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Saw this on the weekend at the semi-annual Slimey Crud Run in Pine Bluff, WI -





I parked the Derbi and my buddy's Bultaco next to it -



Bimota V-due, 500cc 2-stroke (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bimota_V_Due).

This one has been totally redone to actually work. Long story, that I got from the owner, but basically the engine cases were a problem originally. By the time Bimota figured it out they were almost broke.

Factory engineer bought everything (bikes that were bought back, unassembled bikes, all parts) and had new cases made, as well as going to carbs instead of the problematic F.I.

First one I've ever seen.
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Unread 05-07-2018, 06:04 PM
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Those are the holy grail!
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Unread 05-08-2018, 06:38 AM
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Those are the holy grail!
I couldn't believe what I was seeing when I pulled up!

Guy was from MN, and has a ton of other neat bikes. He's mostly into factory Superbike homologation specials like RC-30s, RC51s, OW01s, etc.
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Unread 05-09-2018, 06:16 AM
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From what the V-Due owner described, he has about half of these -http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-general-news/top-10-stunning-homologation-specials
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