48 cylinder motorcycle engine. View the
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It is a 48 cylinder, 4200cc engine made from s1/kh250
cylinders, by Simon Whitlock.
"Each motor is basically 8 "s1 /KH250" cylinders bolted
on to cut up standard casings, with a 8 cyl built up
crank, in turn they are bolted to a housing, gear linked
and driven thru a BMW road bike gearbox, as the bike is
pretty long already it would be difficult to put a
transverse drive thru a gearbox. It has taken almost
three years of hard work and he has overcome some huge
problems to get here - - where do you even start to
think about building a bike like this? . . . Oh, by the
way, Simon is not an engineer of any kind - he oversees
the building of shopping precincts etc
Don't look at it as a bike, look at it as a pure feat of
engineering . . . and Simon built a Nitrous injected,
fuel injected, water cooled, supercharged H1 about 5
years ago! . . . . How will he top this one? He can't -
WHO CAN? I think as you say, his next project may be
reverting back to a small engine and gaining the maximum
horsepower from it "
"The bike has a small 75cc "Donkey" engine undr the seat
to start it."
"The ignition is by 6 x 8cyl E-Type Jaguar distributers."
"Oh, and not only does it run - but it is rideable -
JUST! - the engine and box alone weight just over a ton!