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Buzz_Waloch 12-06-2004 11:14 AM

Re: American-made MotoGP Contender?
I read the Cycle World article. It's not a traditional V4 that's for sure. One bank of cylinders sits much higher than the other.

There's a lot of creative thinking going on here. Whether it sees the light of day is another matter.

longride 12-06-2004 11:22 AM

Re: American-made MotoGP Contender?
Looks like a nice engineering feat, but let's wait until it shows up on a track before calling it a contender. Plus, the dude's name isn't that tough. It it pronounced "chez", so it would be 'motochez'. There was a boxing champ named Bobby Czysz, so I remember how it was pronounced.

Buzz_Waloch 12-06-2004 11:36 AM

Re: American-made MotoGP Contender?
I think according to the article this guy likes his name pronounced Sizz like sizzle.

pdad13 12-06-2004 11:42 AM

Re: American-made MotoGP Contender?
Ah, yes. I remember Bobby Czysz. Thanks for the tip. Boy, it's still a bad name, though. And still mighty difficult for most people to figure out the proper pronunciation.

And I'm not willing to call it a contender for anything yet, either, much less MotoGP. That's why there's a question mark at the end of the title.

You're right, let's see it on the track.

pdad13 12-06-2004 11:44 AM

Re: American-made MotoGP Contender?
That's what I thought, too. If that's the case it is a really, really bad name.

mscuddy 12-06-2004 12:08 PM

Re: American-made MotoGP Contender?
Intriguing. Too bad it sounds like an old CL175 with ratty mufflers.

nbyers 12-06-2004 01:33 PM

American-made MotoGP Contender?
Who is this guy Buzz Waloch? And what did he do with Buzglyd?

nbyers 12-06-2004 01:37 PM

Apparently this guy made his money as interior designer to the stars; he's worked with entertainment types like Lenny Kravitz.

So maybe he has the contacts to get funded. It's one hell of an uphill battle there; if deep pockets Proton can't fund the KR to a podium, it would be positively Brittenesque if Michael Czysz could do it.

wrecks 12-06-2004 02:09 PM

Re: American-made MotoGP Contender?
So with 2 crankshafts does that mean it technically has 2 engines?

Fascinating, I love when someone tries a truly new design. The longitudinal layout makes for compact packaging. Traditionally, the side-effect of that layout is the engine torque upsetting the balance of the bike, but they've eliminated that by having counter-rotating cranks.

The dual shock design helps them engineer in some lateral suspension movement ie when the bike is leaned over. I think Yamaha was experimenting with this a while back on their motogp ride.

I would love to see more.

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