Kickboxer – Subaru WRX Powered Motorcycle Concept

11 Jan 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Kickboxer – Subaru WRX Powered Motorcycle Concept
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Kickboxer – Subaru WRX Powered Motorcycle Concept

Kickboxer – Subaru WRX powered concept motorcycle

Suppose you had an engine from a Subaru WRX and suppose further, you wanted to build a motorcycle, what would it look like? Ian McElroy was thinking about just that and started putting his ideas into Solidworks to see what he could do. One minor problem, though, Ian didn’t know how to use Solidworks, so he set about the task of learning the software as he went, taking his ideas and putting them into the computer.

What you see here is the result and he thought we might like to take a look.


I can’t help but like it.

I’ve always liked older naked goldwings, so I really like this which I guess could be considered similar engine styling.

I wonder if he’s got any torque roll countermeasures? Romping on my WRX always resulted in a nice little body wiggle. That’s moving 3000lbs of steel and aluminum on 4 stiff springs.

What’s it going to do on a bike? The reciprocating mass and flywheel inertia of a 2 or 2.5 liter engine is nothing to take lightly…

Oh, and I love the two little intercoolers above each cylinder bank. A terrible place for them to function, but it links back to the engine’s WRX heritage beautifully and looks quite cool.

The subaru engines are often swapped into old volkswagen camper vans (about to do this myself with a 2.5L non-turbo engine). When one does this, the oil pan ends up hanging down too low. An aftermarket oil pan has just become available to allow the engine to be mounted much lower. It’s available from .

Pretty cool concept. It couldn’t really be all that practical i don’t think, but like the author states, no worse than a radial, or boss hoss, or whatever else in the world of crazy-engined-customs. And obviously, practicality is not the #1 priority of something like this!

I love the rivet lines. I’d like to see a version with conventional forks.

Sort of Suzuki Katana meets Tesi meets Terminator, I love the look–esp the rivets, though I agree with Joe, that’s a pretty high center of gravity and any lower would reduce kneesliding potential…

Not that practicality enters into it at all, but this would be better suited to a shaft-drive configuration. The next exercise I’d like to see would be a digital prototype built with as many off-the-shelf and recycled parts as possible. But like someone else said, as a learning exercise for Solidworks (and V-ray, it looks like), it’s really nice work.

Good work with the Subaru mill – really nice bike.

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