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The Merlin Motorcycle

Lucky's need for speed started early - at the age of ten, he says, he motorised a pram and drove it down the road in Dubbo, in Western NSW, a stunt for which he was fined £5/10/-. This may be true. His Merlin started life as the Rolls Royce engine in a Mosquito fighter plane in WWII. Lucky carved two cylinders out of it and added a supercharger and a few other bits to the resulting 5 litre V-twin to make sure it would deliver. It does 400 kph, he says. This may also be true.

Source: Merlin

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