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NSU 2000 Bison: World’s Biggest Cylinder Motorcycle

29
May
2008
  Posted at 01:59:47 PM
  File under  Records Special-Bikes
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

NSU Konsul motorcycle
Original NSU Konsul 500
Having a single cylinder motorcycle with some 600-700 cc is pushing it. Above that, twins are much easier. Just think about vibrations... So imagine what it would be like to have a motorcycle with double that capacity, on a single!!!

That's exactly what Franz Langer has. Franz, a German engineer, is retired, so he has a lot of time on his hands. He already had his name in the Guinness record books for having the biggest single engine motorcycle; in this case a 1,000 cc engine.

NSU Bison 2000 engine
But he wanted bigger, much bigger! On top of that, his record got broken by a 1.5 liter single, and he couldn't have that.

Franz took an old NSU Konsul and replaced the original 500 cc engine with an airplane single-cylinder engine. The airplane's 1440 cc engine was still not enough... so he enlarged it to 2,000 cc!

The original piston was way to heavy, with its 3 kilograms, so he made a new one, weighing "only" 1.6 Kgs.

After several modification, his motorcycle is ready to go, except..... there's no starter.

Yes, Franz says you can kick start it, but that would probably only apply to Arnold Schwarzenegger on steroids. His recommendation is to push start the bike.

What a ride that must be. His specially produced exhaust gives a real sound, while I must presume the vibrations must be enormous. Imagine what his torque must be...




NSU Bison 200

This is one motorcycle that would not look out of place in Mad Max 4...Confused Smiley

Click here to read more about it, and see more photos Open link in a new window  (in German)

Via: Moto-Station



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