Don’t Buy it, Build it: 2 Stroke, Kawasaki Airplane (w/ Video)

Stripped down and LIGHT ...more
I guess that's an expansion chamber ...more
Note the wedges ...more
Light, light, light ...more
Plenty of airflow ...more
Bungee suspension ...more
Easy access pullcord ...more

Like many of us, I’m sure, Harry Doskicz looked at a malaise-era Kawasaki 2 stroke snowmobile and thought, “I bet that engine would make a freakin’ kickass airplane.” Once he had that Earth-shattering realization, though, Harry did something you and I did not: he built it.

Harry helped build the experimental Kawasaki-powered airplane you’re looking at here is built around a junkyard Kawasaki engine. Even if did come from a snowmobile, however, this thing is every bit a skyfaring motorcycle. It’s got a wood-frame, cloth-covered wings, and no windows, doors, climate controls, room for passengers, or even padding on the back of the seat. This bike is as bare-bones as it gets, made from backwards tech, and it is freakin’ AMAZING!

Andy Greaser has a full interview with Doskicz (and more pictures!) over at motorcycle news site, Revzilla. It’s 100% worth the read, so go check that out, then let us know what you think of this Kawi-powered ultralight in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

 

Harry Doskicz’ 2 Stroke Kawasaki Airplane

Source | More Images: Revzilla.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.

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