Thursday, June 04, 2009

Tularis 800: Two-stroke Polaris-powered buzzbomb


Robin Tuluie with the Tularis 800
Pics: Motor Bike, via Motoblog

Robin Tuluie, who once used to work with Polaris and who’s now with the Renault F1 team, has come up with this unique motorcycle – the Tularis 800 – which two-stroke fanatics should love. The bike is fitted with a two-stroke, 772cc parallel-twin (taken off a Polaris snowmobile!) that produces a massive 183 horsepower at 8,700rpm. With a measured 161bhp at the rear wheel and a dry weight of 119 kilos, you can probably imagine what the performance is going to be like…

While the engine is from Polaris, the Tularis’ chassis is a custom-built unit that makes liberal use of materials like carbonfibre, magnesium and aluminium. Ohlins suspension components are used at both ends. With a better power-to-weight ratio than some 1990s 500cc GP racebikes, the Tularis 800 should certainly be an insane ride…


And here's what the Tularis 800 sounds like. You'd want to ride it, wouldn't you?

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