Vee Two Imola Evo - Powered by Ritorno
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Chassis – Genuine 1981 900 MHR frame heavily modified with narrowed steering head angle, repositioned engine mounts, shortened seat hoop and all surplus brackets removed. Relocated lithium ion battery now sits alongside dual twin-fire coils under tank.
Engine – Vee Two Ritorno Twin in 992cc (94 x 71.5mm) form featuring bathtub combustion chamber, 45mm inlet/40mm exhaust valves, ported and polished cylinder heads, forged billet slipper pistons, lightened and balanced crankshaft, pressure fed close ratio 5 speed gearbox, and dichromate plated magnesium covers, fuelled by Keihin FCR41m flatslide racing carburettors.
Bodywork – Vee Two Imola short circuit race tank (100mm shorter than original in length) with modified Imola replica fairing and one-off seat fabricated from three separate items.
Paint – Genuine “Greenframe” green colour-matched to genuine ’74 750SS. Modified Mercedes silver. All custom decals supplied by Underground Designs.
Wheels and Tyres – front: 17 x 3.5”, rear: 17 x 5.5”. Wheels are alloy rims fitted to original bevel hubs via stainless steel spokes – all made by Spoked Wheel Services. Tyres are Pirelli Phantom Sportcomp – 120/70 front, 180/55 rear.
Suspension and Brakes – Front: Öhlins FG511 43mm forks originally supplied on the Ducati 1098S, with Brembo M4 forged radial callipers operated by Brembo RCS 19 master cylinder. Rear: Öhlins 36PL twin piggyback shocks and axially mounted P34 twin piston caliper.
Electronics – Powered by Motogadget m-unit microprocessor controller replacing all fuses, relays and massively reducing amount of wiring. The m-unit controls the Motogadget Chronoclassic multi-function display speedometer/tachometer, JW Speaker twin project-blaze disc LED bar-end indicators. The ignition on the engine is controlled by an Elektronik Sachse digital contactless system originally developed with Brook Henry.
VEE TWO DUCATI IMOLA EVO - Specification
Engine: Air-cooled sohc desmodromic 90-degree V-twin four-stroke with two valves per cylinder and bevel-gear camshaft drive
Dimensions: 94 x 71.5 mm
Capacity: 992 cc
Output: 122 bhp at 8,500 rpm (at rear wheel)
Compression ratio: 13.5:1
Carburation: 2 x 41 mm Keihin FCR
Ignition: Elektronik-Sachse contactless digital ignition with linear advance curve and 12v lithium-ion battery
Gearbox: Vee Two 5-speed with straight-cut gear primary drive
Clutch: Multiplate Vee Two dry
Chassis: Tubular steel open cradle spaceframe with engine as semi-stressed member
Front: Fully adjustable 43 mm Öhlins FG511 inverted telescopic fork
Rear: Tubular steel swingarm with 2 x fully adjustable Öhlins 36PL high pressure gas piggyback shocks
Head angle/trail: 25 degrees/99 mm
Wheelbase: 1460 mm
Weight: 168 kg with oil, no fuel
Weight distribution: 49/51 %
Front: 2 x 320mm Brembo floating steel discs with four-piston forged aluminium Brembo M4 Monoblock radially-mounted calipers
Rear: 1 x 230mm Brembo steel disc with two-piston Brembo P32G axially-mounted caliper
Front: 120/70-17 Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp on 3.50 in. Akront wire-wheeled rim
Rear: 180/55-17 Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp on 5.00 in. Akront wire-wheeled rim
Manufacturer: Vee Two Australia, P.O. Box 296, Nannup, Western Australia 6275