An Englishman has created Ed March’s wildest dream — a C90-based V-twin. Although, Ed might have have trouble talking him into removing it from this very tasty cafe racer custom.
Most CMG readers will remember the adventures of Ed and fellow traveler Rachel Lasham, who rode across Canada in the winter aboard Honda C90s. If you haven’t read their stories, you can (and should) check them out here.
Of course, the C90 has one massive shortcoming: Its minuscule engine. As a result, Ed spent tons of time rebuilding his motor after straining it past breaking point, or sourcing replacements — last we heard, he was using a motor out of a Honda three-wheeler, although that might have been faulty information.
What he should have done, was talk to fellow Limey Allen Millyard, who’s put together a V-twin based off a single-cylinder C90 motor from 1975; claimed top speed is 80 mph. You can check it out in the video above, installed in a cafe racer chassis; there’s more information on an earlier, similar project here.