What do you do when you have a Vespa 50 Special scooter lying around doing nothing, and a spare Yamaha FZR600 engine gathering dust? One is a 50cc scooter, the other a powerful 600cc motorcycle engine...
That's a dilemma that someone in Italy had, and he solved it by taking the Yamaha engine and wrapping the Vespa scooter around it. Mind you, it's not a static scootBike, but it really works, just have a look at the video below.
If you look at the photos, the engine is almost as big as the scooter.
There's a video below. I'd imagine that his leg and other, private, parts of his body must get uncomfortably warm. But watching him ride the contraption is impressive. Of course the scootBike weights next to nothing, and with a powerful engine in it, it'll fly, which is exactly what it does.
Notice the radiator in front.
Have a look at the video. It's impressive.
|Vespa 50 with Yamaha 600cc Engine (3 minutes 21 seconds)|
Via: Scootin' Old School