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My son has in mind, and has some of the parts to build a Harley clone engine out of 200 cubic inch each air cooled radial aircraft engine parts.
Somebody beat him to it.

 

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Touch my monkey....
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That's some cool chit............are those airplane tires AND brakes too?
 

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Yup, well he talked about the tires anyway, they were originally airplane tires and I assume wheels. although the web site said he'd found somebody that would custom make the tires for him, and that's the name brand on them.
 

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Thats one of the cooler projects I've seen. You can tell engineering is as important to this guy as the size itself. The wheels must be custom, I dont recall seeing laced wheels on an airplane. It looks like he has 4 brake rotors on the front of the bike. Even though he has a rear swing arm, it looks like it's solid rear suspension for now. Cool!!!
 

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The GunBus is supposedly completed.

Damn I'd love to hear it run.

The Gunbus 410 cubic inch V-Twin motorcycle is complete. The monster engine placed in a motorcycle frame of comparable size looked impossible and many who saw the photos were skeptical of the bike ever being finished but I guess, Clemens F. Leonhardt is one of those persistent guys who ignores the naysayers and keeps at his work.

The fuel injected, 45 degree 6728 cc / 410 cubic inch V-Twin runs through a 3 speed transmission with reverse and actually looks pretty good in its finished state compared to the initial photos, in fact, everything looks good. It puts out 523 foot pounds of torque. Seat height is 31.5 inches and overall length is 136 inches. It is a little heavy at 1433 pounds so high speed corner carving might be an issue and there aren’t any photos of the big bike on the road so I guess we’ll have to wait for the road test, that is if someone can actually road test this monster.

This is actually going to go into limited series production and a sidecar will be available as well which might help with balance when waiting at a light. I don’t even want to think about a driveway tipover. I think this is great! Now, where’s the video?

Thanks for the tip, Petr!

Lots of photos below:




 

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I sent the link of the finished bike to my g/f a month or so ago. Told her I found what I wanted next. She asked if I meant the bike or the girl..... I didn't know I had a choice... Turns out I didn't.
 

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What?
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That would be a tuff choice Hmmm...............
Easy choice....

Blondes = dime a dozen

Gunbus' = not a dime a dozen....

I would love to ride that monster. (Gunbus)

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