Goldammer Goldmember, Salt Flats Custom Racing Excellence [Photo Gallery]
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What's even nicer is the fact that Goldmember's power unit is a super-charged single-cylinder engine, derived from a v-twin and tweaked for extreme performance. And performance it delivered as the bike did 164 mph (263.9 km/h) in Bonneville, back in 2008.
The engine received a lot of re-working, as the new design had to comply with the rigors of a performance-specced thumper. A girder fork with a concealed shock, big drum hubs and half a Harley engine was not a common presence even for the Speed Week, let alone the AMD Championship.
However, after receiving a nifty paint job, mirrors and lights, the bike won the first prize in the Freestyle Class, an even niftier accomplishment after more than 10 months of hard work. The 965cc cylinder and revised crankshaft are coupled to a 6-speed Baker tranny, and the Rotrex belt-driven supercharger offers some 23 PS boost to the already nimble engine.
Finally two funny facts: the 39 painted on the Goldmember is an actual AMA racing number and for the exhausts, Roger Goldammer's only detail is “hahaha” … if you know what this means.
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