Copy
Thursday December 27, 2018
Double Trouble: Hot Chop’s twin-engined Harley drag bike

Twin-engined Harley drag bike by Hot Chop Speed Shop of Japan
Squeezing two Harley engines into one chassis is a special form of lunacy, most commonly found in the drag racing scene in the USA.

In the glory days of the mid-70s, Bonnie Truett linked a pair of Sportster motors and nitro-injected them. A decade later, Elmer Trett built an even faster twin-engined bike: the ‘Freight Train,’ which ran the quarter mile in under seven seconds.

Twin-engined Harley drag bike by Hot Chop Speed Shop of Japan
Despite the wealth of tuning talent in Japan, no double-engined Harley has been built there—until now. Kentaro Nakano is the man who has broken the drought, by creating the engineering masterpiece we’re looking at here.

Nakano-san operates as Hot Chop Speed Shop in Kyoto, and is held in high regard in local Harley circles.

Twin-engined Harley drag bike by Hot Chop Speed Shop of Japan
At the Mooneyes show a few weeks ago, his monstrous drag racer scooped awards from two of Japan’s biggest moto magazines—Hot Bike and Vibes.…

READ MORE
Icon MH1000 - For the rider with classic tastes
30fabebd-e838-49a0-adbd-bd9b63326d8c.jpg 79ec7dbe-1b89-4baf-b420-72380fffb43e.jpg e49e7da1-8a7c-40a0-8873-ea43f125166f.jpg 8372526f-285b-40cb-9b4a-e1aa9f95d093.jpg
© 2008-2018 Garagista Media, PO Box 668, Warkworth, Auckland 0941, New Zealand.