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Offline Dvsrd

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Re: Waking A Couple From Their Winter Slumber
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2020, 05:00:39 AM »
I'm envious.....

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 07:43:52 AM »
I thought the V Due would sound way cooler than that.
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Re: Waking A Couple From Their Winter Slumber
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 09:09:04 AM »
Some cool stuff! Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2020, 12:52:28 PM »
Pretty sure it sounds great when pulling hard. Anyway, IT is basically 2 x 250 mx ers.

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Re: Waking A Couple From Their Winter Slumber
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2020, 04:20:00 PM »
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing those
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Re: Waking A Couple From Their Winter Slumber
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 07:42:05 AM »
Love the collection you have created for yourself.
The V-due would be the top of my street 2 stroke list....If I could find one of the last carb versions  :thumbs:
Are you considering adding some homologation 250SP TT/F3 strokers in the mix?
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Re: Waking A Couple From Their Winter Slumber
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 10:39:35 PM »
Love the collection you have created for yourself.
The V-due would be the top of my street 2 stroke list....If I could find one of the last carb versions  :thumbs:
Are you considering adding some homologation 250SP TT/F3 strokers in the mix?

Thanks. Gotta work at being comparable to what you've got.

Carb V Dues are common compared to FI bikes. The vast majority of V Due production was returned to the factory, bought out of bankruptcy by a Bimota engineer, their problems addressed and converted to carbs to make them run right. I'd be surprised if there are more than 30 FI bikes in the world.

Bid on a beautiful TZR250SP at Mecum earlier this year, but there are some crazy buyers out there. On my list, but so are a bunch of other bikes.

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Re: Waking A Couple From Their Winter Slumber
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2020, 08:29:54 AM »
I thought the V Due would sound way cooler than that.

Agreed. It was the first video I watched and I like the sound of the RG better both at idle and with a bit of revs. I'm also sure the Vdue would sound better moving at a spirited clip or at least I hope because....Well I just turned 46 earlier this month and I remember a time long before the internet when the Bimota 500 Vdue was a huge sensation within the sportbike world. I used to be a subscriber to the Cycle World magazine and they had a really nice write up on the bike when it came out. For me personally it was new and different and growing up with a drivers license in the USA in the nineties we the public just didn't have street legal two strokes. At the time I really didn't know much about what was already out there like the RG500. I think the only bikes I was faintly aware of were the RZ's and mostly at the age and time of life all I could afford was a beat up KZ550 and then there was  the CB500T. I eventually aspired to own a 84' Ninja900 when I was like 22.  LOL but the point is street legal two strokes were kinda exotic and expensive and I just really didn't know much about the seventies bikes. \

When I saw that VDUE for the first time though, it was a dream and all I could think about was how awesome it would be to legally ride a two stroke motocross bike as that's what I likened it too.

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Re: Waking A Couple From Their Winter Slumber
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2020, 12:36:29 PM »
I thought the V Due would sound way cooler than that.

Agreed. It was the first video I watched and I like the sound of the RG better both at idle and with a bit of revs. I'm also sure the Vdue would sound better moving at a spirited clip or at least I hope because....Well I just turned 46 earlier this month and I remember a time long before the internet when the Bimota 500 Vdue was a huge sensation within the sportbike world. I used to be a subscriber to the Cycle World magazine and they had a really nice write up on the bike when it came out. For me personally it was new and different and growing up with a drivers license in the USA in the nineties we the public just didn't have street legal two strokes. At the time I really didn't know much about what was already out there like the RG500. I think the only bikes I was faintly aware of were the RZ's and mostly at the age and time of life all I could afford was a beat up KZ550 and then there was  the CB500T. I eventually aspired to own a 84' Ninja900 when I was like 22.  LOL but the point is street legal two strokes were kinda exotic and expensive and I just really didn't know much about the seventies bikes. \

When I saw that VDUE for the first time though, it was a dream and all I could think about was how awesome it would be to legally ride a two stroke motocross bike as that's what I likened it too.

I think the engine sound is impacted by the engine configuration and the cylinder displacement. The V Due is a 90deg twin. Compare any 4 stroke or 2 stroke parallel twin to a 90deg twin (eg. Duc V twin to Triumph twin) and you get a very different sound signature). In the 2 stroke world imagine a Suzuki T500 versus the V Due. I've got an Ape RS250 (70deg) and it definitely doesn't have the edge of say a RD250 in sound. The RG500, being a square 4, gives you twice the signature sound of a 250 parallel twin making it particularly sharp sounding.