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Old 07-03-2007, 09:46 AM   #1
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Default The GUNBUS

Those wacky Germans are at it again. Leonhardt, a company based in Eppingen, Germany that specializes in motor performance, has a design in progress that, if ever completed, will make a big bang in the motorcycle world.

With a 45-degree V twin displacing over 400 cubic inches, and rolling stock from a Boeing 767, this is sure to get you noticed at the local hoffbrau. Excessive? You bet. And it only weighs 100 lbs more than the heaviest Harley. Take a look at:

Leonhardtweb - Home of the GUNBUS - GUNBUS
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:59 AM   #2
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I'd rather have a Munch Mammot, I'll give ol' Friedl a call and see what he has left....
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..they ran out of Opel motors though. Maybe they can use something from a Tanus?
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Maybe a nice pre-VW Skoda motor would work,

They were always more reliable than a Trabant.....
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I'd use one of those air cooled V8s from a Tatra. In fact Ferdi Porsche stole the idea for the VW bug from Tatre, specifically the Tatra 97. Here's a Tatra link to you Czech freeks.

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Isn't it bizzare that no matter absurdly excessive the bike may be, it really doesn't look that different from the crap they actually build and sell? Just more of the same....
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Isn't it bizzare that no matter absurdly excessive the bike may be, it really doesn't look that different from the crap they actually build and sell? Just more of the same....
One would expect with a name like "Gunbus" to see something more-along the lines of the 'Zuki Boost King or a slightly-more Origami-ized Z-1000............
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I was thinking they could use an old zeppelin motor for the Gunbuz. Or maybe one of those Tiger Tank powerplants they have stashed in a bunker somewhere.

Why another V twin? Pshaw. Makes no sense amigo...
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I guess the 6:1 compression ratio was so it could run on vodka if there was no gas available.
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"I guess the 6:1 compression ratio was so it could run on vodka if there was no gas available"

They say the Big Tatra V8 killed more Nazis than the whole Czech army combined. So dangerous that the Riechkommand forbid any Nazi officer to even be seen in one. Snap oversteer maybe?
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