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A motorcycle with a 4.7 litre Maserati engine, Say What?

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by cjvfr, Mar 5, 2016.

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  1. That's no motorcycle - it's got four wheels. Granted they're close together, but still...
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  2. Bit more here as well
  3. Yeah nah that's not a motorcycle anymore.
  4. Ummmmm........WTF.
    You first?
  5. Batman: Your next ride is ready...
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  6. Hmmm...

    4 wheels move the soul as well..?? Don't think so.

  7. Mmm would be intresting crank'n around reefton with it
  9. "It can tilt to 30 degrees and do 150 km/hr".
    My 94 Virago can do better than both and it didn't cost a few hundred thousand Euro.
    Too many people with more money than brains and there is always someone like this
    builder to separate them. Good luck to him although it is disappointing to see a 4.7 ltr
    Maseratti top out at 150km :(
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  10. on a ride last year one of the guys had 5.0 litre V8 bike. no gears, direct drive, went like a demon in a straight line. when it started the whole thing torqued to the side. it looked impressive.
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  11. #12 ibast, Mar 7, 2016
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    There's another guy building a real motorcycle out of a v6 maserati engine. Same guy that built the alfa v6 bike and the sportster with the ducatic heads.

    Crossbreed Cycles - Maserati V6 - latest
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  12. #13 Audible, Mar 11, 2016
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    Here is a couple of other bikes with rather large engines in them. These one's have two wheels!

  13. There are some interesting ideas drifting around out there. In general principle, I think anybody who wants to build an alternative machine should be encouraged. Everything was an alternative machine once.

    There's a lot of misconception and ignorance out there. It's possible to start with something like a Boss Hoss and build a 1,000 hp engine for it. That doesn't make a fast bike. There was a rather well watched vid from the '90s where one of those lined up against a stock ZX12R, and got whumped, in every type of contest the pro-Boss Hoss crowd could dream up. Even in a roll-on that started at about 80 mph, the 12R was still quicker.

    The 4 wheels and big engine thing, we can blame the engineers at Dodge for that. They took a V-10 from a Viper and put something like this together, and then made some spectacular claims about performance. You could ride it, and it did go much like a motorbike, but you could not really use that power anywhere. And who in their right mind is going to pay a half million dollars (in today's money) to own something that some hair dresser in a Mitsu-bichy Mirage can take out? You can build a cigarette lighter from an oxy acetylene kit too, and in some circumstances it would be very impressive, but it's not a better mouse trap.
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