48 Cylinder Motorcycle Might Be Slightly Excessive

June 18, 2009

There are certain people who live by the mantra, "too much is never enough." Simon Whitlock, the creator of this Kawasaki motorcycle, sporting 48-cylinders, six crankshafts, and six Jaguar E-type distributors, is such a man.

Whitlock cobbled together this monster from a series of engines pulled from reitred Kawasaki S1/KH250 bikes.

The result is a frankenbike that boasts a total displacement of 4200 cubic centimeters, and is basically six inline-eight engines, whose power is then run into a BMW transmission. Apparently, this bike is not just for show, and is in fact ride-able, though it's safe to say that this isn't built for late night bombing runs through the mountains. 

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Source: BigBikeRiders

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