Chances are, you’ve seen a motorcycle with a monstrous V8 since a good number of them are manufactured each year, by companies such as Boss Hoss. Most likely you’ve also heard of motorcycles with ten or twelve cylinders, which are rare and are a pretty extreme number of cylinders.
You might be asking yourself, “What is the largest number of cylinders a motorcycle has?” The motorcycle that holds the Guinness Book World Record is Simon Whitelock’s 48 cylinder Kawasaki Tinker Toy.
Whitelock built the Tinker Toy motorcycle at Hertfordshire Superbike Centre in the UK. The 48 cylinder motorcycle was created with six, inline-eight cylinder engines. This gives the Tinker Toy 4200 cc’s of displacement. To start such a large engine, Whitelock added a two-stroke 50 cc engine to start the motorcycle, so yes; it is technically a 49 cylinder engine.
Below are some videos of the Tinker Toy motorcycle running. Let us know what you think on social media.