Radial Motion front view.png
Radial Motion right side angle.png
Radial Motion left side angle.png

ENGINE INNOVATORS

Radial Motion is a concept-to-product engine house specialising in innovative designs for specific applications.


Our flagship compact radial engine is the affordable dream for motorsport enthusiasts, custom car builders and lovers of machinery with personality. Click here to learn more.


Initially developed by passionate mechanical engineers for aviation use, the Radial Motion engine is robust, simple and high performing, while delivering an emotive exhaust note from a product with tremendous visual appeal. In a world of copycats, Radial Motion’s compact radial engines stand alone. 


In addition to our radial engine range, we are actively exploring further innovative engine designs. We have a fully instrumented Froude water brake dyno and the capability to design, test and manufacture powerplants to meet stringent criteria in a range of industry settings.


Current design concepts being explored at Radial Motion include a modular suite of V2, V4 and V6 engines and low-volume bespoke engine solutions for defence applications. Diesel, petrol, hybrid and jet fuel options are all being explored, along with unusual crank designs.  

Radial Motion 2100R.png
Radial Motion top cylinder side on.png
Radial Cutaway.png
PERFORMANCE
 

In normally aspirated form, Radial Motion engines can produce up to 100hp per litre, depending on the level of tune desired. The engines offer significant scope for turbocharging or supercharging to achieve higher power levels.

AESTHETICS
 

Expressing the visual appeal of traditional radial motors from times gone by, the Radial Motion product is clean and uncluttered, with a unique symmetry.

The engine note from the 120° triple is unique and distinctive, adding an audible flair to any build.

 

EASE OF SERVICE
 

In keeping with our philosophy of "the affordable dream", all Radial Motion products are self-serviceable and simple in operation. Rebuilds are straightforward and engines have long service intervals due to their robust nature.

 

Radial Motion founder Nick Mebberson's fascination with machines runs deep. In this short film he talks about how a lifelong passion has led to designing his own aircraft engine, putting it into an old Volkswagen and entering a tarmac rally.

Fresh off the dyno, our compact radial engine takes a trip in a trike and meets up with a distant cousin in the form of a Boeing biplane.

RADIAL MOTION IN THE MEDIA
 
Duck & Whale Issue 18 cover.jpg
DUCK & WHALE
 

Ron Goodman's wild Aero 356 stars in this spectacular photo on the cover of Issue 18 of Duck & Whale Porsche culture magazine.

Click here to order your copy: https://duckandwhale.com.au/collections/back-issues/products/duck-whale-magazine-issue-18

CLASSIC PORSCHE MAGAZINE
 

The December 2021 issue of Classic Porsche Magazine features a technical article on the Radial Motion engine.

Click here to order your copy: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/View/issue/CPO081

249844423_5123010574380852_1731729170971890543_n.jpg
Silodrome October 16.png
SILODROME

Silodrome covered the Aero 356 back in July and followed up on October 16 with a piece on the land speed record motorcycle being built by Sheppard Motorcycles and Kennedy Motorcycles.

Click on the image to read the article.

CLASSIC PORSCHE MAGAZINE
 

Ron Goodman's Radial Motion-powered Aero 356 Porsche gets a five-page spread in the October 2021 issue of UK publication Classic Porsche. 

Click on the image to read the article.

Classic Porsche October 2021.png
Sport Pilot Magazine.jpg
AUSTRALIAN SPORT PILOT
 

The Radial Motion engine gets a great writeup in the December 2020 edition of Australian Sport Pilot Magazine. Click on the image to read it online – go to page 64.

 

THE AUSTRALIAN
 

This article was published in the national newspaper The Australian on June 22, 2021. It includes interviews with our Managing Director Nick Mebberson as well as Ron Goodman, who is having a very special Radial Motion engine installed in his incredible Aero 356 Outlaw Porsche. Click on the image to enlarge and read the article.

The Australian June 22.jpg
SILODROME TOP 21
 

Silodrome covered Radial Motion twice in 2021, with features on Ron Goodman's wild Aero 356 and the Salt Monkeys' land speed motorcycle. They've kicked off 2022 with a list of their Top 21 cars from 2021 and the Aero 356 sits proudly at the top of the pile!

Remarkably, the land speed bike also made Silodrome's Top 21 Motorcycles of 2021!

Click on the image to read the article.

Silodrome Top Car 2021.png
radio.png
ABC RADIO ADELAIDE
 

ABC Radio Adelaide presenter Spence Denny paid us a visit on June 22, 2021 and spoke to our Managing Director Nick Mebberson about our engines and our talented young team.

Click play below to hear the interview (5 minutes).

SILODROME
 

Silodrome covered Radial Motion in this article from July 1, 2021. With more than 500,000 followers on Facebook, Silodrome was founded by a fellow Aussie and speaks to an international audience.

Click on the image to read the article.

Silodrome article July 1_edited.png
Engine Builder June 29.png
ENGINE BUILDER
 

Radial Motion starred as Engine of the Week in Engine Builder magazine on June 29, 2021.

Based in Ohio, USA, Engine Builder focuses on tech articles on all aspects of engine assembly aimed at professionals and enthusiasts.

Click on the image to read the article.

IMAGE GALLERY
 

Use the left and right arrows to scroll through the gallery.

CONTACT US

25 Aldershot Road Lonsdale, South Australia

Australia 5160

Thanks for your enquiry.