Motorcycle with a 48-Cylinder Engine

(Photo: Hertfordshire Superbike Centre)

A classic Royal Enfield engine has 1 cylinder. The typical V-twin has 2. A Honda Goldwing has 6. But the engine of the Whitelock Tinker Toy has no fewer than 48 cylinders arranged in 6 straight 8 blocks. Its total displacement is 4200 cubic centimeters.

Simon Whitelock built this marvel. But can he steer it?

Link -via Paul Overton


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Thanks for checking in, Ali! I found this video clip above from Simon's YouTube page. That's pretty amazing! Please let us know if you have a new clip or update about the 48!
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Hi there,

We came across this when checking our webhits!!

My name is Ali form Hertfordshire Superbike Centre - this bike was built by Simon Whitelock, the owner and MD of Hertfordshire Superbike Centre. Read up more on this on our dedicated page to the 48: http://www.hertfordshiresuperbikes.com/48cyl.shtml

We have videos of it running on our youtube channel under our favourites (You can catch a link form our homepage http://www.hertfordshiresuperbikes.com/ )

If we have enough interest, we may just get it running again for the world to see!!
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