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It should come as little surprise that several of us here at Autoblog are motorcycle fans, and one can also find broad support for the axiom "there's no replacement for displacement" among staffers. We typically don't combine both of those into one project, though (the turbocharged Vmax project languishing in the polebarn for the last five years notwithstanding). Those wacky Germans over at HMS don't share our inhibitions, though, and managed to drop a 5.5L V12 from a BMW 750i into a custom drag bike. If that's not enough, plans are in the works to throw on a couple of turbos and a bit of laughing gas. We're damn near speechless, but we'd love to hear that V12 cut loose on a quarter-mile pass.

Related: 502 big block.... on a motorcycle

[Source: The Kneeslider; a hat tip to Eliot from Hackaday]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Boss Hoss builds 8.2L V8 bikes

      http://www.bosshoss.com/

      --Noah
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hahaha look at that trailing arm! It's like a crane!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am sure it'd even faster if they got rid of that power-robbing second wheel. As a unicycle it wouldnt even need the wheelie bars!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh.... my.... GAWD!!! That is totally insane...

      Let me know when I can pick up the production model.. ;-)
      • 8 Years Ago
      "I sense a whole new class of racing is about to open up."

      yeah, the "Race to Your Death" class.

      that said, where do i sign up?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I sense a whole new class of racing is about to open up. Or is it out there already?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Race!
      • 8 Years Ago
      It isn't going to sound like anything but noise if their isn't any cylinder grouping.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's a really ugly Tomahawk...
      • 8 Years Ago
      And why stop at a couple turbos? GO QUAD!
      • 8 Years Ago
      like most auto, speed, and general thrill enthusiasts, there's a special corner in my heart reserved for the sheer for motorcycles in my heart the more i think about it, the more i realize just how pointless and impractical this project actually is. it's waste of engineering
      • 8 Years Ago
      I dont see the transmission anywhere
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