So, for the "Ground-Up-Reimagining" builds that many in and outside of D.T.T, clones of popular motorcycle engines have been a Godsend. But so far, they've been mainly clones/adaptations of the Honda horizontal single, the Honda CG125 mid-cam, or the Suzuki TUX 250 motor, the Virago 250... I haven't seen any clones of the Suzuki SV650 motor for sale
, but I'm pretty sure they exist. All decent motors, and available through Ebay, etc.
My main lament was that none of the Classics,
like the XS650, the CB350s, (insert your favorite orphan motor here) have been available, for whatever reason. And then THIS pops up! This will pretty much enable ANYone to play as Eric Buell or whoever was behind the XR750, etc.
No clue as to when or how much, but these would be excellent bases for our projects. (I'm still holding out for my Fave, the Suzuki LS650), but at this point, we shouldn't be choosy.
...for the record, I have been a Sportster Fan, but not generally an H-D Fan. I bought a brand-new 883 Sporty because none of the Japanese dealers would finance me, but H-D did. The bike served as my daily, AZ-CO car, and ran with NO hiccups until I sold it (5 years, 44000 miles, 3rd set of tires), later.
This is good news, and I anxiously await my LS650 Clone, Shineray!