Custom 48-Cylinder Kawasaki

 Custom 48-Cylinder Kawasaki

Why customize your bike? Many reasons. Hate the mirrors, need luggage, or want better ergonomics. Or just want to do something wild.

Simon Whitelock, an engineer, built the Whitelock Tinker Toy for a Guinness World Record.

The heart of the bike: a massive 48-cylinder, 4,200cc engine made from 16 Kawasaki KH250 engines.

Whitelock claims the bike is road-legal, though its rideability may be questionable.

The bike starts and runs, as shown in a detailed video posted by Whitelock on YouTube.

Whitelock used a Kawasaki 125 engine as the starter motor and the bike weighs a hefty 600 kilograms.

Donor Kawasaki parts were heavily modified to fit the custom frame, including the tank cover and tail.

Other parts, like brakes and a front end, came from different bikes and were also modified.

The 2003 Whitelock Tinker Toy is set to be auctioned at the Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale in April 2024.

The bike is expected to fetch between £40,000 and £60,000, or $51,000 and $76,000 USD.