2-16-17 Update: A year later, this bike is back up for sale. It’s now in Stowmarket, UK and the opening bid was lowered so there’s actually some action this time around. Find it with bidding up to $14,600 and the reserve not yet met
Post-Listing Update: This V-Due Trofeo got no action at the opening bid of $25,000.
Much has been written about the V-Due and how it ruined Bimota when it was introduced in 1997. By 1999, Bimota was bankrupt after having to allow owners to return their poorly-running bikes (it was the first production fuel injected two-stroke). The Italian firm made some fixes (like ditching the fuel injection) and sold a run of 26 bikes to potentially compete in a spec series – they called these the Trofeos. The seller of this example says it’s the only one of 26 that’s never been used.
If you have some time, I highly recommend going to OddBike for a fantastic article covering the V-Due story.
This example (VIN: ZESVT5000WR000026) has 0 miles and is claimed to be “new.” It comes with the original sale brochure and not much else. Since 2003 it’s been sitting in a private collection, so you’ll need to take a close look before you run this bike again – plus there’s a couple of cosmetic issues from storage. Still, you won’t get the chance for a bike like this very often, so find this V-Due for sale in Drachten, Netherlands with an unmet opening bid of $25,000