Vdue fever!

Old Bike Australasia - - OUT ’N’ ABOUT -

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 dg­wale0106@gmail.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.

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