What Car Engine Would You Like to See in a Bike?

Motorcycle.com Staff
by Motorcycle.com Staff
We're all familiar with the cartoonish Boss Hoss, which shoehorns a Chevy 350- or 502-cubic inch V8 into a frame with two wheels. But that cornering-challenged beast is not the only bike to have carried a car engine. There have also been limited-production bikes with flathead Ford V8s and the aluminum Buick V8. Plus a number of home-builts with engines from a Lincoln V12 down to a VW flat four.

Today's motorcycle engines lack nothing in the power department (and stuff that power into the lightest, most-compact package), so power is no longer a big motivation for stuffing an automotive mill in a bike. The real reason is that a car engine in a bike is different. You can't throw a rock without hitting a custom bike with a Harley or Harley-clone V-twin motor in it. Wouldn't it be nice to see a custom bike, look at the motor, do a double-take and say, "What the hell is that?!" So use your imaginations, MOrons, and tell us what car motor you'd like to see in a motorcycle.

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