Curt Winter took his latest bike, the BTR Moto GP, out for a little track day exercise at Thunder Hill Raceway. If you watch the video, you have to remind yourself, this is running a stock 88 cubic inch big twin engine. Since then, Curt’s swapped it for something a little more muscular, a 95 inch, 109 hp, 119 foot pound engine which translates to even more performance.
It’s too bad Harley doesn’t want to take a little side trip off in this direction because they have an engine that could be a lot of fun if wrapped in the right frame and bodywork, instead of being confined to long wheelbase cruisers. It also makes you wonder what the judges were thinking when Curt’s bike placed third in the performance class at the AMD Championship, but let’s not debate those points again, decisions have been made, end of story.
It’s nice to know someone isn’t afraid to think outside the conventional box and it proves those big V-Twins work great in applications beyond what we’re seeing from the factory. Looking good, Curt.
Link: BTR Moto