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There’s somthing vaguely Velocette about it… (???)
My first thought was a NSU 2000… but not sure…it has no “pipe style” cylinder joint to the block
Looking like a built Norton
Suzuki Savage 650
Get me her number I’ll ask her.
Looks ro be related to ajs 7r with bespoke side covers
Norton Manx with custom side covers and tranny
If you look closely, this is a non functioning or incomplete build. Although it looks fantastic and would make for an interesting show piece in some collection, it appears to be fake with lots of “added” pieces of aluminum. Looking at the second picture zoomed in very closely, the lower cylinder has a CC casting number similar to a Japanese single possibly a Suzuki or Yamaha , but the case cover barely visible behind the fake Ducati’ish cam drive shaft tube will be the deciding factor. It definitely looks like a Euro motor, but under closer scrutiny it might be just an elaborate fake for artistic reasons. Its a shame to have built something so cool and close to complete if it is just a fake show piece…
+Was that a trick question? It’s clearly a Ducati 4-stroke single, but did you mean the engine as built?..
Funny. It’s certainly not a Duc single, though it wishes it was. I think Travis is right (unfortunately). It looks like a jap single with a bunch of faux style covers stuck on it, including a fake head and oil sump.
That chick’s “side covers” are fake as well
I think Roadkill called it. The title of the photo is Ducati girl. She is holding a Boulder Motorsports umbrella. They are a Ducati shop. Maybe custom cases and trans with electric start? See this photo of a 250 http://silodrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/1962-Ducati-250.jpg
+I’d lean toward a built 450. You can see all sorts of these 4-stroke single Ducatis, here (just not built, like the mpod blog photo): http://tinyurl.com/Ducati4-StrokeSingles
I’m thinking its a real live Supermono class bike . Up to 800cc singles anything goes. in this case Japanese block with desmo valves . Google Supermono engines and check the images..
I just found out the facts behind the bike from the builder Rick Booth and Travis Lawson was pretty close.
Engine: Suzuki Savage 650 single
Engine extras: outer shell of parts , Big double overhead cam head, separate transmission, Lucas Mag , primary case, were all made to enhance the engine’s looks
Frame: WWII vintage airplane landing gear struts
Wheels: modified Kawasaki mis 70s
Swingarm: Ducati 999
Front end: 90s Suzuki GSXR
Rear shock: Buell
When will it be ready?
The bike will run as soon as I finish a few more details like front and rear sprocket spacers and installing the proper electronics-says builder Rick Booth.
+I had a Suzuki Savage (license plated SAVIJ) for over 10,000 miles.
Clearly, I would not have guessed this to be a Savage motor.
got it, a Supermono class bike would not have a headlight
Reminds me of this one from a few years back..
that is a beauty Steve D, what else do you know about the bike in your link?
+I found an image of this blog’s bike, the “Chris Phillips Special”, about a third of the way down the Special Projects tab at Rick Booth’s page:
Explains the “CPS” on the engine.
@sean coker, the bike in Steve D’s link is also a Rick Booth number. Click on the portfolio tab and you will find multiple shots of it.