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Old 11-19-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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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
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:43 PM   #2
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:17 AM   #3
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More likely Kim Newcombe, and it was an outboard engine.

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Old 11-20-2012, 02:23 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:59 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:24 PM   #6
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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!?

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:40 PM   #7
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Tuluie was the guy I was thinking about. Thanks guys..
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:03 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:20 PM   #9
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Wasnt there another guy who made a GP bike with a Rotax motor??
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