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I read the Cycle World article. It's not a traditional V4 that's for sure. One bank of cylinders sits much higher than the other.



There's a lot of creative thinking going on here. Whether it sees the light of day is another matter.
 

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Looks like a nice engineering feat, but let's wait until it shows up on a track before calling it a contender. Plus, the dude's name isn't that tough. It it pronounced "chez", so it would be 'motochez'. There was a boxing champ named Bobby Czysz, so I remember how it was pronounced.
 

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Yep I read some of it while watching my Broncos lose to the Chargers. The offset V with twon counter rotationg cranks seems to be over engineered for a race bike. Just my opinion. Though I can see the advanages to it. I like the two shock hybird thing in back. 4 cylinders is good i.e. no V-Twin hacks.

Good out of the box thinking. I like what he said about not getting in a contest of refining existing designs with the Japanese. I wish him luck. This country does have the engineering talent to compete. However, given that Harvard MBAs dominate corporations in the U.S., I think this country lacks the financial will to compete..... It has to be someone like him outside the system to do it. I hope he can get the financial backing to pull it off...
 

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I think according to the article this guy likes his name pronounced Sizz like sizzle.
 

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Ah, yes. I remember Bobby Czysz. Thanks for the tip. Boy, it's still a bad name, though. And still mighty difficult for most people to figure out the proper pronunciation.



And I'm not willing to call it a contender for anything yet, either, much less MotoGP. That's why there's a question mark at the end of the title.



You're right, let's see it on the track.
 

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Intriguing. Too bad it sounds like an old CL175 with ratty mufflers.
 

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Funding

Apparently this guy made his money as interior designer to the stars; he's worked with entertainment types like Lenny Kravitz.

So maybe he has the contacts to get funded. It's one hell of an uphill battle there; if deep pockets Proton can't fund the KR to a podium, it would be positively Brittenesque if Michael Czysz could do it.
 

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So with 2 crankshafts does that mean it technically has 2 engines?



Fascinating, I love when someone tries a truly new design. The longitudinal layout makes for compact packaging. Traditionally, the side-effect of that layout is the engine torque upsetting the balance of the bike, but they've eliminated that by having counter-rotating cranks.



The dual shock design helps them engineer in some lateral suspension movement ie when the bike is leaned over. I think Yamaha was experimenting with this a while back on their motogp ride.



I would love to see more.
 

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Free buzglyd!

He's being held at Guantanomo by some Kooky family claiming they've been had in a health insurance scam.
 

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"So with 2 crankshafts does that mean it technically has 2 engines?"

Interesting question. They call helicpoters with twin cranks and twin turbine twins. Seems like God's ultimate layout a 90 degree V-4 would of produced a simple yet narrow design. See KTM post above.



The Great One's engine preference.*

1. V-4

2. Boxer 4

3. Inline 4

4 Boxer Twin

5. Boxer 6

5. 90 degree V-Twin

6. Single

7. 45 degree V-Twin.





*Give to KPaul by God via a burning bush I mean burning Dunlop...

 

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Re: Funding

Actually, I think it's his son who started a Chicago-based Architecture firm that also does product design (like the Lenny Kravitz guitar). But, as you say, it looks like they did more glorified interior design stuff. I read the son has left the firm to join the MotoGP project full-time.

I'm sure they're probably shopping for a big corporate sponsor (or sponsors) to get this thing really going. That's probably why they went and built a very finished-looking prototype. It'll be a tough sled, but who knows?
 

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So, does that make the bike a motorsizzle or a motorsizzcycle?



Bet ya there’s gonna be some very strangely alliterated copy when this one comes out…"Surveying said snapshots, and sizing-up said sizzlecycle, cynical secret surveys surmise something strangely sinister" said SuperCylcle's, sneaky-super-snoop, Sneed Snavley.



 

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Re: KR is using KTM engine now.

It's not prophet. It's prophylactic as in "Nostrilitis the Great Prophylactic."
 
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