I read about the engine for this project last month on the Kneeslider, now some pics of the almost complete bike have been posted. WOW! what an awesome looking machine. I really like the way the builders of this bike think, a few quotes from their press release that really stood out to me are;
“in the current naked sport bikes, often the engine is too much hidden and totally water-cooled, practically soulless. It pains me to see it humiliated and smothered under frames and plastic components. So, I’ve thought that a good way to get a well exposed and updated air-cooled engine in a contemporary naked sport bike was just to invert it!”
“I was not interested to make a bike with an extreme look, I liked to make a bike that looked like a true motorcycle and not like a manga robot”
These quotes say it all and the end result certainly appears to resolve the souless, humilited and smothered engine problem facing modern sportsbikes. The proportions are spot on and that crazy engine is a masterpiece. I’ll look forward to seeing the completed bike.
Lots more pictures after the jump.
All pictures via the Kneeslider