If the ordinary isn’t your style, if even low production specials from the factory cause you to yawn in boredom, then this pair of specials, created by Allen Millyard is for you. The current owner is offering both a 1972 Kawasaki H2 1000 4 cylinder 2 stroke and a 1970 Kawasaki H1 850 5 cylinder 2 stroke.
Each of these bikes is powered by a cylinder configuration never offered by the factory, they come from the skilled and patient hands of Allen Millyard who can’t seem to stop cutting apart and then rejoining engines in ways the engineers never considered, or if they did, kept the ideas to themselves.
Millyard has created V12 engines from a pair of straight sixes and more recently made a respectable street bike powered by the V10 from a Dodge Viper. The neat thing about the variants seen here is that the work is performed in a small garage workshop with hand tools, no exotic computer controlled machine tools, just a knowledge of what he plans to do and then the careful work of doing it. Really amazing.
According to the listing, you can buy the pair or either bike individually. The five cylinder was for sale previously, but this is the first time I’ve seen the 1000-4 on the block.
Not cheap, but bikes like these never are. Very neat.