Motorcycles come in every conceivable shape and size, large to small, heavy to light, sport to street and everything in between, it is only limited by the designers imagination and the laws of science. One of the more unique bikes in production is the Boss Hoss. A street cruiser that touts a V-8 355 HP engine that sounds like the space shuttle taking off. Just the ability to sit atop a chevy car engine and straddle the manifold is reason enough to be impressed. To give you perspective the bike weighs just shy of one ton!
But today’s Sick Cycle takes the notion of car engines to the next level. Imagine if you will a bike with an airplane engine powering it? As unfathomable as it seems it is a reality. The Radial Chopper is a 2800 CC 110 cubic inch head turner. A radial engine is a reciprocating type internal combustion engine where the cylinders point outward from a central crankshaft like the spokes* on a wheel and was commonly used to power air planes until the advent of the turbine motor.
The size of the motor gives the bike a unique look wave look forcing the rider to reach up and out more than normal and causing chiropractors to foam at the mouth.
One can only guess what guys with way to much time and money on their hands, and a love of chrome, will come up with next.
* Photos courtesy of Bored Night