British record breaking motorcycle now under construction

The 400 mph Angelic Bulldog motorcycle, which project leader Gabriel Uttley intends to ride into the record books either next year or the year after, has now completed its major design phase and is under construction.

The record, currently held by Dennis Manning's BUB7 at 367.382mph, has not been in British hands since 1937. According to Angelic Bulldog engine designer Dan Dole, the new bike will be powered by two Honda Blackbird engines, placed in a staggered side by side arrangement and boosted by superchargers and various other enhancements to produce a net 700 HP.

The two crankshafts from the four cylinder engines are linked by gears from the original gearboxes to produce what Dole describes as a 'Dan-Tec 8-23 2.3 litre, square, eight cylinder engine'. Power will be delivered through a transaxle gearbox, to be made by Elite Racing Transmissions and delivered to the rear wheel through two, water cooled chain drives running in neoprene tubes.

Uttley said that 50 people are involved in the construction and various sections of the car have now been completed, although the team are looking for an additional £100,000 to complete the project.

Software design is with the aid of SolidWorks, which is one of the sponsors, as it was for the BUB7.

Tom Shelley

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