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Quick Pic: Chuck Beck Is Such A Badass

Bradley Brownell September 1, 2016 Quick Pics 6 Comments

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We’ve fawned over Chuck Beck before, and we’ve fawned over motorcycles before, and we’ve fawned over Lamborghinis before. How about all three in the same picture? Yes, this is Chuck’s recently finished final product Lamborghini V12 powered home-built motorcycle. Chuck was actually my first interview, and he’s one of the most amazing people in this whole industry.

[Source: Chuck Beck’s Facebook]

  • Rover 1

    Just superb.

    Though I wonder what the torque reaction is like when you blip the throttle.

    • Troggy

      I imagine it would like steering a RHD outfit – open the throttle to go left, close the throttle (or brake) to go right. You could probably also counter-steer with the torque reaction using the same technique.

      • Rover 1

        I only thought of it when I remembered riding one of the other Italians – a Moto Guzzi, and being struck by how marked the torque reaction was while waiting at a traffic light.

    • outback_ute

      I heard a tall tale about someone who built a V8-powered bike like this with a heap of power, I am not sure if it was a big or small block, and when they gave it full throttle for the first time the torque reaction made the bike do a barrel roll, killing the guy. I can’t say it is true, but if you think about the lack of anything to resist the torque reaction I can’t say it is not possible either.

  • Alff

    I don’t know the man, so I choose to believe that he doesn’t call it an industry so much as he thinks, “It would be cool to build ….”

    • Bradley Brownell

      That’s absolutely what he does.

      At one point he was building a Porsche 962-powered fiberglass 904 replica.

      He is the man behind the SHOgun.

      He once built a small aircraft powered by a 5-liter 917 engine.

      He has a Lister-replica with a big-block Chevy on a 500 shot of nitrous.

      The dude is insane.

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