(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
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!!
It seems that you may easily get in contact with some hot engine / exhaust components...
Also reminds me of the slightly less absurd "Dolmette":