The All NEW Musket 998 V twin. Two bigGER hearts which beat as one.
The completely redesigned Musket V twin is finally here for your viewing pleasure. The result of more than two years of considering feedback, design development, detail refinement and painstakingly fabricated all new casting patterns, this is the first 998cc Musket, using the 500 Bullet top ends.
Compared to the first Musket's 70 deg, a more compact 59 deg. V angle leads to much simpler installation, a reduced top tube stretch and an aesthetic more true to vintage V twin roots.
This new crankcase can be machined to accept either 350 or 500 top ends, allowing riders the option of a 700 or 1000.
This new motor has been installed into the frame of the test machine - a 2002 Bullet 500. A modification of the frame's down-tube resulted in a stretch of only 2.3". The test machine has been running very well and has completed 7000kms as of winter 2013.
A new alloy cylinder barrel is currently being developed for the V twin to allow easier tappet access and more options for different piston sizes, yielding capacities upto 900cc using the 350 heads and 1120cc using the 500 heads.
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