Sometimes the line between ingenious and insane is extremely fine. A perfect example of this is the Finn Jorkki Korhonen, who built a competition enduro Harley-Davidson. The bike, which is based on a Buell engine fitted in a Suzuki DRZ400 frame, will be raced at the esteemed Finnish winter enduro competition Päijänteen Ympäriajo, which will be held on March 16th and 17th, 2019 with Kari Nenonen as the rider. The team have just started testing the recently finished bike, and the first comments are very positive.
– Big engine rules, states the team on its Facebook page.
The 2019 edition of Päijänteen Ympäriajo will be the 84th time the competition, where the riders tackle a demanding wintry forest route from Helsinki around the lake Päijänne, and the total distance is 700-800 kilometers, depending on the route. Harley-Davidson is one of the most successful brand in the history of the competition with 12 victories. Never mind the fact that the last time the race was won with a Harley-Davidson in 1938.
Kudos to the Harley-Davidson team. I must only assume they need the extra grunt of the monster engine to haul their balls around.
(image from team’s Facebook page)