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Old 23-08-2006, 11:32 AM
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if it's been featured in either mag...sorry i didn't see it.

"RL Cycles is currently building what is probably the first radial motor chopper. One of the largest air-cooled motors ever to power a motorcycle the 7-cylinder radial is the same type used to power aircraft during World War II and is believed to be the basis for the V-twin motorcycle motor. This motorcycle is all new and is available in a chopper exclusively through JRL Choppers "
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Old 23-08-2006, 12:06 PM
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Old 23-08-2006, 12:53 PM
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Old 23-08-2006, 01:39 PM
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why???
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Old 23-08-2006, 02:47 PM
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"One of the largest air-cooled motors ever to power a motorcycle the 7-cylinder radial is the same type used to power aircraft during World War II"
Chris Ireland always had that Spitfire engine sitting in his workshop that he said he was going to trike...

...but how far down the road is a 7-cylinder radial motor going to go with a tank that big?
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and just how hot will it get???

have to say though, as interesting as it is


its SUPER MEGA FUGLY!!!
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Have seen a article in a German magazine. It's really extreme, but I still don't know if I like it or not.....
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Old 24-08-2006, 07:18 AM
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Whats the fkin point of that then?
Its all gotta be different aint it, these big builders cant just knock out decent usable chops no more, they gotta be spewing out bollocks like that, which aint going nowhere except in magazines and on stages.
Gets on my fkin tits.
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Old 24-08-2006, 07:40 AM
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thats a display bike, its completely impractical as a road bike of any sort, for all sorts of reasons. I'm with Taff on this one.
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could only see that thing in an exhibition in a musuem called summit like "the abstract art of the motorcycle" as translated to laymans terms utter bollox
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Forgive me for my two penneth, but I always see these kinda bikes in the same way as concept cars in the motor industry. They may be outlandish and in many ways impractical, but some of the ideas get used in different ways on more 'mainstream' bikes...
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Old 24-08-2006, 08:16 AM
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Forgive me for my two penneth, but I always see these kinda bikes in the same way as concept cars in the motor industry. They may be outlandish and in many ways impractical, but some of the ideas get used in different ways on more 'mainstream' bikes...
yep the wheels
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yep the wheels
But it wasn't until Daytona '85 that some innovative custom builder had the idea of wrapping the wheels in rubber to make the ride more comfortable. Even now the purists still mock 'softyres' as being a bit wussy.
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Old 24-08-2006, 11:23 AM
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Whats the fkin point of that then?
Its all gotta be different aint it, these big builders cant just knock out decent usable chops no more, they gotta be spewing out bollocks like that, which aint going nowhere except in magazines and on stages.
Gets on my fkin tits.
I see your point and agree, but only up to a point, we need people out there doing radical things to give us new ideas, but you are right in this case, its fecking pointless. More useable chops makes sense, rather than pointless endless engineering excercises or 'Art'.
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seen some crap peddled out by the media whores that are OCC,but this is silly.Nobs like this will feed the euro bunch enough rope to hang custom bikes out to dry.

Rant over.

Weren't there a merlin engined trike years back possibly called the bulldog??Obviously built by a nutter/genius(mr Ireland praps)??

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Old 24-08-2006, 02:05 PM
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Even if it was practical which it isn't, you would need to tow a bloody big tank to hold all the fuel you would use
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Old 24-08-2006, 02:27 PM
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I dunno - I'm quite up for it. So long as it's accepted for what it is (ie an engineering showpiece and not a useable bike) then what's the problem with folk trying different stuff?

Bit like your uber bling bikes in the mags. On a day to day basis, a lot of them to me are completely impractical. Doesnt mean they dont inspire or even entertain.
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Weren't there a merlin engined trike years back possibly called the bulldog??Obviously built by a nutter/genius(mr Ireland praps)??

Drew

Think he started it but dunno if he finished it.
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Old 24-08-2006, 02:38 PM
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I have to say I really , really like Simple looking bikes. Fatty's to me are a great example of chops , both of the ones I have seen recently (pics only) have been very good variations on the theme.

chazz's chop I like and the look of Pagan Flames (I think it was recently posted). I do like 70's looking chops skinny with ridiculous pipes and sissy bars ... not really big on the fat arse end bikes of today..there are exceptions
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