A twin cylinder Pulsar based cafe racer by Auto Engina


Yes, you read the title right! A customizer from Pune has actually managed to plonk in 2 cylinders of pulsar 150 into one bike. One may refer to this bike as an achievement, no less than a marvel of engineering in India. Probably the first of its kind, Auto Engina, Pune, has done a remarkable job of constructing a twin-cylinder cafe racer. Let us delve a little deeper into the construction of this bike and the design to understand the feat of this mod.

When Auto Engina began with the cafe racer, they had decided to make it radical. Nothing about the bike has been kept stock. There are subtle and major changes everywhere.

The Design & Process:

The design is heavily inspired by a straight-lined cafe racer. The team started by completely discarding all the parts of the bike. The inspiration was a minimalistic approach in design, and hence the front fenders and other body panels were discarded, to have an exposed look.

What Auto Engina has managed to do is carefully craft and merge two 150cc air-cooled cylinders from the Pulsar 150 side by side on one crankcase. Sounds complex? It is! The amount of engineering and research that must have gone into the bike is something one cannot even comprehend! The team has used stock casing and had to cast the middle case to accommodate two pistons and other parts.

To support this extra power, the chassis has obviously been strengthened by extra support members, which have been carefully placed and designed on the lower part of the chassis. To keep the legality of the bike they have used part of stock chassis ie. neck and upper main pipe.

The front receives a basic round headlamp, and the tire has a mini chopped fender. The front forks have been kept beefy and big to support the ride quality, and the bike receives a clip-on handlebar. The tank is small with a classic feel and approach and absolutely supplements the looks of the bike. 

The engine is placed in a conventional cradle frame. The rear swingarm now has a monoshock instead of a conventional twin setup. The suspension also has been mounted horizontally.

The rear end of the bike has a chopped design, with a small tan-brown seat.

The Performance:

Probably the first in India with such a configuration, the bike has successfully gobbled some serious miles and was garnered a lot of attention of automotive enthusiasts from across the country. Belting out somewhere around 26-27bhp and 32 nm torque, the bike has some serious performance, with a relatively lightweight chassis, which also has been had crafted to quite an extent.

Final Words:

Auto Engina has managed to do an incredible feat with the bike. Taking two different engines, heads and pistons, and crafting that into one casing was to date considered an impossible task. By customizing “Splittin image”, Auto Engina has managed to achieve the impossible and it is nothing short of awe-inspiring!

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