Now here’s one that even threw me for a loop. You see Harley Davidson is synonymous with many things, none of which have anything to do with speed, performance and handling. Yet here we are looking at a four-wheeled roadster that is powered by a big 120 cu. in. Harley Davidson V-twin that is linked by a drive shaft to a rear mounted, sequential shift trans-axle. It’s a pretty cool little rig actually. According to the eBay ad from which these pictures stem, this little bugger was designed by a couple of retired Ford engineers and test driven by former Nascar driver Ricky Rudd. Now, I have no idea how this thing drives and performs, and just be cause it was built by a few retired engineers that still doesn’t mean it’s any good. It is definitely intriguing though.
The question though is, why not use something better than a Harley engine? I mean I have no doubt that a modern day four-cylinder mill out of something like a Hayabusa would have fit in there just fine, so why begin the project with a lumpy antiquated V-twin that only revs to 5500 rpm?
Maybe it’s me, but for the $60,000 or so that the ad states this thing cost to build, I’d have preferred something like an Ariel Atom. It is one hell of a conversation piece though, I’ll give it that.