Over the previous few years, bikes have been dropping their cylinder counts like flies. Most newbie bikes are all the way down to only a single cylinder, and even middleweight sportbikes are shifting from inline fours to parallel twins. However what for those who may go the opposite means? What for those who may personal a motorbike with 48 cylinders? Nicely, due to Bonhams, you may: A 48-cylinder two-stroke 4.2-liter Kawasaki is crossing the block.
Clearly, extra cylinders is extra higher. This has been confirmed time and time once more, from the Viper to the oft-tried 16-cylinder, so clearly a 48-cylinder Kawasaki goes to be 48 occasions nearly as good as a puny little Ninja 500. Clearly, that makes the $76,000 anticipated sale value — simply 14 occasions the MSRP of a Ninja 500 — a downright steal.
The Tinker Toy, because the bike is known as, was constructed by Simon Whitelock out within the UK with the categorical function of profitable a Guinness world document: Automobile Engine With The Most Cylinders. Whitelock took the tiny 250cc three-cylinder from Kawasaki’s KH250 and bolted it to 15 extra KH250 motors, with eight down both sides of the very lengthy motorbike.
With such a large engine configuration, the Tinker Toy wants a separate 125cc engine simply to start out. It rides on Goldwing suspension, makes use of a BMW transmission, and options loads of customized plumbing, wiring, and welding — actually a car that crosses manufacturers and borders.
The Tinker Toy crosses the block at Bonhams’ Spring Stafford Sale, which suggests you’ve received till April 21 to get your funds so as and get your self over to the UK to bid. Give it some thought this fashion — it’s a one-off world document holder, and there actually gained’t be one other. It’s an appreciating asset, and with such a low cost-per-cylinder you may’t afford not to purchase it.