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Old 02-26-2013, 11:39 PM   #142 (permalink)
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Still the Vw puts out torque at the mid range The Jetta 1600 puts out something in the range of 68 hp and 115 foot pounds. How does that compare to a v twin? I don't think you would find it a slug. No sport bike but not slow. Certainly better than a 400 NA single.

I would like to see it set in your Katana frame.


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I'm seriously considering [when I get to it] using a VW 1.5 with some light boost. It fits perfectly between the upper frame spars of a Katana. I'll take a pic someday while I'm moving things around.

However - a 50HP bike that weighs nearly 800lbs [trans n all] would be a slug, at best. Still faster than my Festiva, though.
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