Motorcycle Forums banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
MODERATOR X
Joined
·
5,449 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Those wacky Germans are at it again. Leonhardt, a company based in Eppingen, Germany that specializes in motor performance, has a design in progress that, if ever completed, will make a big bang in the motorcycle world.

With a 45-degree V twin displacing over 400 cubic inches, and rolling stock from a Boeing 767, this is sure to get you noticed at the local hoffbrau. Excessive? You bet. And it only weighs 100 lbs more than the heaviest Harley. Take a look at:

Leonhardtweb - Home of the GUNBUS - GUNBUS
 

·
Aging Cafe` Racer
Joined
·
8,715 Posts
I'd rather have a Munch Mammot, I'll give ol' Friedl a call and see what he has left....
 

·
MODERATOR X
Joined
·
5,449 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
..they ran out of Opel motors though. Maybe they can use something from a Tanus?
 

·
Aging Cafe` Racer
Joined
·
8,715 Posts
Maybe a nice pre-VW Skoda motor would work,

They were always more reliable than a Trabant.....
 

·
MODERATOR X
Joined
·
5,449 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I'd use one of those air cooled V8s from a Tatra. In fact Ferdi Porsche stole the idea for the VW bug from Tatre, specifically the Tatra 97. Here's a Tatra link to you Czech freeks.

Tatra 600 - Tatraplan
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,483 Posts
Isn't it bizzare that no matter absurdly excessive the bike may be, it really doesn't look that different from the crap they actually build and sell? Just more of the same....
One would expect with a name like "Gunbus" to see something more-along the lines of the 'Zuki Boost King or a slightly-more Origami-ized Z-1000............
 

·
MODERATOR X
Joined
·
5,449 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I was thinking they could use an old zeppelin motor for the Gunbuz. Or maybe one of those Tiger Tank powerplants they have stashed in a bunker somewhere.

Why another V twin? Pshaw. Makes no sense amigo...
 

·
Aging Cafe` Racer
Joined
·
8,715 Posts
I guess the 6:1 compression ratio was so it could run on vodka if there was no gas available.
 

·
MODERATOR X
Joined
·
5,449 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
"I guess the 6:1 compression ratio was so it could run on vodka if there was no gas available"

They say the Big Tatra V8 killed more Nazis than the whole Czech army combined. So dangerous that the Riechkommand forbid any Nazi officer to even be seen in one. Snap oversteer maybe?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,116 Posts
One of the TV shows had "The Worlds Largest Motorcycle." It was in one of the magazines too. Power from a Jaguar V-12. Wheels actuated (steering and propulsion) via hydraulics. It has "training wheels" that are retracted once it starts moving. As I recall it's about 12-14 feet tall, blown engine with about 1000 hp. It could probably carry the Gunbus and deploy it for trips into the local parking lots like a yacht dingy.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top