• Apr 29, 2006

Here's yet another case of infusing a two-wheeler with a passenger-car mill; in this case, the donor happens to be a Ferrari, and there's actually two project bikes. "Dino", pictured above, is powered by a V12 of undisclosed origin, while "Andreas" is motivated by a V8 swiped from a 308. They've been built by someone only identified as "George", who supposedly is a retired GP racer and Isle of Man TT survivor. There is also reason to believe that he has secured sponsorship from his local vendor of 4043 welding rod. We're not sure quite what to think, other than that we'd definitely be keeping the left pantlegs of our Aerostitch suits away from the open cam drive.

Related: Motorcycle headcase #1: HMS builds a bike powered by BMW V12

[Source: Motorbike via Luxist; thanks to reader Noah for the tip!]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      awesome looking machine, no need for a woman to shave her legs after a ride on that thing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It might be very fast, but they should work on the looks a bit. It does look very homemade.
      gbh
      • 8 Years Ago
      I guess if you really want a unique ride, you've definately got it.

      Like lotsa things, it'll never be as fast as it looks.

      But hey, when anybody can go build a 250MPH+ 'Busa, what price exclusivity?
      • 6 Years Ago
      One more thing, when we first met George was riding a bike he'd built with a big V8 engine in it, the main giveaway was the distributor and wires sticking out of the side. He eventually put Yamaha stickers on it because the cops in town were as simple as milk and would pull him over and then puzzle over what it was...he tried to explain it but it was so far outside of their ability to grasp that the Yamaha stickers became necessary. After he put the stickers on they quit pulling him over...once the Ferrari bikes were built the "Yamaha" V8 was garaged and as far as I know never ridden again.
      • 8 Years Ago