Warbird Motorcycle

"Warbird", my latest build, was born out of a combined love of vintage aircraft engines and similar period motorcycles.  The engine is a scratch designed/built power-plant that utilizes WWII radial aircraft cylinders and a one-off hand built crank case.

The response to the bike has been truly amazing.  I must have struck a nerve with people as we have been flooded with requests for more information.

We have set up this web-site to try and answer some of the questions that have been posed.


Owner/Builder: Ian Douglas

Build time: Two years

Engine: Special construction Douglas 191 Cubic inch     Bore 5.125 in Stroke 4.625 in 3129 ccs

Cases: Douglas

Flywheels: Highly modified S&S stroker racing

Rods: Douglas

Pistons: Continental Aero

Cylinders: Continental W670 Radial Aero

Carbs: Twin S&S Super E

Pipes: Douglas Stainless steel

Transmission: Roadmax 5 speed

Primary: Douglas twin #40 roller with idler

Clutch: HD

Frame: Douglas

Rake: 32 degrees

Forks: DNA Springer

Front wheel: 21 X 2.15 80 spoke

Rear wheel: 21 X 3.25 80 spoke

Tires: Avon Venom

Brakes: Brembo differential bore

Fuel tank: Douglas/Custom chrome

Oil tank: Douglas

Handlebars: Douglas

Risers: Douglas

Sissy bar: Douglas

Headlight: Alloy art

Taillight: Model A Ford Brass

Hand controls: BDL

Foot controls: Yamaha R6

Saddle: Brooks

Paint: George Kanavaros

Artwork: Jennie Persak