Reader DAVID WALE was so taken with our feature on the Bimota Vdue (OBA 65) that he contacted the owner of the Vdue stock, Piero Caronni in Italy, and arranged to purchase the very last complete engine, which is now in Australia.
That engine is being built into a very special road machine, using a Honda CBR600 chassis. David is anxious to form a local Vdue discussion group and can be contacted at email@example.com. To complete this project, David has enlisted a very impressive brains trust. “Ian Drysdale is going to do the installation with me, Rod Tingate is going to design exhaust pipes, Clyde Wolfenden is happy to assist with dyno work, and Tony Hatton in Sydney is interested in helping as well. I am considering, if there is any interest, in doing a limited production run of complete bikes or kits price for approximately $15,000-$28,000. Also Piero Caronni has complete Vdues for sale but only the carburettor version, not the fuel injected model, for approximately $35,000 not including freight or duties. He also has new VTR 1000 Honda-engined Mondials for sale at a price to be advised. Any enquiries for any of these bikes can be directed through me.”
LEFT One brand new Vdue engine. BELOW The Bimota engine is an easy fit in the Honda CBR600 chassis.