The V Due is a 500cc V-twintwo-strokemotorcycle manufactured by Bimota. The bike was first manufactured in 1997. Hotly anticipated, the technical specs were impressive for the time with the first electronically controlled direct fuel injection on a two-stroke bike, cassette type gearbox and dry clutch. Power-to-weight ratio surpassed almost all sports bike of the day. The first production run of 150 bikes suffered from major problems including oil leaks, seized pistons and intermittent power delivery. Many new owners simply returned their bikes at this point. In 1999 Bimota managed to fix most of the initial faults and made 26 units, all however were not road legal. In 2001 Bimota gave up with its problematic electronic fuel injection and fitted carburetors, first producing the non-road legal "Evoluzione Corsa" model of which only 14 were produced and finally the road legal "Evoluzione" model of which 120 where produced and sold. Today, due to its rarity, most V Due's are in the hand of collectors.