View Full Version : "Modern" classic

10-29-2011, 06:25 AM
OK, not British, but an interesting take on a replica of a classic style of motorcycle. The influence of Indian and Henderson are pretty obvious.

The engine is a 550 Honda turned sideways (with gearbox removed). The drive is from a BMW.




10-29-2011, 06:43 AM
Problem with that setup is the same as Henderson had and one of the main reasons the design was dropped, the rear cylinders ran excessively hotter than the front and a lot of city/slow driving would eventually cook the rear jugs, AND your legs! To use this design successfully, it needs to be liquid cooled. PJ

10-29-2011, 10:28 AM
That's a very neat bit of custom bike, Nail. Pretty sure it'd be awful to ride, but sure is pretty to look at.

10-29-2011, 10:31 AM
With no front brakes, I truly hope it's for looking at only.

Anyone who rides a bike in today's traffic with no front brakes is coo-coo. :yesnod: :crazyeyes:

01-13-2012, 09:07 AM
That bike won't be ridden long enough to have cooling problems. But I do like it.