Homemade Frankenstein – BMW R65 Chassis with a Honda V8

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Post Sale Update: After 17 bids, this crazy bike sold for $1,925.

We don’t even know what to call this, so we’ll forget the naming and just describe what we see. Take one frame from a 1979 BMW R65, yank the engine and instead throw in a V8 formed by two 4-cylinder Honda 350 engines housed in a custom crankcase and crossplane crank. Oh yeah – it runs EIGHT Mikuni carbs. Have fun syncing those.

Dennis Franz V8 - Right Side

Before you read any more, you just have to listen to this thing fire up. We can’t stop watching the first 30 seconds of this video over and over again, so just enjoy:

Dennis Franz V8 - Engine

Unfortunately, there’s a catch. The seller notes that his creation has developed a knock, and though he thinks the issue might be a broken piston, one gets the idea that he’s done working with this and just wants to move on. Want to learn more? The Kneeslider seems to have been the first source on this bike back in 2010.

Dennis Franz V8 - Left Side

Find this crazy contraption for sale here on eBay with bidding currently at $1,209 in Newton, Kansas.

Dennis Franz V8 - Right Side Naked