See it to Believe It: Motorcycle Outfitted with a 9-cylinder Airplane Engine (video)

Red Barron Motorcycle

Motorcycles come in all shapes and sizes, but none might not be more unusual than the Red Baron.  It was created by German mechanic (and verified nut job – kidding) Frank Ohle.  He spent 18-months creating this motorcycle, if you wanna call it that, as the engine in between his legs is derived from an aircraft engine.  Yes, you read that right, an aircraft engine.  More specifically the Rotec Radial R3600, a 150-horsepower, nine-cylinder engine.

Apparently the Rotec R3600 is commonly used in World War 1 era planes, so to call it antiquated might be an understatement.  Nevertheless, it produces 150 horses of power, which is nothing to shrug at, as it’s a healthy, to say the least, amount of power for a two-wheeled machine.

How the engine fits, as well as works, is a question I’ll never be able to answer or explain.  The video, as one would expect, depicts just how loud the Red Baron is – it could likely lead to hearing loss if want didn’t take the proper precautions.

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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

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