It's been a while since we talked about any motorcycle powered cars on The Kneeslider and I just got a note about the Hyper Pro Racer so I thought I'd take a look. The 5 valve Yamaha 450 WR engine is designed for dirt bikes, but the Aussies thought it would be ideal for their track car built for the Hyper Racer spec series where all cars are the same and the engine is sealed.
The car looks like a race cart on steroids with a full roll cage and 6 inch wheels, but don't let looks deceive you, the car lays down track times pretty close to the Porsche Cup racers who have to spend one helluva lot more money to do what these little guys can do. They're designed for the go kart racer moving up while keeping costs under control.
There's 4 wheel disc brakes, 5 speed gearbox, slipper clutch, Ohlins suspension, 6 point harness, all of the things you would want in a little road burner. They sell it fully assembled or as a kit, starting at $9995.
Looks like it would be a hoot out on the track and comparing time slips with that guy standing next to his Porsche would be priceless. Neat!