Great to see a V Twin JAP engine still in action
From Vintagent
“The machine was fabricated in 1953 by Francis T Williams. It was built specifically for riding at Brighton (FTW lived just up the road at Saltdean).”
"Technical: Although it is based on the ‘Stronger’ 1100cc JAP mk2 Crankcases, it is fitted with 2 Speedway heads and barrels giving a nominal 998cc. It is indeed the ‘Two of Everything’ version of the Ultimate Racing JAP and has the normal Mk2 oil pump which is NOT TotalLoss. For the Cooper cars and circuit racing, Total Loss was unacceptable so a recirculating system was employed. The GP carbs are in fact 1 1/4" and the SU floats came from an XK Jaguar. It runs on straight Methanol and gives circa 100 BHP. The JAP is mounted in a 1952 350cc Manx Norton rolling chassis (the 350 version is lighter than the 500 being made in lighter gauge tubing)."
From HERE & HERE 

Great to see a V Twin JAP engine still in action

From Vintagent

The machine was fabricated in 1953 by Francis T Williams. It was built specifically for riding at Brighton (FTW lived just up the road at Saltdean).”

"Technical: Although it is based on the ‘Stronger’ 1100cc JAP mk2 Crankcases, it is fitted with 2 Speedway heads and barrels giving a nominal 998cc. It is indeed the ‘Two of Everything’ version of the Ultimate Racing JAP and has the normal Mk2 oil pump which is NOT TotalLoss. For the Cooper cars and circuit racing, Total Loss was unacceptable so a recirculating system was employed. The GP carbs are in fact 1 1/4" and the SU floats came from an XK Jaguar. It runs on straight Methanol and gives circa 100 BHP. The JAP is mounted in a 1952 350cc Manx Norton rolling chassis (the 350 version is lighter than the 500 being made in lighter gauge tubing)."

From HERE & HERE 

MEN ARE STILL MEN in OZ——
—-where 63 year old Stuart Hooper whacked his single cylinder Velocette up to 183.37 mph on  Lake Gairdner using straight methanol as the nitro methane caused certain problems.
Quote :—“Hooper and his team of Velocette arch-enthusiasts have brought the bike to Bonneville as well as Lake Gairdner, and are currently, as far as I know, the World’s Fastest single-cylinder motorcycle with a ‘normal’ riding position.  A full ‘cigar’ body would likely net them the World’s Fastest without an asterisk!  As generally reliable as the Velo has been, there’s still drama on the salt; imagine a ‘hiccup’ from a nitroglycerine backfire locking the rear wheel at 150mph”
I am really pleased as Velocettes have always been dear to my heart, machines of the highest quality.
Read more HERE

MEN ARE STILL MEN in OZ——

—-where 63 year old Stuart Hooper whacked his single cylinder Velocette up to 183.37 mph on  Lake Gairdner using straight methanol as the nitro methane caused certain problems.

Quote :—“Hooper and his team of Velocette arch-enthusiasts have brought the bike to Bonneville as well as Lake Gairdner, and are currently, as far as I know, the World’s Fastest single-cylinder motorcycle with a ‘normal’ riding position.  A full ‘cigar’ body would likely net them the World’s Fastest without an asterisk!  As generally reliable as the Velo has been, there’s still drama on the salt; imagine a ‘hiccup’ from a nitroglycerine backfire locking the rear wheel at 150mph”

I am really pleased as Velocettes have always been dear to my heart, machines of the highest quality.

Read more HERE

Now if you take a 1000cc V-Twin Ducati and modify it so it is a single cylinder 500cc with the other cylinder supercharging it will you get more power or less ?? Well  Bart Crauwels finds the  498cc single has 15 HP more than the original twin putting out 102 HP at the rear wheel, torque is increased and it runs fine to 10,000 rpm, 2500 rpm over stock. It’s about 30 HP more than the well known Ducati Supermono. The Ducati V-One, as he calls it, is for racetrack use only and when things get sorted out he plans to build more.

V one. I like it

More HERE

DIESELPUNK

Remember his Royal Enfield ‘Musket’ HERE

Well it got better  

Quote :—-"Compared to the first Musket’s 70 deg, a more compact 59 deg. V angle leads to much simpler installation, a reduced top tube stretch and an aesthetic more true to vintage V twin roots.

This new crankcase can be machined to accept either 350 or 500 top ends, allowing riders the option of a 700 or 1000.
This new motor has been installed into the frame of the test machine - a 2002 Bullet 500. A modification of the frame’s down-tube resulted in a stretch of only 2.3”.

From HERE

I came across this in an Harley Davison Forum HERE . I didn’t know what that the scooterish thing was but recognised that the one at the back is a Vee Twin ‘New Imperial’  in Brooklands trim with a supercharger. I doubt if the lady mounted on it has ever started the engine let alone ridden it as only the great ‘Ginger’ Woods ever managed to tame it and even then it threw him off at some very high speeds. I did more research and discovered the the  scooterish thing is a Steamdriven Holden motorcycle of 1896. It was designed by Colonel Capel holden who also was the designer of the Brooklands race track. It had  a  flat water-cooled 4 cylinder motor which had only two connecting rods. the engine in effect had double acting pistons. the connecting rods were directly linked by cranks to the rear wheel which made control difficult at low speed.

More HERE

I came across this in an Harley Davison Forum HERE . I didn’t know what that the scooterish thing was but recognised that the one at the back is a Vee Twin ‘New Imperial’  in Brooklands trim with a supercharger. I doubt if the lady mounted on it has ever started the engine let alone ridden it as only the great ‘Ginger’ Woods ever managed to tame it and even then it threw him off at some very high speeds. I did more research and discovered the the  scooterish thing is a Steamdriven Holden motorcycle of 1896. It was designed by Colonel Capel holden who also was the designer of the Brooklands race track. It had  a  flat water-cooled 4 cylinder motor which had only two connecting rods. the engine in effect had double acting pistons. the connecting rods were directly linked by cranks to the rear wheel which made control difficult at low speed.

More HERE

BIKEPUNK

Brough Superior SS100

Brough Superior SS100

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All new 2014 Brough Superior SS100

The new SS100 exhibits the extremely high quality craftsmanship plus high end components and materials you would expect of the name and it has a certain visual connection to the legendary classics, but as a motorcycle, I’m not sure what to think of it. Is this what the Brough would have been if it had survived all of these years and continued to evolve or is this a modern recreation of sorts based on the famous name with enough visual hints to make you feel like it’s a true descendant?”

Brough Superior SS100

The custom designed engine is an 88 degree V-Twin DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, water and oil cooled of 997cc displacement and available in configurations from 100 to 140 horsepower. Dry weight of the SS100 is a very svelte 395 pounds. The frame is steel and titanium with an aluminum and magnesium alloy swing arm, shocks are from Ohlins and it looks like the front suspension is a Hossack derivative. Brakes are Beringer, with 4 ceramic discs.