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Old 16th May 2006, 12:07   #1
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Default Photo report of a Bike with an 800 engine

I have seen this thread about using 800 engine on a bike (Using a maruti 800 engine on a bike?), but it was more like a Q&A rather than a report.

I believe this one deserves a separate thread since it is an actual photo report.

Yesterday I saw this strange looking bike with a 800 engine. But I didn't have my camera handy, therefore I got my camera today. Lucky me, that bike was still parked there. I managed to find the owner and we had a long talk.

Note the bike style gear shift mated to the 800 engine.






The owner is Vaibhav Singh, originally from Delhi but currently studying in MIT, Manipal. He is a final year student in Mech.Engg and this bike is his academic project.





This crushed pipe is the air filter .


He has spent about 65K on this project, and needs funding to take the project to the next level. He is planning on disk brakes, auto transmission, etc. I have invited him to join the forum so that he can provide further details on the project.
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Wow, looks like the basic strutture tenmplate has been established, bike just needs some doing up and fine tuning I suppose. Love the air filter!!!!

When is he joining?? Can you please give some details about the fitting of the engine, what changes he made, etc.
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Umm...I would like to say something nice about this project, but I just don't know what to say!

For a good job of planting a car engine onto a bike frame, you must see the work done by a Bombay guy, who brought his bike to the Speedrun in 2005.
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GOOD GRIEF!!!
Like Rtech.. I would LOVE to say something nice about the project.. but I just can't seem to find the words.
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Wow! How does one reach the handle bars! Geez! Good Grief! It looks like a "poor man's Indian Larry meets American Chopper". Grade A for effort though.
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This is the Bombay bike I was talking about. It has a 1.3L Esteem engine in it. A very neat job which actually ends up looking like a motorcycle.

He has mated an RD350 gearbox to the Esteem engine.






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Give him a break guys, he is on a student budget.
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1.3L! wow! How fast does it go!
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Actually, the bike Rtech showed must have been form a much much larger budget than this guy> I think for 65k, it is ok.
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I Think for 1300cc it Defiantly required a BIGGER tyer...
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Yeah, moi and Rtech checked that Esteem-engined bike last year.

I have to admit.IT was a lot civilised and practical-looking than this 800cc bike.
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something different and innovative
the bike with esteems eng looks like a bike
neat and clean job
even the guy who is working with 800 eng. has done a good job
whats the top speed of bike with esteems eng. any idea
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According to my knowledge that esteem engine bike's engine failed during one of the runs in mumbai .
i have seen that bike on the 2005 speed run mumbai its a NEAT job done there

Good piece of engineering
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Ok both the bikes are ....well i dont have words

5 ***** 's for effort though!
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Long back there was an article Autocar where a guy from Punjab built a custom cruiser bike on a Gypsy engine. I remember he did a good job
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