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vort28



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:10 pm    Post subject: Vdues visit IOM Reply with quote

Myself and 2bims are thinking of hatching a plan to take the vdues to the IOM.
Is there any other vdue owners that would like to have a trip to the IOM be it for the TT 2016/ classic or southern , maybe just a w/e blast.
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2bims



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And heres a quick piccie to whet your appetite Vdue Boys

Photo of the 3 riders and vdues who completed more than 3,000 kms to reach the objective of getting to the temple of Motorcycle racing - The Tourist Trophy (Sicily to Isle of Man - 1997)

The 3 riders - Left to Right
Fernando Felli, Vincenzo Cosentino e Giorgio Sarti. (Of the Bible Fame)

Nice man Fernando Felli has promised to send me some "never seen before" photos of the trip also...coming soon to a Bimota Forum near you......

Oh...and Yeh...I'm in Vort....


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2bims



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First set of photos from 18 years ago....strange to play spot the difference with the Vdues.....Paioli rear shocks on 2 and ohlins on one....strange location of presumably rear brake reservoir pot?? No Sound deadening cannisters under the seat...just straight expannies to end cans....



















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2bims



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And now heres a "Guess the location and name the owner of the Vdud........."



And theres a few more here:-


http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/bimota,man/Interesting







And the original 2-stroke widow makers of yesteryear.....



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2bims



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

an extract from "La Repubblica - 25/5/1997"


THE 'MYTH' BIMOTA BLOCKING THE COLISEUM

TRAFFIC locked yesterday at the Coliseum for the passage of the 'Bimota-Island to Island', a trip organized to celebrate the birth of the very first Grand Prix motorcycle adapted to 'road use: the 500 V-2 with two-stroke engine of 500 cc 110 hp. Three members of the Bimota Club (Fernando Felli, Giorgio Sarti and Vincenzo Cosentino) strictly in keeping clothes 'white-red-green' and with the first three V-2 outputs the assembly line, in these days will go from the circuit of the Sicilian Targa Florio that of the Tourist Trophy on the 'Isle of Man, halfway between the' England and 'Ireland. Three thousand kilometers to demonstrate the 'reliability of the three new motorbikes (on a have not even had time to mount mirrors), but also to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of the Targa Florio and the Tourist Trophy, two legendary races in the history of motorcycling They have in common the same symbol (the Trinacria) and, above all, the 'extreme difficulty of the road journey in both cases measure seventy kilometers to cover more times. Yesterday, during some usual photo, the three riders were literally taken d 'assault by fans of the brand, from the large number of tourists and, also, by a police patrol for easy control since the motion, even though regularly registered and approved, they seem in effect from GP racing cars.
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bimotanige



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That helmet looks familiar, must have been my third trip over with the Due as I had the full Corsa pipes on before then, 2008ish. Pics are Port Erin prom. Ah good memories of every fuel station on the Island!!!! Very Happy
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2bims



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bimotanige wrote:
That helmet looks familiar, must have been my third trip over with the Due as I had the full Corsa pipes on before then, 2008ish. Pics are Port Erin prom. Ah good memories of every fuel station on the Island!!!! Very Happy


It was the shiney bald head that gave it away for me...that and the "fellow" is sat on your usual Fish and Chips Eating bench.........2008...yup....it was on a Isle of Man "voted best pictures" website.....just googled Vdue+Isle of Man.......
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trev45



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool stuff , thanks

Trev
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Jonny B Bad



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:54 am    Post subject: V-due Island to Island Reply with quote

What a lovely bit of history. Thanks for sharing the pics with us.
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mm500



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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing pics !!!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You "in" then JRH....struggling to find people that actually ride their Vdues....
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be in for this one.
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bimotanige



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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

couple more for the gallery - myself and Disco Dan from the forum on his SB6 at the 2011 Club meet on the IOM


peel castle


Ballaugh Bridge

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would be up for bring v due to the island
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