For all of you small displacement, lightweight motorcycle guys, here’s something I came across as I wandered around Vintage Days 2008 at Mid Ohio. It’s called Doublewhiz for the twin engines it currently sports. Total displacement is 276cc. The engines are Whizzers, or whoever made them for Whizzer, and power runs through a 3 speed transmission. I’m not sure of the year this modified bike is based on but it is pretty cool. Just shows how a custom builder will start modifying just about anything for a bit more performance so no matter how anemic some future vehicle might be, some guy will always look at it and start to wonder, “What if …?” and the process begins.
Whizzer has been making motorized bicycles since 1939 but the company has changed hands and gone out of and back into production over the years but they still retain the motorized bicycle form of the originals. Current models are 138cc with a top speed of 25 mph.
I don’t know if this is any kind of daily rider but I bet it has enough performance to get this guy wherever he needs to go for short trips and errands, maybe even back and forth to work. It’s certainly as practical as some of the first electric motorcycles being built and it probably has a much greater range. Interesting.