Got a note from Curt Winter of Big Twin Racers to let me know they finalized prices on their War Horse frame kits. Curt has been working on the War Horse for quite a while, originally building a bike called the Carver which has now evolved into the War Horse and it looks like he has it tweaked just right. Like a lot of us around here, Curt thinks the big American V-twins are a nice high torque engine looking for a sporty frame. Being a hands on kind of guy, he decided to build one.
Curt originally used a solid mount setup but redesigned the frame to use a rubber mounted engine which makes vibration less of a problem for both rider and components. With an aggressive rider position and loads of torque, this could be one sweet machine
According to Curt, the frame kit sells for $5300.00 and consists of frame, swing arm, gas tank and oil tank. The rolling chassis kit is $16,750.00 and consists of frame, swing arm, gas tank, oil tank, Ohlins suspension front and rear, Brembo brakes, radial master cylinder front, cylinder for rear, Black stone tec carbon fiber wheels and either 1 or 2 up seating for the tail section.
If motorcycle companies insist on putting the big twins in cruiser frames and ignore the sporty potential of these engines, smaller builders will do it themselves. Curt looks like he has a nice one here.
Link: Big Twin Racers