What type of motors are best for the Piranha or Hypersprint?

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What type of motors are best for the Piranha or Hypersprint?

Postby Baboon » Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:29 pm

The Piranha / Hypersprint designs use a motorcycle motor mounted behind the driver, commonly termed as mid mounted.

The rear central mounting of the motor creates a well balanced buggy with very good handling characteristics.

The best suited motors being a motorcycle chain drive type, water cooled with anything from one to four cylinders.
A motor with electric start is important as access to a kick start is limited.

Air cooled motors can also be used with care taken to divert air to the motors head & cylinders with the aid of scoops as well as a suitable oil cooler installed.

Motorcycle motors in the range of 500cc up to 1100cc are suitable.
The following is a general list of available motors, most coming from road bikes.
There are many more suitable models not included here.

VTR1000 Honda
CBR900 Honda
CBR1000 Honda
NX650 Honda
XR650 Honda
GSX750 Suzuki
GSX1100 Suzuki
TL1000 Suzuki
Suzuki 1200 Bandit
FZ750 Yamaha
FZ1000 Yamaha
TRX850 Yamaha
TDM850 Yamaha
RSV1000 Aprilia
ZXR750 Kawasaki
ZZR1100 Kawasaki
KLX650 Kawasaki
KLR650 Kawasaki
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