Zef Eisenberg who runs Maxicorp Autosports on the island of Guernsey has been building some really high performance, outside the box machinery. Their turbine bike is impressive, to say the least, but how about a nice little V8 designed especially for motorcycles? Sure, why not?
He preferred a flatplane crank, which eliminates the rumble many of us associate with your average automotive smallblock, and replaces it with a smooth whine until the revs rise and it begins to scream, but, according to Zef, it also enables a lighter and less bulky engine design. After four years of problem solving and testing, they have it out of the shop and into the bike. It's fitted with eight independent throttle bodies with tuned intake stacks and a compact six speed transmission. He met his goal of light weight since the engine weighs in at only 180 pounds. They decided to take it for a little break in run, and while limiting the engine to only 80 percent throttle, the bike, with no fairing and relatively upright bars, knocked out a 207mph blast in the standing mile. I guess it works!
There's still a lot of work to do, but with that kind of performance right from the start, this could get interesting really fast.
Link: MADMAX Race Team