<![CDATA[  - News]]>Mon, 28 Dec 2015 19:28:45 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[┬áSomething to warm the heart in this cold grey winter.]]>Tue, 29 Dec 2015 00:13:10 GMThttp://www.musketvtwin.com/news/-something-to-warm-the-heart-in-this-cold-grey-winter
What a wonderful gift came today - a picture from Alex Schubert in Germany! He has the motor installed, fired up, running well, getting fine tuned while breaking-in. His bike with the 2x1 looks lovely and the smile on his face says it all. This is what keeps the heart warm on a cold rainy day.
Congratulations Alex!
<![CDATA[New offering in development: custom billet machined flywheels.]]>Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:01:01 GMThttp://www.musketvtwin.com/news/new-offering-in-development-custom-billet-machined-flywheels
These long playing records will happily spin true at 200 times 33rpm to produce a satisfying bass soundtrack.
Working on these to provide an upgrade over stock cast flywheels that vary quite a bit in counterweight and need tedious individual weighing, balancing and calculations. They are also getting very difficult to find new. These custom wheels will be extremely precise and consistent, will have a significantly deeper crankpin hole for a more rigid and secure assembly.
<![CDATA[HAPPY THANKSGIVING!]]>Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:54:43 GMThttp://www.musketvtwin.com/news/happy-thanksgiving
As you can see, our blackened turkey has been baked innumerable times at 300F. This has caused it to become a bit hard. 20w-50 gravy will help. Thankfully, it comes neatly pre-sliced.
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
<![CDATA[One. Two Three. Four. Muskets being built.]]>Sat, 21 Nov 2015 06:39:09 GMThttp://www.musketvtwin.com/news/one-two-three-four-muskets-being-built
Four complete builds in progress over the last couple months. Bikes completely dismantled, motors split, cranks apart, machining on! Very busy winter ahead! Wish it wasn't getting cold, brrrrr!
<![CDATA[The FIRST Musket engine to leave USA has reached Germany!]]>Sat, 21 Nov 2015 06:38:56 GMThttp://www.musketvtwin.com/news/the-first-musket-engine-to-leave-usa-has-reached-germany
Hullo folks! This one has reached its amazing, excited new owner-builder...in Germany! The first one to leave these shores and land in a different continent.
For all those who were keen to see a 2x1 pipe setup, here it is! Took a lot of figuring out but think this works.
The best part is, there is no clamp joint needed to connect the rear branch to the main pipe, the whole thing is one single unit, while allowing the individual headers to enter each exhaust port simultaneously. Pipes are secured extremely well through 6061 clamp rings held to studs installed in the heads, a detail that every Musket engine has had.
<![CDATA[The HAZAN MUSKET!]]>Sat, 21 Nov 2015 06:37:47 GMThttp://www.musketvtwin.com/news/the-hazan-musket
Max's masterpiece is done and has reached its home, a private collection/museum in Texas!
These stunning photos are from the article by PIPEBURN and all rights belong to them. They are presented here only to encourage the viewer to read the article and enjoy the gorgeous photography at:
The Hazan Musket in its exalted new home. Fret not...the owner does fire up and ride his beloved machines!
<![CDATA[A LABORIOUS LABOR DAY DEAL!]]>Mon, 07 Sep 2015 05:06:22 GMThttp://www.musketvtwin.com/news/a-laborious-labor-day-deal
In celebration of labor, for all its soul-testing, character building, eyeball crushing, back-aching glory, here is an offer that puts the nose where it belongs - to the grindstone.
Your 350 OR 500 Bullet will be given the full treatment, stock version. Careful, painstaking assembly of the engine, installation, testing, tuning, sorting, resulting in a classic 998 V twin, ready to roar.
Any aftermarket internal performance parts of your choice that will fit and work well may be substituted at additional cost.
Get in touch via the form on the Order page, there's only three available.

<![CDATA[IT'S ON JAY LENO'S GARAGE!!!]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:08:18 GMThttp://www.musketvtwin.com/news/july-06th-2015
<![CDATA[A Musket motor to the Max!]]>Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:38:40 GMThttp://www.musketvtwin.com/news/a-musket-motor-to-the-max

The *insanely talented* Max Hazan of Hazan Motorworks, the man who puts meta into metal, sculpture into motion with sublime, single-handed sureness, has given the Musket motor the honor of being the power-plant in his next creation. I recently had the pleasure of visiting Max at his workshop in L.A where I caught up with his progress.
Please visit his website www.hazanmotorworks.com

<![CDATA[2015 CALENDAR! Twelve Musket months, shot and designed by the owner of the Magnum 1120.]]>Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:30:10 GMThttp://www.musketvtwin.com/news/2015-calendar-twelve-musket-months-shot-and-designed-by-the-owner-of-the-magnum-1120
Absolutely blown away looking at this surprise in the mail. A 2015 calendar with gorgeous studio shots of the Magnum 1120, shot by none other than the owner himself. Also included are shots of the 998 and 700. Did I mention that he used to photograph bikes for a living for some of the best known bike mags in the USA?
He also added several tasteful touches such as the way-cool-old-school brass double horn, an oil-filler-cap temp. gauge, a custom decal on the side covers, custom fuel filters, tachometer (runs off the coil pulses) and the bike's own vanity plate...it says MM 1120!
It is humbling and surreal to see this. Imagine the time and effort to set up the shoot, the lighting, the viewing angles, the stances, then edit and sort through hundreds of shots...all done by someone still battling cancer.
We think he's winning.
From the days when we were worried if he'd get back the strength to kick the sucker and ride, here we are, looking at this.

In his own words, "Doing this is my therapy".
Hats off to him and Happy Holidays to everyone!


They have big holiday discounts these days, check it out and keep checking!