Gotta love two strokes, fewer parts and lots of power. Of course some guys always get the itch, they look at a single and think, nice engine, but why didn't they make it a twin? Then the really rare fellow says, hmm, ... ya know, that's not a bad idea.
This project, currently under way in a long build thread over on the PBmag forum, is still in progress, but the photos here will give you an idea of what he's doing. Started way back in November of 2009, he's had a few starts and stops, but it looks like he's under way again and making headway.
The engine will be a 1000cc V-Twin using the top ends from two Honda CR500s. The bottom end isn't cast like Aniket's Musket, instead, he's using blocks of aluminum, a rather substantial milling machine, careful design and lots of patient work.
We'll check back to see how it goes, but I thought you might like to see this one as it comes together. The work so far is very impressive.
Thanks for the tip, Eoin!
Link: PB Mag forum