Those really big twins tend to be ludicrously overweight, like you are hauling a passenger and sidecar along even when riding solo.
Not a big fan of anything much bigger than a 1000cc.
Weight isn't an issue when you have over 100hp at the crank.
It's finally happening!
I really like the way Carberry did the frame.
The Featherbed frame is good, but not so good that a poorly executed engine installation will work properly in it. I have seen a couple of v-twin Featherbed specials (Harley and Vincent) that looked like they were carrying the engine too high for sweet handling.You don't want to finish up with a bike that falls into corners like a loaded wheelbarrow.
You can do a dual front down tube on the Musket to avoid that curved tube that Aniket used. Aniket just didn't want to have any tube partially blocking the view of his engine. The frame can be done many ways.We just made contact with a guy who makes featherbed frames, and is willing to make them be a custom fit for the Musket. The Musket was made for an open cradle frame, so there were no restrictions on the dimensions of the bottom of the engine shape. On a closed loop frame, this could have interferences with fit, so it is very nice to have a frame builder who will build the frame to fit the engine.
Bare - Are you not familiar with the Honda RVT?
Really!?Mild steel or the good stuff like maybe Reynolds 531?Hmmnnn...