I have given up on Acme but will at least say they gave it a try.
Really doubt that we will see a HT based twin motor.
There may be a custom twin build but the cost would be way beyond most hobbiest means. But dam it would be cool.
ha ha yeah, but that would be overkill...and it would probably split the bike frame in half, and rip out the rear spokes on the first run.
i was thinking more along the lines of an 80 -100 c.c. v-twin with the looks of the old indian or harley engines from the 40's & 50's
Shouldn't some of the old twin patents be expired by now. Maybe the effort should be on building a tested motor rather than designing something from scratch. Just a thought. I'm certain, that with some incentive (and financing) the Chinese could crank one out in less than 6 months...
I'm not talking about making a v-twin that will produce 15 or more horsepower.
I'm saying someone should make a v-twin that is the same displacement as a single (66 c.c.) so that the same power output is acheived.
sure, the pistons would be tiny, but then again so would the cylinders which would help with frame clearance problems.
I'm just saying that it would be cool to have a little v-twin sitting in the frame of a bike to acheive"the look" of an old Indian or Harley board track racer. a v-twin looks more convincing than a single cylinder.
forget about the epa and forget about carb.
yes those little 1/4 scale v-8's are still being made and are available, but if you've got $5,000.00 just laying around to drop on one, it would be a waste of money to try and put one in a bike.
there would be way too much engineering to even make it work because you would need a way to transfer the power from the flywheel to the bicycle wheel.
you would have to design a jackshaft or transmission to make a right angle drive to get the power to the rear wheel.
those little v-8's make some power but i doubt that they would be able to pull the weight of a bike and a rider. they don't make enough torque to get the job done.
having one in an r/c car is one thing, and a lot less weight for it to move.
having one in a bike wouldbe a major undertaking in designing a drivetrain and you'd end up with $10.000.00 in a bicycle.
you might as well just go buy a motorcycle and be done.