If the Ecosse represents the ultimate motorcycle available today, the RoqueMoto KickBoxer reveals what might be in showrooms tomorrow.
It’s a concept from designer Ian McElroy, and uses Subaru’s rally-bred WRX motor for propulsion.
The engine is turbocharged for even more grunt, and feeds into a Baker Torquebox, one of the few motorcycle gearboxes able to handle sportscar levels of power.
<< If the KickBoxer makes the transition from CAD program to showroom floor, the Ecosse will have a serious rival at the stoplight Grand Prix.Building a WRX powered motorcycle is crazy. So I designed the craziest WRX powered motorcycle that I could actually build. Over a year ago I was thinking up crazy ideas for my next project, and I decided to just do them all. It took a lot of research. The hard part was finding a workable transmission, but I saw that Jesse James bike with the radial engine, and realized I could just do what he did. At some point I decided I had to model the whole bike in CAD, as a lot of the parts had to be machined. So I set out to teach myself Solidworks and use it to model the chassis. It is a testimate to the awesomeness of Solidworks that I was able to learn everything I needed as I built my model, with no prior CAD experience whatsoever. I have to give credit to Matt, aka Shift1313 on customfighters.com. Without his help the model wouldn’t look quite so good, and probably wouldn’t function very well either. Thanks Matt ! >>
A few specs :
Engine: stock Subaru WRX
Turbo: stock IHI
Wheels: 5Ziggen “ProRacer”
Rake: 20 degrees
Right angle gearbox: from a Mitsubishi awd car
Transmission: Baker Torquebox
Belt drive: BDL
Front hub: rear hub, 1980’s GM car
Rear axle: modified Datsun 280Z stub axle
Rear shock: aftermarket Buell type pull shock
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