The Abyss Rider
MARK WALKER, whose weird and wonderful creations have been featured from time to time in this magazine, has been busy again. The latest machine to emerge from the Walker workshop is what he calls The Abyss Rider; “for the final ride into the unknown”. This is a 200cc, eight cylinder job with Mark’s trademark rotary valve head, with cast iron pistons running in an aluminium block. The crank is machined from 50mm round bar, running in five roller bearings, with alloy conrods, splash fed. The carburetor dates from the 1920s and was originally a marine instrument, with a ‘70s magneto providing the sparks. The frame is constructed from 50-year-old drain pipe, with exhausts from an early 125cc Honda twin and footpads from a wheelchair. Wheels came from a boar trailer with a jockey saddle seat. Why? Please don’t ask, it just had to be done.
Mark Walker astride the Abyss Rider.
A boring job.