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  • Who: Simon Whitelock

  • What: Vehicle engine with the most cylinders

  • Where: United Kingdom

Simon Whitelock (UK) has constructed a motorcycle with a 2-stroke engine that has 48 cylinders and a capacity of 4200 cc (256 cu in). It consists of 16 Kawasaki KH250 3-cylinder engines arranged in six banks of eight and is completely road-legal.

The engine is so large it has a complete single-cylinder 2-stroke engine to serve as a starter motor.

 

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