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Old 03-23-2010, 03:25 PM   #7591
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What the hell is that?!?! Looks like someone fused a buell and a Superduty truck!
i really wish that they had given in as cool a front as they did the back. i DONT like the look of the front suspension. give me conventional suspension, those cool handlebars and a cool street-fighter headlight.
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:29 PM   #7592
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My hairs are standing up just looking at this thing!

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Here is something I have never seen before ... a 6 cylinder RG500 two-stroke (not sure of actual displacement)








2 cylinders added ..









Insane project ...

I will research this when I get some time.
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is this a radiator between the forks in the front?
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<custom carbon twin-spar framed special>
Holy ****. When was this bike designed & built? Love that carbon frame, swinger, and underslung shock paired with the swoopy 80's bodywork.
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can you explain wtf is going on in this picture?
fatty - I'm assuming the 2 stroke, any other details?
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can you explain wtf is going on in this picture?
fatty - I'm assuming the 2 stroke, any other details?
Armstrong GP 250/350 tandem Rotax 2-stroke twin from the mid-80's.
Had a carbon twin beam frame and cantilever swing arm.

Scottish Rider Niall McKenzie rode it with some success.

*Interesting side bar found while researching ..

"I was a mechanic on the Silverstone Armstrong 250GP team in the mid eighties. The team used beautiful carbon fiber honeycomb twin spar chassis with a swinging arm of similar construction. Abo****ely a beautiful piece. It was designed by Mike Eatogh who I believe now works for Harley Davidson (consultant at least). It was very light and very rigid in all the right areas. We used Rotax 256 tandem twin engine which was not up to the challenge of the factory Yamaha and Honda engines that had just arrived. The team also had little in the way of a development budget and so were not able to take the concept or the engine powering it to the next level. Donnie MacLeod and Niall McKenzie were the riders and finished first and second IIRC in the British championship but GP results were more difficult to come by. The best result for the team using that chassis was a second place at Spa in 1986 (MacLeod). I was the #2 mechanic on MacLeods bike and my opposite number on the McKenzie bikes was a big Geordie known as Crusty. Geoff Crust went on the become team manager for the Marlboro Yamaha MotoGP team running Biaggi.

One little interesting tidbit is that while the frames were very strong in certain planes they were very weak in others. This was accounted for in design and was not a problem under normal running. However, the side fairing mount was a simple half inch by four inch aluminum tube. Unfortunately, even just the weight of the bike was enough to push this tube through the side of the frame spar and so even a slow speed get off often had the annoying and very time consuming effect of destroying a chassis. We had a lot of late nights... It was fun though."
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