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Video: the 48-cylinder motorcycle

by Nick Aziz

Backyard inventor Simon Whitlock has created a 48-cylinder, 4200cc motorcycle basically by bolting a bunch of engine parts together. It apparently took him three years to complete, overcoming some "huge problems" along the way. It needs a 75cc "Donkey" motor under the seat to start the 48-cyl engine. According to the report, the main engine weighs one ton. "Don't look at it as a bike, look at it as a pure feat of engineering," he said. Images and video after the jump...