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See how the Engrich motorcycle and ART engine were built
CRAFTED WITH PASSION AND DEDICATION
THE BIKE

The ‘Engrich ART’ motorcycle was created to showcase the very finest of precision engineering and design. The only fully balanced large capacity 360° parallel twin in the world utilising a reciprocating tungsten balance system.

With over 200 beautifully crafted CNC machined components and sand cast engine cases, the Engrich ART is one of the finest luxury motorcycles created.

BEGINNINGS

The ART engine project commenced in 1999, with our aim to design and build a fully balanced large capacity 360° parallel twin, utilizing a 1/2 stroke centrally mounted reciprocating tungsten balance piston.

THE TEAM

John Appel (engine), Warwick Richardson (engine and chassis), Leigh Richardson (engine and chassis) and former member Peter Thompson (engine). 

ENGINE START UP

The engine was started for the first time in 2014. After completing a successful testing program (dyno and on road), Engrich Ltd began a seperate project to design and construct a luxury road going motorcycle.

BIKE COMPLETION

The ‘Engrich ART’ was completed November 2019.

Concept bike number 1 is now promoting Engrich Ltd and exploring future opportunities.

ENGINE SPECIFICATION

– ART (Appel Richardson Twin) 360° 1200cc parallel twin. Sand cast and machined crankcases, sump, barrels & cylinder head
– Bespoke CNC machined crank shaft, cam shafts and engine covers
– Air and oil cooling
– Unique tungsten balance system. Near perfect primary and secondary balance
– Double over head cam – 8 valve head, 6 speed gearbox
– Fuel injection – Link G4+

CHASSIS SPECIFICATION

Designed and manufactured by Engrich Ltd

– Bespoke main frame, sub frame and ancillary componentry. Over 200 anodised custom CNC machined components from 6061 aluminium
– 3D computer surface modeled body work and fuel tank (fuel tank machined from billet aluminium)
– 3D printed engineering nylon used for main air box body, air intake  and rear seat cowl assembly
– Electronics – Motec PDM15 and C125 display

PREMIUM COMPONENTRY

Ohlins suspension
SC project silencer
Jenvey Dynamics throttle bodies
Motec and Link electronics
PVM forged wheels
Brembo braking
JW speaker LED lighting
Rizoma 

BIKE MAGAZINE UK – AUGUST 2020
Article by JOHN WESTLAKE