Saturday, March 22, 2008

Tjitze Tjoelker’s homemade Honda V8


This homemade Honda V8 sure sounds good...!
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What do you do if you always wanted the Morbidelli 850 V8, but couldn’t afford one? Well, if you’re Dutchman Tjitze Tjoelker, you make your own V8-powered motorcycle of course.

Mr Tjoelker, a baker by profession, and someone who has no formal training in mechanical engineering, actually put together two Honda 400 inline-fours to make his V8. This engine, which supposedly makes 120bhp at 10,000rpm has been mated to a Moto Guzzi gearbox and driveshaft. And yes, the bike actually runs. We’re truly amazed…

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