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craigincali 11-19-2012 10:33 PM

Someone here knows this
 
I have been racking my brain for a week...What is the name of the guy who built the MotoGP type bike with the snowmobile engine?? I am pretty sure it was a snowmobile engine... I cant even find it on Google

Tosh Togo 11-19-2012 10:43 PM

Rob Tuluie :1drink

motu 11-20-2012 01:17 AM

More likely Kim Newcombe, and it was an outboard engine.

.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Newcombe

http://www.ozebook.com/top100/konig3.jpg

spezjag 11-20-2012 01:23 AM

It was Tuluie. That thing was a missile.

I read an article on it in the Brit mag PB. He was an aerospace engineer who had a thing for bikes, much like John Britten. The detail work on that thing (800cc if I remember correctly) was amazing.

Pantah 11-20-2012 03:59 AM

Yeah I saw it race at a few Formula USA events. I think it raced in the Unlimited GP class against mostly 750 GSX-R's.

PeteN95 11-20-2012 02:24 PM

Newcombe's Konig used a longitudinal flat 4 cylinder 2 stroke outboard motor with belt driven rotary valves mated to a Norton Manx gearbox. Here is the motor, note the belt turning 90 degrees from the side to the rotary valves on top. He actually won a race and finished second in the championship on this thing in 1973!?

http://www.raceclassics.co.uk/images...g%20engine.jpg

craigincali 11-20-2012 04:40 PM

Tuluie was the guy I was thinking about. Thanks guys..

motojunky 11-21-2012 08:03 AM

I met Rob Tuluie at Summit Point in WV a couple of times in the early 90's. He was campaigning a CR500 powered racer at the time and was also in some way involved in a TZ750 project. I was on a near-stock RZ350 and somehow the rule structure placed that TZ750 and my RZ in the same class. I've never enjoyed being passed so much. :D

craigincali 11-21-2012 07:20 PM

Wasnt there another guy who made a GP bike with a Rotax motor??


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