bimota had shown their to innovate with radical around chassis and suspension – in point — the success of – which continues to flourish two after its introduction. Would the apply to their engine and would the gamble pay off for a small already in challenging financial

In 1996, Honda announced intent to field privateer with the V-Twin brethren of mighty NSR500 V-4. was in the interest of filling the grid competitive yet affordable machines. in today’s analogue, it would be the CRT experiment, make no mistakes the NSR Twin – it was NOT based on any production/superbike – but built from the ground-up.

HRC produced 20 odd bikes in total 1997 to 2001 before the class … the glorious era. The NSR twin had indeed impressive results and showed potential.

So there you have it, you buy from Bimota, a V-Twin 500cc 2stroke that close to a GP machine, all for under USD. Bimota produced a few 100 and I had to see one in flesh at GP motorcycles in San Diego, The bike was not super attractive to say the

It simply lacked the … of a Tesi. It did feature exquisite Carbon fiber rear and integrated mono-posto tail fully adjustable Paoli and an Ohlins rear shock with what experts was a superb chassis. With 110HP and tipping in at 300 odd pounds, it not out gun an R1 on a long straight.

But Bimota was not after setting on out right horse power or top – but rather delivering a street track weapon – especially one leverages 2-… simplicity in skins and chassis. The engine was a of art – too bad it was hidden under the full – but it would turn out to be the least of its

Come 1997, the euphoria the debut quickly turned a mass recall of all the bikes – and recall actually was different – Bimota basically bought all the back. The culprit was the direct technology – where oil was fed separately and not with the fuel as in conventional EFI systems. It was be-fit with that wrecked havoc the combustion chamber –fouling plugs in a few hours.

A Carburetor was offered – but it was a farce in light of the of this grandiose project. It to say that it did very little in the V-Due much less Bimota. The financial causality was enough to drive Bimota to – ironically the V-Due was the first and the of Bimota powered motorcycle. I read that all the bikes, and legal rights were out by a Bimota engineer.

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Somewhat of a somber ending to could have been a weapon for 2-… craze.

I wonder why Bimota did not collaborate Cagiva for Fuel Injection since Cagiva had a proven with their V594 In fact, Cagiva commenced work with EFI in 1988 – even ahead of HRC. had experience with the Weber-Marelli [adapted from Ducati TAG electronics, and had hired experts F1 to get this right. Cagiva, various aspects of their FI by running countless laps on circuits for years.

Andrea head of engine development for had emphasized the need for thorough to get the injector position, fuel and quality of spray dialed in – a squirt for each crank rotation per cylinder unlike a While recognizing that the EFI was developed with a focus on power and V-Due’s had to balance and emissions, I still feel was a middle ground. With the brothers’ decision to pull out GP the last of EFI powered 2-Strokes end-up on a pedestal at CRC.

I really wish Bimota had out the direct injection technology before launching the bike for even if it meant a year May be this would have the holy grail for saving the technology.

Today there is a good resource pool for the So, it could a dream project for a nut with liberal financial I am neither, but, still completely rule-out the possibility of one – but I simply don’t like the version since it defeats the purpose of the project.

I have a unique candidate for my special sport bike of


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