When we last looked at the radial engine powered motorcycle by JRL Cycles, it was a bit short of finished. JRL mounted their engine longitudinally instead of transverse as Jesse James did. It looked interesting then but it’s always nice to see the finished bike.
Chris Beytes of South Elgin, IL., one of The Kneeslider’s readers, was up at the EAA fly in at Oshkosh, Wisconsin and almost ready to leave last Friday when he came across the bike. He snapped these photos and tried to get the guys from Rotec to fire it up but they are saving that for Sturgis. After looking it over, Chris says it appears to be very well engineered. I think they might have done well to add heat shields on those exhausts, either that or you wear some sort of asbestos leg protection. And how about that open belt on the left? Ouch! Looks nice, though.
Thanks for the photos, Chris!
Photo credits: Chris Beytes of South Elgin, IL.