Someone here knows this

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  1. craigincali

    craigincali Just hanging around

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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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  2. Tosh Togo

    Tosh Togo Long timer

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  3. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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

    .wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Newcombe

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    spezjag Long timer

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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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  5. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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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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  6. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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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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  7. craigincali

    craigincali Just hanging around

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    Tuluie was the guy I was thinking about. Thanks guys..
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    motojunky Professional Idiot

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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. :D
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  9. craigincali

    craigincali Just hanging around

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