Motorcycle Monday

Chicks Dig Bikers

Chicks dig bikers

 


Radial Engine Prototype – 2011 JRL Cycles Lucky 7. This JRL build did not meet reserve with 10 bids up to $45,000. JRL Cycles built a production run of 4 Radial Engine Motorcycles. This one was the prototype.

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1912 VERDEL 750cc OHV 5 cylinder Radial engine Vintage Motorcycle , Very Rare Motorcycle. Verdel manufactured airplane engines in the UK, but never motorcycles. Packard built motorcycles in the UK and from what I understand, this was a union between the two to build such a bike. No original Verdels are known to exist. There are only three or four “fake” Verdels, however, they’re built using the same frame geometry and engines as the originals.

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Megola, 1920s … 640 cc 14 hp, no clutch, one gear … racing ones got to 140 kph.

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Aussie engineer Ian Drysdale is best known for his amazing eponymous V8 motorcycles but the 2x2x2 was an earlier project that illustrated the sheer breadth of his abilities. Featuring a one-off, hand-made two-stroke engine that he designed specifically for the bike, it uses hydraulics to drive everything. Both wheels are hydraulically powered and there’s steering at both ends too – also controlled hydraulically. Riding it is said to be an unfamiliar experience…

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And My Favorite

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