Remember the Mazda rotary powered motorcycle we brought you back in May? Many of you have asked about it since then but I didn’t have any more information about it. As I was perusing the latest Cycle World, there it was again, all finished now and one of their featured American Flyers.
The bike is the work of Rodney Aguiar, who’s done work for Roland Sands, among others. He took the Mazda 13B rotary engine from a crashed 1988 RX7 and mated it to a 1995 BMW R1100GS transmission and rear end. A GSX-R 750 supplied the front. A Weber sidedraft 2 barrel brings the mixture together and helps the engine produce 250+ horsepower.
There’s only 3 gallons of gas onboard so the range is, … well, … it doesn’t go very far. It gets 6 miles per gallon, so a bit of math yields, … let’s see, 18 miles. Of course, all reports say it is so unbelievably loud you can’t stand it so why go any further?
Rodney plans to take it to Bonneville and hopes he can get it over 200 mph.
via January 2008 Cycle World
Main photo: Cycle World
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