1,700-HP Supercharged Suzuki-Based Top Fuel Motorcycle Engine
Making a 1/4-mile pass in 5.50 seconds at nearly 270 mph requires zero mistakes by both the racer and the crew. That ET is the current Top Fuel motorcycle world record belonging to Larry “Spider-Man” McBride. We got to speak with him and learn more about his 1,700-hp supercharged Suzuki-based Top Fuel motorcycle engine.
Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s Suzuki Top Fuel Motorcycle Engine
Larry “Spiderman” McBride is a champion Top Fuel motorcycle racer with more than 40 years of experience in drag racing. We got the chance to speak with him at the 2022 PRI show, where his Top Fuel motorcycle with a 1,700-horsepower Suzuki engine was on display.
IHRA to Debut Motorcycle Class in 2023
The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) has announced a new motorcycle class has been added to the 2023 IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals at Holly Springs Motorsports in Holly Springs, Missouri. The World Championship will now include the ET Motorcycle alongside Top (Box), Mod (No Box), Sportsman, and Junior Dragster classes. “There are so many
Vance & Hines/Mission Suzuki Team Races to Pro Stock Motorcycle Semi-Finals at NHRA Midwest Nationals
Vance & Hines/Mission Suzuki rider Eddie Krawiec raced into the semi-finals and jumped up three spots in the Pro Stock Motorcycle Countdown to the Championship standings at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis on Sunday. After qualifying his Suzuki Hayabusa in the third starting position with a 6.745-second/199.88
Motorcycle Engine Bearings
Since motorcycle bearings are smaller than automotive, the oil clearance is smaller too. In order to achieve optimal conditions of hydrodynamic lubrication, the absolute tolerance of the oil clearance should be tighter than that of bigger automotive bearings.
Motorcycle Drag Race Engines
Back when we started to get serious about competing in the V-Twin drag racing scene, there were four or five manufactures making engine cases, heads, crank/flywheel assemblies, and connecting rods, along with other parts for large cubic inch competition V-twin engines. At the time, the largest factory engines from Harley-Davidson were 80 cubic inch big
Motorcycle Engine Lubrication
Despite common misconceptions, not all oil is created equal when it comes to lubricating motorcycle engines. As with other consumer vehicles, owners want high performance and protection for their investment, which is why using the proper lubricants is so critical to making sure they function properly.
Wiseco Celebrates 80 Years with a Two-Stroke Bike Giveaway
Wiseco is celebrating its 80th year manufacturing performance pistons by giving away a brand-new, off-road built YZ250 two-stroke in partnership with Road 2 Recovery. All entries to win the bike are available through donations and exclusive Wiseco 80th apparel purchases made at WinWiseco80.com, with all proceeds directly benefitting the Road 2 Recovery foundation and their efforts helping injured
Royal Enfield Opens Assembly Facility in Colombia
Royal Enfield has announced the opening of a CKD assembly plant in Colombia, the third-biggest motorcycle market in Latin America, in partnership with its local distributor, Colombiana de Comercio (Corbeta Group). The motorcycle assembly plant in Envigado, Antioquia marks the second motorcycle assembly plant outside of India, a significant milestone for Royal Enfield. Royal Enfield
Two-Cylinder V-Twin Chevy Engine
Sometimes being a hoarder pays off. Johnny Gardner and his son were doing some spring cleaning in the shop and found a box of blown up small block Chevy parts. Not wanting to see the parts go to waste, it turned into a challenge to build something with them. The result was a one-of-a-kind two-cylinder V-Twin Chevy engine!
Engine of the Week February 2021 Recap
In this recap of February’s Engine of the Week features, we highlight a 450 cid single-turbo LS engine built by Flaco’s Performance & Tuning; a ProCharged 400 cid LSX engine built by SDPC Raceshop; a four-valve Suzuki race engine built by Vance & Hines; and a Ford 5.0L Coyote engine built by Esslinger Engineering.
Four-Valve Suzuki Racing Engine
Vance & Hines recently introduced its new four-valve Suzuki race engine, an 1,850cc motor with a new cylinder head design and 400 horsepower capability. For use in Pro Stock, Pro Mod and Pro Street motorcycle drag racing classes, the company says there’s much more to come.