While we love little, lightweight cars, sometimes we'd like to see them get just a bit more power and excitement. Which got us thinking: What cars would benefit from a motorcycle-engine transplant? Put big, high-revving power in a tiny package, with a screaming exhaust note that you'd never expect from a car, and you're well on your way to a thrilling ride.
He knew the engine swap was going to happen. It was one of the very few bike motors that I could squeeze in there. HT: Why the N?
Instead, we're highlighting the wackiest, most ingenious, and wildest swaps we've seen over the years. From the factory, the Toyota MR2 came with a transversely-mounted inline-four. That didn't suit the builder of this car, who replaced it with a longitudinally-mounted inline-five from Audi.
I would work with what you have. A cc engine will not fit, and if it did, you would likely tear up the frame. As a small, lithe rear-wheel drive hatchback its the ideal car for a bike engine swap, and this particular example has been given the classic 1.
Over the years, some of the greatest bikes have been made, or at least assembled, by private individuals. Probably the best example is the Triton. Many motorcycle owners have created their own versions of the ideal motorcycle by replacing the stock power unit—some out of necessity, some by choice.
One of the best possible combinations of cost and horsepower, the G23 engine swap in a Honda Civic is not for everyone. Gone are the easy bolt in and swap guides, because most of this engine build will require some serious planning and engine work. This is a frankenstein of Honda engines, made up of several different Honda engine components. The use of a SOHC 2.
This is exactly why shoehorning bigger, more powerful engines into smaller cars has been going on almost as long as bigger, more powerful engines and smaller cars have existed. Similar 1. Only the Japanese market Civic came with the unique B16B engine.
I'm thinking about starting on a motorcycle project and was wanting some input on how straight forward it is to put a newer engine on an old bike. Can you bolt pretty much any engine on the frame or is it easier if you stay within the same family Honda engine on a Honda frame? I have done a few swaps. The main things that you must take into account are IMO, the height and width of the new engine.